The charm of this sweet sweater comes from the all-around cabled edge, which is worked with short rows along the curved edges at the hem & mandarin collar. The sweater is worked from the top down to minimize finishing work. It has two neckline options—a curved cable “mandarin” collar (more complex, as shown on the hot pink sweater) and a hood.
You may also choose from several lengths—curved edge shrug, curved edge long sweater, or long with a simple ribbing edge. In addition, I’ve included instructions to create a cable edge on the sleeves, or you can end the sleeves with a less complex ribbing.
This PDF knitting pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
-Lightweight fingering yarn--one 50 gram ball.
I suggest yarn from KnitPicks (www.knitpicks.com). The yarn I use for many projects is “Palette”, an inexpensive wool yarn available in a rainbow of colors. For a softer yarn in an identical weight, I often choose “Stroll”—which has a more limited range of colors available. A 50 gram ball of either Stroll or Palette has 231 yards, and the scale is 7-8 sts = 1" on #1 - 3 needles.
-Knitting needles sizes 0, 1 & 2
Good needles will make your job so much easier. I used Addi Turbo circular needles in the 24" length. I had two of them so I could leave stitches on one while I worked on the sleeves.
Gauge—in stockinette stitch with size 1 needles, my gauge is 17-18 stitches and 23 rows in a 2 x 2 inch square (5.1 cm).
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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The pattern instructions are very detailed and the final result is beautiful. I've already made 2 and plan on making more.