Saturday, January 09, 2016
American Girl Sweater Sets
I really enjoyed knitting these sweater and hat sets. A friend asked me to make them for her granddaughters, and I thought I might try.
The pattern is free. Mochi Plus 18" Doll Sweater & Hat.
It's also available on Ravelry.
Instead of the specified yarn, she chose Lion Brand's Amazing. I thought it was a good choice, and it worked beautifully for this pattern. I like the colors too. The color of the top set is Arcadia, the lower one is Wildflowers.
One skein made both the sweater and hat in each colorway with only a yard or two left over.
I did the Wildflowers set first, and used the specified needle sizes of 5 and 9. The Arcadia set was done second, and I changed to size 4 and 8 needles, although I did the hat with the original sizes in both cases.
Each set took about 3 days, and was a lot of fun to knit. I may try other doll clothes, as these were so much fun to knit.