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American Girl Doll Vintage Outfit (Cardigan and Skirt)

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Doll Suit Knitting Pattern

Materials: Knit Picks Stroll Sport weight yarn 137 yds (125 m) / 50 g,  color blue - 1 skein
Knit Picks Stroll Sport weight yarn 137 yds (125 m) / 50 g,  color red - 1 skein

Needles: #2 (2.75 mm), circular #2 (21"), double-pointed needles #4 (3.5 mm)

Gauge for Broken Rib: 16 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4")

Broken Rib Pattern:
Row 1: *k1, p1* to the end
Row 2: knit
Repeat rows 1-2

Garter Stitch:
All rows knit

Ribbing 1:1
Row1: *k1, p1* to the end
Row2: *p1, k1* to the end

Cardigan

The cardigan is worked from the bottom to the top without seams.

Bodice:

With blue yarn cast on 58 sts on circular needles.
Work garter stitch for 4 rows.
Row 5 (RS): sl1, k1, k2tog, yo (for the buttonhole), knit to the end
Row 6: sl1, knit to the end
Row 7 and all odd rows: sl1, k5, *k1, p1* repeat to the last 5 sts, k5
Row 8 and all even rows: knit
Make rows 13 and 21, like row 5, with buttonholes
Work 24 rows total.
Row 25: sl1, k4, *k1, p1* 5 times, bind off 6 sts, *k1, p1* 8 times, bind off 6 sts, *k1, p1* 5 times, k5


Sleeves:

With blue yarn cast on 24 sts on regular needles. You can make both sleeves simultaneously working from 2 balls.
Rows 1-4: knit
Rows 5 - 24: work in Broken Rib pattern
Row 25: bind off 3 sts, *k1, p1* to the end
Row 26: bind off 3 sts, knit to the end
Leave 18 sts on the needle; do not bind.
Make another sleeve.

Yoke:
Take the bodice and start knitting the 26th row. Knit the first part (right front - 15 sts), then knit the first sleeve from the straight needle, continue knitting the second part of the bodice (back - 16 sts), then knit the second sleeve from the straight needle, continue knitting the third part of the bodice (left front - 15 sts).
Now you have all of the jacket on the circular needles.
Rows 27-28: knit
From row 29 work from 3 balls of yarn: the original ball of blue yarn, a ball of red yarn and a small ball of blue yarn for the left-side button band
Row 29: sl1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 (buttonhole), change to red yarn, k7, k2tog, k1 (place the marker), k2tog, k13, ssk, k1 (place the marker), ssk, k12, k2tog, k1 (place the marker), k2tog, k13, ssk, k1 (place the marker), ssk, k7, change to blue yarn, k5
Row 30: k5 in blue, knit in red until the last 5 sts, then k5 in blue
Row 31: blue yarn knit, decrease 8 sts in 4 marked points as described for row 29
Row 32: blue yarn knit
Row 33: k5 in blue, red yarn knit, decrease 8 sts in 4 marked point, then k5 in blue
Row 34: k5 in blue, knit all but the last 5 sts in red, then k5 in blue
Row 35: blue yarn knit, decrease 8 sts in 4 marked points
Row 36: blue yarn knit
Row 37: blue yarn sl1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 (buttonhole), red yarn knit, decrease 8 sts in 4 marked points, k5 in blue
Row 38: k5 in blue, red yarn knit until the last 5 sts, then k5 in blue
Row 39: blue yarn, knit, decrease 8 sts in 4 marked points
Row 40: k34 in blue
Rows 41-42: k5 in blue, work ribbing 1:1 to the last 5 sts, k5
Bind off.

Finishing:
Sew the underarms. Sew 5 red buttons on the left button band.

Red Skirt:

On circular needles cast on 50 sts, join and continue to work in rounds, place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Make rounds 1-4 in ribbing 1:1
Round 5: knit and increase by 26 sts evenly
Round 6 and all even rounds: *k1, p1*
Round 7 and all odd rounds: knit
Work 35 rounds, or to the desired length.
Bind off.



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# 1. Poster: Beverley Crevar
June 23, 2012

I have been searching for an 18" doll knitted shorts set. Could this skirt be turned into shorts? Or, better yet, would you have a knit pattern available?
Thanks so much!
# 2. Poster: Mildred
May 23, 2013

What does the abbreviation ssk for in the pattern stand for
# 3. Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 26, 2013

Ssk - slip, slip, knit (decrease).
# 4. Poster: Mildred
May 26, 2013

Thank you for your response (we call that knit two together in back of stitch)
# 5. Poster: Mildred stringfellow
May 26, 2013

Thank you for your response (we call that knit two together in back of stitch)
# 6. Poster: Mildred
May 24, 2013

Where can I get the beret pattern for the vintage outfit shown as a set with hat and bag

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