Designed to fit A Girl for All Time® dolls, this versatile cardigan comes with two sleeve variations. It is knit all in one piece, from the top down. There are NO side seams; in fact, the only seams needed are on the underarm of the raglan sleeves. It has a special “fast and easy” eyelet cable that does NOT require a cable needle. The sweater closes in front with buttons and has a garter stitch band at the hem. It can be made with or without the collar, which is worked in a seed stitch. The cable makes a wonderful detail all on it’s own or you can embellish it with embroidery and bead-work for a three dimensional effect.
Special Note - This PDF pattern is designed to fit A Girl For All Time Dolls specifically and will not fit the standard 18 inch doll such as American Girl Doll. An AGAT doll is 16 inches tall and has a slimmer hard plastic body. You can see more info on our Doll Measurements page.
The cardigan can be knitted with either a #3 or #4 weight yarn. Either will work as long as your gauge is 5-1/2stitches/ inch. See yarn and needle suggestionsin the pattern.
• Light worsted or sport weight yarn, (approximately 100 yards)
• 3 colors embroidery floss (optional)
• Size 4 or 6 US circular knitting needles or size to give a gauge of 5-1/2 (24" long)
• Large tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Three or four 1/2” buttons
• 4 Stitch holders
• 4 Stitch markers
• 1 Row counter
• GAUGE: 5-1/2 stitches=1”
Skill Level: Easy Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 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!
Great instructions, many different options. Turned out perfect.
I have made up two variations of this charming cardigan -- as it happens, this specific AGAT pattern fits many 42 to 46 cm ball jointed dolls beautifully. I am currently at work doing the bullion embroidery on one of them -- which is actually quite challenging on knits. As an individual who has been knitting for something like 50 years now, I recommend this pattern highly for intermediate or advanced knitters, although beginners could possibly tackle it, because it provides advice and suggestions for both technique and embellishment.
What a fun pattern! Super easy and you don't need a cable cable needle for those fabulous cables down the front! And so many options! A must have for your AGAT!