American Girl Doll Classic Suit (Sweater and Skirt)

American Girl Doll Classic Suit (Sweater and Skirt)
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Suit Knitting Pattern

This outfit consists of a pullover and skirt. I was going for a retro vibe. Something that might look at home on a 1950s school girl.

The pullover is knitted in parts, which are then sewn together. It features contrast knitting at the neck, hem and sleeves, which adds a charming splash of color to this outfit.

The skirt features rib knitting, which is meant to mimic the pleated A-line skirts of the 1950s.

Feel free to experiment with different color choices. This pattern is very good for that!

Materials:

  • Bernat Satin 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color - Forest Mist, 149 m (163 yds)/100 g - 1 skein.
  • Bernat Satin 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color - Silk, 149 m (163 yds)/100 g - 1 skein. You can use any white yarn of the same weight as you'll need only a small amount of it.

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

Gauge: 18 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) for stocking stitch

 

Patterns:

Rib:
1 k, 1 p

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

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

 

Sweater

Front

With white yarn cast on 28 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch for 4 rows.

Change to green yarn and knit stocking stitch for 20 rows.

Row 25: cast off 8 sts in the middle of the front and continiue knitting the left and right parts of the front separately. There will be 10 sts on each side remaining.

Rows 26-32: stocking stitch. Cast off.

 

Right Back

With white yarn cast on 15 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch for 4 rows.

Change to green yarn and knit stocking stitch for 23 rows.

Row 28: cast off 5 sts. There will be 10 sts remaining.

Rows 29-32: stocking stitch. Cast off.

 

Left Back

With white yarn cast on 15 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch for 4 rows.

Change to green yarn and knit stocking stitch for 22 rows.

Row 27: cast off 5 sts. There will be 10 sts remaining.

Rows 28-32: stocking stitch. Cast off.

 

Sleeve

With white yarn cast on 20 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit garter stitch for 4 rows.

Change to green yarn and knit stocking stitch for 24 rows. Increase for 1 sts on both sides in 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th rows.

Cast off.

 

Finishing:

Join shoulder seams.

With white yarn pick up 42 sts along the neckline and knit 5 rows of of garter stitch for the collar. Cast off.

Join side seams and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.

Sew 4 sew-on snaps to the back opening.

 

Skirt

With green yarn cast on 52 sts (including edge stitches).

Rows 1-5: Rib 1 k, 1 p.

Row 6 (wrong side): increase for 1 st at each k stitch (adding 25 sts).

Rows 7-17: 1 k, 2 p (even rows 1 p, 2 k)

Row 18 (wrong side): increase for 1 st in each 2 k group (adding 25 sts).

Rows 19-28: 1 k, 3 p (even rows 1 p, 3 k)

Rows 29-34: garter stitch. Cast off.

 

Finishing:
Join the back seam.

Enjoy!


More Information

Back of the suit.

Parts of the sweater being blocked.