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. 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 GAUGE 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.