Olive Cardigan 18" American Girl Dolls

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Olive Cardigan 18" American Girl Dolls Pattern


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Knitting: Olive Cardigan 18' American Girl Dolls
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Doll/Doll Clothing

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Knitting and purling stitches through the back loop
  • Cables
  • Decreasing
  • Knitting in the round with DPN's
  • Picking up stitches
  • Working short rows

Pattern Description:

Olive is a cardigan that celebrates the beauty of twisted stitches, both in its allover "dots" cable stitch pattern, and in the ribbing of the shawl collar, sleeves and edging. It's knit in one piece from the bottom-up. The closest thing to a seam you'll encounter is the 3-needle bind off at the shoulders. The front bands and set-in sleeves are worked by picking up stitches and shaping with short rows. The main stitch pattern is given in both charted and written format, so you can work from whichever you're most comfortable with. Pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements.


On size US 2 1/2 (3.00mm) needles,
after wet blocking.

32 sts & 44 rows = 4" (10cm) in Twisted Dots pattern, moderately stretched to open out stitch pattern.

29 sts & 41 rows = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette stitch. Note that Stockinette stitch is not used in the sweater, I've included it here because some people find it helpful to know when selecting yarn and working a gauge swatch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Designed to fit 18" (46cm) dolls with a chest circumference of approx. 11" (28cm), such as American Girl, Australian Girl, Gotz and similar dolls.


  • Circular needle, size US 2 1/2 (3.00mm); length is not important as you'll be using them to work back & forth in rows.
  • Set of DPNs, size US 2 1/2 (3.00mm).
  • *Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.*
  • 1 ball of Drops Baby Merino - 100% Merino extra fine wool superwash; Fingering weight (191 yds/175 m per 50g ball). Color 09 Lime Green.

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle for yarn ends
  • 2 st markers
  • 2 locking st markers or safety pins
  • 2 st holders or scrap yarn for holding sts
  • 5 buttons, 7/16" (11mm) in size

About Designer

About Designer

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by Steph Wylie
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I've been blissfully obsessed with creating things since way back when my legs were too short to reach the floor while sitting at a table.
I LOVE to knit (and sew, and have been meaning to learn a little more crochet...).

Aside from my crafty obsessions, I adore books, audio books, feeding the people I love, colors, nature, playing outside, a good nights sleep, learning new things, ...

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