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Debonair Designs.
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Ayanna for American Girl Dolls

from Debonair Designs for Dolls
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ayanna for American Girl Dolls
Ayanna for American Girl Dolls
Ayanna for American Girl Dolls
Ayanna for American Girl Dolls
Ayanna for American Girl Dolls
Ayanna for American Girl Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and Purl Stitches
  • Slip Stitches
  • Project using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing

Pattern Description:

a faux fair isle sweater dress for 18" Dolls
Fall, the most inspirational time of the year for me, inspired also by my love of fair isle stitch patterns, 'Ayanna' is worked without the need for experience in stranded color work, as I made use of slipped stitches worked in pattern throughout to achieve the look of fair isle for this stylish sweater dress, along with line-by-line written instructions.
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Pattern Note: Models wearing Ayanna paired with my Newsboy Cap worked without peak (cap not included in pattern)

Pattern Features: The faux fair isle is achieved with the use of slipped stitches, thereby avoiding the traditional stranded color work, written out with line-by-line instructions given, including back button hole placement. Set in 3/4 length sleeves and a ribbed stitch turtle neck worked from picked up stitches complete the look.

Construction: Worked from the bottom up in one piece to armholes, then each section is worked individually

Materials Used: Lion Brand's Heartland aran weight yarn in the Yosemite colorway (main color) modeled by Julia, pictured at right, along with Great Smokey Mountains (main color) modeled by Katie, pictured at left

" I just wanted to say I bought your pattern 'Ayanna' yesterday, and am really enjoying it! It is my first doll pattern I have knitted, and I am quite a beginner knitter. I decided to go for your pattern as it appealed to me and I wanted something to take me out of my comfort zone.
I have had my Mum round tonight, as she is quite an experienced knitter, just to be on hand to help me get into the faux fair isle pattern, but I can honestly say that the pattern is well written enough to be able to follow it. It s an absolute joy to knit! Thank you!" Paula


Using 3.25mm needles: 6 sts and 7 rows in 1in over seed stitch ribbing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Designed to fit: American Girl Dolls & the comparable 18" Gotz Dolls, sized for 18" dolls that share the same body type


  • 190 - 200 yards (3 3/4 - 4 ounces) of worsted/aran weight yarn including scraps of contrast A & B Yarn Equivalent: 8 ply, Double Knit (UK/Australia)
  • Pair of 3.25mm throughout (US 3-UK/CANADIAN 10)

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 Buttons size 1/2" (12mm), Darning Needle, 2 Stitch Holders or Safety Pins

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Heartland by Lion Brand



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