The Jazz dress knitting pattern, by Genniewren Designs, includes a dress with a choice of hem finishes, a sweater, a hip-length tunic sweater and a skirt.
The cap sleeved dress or sweater is knitted from the neck down with the yoke shaping hidden in the lace sections until the armholes. Thereafter the reverse stockinette stitch sections contain the increases and decreases that give the slim fitted shape to the dress and sweater.
The dress fastens down the center back with buttons and buttonholes. The skirt can be worn with the buttons at the front, or at the back to give a different look.
The button bands are knitted in with the dress, so there’s nothing to sew together with this pattern, the only sewing you need to do is darning in the yarn tails and sewing on the buttons.
The lacey stitch pattern is created with a four row pattern repeat. The dress, sweaters and skirt are each knitted all in one piece, on a circular needle, or on a pair of straight needles, whichever you prefer to use.
There are no complicated stitches used in this pattern, just knit, purl, yarn over, and knitting or purling two stitches together.
This versatile pattern is sure to please your doll. The dress is a fun, modern style dress that’s perfect for most occasions. The sweaters and skirt can be mixed and matched with other clothing in your doll’s wardrobe.
This PDF knitting pattern is designed to fit the 16" vinyl-bodied A Girl For All Time® dolls, as well as Sylvia Natterer Starlette™.
Recommended Fabrics: US superfine (yarn weight 1) yarns, sock yarn, UK/SA/Aus/NZ 4 ply yarns
- One pair of US Size 2 (metric 2.75 mm) knitting needles, or a circular needle if you prefer.
- Optional - one US Size 4 (metric 3.5 mm) knitting needle – needed only if you bind off tightly.
- Blunt ended yarn needle for darning in yarn ends and sewing on buttons or snaps.
- 9 x 3/8” (7-9 mm) buttons for the back closure of the dress, 6 buttons for the sweater, 7 buttons for the longline tunic, and 5 buttons for the skirt.
- One 50g (13/4 oz) ball of fingering yarn should be sufficient to knit either style of dress, or the sweater together with the skirt.
Approximate yarn quantities required for individual garments, using US fingering weight yarns:
Plain dress: 1 oz / 28-30g (approx 140 yds / 128 meters)
Fancy hem dress: 1.4 oz / 38-40g (approx 184 yds / 168 meters)
Skirt: 0.8 oz / 21-23g (approx 110 yds / 100 meters)
Short sweater: 0.6 oz / 14-16g (approx 71 yds / 65 meters)
Tunic length sweater: 0.7 oz / 18-20g (95 yds / 86 meters)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 36 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Knit!
Dress, sweater, skirt! So great when a pattern has more than one use. It is a terrific pattern with easy to follow instructions. So cute. Love the ruffled skirt.