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American Girl Doll Basic Sweater

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Doll Sweater Knitting Pattern

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color - Watercolor, 223 m (244 yds)/141 g - 1 skein.

Needles:
4 (3.50 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge:14 st x 17 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Rib:
1 k, 1 p

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Front
Cast on 30 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows.
Knit stocking stitch for 26 rows.
Row 31: cast off 8 sts in the middle of the front and continiue knitting the left and right parts of the front separately.
Row 33: decrease 1 st to shape the neckline.
Rows 34-36: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Back
Cast on 30 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows.
Knit stocking stitch for 4 rows.
From row 9 divide the stitches into 2 parts and continue each part separately.
Knit 26 rows of stocking stitch.
Row 32: cast off 4 sts to shape a neckline.
Row 33: decrease 1 st to shape the neckline.
Rows 34-36: stocking stitch. Cast off.

Sleeve
Cast on 20 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit rib for 4 rows. In the last row add evenly 10 sts
Knit stocking stitch for 18 rows.
Cast off.

Finishing:
Join shoulder seams.
Pick up 36 sts along the neckline and knit 10 rows of rib for the collar. Cast off.
Join side seams and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Sew 4 sew-on snaps to the back opening.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Margaret K.
December 6, 2013

you have 4 rows and then 26 rows before row 31, which equals 30 rows. rows 27 to 30 are not missing
Poster: Evelyn
January 5, 2014

Thanks. I did figure it out finally...
Poster: Linda Turk
December 22, 2013

I actually put a zipper in one of mine. Another one I turned around and put buttons on it.
Poster: mmm
January 4, 2014

Will give buttons a try -- never done a zipper on knitting. Good for you!
Poster: Eileen
December 16, 2014

Row 31: cast off 8 sts in the middle of the front, you would knit 11 then cast off 8 sts and knit the last 11 sts.....
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 21, 2015

You have to use the needles of the size, which allows you to achieve recommended gauge.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 8, 2013

Yes, you can use sport weight yarn, but you need to achieve the gauge specified in the pattern.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
February 13, 2013

Since you suppose to finish each half of the back separately, you have to cast off 4 st once on each back.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 5, 2013

Row 32 - purl
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 14, 2013

One set of needles, but 2 balls of yarn.
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