First, I have to say “Happy New Year everyone!” Hope you all have a great 2015!
I’ve been working on a simple pattern for you knitters and lovers of American Girl dolls. BTW, did you check out the new Girl of the Year at americangirl.com? It’s the first thing I did this morning (after making my cup of tea, that is). She is a sweetie with so many irresistible pieces to complete her story. Who doesn’t love a bakery? Wish I had a little girl to buy for.
I noticed that Grace has a pair of her own fingerless mitts. I didn’t know that when I started this pattern the other day. I even embroidered a heart on them which seems to be one of her symbols. I didn’t know that either. Funny…
The pattern is located on this blog under the “Free Patterns” tab at the top of the blog. It is a quick knit and a way to use up your scraps of fingering weight yarn.
Have fun knitting!
The pattern to make this sweater is now available for download on the Free Pattern page. See link at top of this page. For this sweater I used Wool of the Andes sport weight yarn in rouge from Knit Picks. The buttons are metal in a gunmetal color and are upcycled from a girls’ top.
Here is a picture of my second American Girl doll sweater with most of the changes that I wanted to make. Something I’ve discovered is that I don’t think a 50 gram ball of sport weight wool yarn is enough for long sleeves. I have very little left after this sweater. I am going to make the sleeves a bit longer on the next sweater and hopefully I won’t run out. This sweater is just a wee bit too loose so I’ll have yarn for the sleeves from the narrower width. I like the sweater to be open in front (a bit) when unbuttoned. This one doesn’t show the top underneath at all. By the way this sweater was knit with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Oyster Heather and I used wooden beads for the buttons.