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 back, to give different looks.
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 or snaps when you're done.
The lacy stitch pattern is created with a four row pattern repeat. The dress, sweaters and skirt are each knitted all in one piece, on circular 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.
A full list of the yarns used to create the examples, and yarn choices from the testers is included to help you to choose the correct yarn for this pattern.
This PDF knitting pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: The gauge for this dress is 17 stitches and 21 rows to 2" x 2". Most yarns marked with the symbol 1(SuperFine) will be suitable for this pattern. For UK/Aus/NZ/SA knitters, 4ply yarn or sock yarn is perfect for this pattern.
- One 50g (1¾ oz) ball of fingering yarn (01 Superfine) should be sufficient to knit the dress, or the shorter sweater and skirt.
- One pair of US Size 2 (metric 2.75 mm) knitting needles, or a circular needle if you prefer.
- Optional - one US Size 3 (metric 3.25 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.
- 10 x 3/8" (8-9 mm) buttons for the back closure of the dress, 7 buttons for the sweater, 8 buttons for the longline tunic, and 5 buttons for the skirt.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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I have just finished it and it looks good, for intermediate knitter it is OK. Cath Wood
I made the hip length tunic in a bright yellow colour. It is a lovely shape and fit and I liked it so much I sewed a pair of leggings for my photo shoot. The instructions and illustrations were good and I will be making this again in another colour.
This pattern is so cute. It has several different versions. You can make a top, a tunic or you can make it longer for a dress. There is also a skirt to go with the top version. The top curves in at the waist line to give the doll some shape. Both the skirt or top have a delicate pattern running through the whole item. It makes a very cute and versatile collection of items.