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American Girl Doll Fair Skies Jumper

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Doll Jumper Knitting Pattern

This jumper dress for your American Girl Doll is the perfect piece for that wholesome country look. It features some ribbing at the waist that hugs the hips and adds shape. You can easily change the width and spacing of the contrast color bands in the skirt to achieve exactly the look you want. Feel free to play around!

You can purchase this jumper from our Etsy store!

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Picking up stitches

Materials: Grace by Paton (affiliate link)s sport weight yarn (100% Mercerized Cotton), 125m (136 yds)/50 gr - 1 ball of blue and some amount of white;

2 small white buttons 5-6 mm,

Needles: US #1 (2.25 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 26 st x 40 rows = 4" x 4"(10 cm)

Notions: yarn needle, 2 small buttons, sewing needle and sewing thread to attach the buttons.


K – knit

P – purl

St – stitch

Sts - stitches

pu&k - pick up and knit

as est. - as established, work as the pattern demands, here knit the RS rows and purl the WS rows.

co – cast on

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

m1 - make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch

Pattern Notes:

Garter Stitch in rows: all rows knit

Garter stitch in rounds:

Round 1 and all odd rounds: knit

Round 2 and all even rounds: purl

Repeat 2 rounds

Stockinette Stitch in rows:

Row 1 (RS and all RS rows): knit

Row 2 (WS and all WS rows): purl

Repeat 2 rows.

Stockinette Stitch in rounds: all rounds knit

1x1 Rib in rounds: all rounds k1, p1

Selvedge stitches: knit the first stitch and purl the last


The jumper is worked top down, starting from the front bib, the skirt is worked in the round, the back straps are added with pick-up stitches.


Cast on 18 stitches. Work 5 rows in garter stitch (all rows knit).

Row 6 and all even rows (WS): k 4, purl to the last 4 sts, k 3, p 1.

Row 7 (RS) and rows 11, 15, 19 and 23: knit to the last st, p 1.

Row 9 and rows 13, 17, and 21 (RS, increase rows): k 4, m 1, knit to the last 4 sts, m 1, k 3, p 1. In each of these rows the number of sts is increased by 2. After row 9 = 20 sts.

After row 13 = 22 sts

After row 17 = 24 sts

After row 21 = 26 sts

Row 25: k 26, cast on 36 sts, join into round and continue to work in-the-round, be careful not to twist the sts.


The jumper is worked in blue, to make white stripes work the following rounds in white (optional): 10-11; 17-19; 29-30; 37-39.

Round 1: k26, work 1x1 rib (k1, p1) over the the cast-on 36 stitches. = 62 sts

Rounds 2-8: k 26, (k1, p1) over 36 stitches. = 62 sts

Round 9: *k1, m1 - repeat across the round. = 124 sts

Rounds 10-43: knit

Work the next 6 rounds in garter stitch: rounds 44, 46, 48 purl, rounds 45, 47, 49 knit. Bind off. Cut yarn, weave in the ends.

Back straps

Count 12 sts from the right edge of the bib, pu&k the next 12 sts. Work 12 rows in garter stitch (all rows knit) : k11, p1.

in row 13, divide for 2 straps: work 6 sts from your ball of yarn, then work the next 6 sts

from a new ball of yarn: k5, p1. After the division work 26 rows on each strap, in row 27 make buttonholes: k2, k2tog, yo, k1, p1. Work 3 more rows and bind off. Cut yarn.


Weave in the ends. Sew buttons to the front bib.


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