Penelope Sweater 18" American Girl Doll

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Penelope Sweater 18" American Girl Doll Pattern


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Knitting: Penelope Sweater 18' American Girl Doll
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Doll/Doll Clothing

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Working in the round on DPNs
  • Picking up stitches
  • Working I-cord

Pattern Description:

Embossed leaves dance around the yoke and down the sleeves, against an understated background of reverse stockinette stitch to create a sweater that's both classic and modern. Penelope is a round yoke cardigan with A-line shaping, worked seamlessly in one piece from the top-down. An I-cord belt functions as a closure and extends the leaf motif of the sweater with 3-dimensional leaves that are knit circularly, so both sides look the same. Pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements.

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

The difficulty level of this pattern is: Intermediate - requires a knowledge of (or willingness to learn) basic knitting skills, increasing, decreasing, working in the round on DPNs, picking up stitches, and working I-cord.

What you will need in order to knit this pattern:
Yarn ...............................
1 ball of Knit Picks Palette - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; Fingering weight (231 yds/211 m per 50g ball). Color 5769 Pennyroyal. Or suitable substitute yarn.

Needles ..........................
US size 1 1/2 (2.50mm): Circular needle (length is not important as it's used to work back and forth in rows); Set of 4 or 5 DPNs. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions ...........................
Tapestry needle for yarn ends
2 st markers
Scrap yarn for holding sts


8.5 sts & 12.5 rows = 1" (2.50cm) in reverse stockinette stitch worked flat on US size 1 1/2 (2.50mm) needles, after wet blocking.

Suggested yarn:

225 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Palette

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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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