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Ladyfingers - AG doll - Angora Sweater with 3-color Cropped Pants and Hat
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Oct 6, 2013 17:11:29   #
Ladyfingers
 
Created by Elaine Baker - Ladyfingers
American Girl Knitting Pattern
October, 2013


ANGORA SWEATER with 3-COLOR CROPPED PANTS AND HAT IN “WAVY STRIPES” PATTERN

US #6 and #10 needles
Markers
Burgundy angora yarn for sweater and pant stripes, or any #3 weight “furry” yarn
#3 sport weight or DK yarn - Main color for pants - Mint green
Contrast color for stripes - burgundy angora, same as sweater
#3 sport weight or DK yarn - Contrast color for stripes - white

SWEATER

With burgundy angora yarn and #10 needles, cast on 46 stitches. Rib in K1, P1 for 4 rows. Place markers, as follows:
Knit 7, place marker (PM), Knit 9, PM, Knit 14, PM, Knit 9, PM, Knit 7. = 46 sts.
Knit across, increase BEFORE and AFTER each marker. (8 sts increased).
Purl, with NO increase.
Continue to knit across the row, increasing, and purl back with no increase until there are 14 stitches BEFORE the first marker, ending with a purl row. Stitches divided on needle as follows:
14 (right back), marker, 23 (sleeve), marker, 28 (front), marker, 23 (sleeve), marker, 14 (left back). = 102 sts.
Next Row: Knit 14, remove marker, BIND OFF 23 sleeve stitches, remove marker, Knit 28, remove marker, BIND OFF 23 sleeve stitches, remove marker, Knit 14. = 56 sts.

NOTE: After binding off 23 stitches for the first sleeve, you will have one stitch remaining on the needle. This will count as #1 on the next set of stitches - so you will only knit 27 stitches to the next marker. After binding off for the second sleeve, you will also have one stitch left on the needle, so you will only have to knit the remaining 13 stitches.

Next Row: Purl back across the row, PURL 2 together at each underarm. This will anchor the two back pieces to the front of the garment. = 54 sts.
Work in stockinet stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 20 rows. Rib in K1, P1 for 8 rows. Bind off in ribbing. Sew back seam.

PANTS

With #6 needles and main color yarn (Mint green), cast on 52 stitches. Rib in K1, P1 for 8 rows.
Work in stockinet stitch, INCREASING on FIRST and LAST stitches until you have 60 stitches on the needle (8 rows).
Next Row: Knit 30 stitches, PLACE MARKER in center of pants, Knit 30 stitches.
Purl.
Next Row: Knit and INCREASE on FIRST and LAST stitches, AND INCREASE BEFORE AND AFTER CENTER MARKER.
Purl.
Continue until you have 80 stitches on the needle. (10 rows).

Divide for Legs:

Knit 40 stitches, TURN and purl back on these same 40 stitches. (Leave the other stitches on the needle - to be worked later.)

Stripes Pattern for Pant Legs:

Rows 1-4: With mint green work in stockinet stitch on these 40 stitches for 4 rows. Cut mint green, leaving a strand for sewing.
Row 5: With white, * Knit 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.
Row 6: With white, * Purl 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.
Rows 7-8: With white, Knit 2 rows. Cut white, leaving a strand for sewing.
Row 9: With burgundy, * Knit 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.
Row 10: With burgundy, * Purl 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.
Row 11-12: With burgundy, *Knit 2 rows. Cut burgundy, leaving a strand for sewing.
Row 13: With mint green, * Knit 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.
Row 14: With mint green, * Purl 2, slip 2; continue from * across the row.

With mint green knit 6 rows. Bind off in knit. Leave a strand long enough to sew this leg seam.
Go up to the middle of the pants and knit the remaining 40 stitches.
Purl.
Complete Stripes Pattern for second pant leg. Bind off. Leave a long strand to sew the leg seam and up the back of the pants to the ribbed waist.

HAT

#6 needles and all three colors used in cropped pants.

With white, cast on 56 stitches. Rib in K1, P1 for 10 rows.
With mint green - use the Stripes Pattern above and work Rows 1-14.
Continue with mint green to work the crown of the hat, as follows:
Knit 2 together across the row. = 28 sts.
Knit 2 together across the row. = 14 sts.
Knit 2 together across the row. = 7 sts.
Cut a long strand, thread onto darning needle and put needle through 7 stitches on the knitting needle. Pull up tightly. Knot securely. Sew back seam. Turn up “cuff” of ribbing.
Angora Sweater with 3-color Cropped Pants & Hat

 
Oct 6, 2013 17:35:28   #
RuthieB
 
Thank you!! :)
Oct 6, 2013 19:35:09   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
cute, thanks
Oct 7, 2013 05:15:58   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
High Fashion - love it.
Oct 7, 2013 06:26:12   #
peggypat
 
Love it. Will be anxiously awaiting the PDF version. Thanks again.
Oct 7, 2013 06:54:56   #
jemima (a regular here)
 
Very fashionable thanks Elaine
 
Oct 7, 2013 06:59:09   #
jmai5421
 
This is darling Elaine. I will wait for Dae's PDF version. You two work really well with each other. I thank you both.
Are the shoes in with another pattern? They look almost like the purple ones in one of your other patterns.
thanks again for all the beautiful patterns that you share with us.
Oct 7, 2013 08:41:30   #
kippyfure (a regular here)
 
Very Cute--I love the pattern in the pants.
Oct 7, 2013 09:15:08   #
janielha (a regular here)
 
Don't know if you have any daughters or granddaughters, but if you do, they must totally love having you make all these cute outfits! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Oct 7, 2013 10:25:43   #
NellieKnitter
 
Really cute! Thanks for sharing.
Oct 7, 2013 10:39:36   #
kmrg
 
Cute!
 
Oct 7, 2013 10:42:23   #
frannie di
 
Thank you so much for the pattern.
Oct 7, 2013 11:10:44   #
grandmombear
 
Just what I needed! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmuch for your sharing and creativity.
Oct 7, 2013 11:23:15   #
julietremain
 
Lovely.....thank you...do you have a pattern for the shoes!
julie
Oct 7, 2013 13:13:29   #
Edith M
 
My 5 Great Grand Daughters all thank you for letting Oma make these lovely doll outfits. And Oma says thanks for taking care of all the bits and pieces that were lingering in all my little "bags of".
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