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Spirit Sweater for 18 Inch Dolls


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The Spirit Sweater is a hooded cardigan knit seamlessly, from the top down, in worsted weight yarn. It fastens with 1 button at the left shoulder. No sewing up is required! Make one in your doll's favourite house colours, school colours, team colours, or any colours at all! Charts for the pocket include the initials for each of the Harry Potter houses. If your doll is not off to Hogwarts, the chart for the heart pocket and instructions for the Rainbow Sweater variation are also included. The sweater is shown on American Girl dolls, but will fit other 18" play dolls with about an 11 inch chest circumference. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on increase decrease pick up stitches join to knit in the round GAUGE 23 stitches/4" over stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS To fit American Girl dolls and other play dolls with about an 11" chest circumference SUGGESTED YARN 175 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220/Cascade 220 Superwash

Supplies Needed

  • 3.75mm and 3.25mm knitting needles (or whatever size you need for stated gauge)
  • darning needle
  • stitch markers

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Jay Bird Finnigan
Jay Bird Finnigan
I have been making things my whole life. My grandmothers both sewed and knit, and one made beautiful quilts as well (an endeavour that I'm not sure I have the patience for but would love to try). I don't really remember them actually teaching me to sew or knit. I think I just learned by watching. My Mom always kept a big bag of scrap fabric and she let me loose on the sewing machine at a very young age. I owe a lot to these three women for their patience and inspiration!