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Penelope Sweater 18" American Girl Doll


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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 BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knitting skills Increasing Decreasing Working in the round on DPNs Picking up stitches Working I-cord GAUGE 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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