Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The American Girl Doll Retro Cardi Free Knitting Pattern is Ready!

I am done!!



The American Girl Retro Cardi (I hope you like the name) is ready. I am offering it as a free knitting pattern.

Click on the button to download the pattern.

24 comments:

Nathalie said...

Thanks for the pattern. I am casting on tonight.

Marianne said...

The pattern looks great. Thanks for all your hard work!

all4dolls said...

Thanks so very much. I hope to start on this tomorrow! My dolls will be so happy. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the name you chose for the patterns. Not to add to your work, but are you going to write a child version of the sweater...and maybe a grown up one too?

A said...

Yipee!!!

Natalie said...

Fantastic! I'll be making 2 for my daughter's Emily & Molly dolls!

grammynan said...

Wow. Thank you so much!

Rodi Jussey said...

It was an American Girl knit that first drew me to your blog. Thanks so much for a new one :) fabulous

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful!Thank you for sharing!

lindsay said...

I found this just a few nights ago and I'm almost done. I can't wait for you to finish the retro cardi for girls pattern...I'm anxiously awaiting your post :) You have such a great eye for design.

maria said...

Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern. My little neighbors will be so excited. If you are indeed working on a big girl version I would be delighted!

twinsetellen said...

zander51 on Ravelry just did an adorable version of this - and also a matching pleated skirt! go check it out!

Sarah said...

my sisters are going to be so happy with this!! between the three of us we've got five american girl dolls (over 15 years of collecting anyway) and not many of the clothes so this is great :)

Catherine said...

My Grandma was excited to find this pattern. She says: You've made my day! Thanks so much for this pattern.

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern. I used larger yarn, I guess, because it ended up large enough for a baby sweater. My grandbaby is wearing it. Adorable. Love the design down the front.

carol h said...

Having trouble with the pattern!!
I am on the right front section of the pattern.When I do all the BO2 at the start of each RS row, it starts cutting into the cable-like pattern as I knit closer up to the shoulder?
Hoping to finish it soon ...can't wait !

Anonymous said...

RE: AG doll RETRO CARDI pattern. I'm having the same problem as "carol h"... bind offs are cutting into the cable-like pattern.

Was there an answer to this question? Love the pattern and would like to finish asap.
Thanks.

Karisa said...

How adorable! I just wanted to let you know that I've included this in our knitting roundup on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-free-knitting-patterns/

Please let me know if you're ever interested in publishing your tutorials/patterns with FaveCrafts!

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

Keryn said...

Hi, just wanted to thank you for this great pattern. I knitted this twice for my two daughters' dolls about a year ago for Christmas presents. It was such a joy to find a pattern of this quality for 18 inch dolls - and free is amazing. Since then I've started a business designing and selling knitting and crochet patterns for 18 inch dolls and now realize how important it is to get feedback on your work so I thought this was long over due!

I'd love to post a link to your pattern on my labels Facebook page to share with my fans - with your permission and I'm happy to send photos of the cardigans I made if you'd like to see them. Very generous of you to share this for free because I now know how much work goes into each pattern.

Thanks again Keryn from Stacy and Stella

Tammy said...

I love this pattern! I'll be making this for my daughter's doll! I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

Gera said...

Thank you!!!

Love, Gera

itstwoam said...

Hello!

I am writing to request an errata correction for this pattern, which I am helping a novice knitter friend work through right now. She had a similar problem to two of the commenters here on your blog page, and after throughly dissecting the pattern, I do believe there is an error in the pattern.

On the left side front, you have three rows that bind off, and then a number of rows of continued pattern with NO BIND OFFS until the neck shaping. However, on the right side front, you have the first three bind off rows, then you ask the knitter to repeat R1, R3, and R5 which contain instructions for binding off at the beginning of each row. This means the left side only loses stitches on three rows but the right side loses stitches on 11 rows. This isn't a big deal for the more experienced knitter, but novices who read this, and follow the instructions as written will find the decreases continue into the cable pattern, and looks completely different than the left.

It's a really cute pattern! I hope you're able to add the errata note to help those who are new to knitting! And I hope what I've written makes sense... please let me know if it doesn't and I can explain further!

Thanks so much!


P.S. The "email me" form on your contact page seems to be broken. I tried to send a message, but only received error messages when trying to submit there. I see this has been a problem for others too.

Anonymous said...

to the person who explained what was wrong with the other side of the sweater concerning decreasing the stitches, I want to say thank you. I had knitted all the other parts and could not figure out what was wrong. I thought it was something I had done. Thanks again. The pattern should be corrected for people like me. However, I'm thankful for the pattern and the observation you made.