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American Girl Knitting Pattern - Part of Handout #4
Created by Elaine Baker - Ladyfingers
October, 2012

SPARKLY HOLIDAY LOUNGING PAJAMAS

#6 US needles
Markers
Baby sport yarn, fingering yarn, or any yarn weight #2 or #3

Yarn used in photo: White baby yarn with scattered pink, lavender, and yellow “spots”. Trim: Martha Stewart’s “Glittery Eyelash” yarn in lavender

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Using #6 US needles and sport yarn or fingering yarn, cast on 46 stitches.
Knit across row in the back loops of each stitch.
Neckline: Rib in K1, P1 for 3 rows.
Purl across row, placing markers as follows:
Purl 7, Place Marker (PM) - Purl 10 - PM - Purl 12 - PM - Purl 10 - PM - Purl 7 = 46 sts.
Row 1: Knit across increasing BEFORE and AFTER each marker (knit in front and back of st) - 8 sts incr.
Row 2: Purl, slipping markers from left needle to the right needle. Drop white yarn.
Next Row: Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
With white yarn, work 6 rows (keeping to established increase pattern).
Next Row: Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 2 rows with white yarn working increases - EXCEPT when knitting sleeves, rib in K1, P1 on both Row 1 and Row 2.
Continue to work Rows 1 and 2 until you have 102 sts on needle, divided as follows: 14 (right back), Marker, 24 (sleeve), M, 26 (front), M, (24 sleeve), M, and 14 (left back). End with purl row.

Cap Sleeves:

Knit 14, remove marker, BIND OFF IN RIBBING 24 sleeve sts, remove marker, knit 26 sts, BIND OFF IN RIBBING 24 sleeve sts, knit remaining 14 sts. = 54
Purl across row, pull stitches tightly at underarm areas. = 54 stitches.
Work 4 rows with white yarn - stockinet stitch.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 6 rows with white yarn - stockinet stitch.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 6 rows with white yarn - stockinet stitch.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 4 rows in K1, P1 ribbing. Bind off in ribbing. Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

Pajama Pants:

Use #6 US needles, sport weight, baby yarn or fingering yarn
One ring marker

Yarn used in photo: white baby yarn with pink, lavender and yellow “spots”.
Trim: Martha Stewart’s “Glittery Eyelash” yarn in lavender.

With white yarn cast on 52 sts. Rib in K1, P1 for 8 rows. Work in stock.st. for 8 rows.
Next Row: Increase in FIRST stitch, knit 25 sts, PLACE MARKER, knit 25 stitches, increase in LAST stitch. = 54 sts.
Next Row: Increase in FIRST stitch, increase BEFORE and AFTER center marker, increase in LAST st. (4 stitches increased on every knit row).
You will increase in the center of the pants in order to accommodate the doll’s “puffy” cloth body.
Continue until there are 82 sts on needle.
Knit across 41 sts, remove marker, TURN and purl back on the same 41 sts for the first leg. Work in Stock. St. for 18 rows.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 6 rows with white yarn.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work 6 rows with white yarn.
Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows.
Work next 2 rows in K1, P1 ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.
Second Pant Leg:
Attach yarn on right side and knit across 41 stitches. Work in stockinet stitch for 18 rows. Follow above instructions for attaching lavender eyelash yarn - continue to complete the second leg. Bind off in ribbing. Sew leg seams. Weave in ends.

Headband:

With white yarn, cast on 56 stitches. Knit in K1, P1 ribbing for 2 rows. Attach lavender eyelash yarn and knit 2 rows. With white yarn, knit in K1, P1 ribbing for 2 rows. Bind off in ribbing. Sew back seam.

Slippers:

With white yarn, cast on 18 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for 14 rows. Bind off. Fold this piece together - longwise. Sew seam at each end - one is the heel the other is the toe area. Attach a pom-pom made with lavender eyelash yarn on each slipper toe.

Option #2: “COOL” SLUMBER PARTY PJ’s

Yarn used in photo: multi-colored blue yarn, light turquoise long-strand eyelash yarn.

Same top, multi-colored blue trimmed on the bottom edge with turquoise long-strand yarn. Short
Pants - legs knit for only 12 rows, then added turquoise long-strand eyelash yarn, and knit “fluffy” slippers in turquoise eyelash yarn

Option #3: SHORTIE PJ SET

Yarn used in photo: White baby sport yarn, trimmed with "Baby Clouds" stripes in multi-pastel colors.
Same capped sleeve top, with knee pants.
 

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Thank you so much for all of the lovely patterns you provide. I made the Maryjanes and the slipper socks and both worked out beautifully. Your patterns are very easy to follow and turn out GREAT.
 

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gdhavens said:
Thank you so much for all of the lovely patterns you provide. I made the Maryjanes and the slipper socks and both worked out beautifully. Your patterns are very easy to follow and turn out GREAT.
I thank you too - your patterns are so wonderful and I get so excited when I see a post from you!!!
 
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