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American Girl Doll Peplum Jacket

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Jacket Knitting Pattern

Peplum tops are a classic style. This pattern brings it to your doll! The button-up looks makes it great for the office or around town.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing: yarn over (YO), make 1 (m1), knit front and back (kfr&b)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles
-Picking up stitches

Size: fits 18-inch dolls like American Girl, Our Generation and other dolls with similar body.

Materials: Knit Picks (affiliate link) Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g, color red, 1 ball
or Knit Picks (affiliate link) Comfy Fingering (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic) 218 yards/50 gram, color white, 1 ball

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

Gauge: 30 st x 56 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in garter stitch.

Notions:
yarn needle, 4 stitch markers, 3 buttons 3/8", sewing needle and thread of matching color to attach buttons

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
kfr&b - knit into front and back
pu&k- pick up and knit
yo - yarn over
m1 - make 1 increase - make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
sm - slip marker
pm - place marker
rm - remove marker


Pattern Notes:

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat 2 rows.

Garter stitch in rows: all rows knit

Garter st in rounds
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Repeat 2 rounds

Seed stitch in rows:
All rows: *k1, p1 - repeat from * across.

Seed stitch in rounds:
Round 1: *k1, p1 - repeat from * around
Round 2: *p1, k1 - repeat from * around
Repeat rounds 1-2

Raglan increases: in every right side (RS) row, work till marker, m1, slip marker (sm), k1 (raglan stitch), m1. There are 4 raglan lines, repeat on each raglan line, thus the number of sts in each RS row will increase by 8.

The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: knit the first stitch and purl the last one.

Button Bands (bb) are worked in seed stitch on 4 stitches in the beginning and at the end of each row.

Button holes are made at the end of RS rows 5, 15 and 25 in the following way: work as est. till the last 5 sts, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1.


Short Overview of the Pattern:

The jacket is worked top-down, seamlessly, back and forth in garter stitch with raglan increases. The button bands, peplum and ruffle on sleeves are worked in seed stitch.. The 1/2 short sleeves are worked in rounds on dpn in garter stitch with the ruffle worked in seed stitch.

Jacket

On circular needles, cast on 60 sts.

Row 1 (RS): k59, p1.

Row 2 (WS): k1, p59.

Repeat rows 1-2 one more time.

Check the stitches and place markers:

1 edge -4 left bb - 7 left front - 1 raglan (place the first marker before this st) - 10 left sleeve - 1 raglan (place the second marker before this st) - 12 back - 1 raglan (place the third marker before this st) - 10 right sleeve - 1 raglan (place the forth marker before this st) - 7 right front - 4 right bb - 1 edge

Row 5 (RS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, *knit till 1st marker, m1, sm, k1, m1 - repeat from * 3 times, knit till last 5 sts, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1. + 8 sts (68 sts)

Row 6 (WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, knit till last 5 sts, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Row 7 (RS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, *knit till 1 marker, m1, sm, k1, m1 - repeat from * 3 times, knit till last 5 sts, (p1, k1) twice, p1. + 8 sts (76 sts)

Row 8 (WS): like row 6

Repeat rows 7-8 eight more times.

The number of sts after
row 5 = 68
row 7 = 76
row 9 = 84
row 11 = 92
row 13 = 100
row 15 = 108
row 17 = 116
row 19 = 124
row 21 = 132
row 23 = 140


Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Row 25 (RS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k18, rm, transfer the next 30 sts to a piece of waste yarn, rm, co5, k34, rm, transfer the next 30 sts to a piece of waste yarn, rm, co5, k18, p1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1. = 90 sts

Row 26 (WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k80, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Repeat row 26 four more times

Row 31 (RS, increase row): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k20, m1, pm, k1, m1, k38, m1, pm, k1, m1, k20, (p1, k1) twice, p1. = 94 sts

Row 32 WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k84, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Repeat row 32 four more times

Row 37 (RS, increase row): k1, (k1, p1) twice, (knit till marker, m1, sm, k1, m1) twice, knit till last 5 sts, (p1, k1) twice, p1. =98 sts

Row 38 (WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k 88, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Repeat row 38 four more times

Row 43 (RS, increase row): k1, (k1, p1) twice, (knit till marker, m1, sm, k1, m1) twice, knit till last 5 sts, (p1, k1) twice, p1. =102 sts

Row 44 (WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k 92, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Repeat row 44 four more times

Row 49 (RS, increase row): k1, (k1, p1) twice, (knit till marker, m1, sm, k1, m1) twice, knit till last 5 sts, (p1, k1) twice, p1. =106 sts

Row 50 (WS): k1, (k1, p1) twice, k 96, (p1, k1) twice, p1.

Repeat row 50 four more times

Row 55: k1, (k1, p1) twice, *k1. kfr&b - rep from * 47 times (till the last 6 sts), (k1, p1) 3 times = 153 sts

Row 56: k1, *k1, p1 - repeat to the end of the row.

Repeat row 56 eight more times. Bind off.


Sleeves

Work one sleeve at a time.

Transfer 30 sts from waste yarn to 3 dpn, 10 sts per needle, pu&k 5 underarm sts = 35 sts. The round begins with the underarm sts.

Round 1: knit around

Round 2: purl around

Repeat round 1-2 nine more times.

Round 21: k5 underarm sts, (k1, kfr&b) x 15 times,. = 50 sts

Round 22: (k1, p1) x 25 times

Round 23: (p1, k1) x 25 times

Repeat rounds 22-23 four more times. Bind off, cut yarn.


Finishing:

Weave in all yarn ends. Sew 3 buttons on the left button band.

Have fun!


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