Penelope Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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Embossed leaves dance around the yoke and down the sleeves, against an understated background of reverse stockinette stitch to create a sweater that’s both classic and modern. Penelope is a round yoke cardigan with A-line shaping, worked seamlessly in one piece from the top-down. An I-cord belt functions as a closure and extends the leaf motif of the sweater with 3-dimensional leaves that are knit circularly, so both sides look the same. PDF pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements.

Designed to fit the 18” (46cm) American Girl or similar dolls with a chest circumference of approx. 11” (28cm) , such as Gotz, Australian Girl, Maplelea Girl, etc.


Supplies Needed:
- 1 ball of Knit Picks Palette - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; Fingering weight (231 yds/211 m per 50g ball). Color 5769 Pennyroyal. Or suitable substitute yarn.
- Needles in US size 1 ½ (2.50mm): Circular needle (length is not important as it’s used to work back and forth in rows); Set of 4 or 5 DPNs. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
- 2 st markers
- Scrap yarn for holding sts
- Tapestry needle for yarn ends


Skill Level:  Intermediate - requires a knowledge of (or willingness to learn) basic knitting skills, increasing, decreasing, working in the round on DPNs, picking up stitches, and working I-cord.


What You Get: One 6 page knitting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately!  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.  

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Leaf Motif Sweater

Love this sweater! Excellent instructions and great fit! The belt with the leaf motif ties was fun and the perfect accessory for the sweater!

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Penny T.

Beautiful cardigan

I bought my pattern through Ravelry, but it needs to be reviewed here. While this is not a fast, beginner's project it is so well written than a confident, newish knitter will be able to knit it and feel like it was a great knitting lesson. This designer adds beautiful details to all her designs which will please the most fashion forward doll dresser. Minimal lace skills (knowing how to make a yarn over and how to decrease) are required and past experience with circular knitter (sleeves only) would be helpful. Buy any of this designer's patterns - you will not regret it.