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Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls
Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls
Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls
Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls
Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls
Olympia ~ for American Girl Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit Purl Stitches
  • Slip Stitches
  • Repetitive Stitch Pattern
  • Simple Color Changes
  • Worked Flat: Back and forth in rows

Pattern Description:

'Olympia ~ a faux fair isle sweater & hat set

Inspired by my love of fair isle stitch patterns but 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 winter inspired sweater & hat set, formatted with line-by-line written instructions.

Pattern Clarification:
Faux Fair Isle is an easy slipped stitch pattern that gives a Fair Isle look, whereas traditional Fair Isle is the technique often used to describe colorwork knitting where stitches are knit alternately in various colors, with the unused colors stranded across the back of the work.

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

Pattern Note: Worked flat; back and forth in rows

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 and minimal color breaks. Raglan sleeves along with a mock turtle neck complete the look, paired with a stylish hat for a finishing touch.

Construction: Sleeves of sweater are worked first to armholes, then joined to the main body of sweater for raglan shaping and neckline then worked in one piece. Ski hat worked in one piece from brim to shaped crown then seamed.

Copyright: Please respect my designer rights, and as such the copyright of this pattern will always remain with me; it's text, photos copyright 2013 Debonair Designs. Pattern must not be duplicated, distributed and/or sold without the author's permission. Feel free to use this pattern for your knitting pleasure, a courtesy acknowledgment would be greatly appreciated and welcomed


Using 3.25mm needles 6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in Farrow Rib Stitch Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Designed to fit: American Girl Dolls & 18" Gotz Dolls


  • 190 - 220 yds medium worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • US 3 - 3.25 mm US 5 - 3.75 mm knitting needles
  • Darning Needle
  • 2 Stitch Holders or Safety Pins
  • 5 Buttons Size 12mm

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Caron Simply Soft