Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Little Knitting...and American Girl Doll Sweater

Little knitting, as in knitting little things, has great merit. It is quick, and uses very little yarn. Instant knitting gratification! One of my favorite forms of "little knitting" is knitting for Little Miss SockPixie's American Girl Dolls.



This little sweater was inspired by a vintage pattern from the 1950s for young girls.
I like its simplicity and the delicate lace pattern along the front sides of the cardigan.



I love knitting doll sweaters with fine yarns. I had a ball left over of Matchmaker 4ply by Jaeger, in a perfect vintage garnet color.

I fiddled a bit, in particular with the button band. I wanted something that would sit flat, and not pull, so I chose a folded edge, knitted as you go, with a separating slipped stitch to create a clean fold. Picking the buttons was fun too. I wanted them to be really small to match the scale of the doll better.



This was fun! And the best part of it all, is that Little Miss SockPixie loves it! Let me know if you would like me to offer it as a pattern? (I would change the recommended yarn as Matchmaker is discontinued.)

13 comments:

Nathalie said...

I love the sweater! Are you going to offer it as a pattern?

A said...

Lucky Miss SockPixie!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! It would be great if you offered a pattern for it.

Anna said...

I would love to have a copy of that pattern! Too cute!

all4dolls said...

I would LOVE this pattern. That looks just like the sweaters my grandmother made for my mom! Plus, my dolls would love it!

Sandra said...

I'd love to knit this sweater too. It is just so sweet!

Kevin J. Groves said...

OMG!

It's Kevin from San Francisco?
I was just thinking about you while looking at my Paris pictures from 2002!
Email me!
kevinjgroves@gmail.com

Sharon V said...

The sweater is adorable! It's the cutest little scaled down sweater I've seen on a doll ever. Lovely!

I might be partial because reds are my favorite color this year.

Marianne said...

yes yes yes...the sweater is perfect!

SockPixie said...

Thanks for your great feedback!

B said...

My daughter has the same doll "Emily" and I would love to knit the sweater. Waiting for the pattern. It looks lovely

weebug said...

i think that it is a beautiful sweater, one of the better patterns i have seen. go for it!

Anonymous said...

I would love for you to share the pattern. My nieces are very excited at the prospect of me knitting for their dolls.