Thursday, 18 August 2016

American Girl School Sweater

American Girl Doll School Sweater:

Free doll knitting pattern


Yarn: Fingering yarn.
Fili&Fili Baby Cachemire, 80% merino wool, 20% cachemire.1 ball= 50gm. 250m.
USA 1 / 2.5mm needles
(Or those required to get gauge)
A small size cable needle. (a short DP or darning needle can substitute)
8 sts x 10 rows = 1” in Stockinette.

Co: cast on. (I used a cable cast on but any desired method is OK)
Bo: Bind off (cast off)
R: row
Rs: right side of work.
Ws: wrong side of work.
K: knit.
P: purl.
Ssk: Slip 2 sts knitwise and knit as one through back loop.
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together as one.
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together as one.
C5f: Put 3 sts on cable needle and hold in front, knit two sts and then knit the 3 sts on holder.
Ss: Stocking or stockinette stitch. ( Right side, knit 1 row ; wrong side, purl 1 row; repeat for as many rows indicated. )  

Knitting Instructions.

Cast on 104 sts.
1-2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
3: K1, p1, ssk, yo, *k1, p1; repeat from * to end.
4-6: As rows 1-2.

Start body:
1: K1, p1, k1, p1, k96, p1, k1, p1, k1.
2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p96, k1, p1, k1, p1.
3-24: As rows 1-2.
Adjust length here if you like.

Divide work:
1: K1, p1, k1, p1, k22, bo 3 sts, k46 sts, bo 3sts, k22, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Continue working on front and backs separately.

Right Back.
2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p22.
3: K1, ssk, knit to last 4sts, p1, k1, p1, k1.
4: P1, k1, p1, k1, purl to end.
5-24: As rows 3-4.
Continue making decreases as before at arm on right side to row 25. (15sts)
25: K1, ssk, k8, p1, k1, p1, k1.
26: Bo 5 sts, p9.
27: K1, ssk, K4, K2 tog.
28: Purl.
Bind off all sts.
Left Back.
2: P22, K1, p1, k1, p1.
3: K1, p1, k1, p1, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
4: Purl to last 4sts, k1, p1, k1, p1.
5-24: As rows 3-4. (Add buttonholes on rows 11 and 23)
25: K1, p1, k1, p1, k8, k2tog, k1.
26: Purl to last 4sts, k1, p1, k1, p1.
27: Bo 5, k6, k2tog, k1.
28: P6, P2tog.
Bind off all sts.

2: P46.
3: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
4: Purl.
5: Repeat row 3.
6: Repeat row 4.
Continue repeating rows 3 and 4 to row 20. (28 sts on needle)
21: K1,ssk, k6, Bo 10sts, k6, k2tog, k1.

Continue separately on both sides of neck:
22: Purl.
23: Ssk, k3, k2tog, k1.
24: P6.
25: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1.
26: P4.
27: K1, k2tog, k1.
28: Purl.
Bind off.

Other side of neck.
22: Purl.
23: K1, ssk, k3, k2tog.
24: P6.
25: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog.
26: P4.
27: K1, ssk, k1
28: Purl.
Bind off.

Cast on 30 sts.
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
2-6: As row 1

Start increases:
1: Kfb, Knit to last stitch, kfb.
2: P32.
3: Knit.
4: Purl.
5: Kfb, Knit to last stitch, kfb.
6: P34.
7: Knit.
8: Purl.
9: Kfb, Knit to last stitch, kfb.
10: P36.
11: Knit.
12: Purl.
13: Kfb, Knit to last stitch, kfb.
14: P38
15: Knit.
16: Purl.
17-32: As rows 15-16.

Start decreasing:
1: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, knit 2 tog, k1.
2: Purl.
3-28: As rows 1-2. (10sts).
Bind off.

  Cable collar.
Cast on 34 stitches.
1: S1, k2, p2, k10, p3, k16.
2: P16, k3, p10, k2, p3.
3-8: As rows 1-2.
9: S1, k2, p2, C5f, k5, p3, C5f, k11.
10: P16, k3, p10, k2, p3.
11-12: As rows 1-2.
13: S1, k2, p2, k5, C5f, p3, k5, C5f, k6.
14: P16, k3, p10, k2, p3.
15-16: As rows 1-2.
17: S1, k2, p2, k10, p3; turn work.
18: K3, p10, k2, p3.

 19-20: As rows 1-2.
21-22: As rows 9-10.
23-24: As rows 1-2.
25-26: As rows 13-14.
27-28: As rows 1-2.
Repeat rows 9-28 for 5 times or to length necessary to stitch around neck. Bind off all stitches.
Sew collar to neck edge. Collar is sewn to the top back edge, sleeve top, front, second sleeve top and other back edge. The sleeve tops are included in the neckline count. Sew all seams and sew on buttons.

Patricia Renwick © Copyright 2013.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights. 

I have updated and revived my school sweater pattern. This is available as a PDF download free on Ravelry.