Knitting pattern for Dirndl cardigan for American Girl doll and other 18 inch dolls with same body measurements.
Dirndl is a Bavarian Trachten folk style of clothing being worn even today in the Alps region of Europe.
It is a summer cardigan cinched in waist, 3/4 sleeves and front button/ buttonholes/ closure. Lace inserts on the front, back, and both sleeves help this cardigan to stand out making it the most unique knitting pattern for American Girl dolls on today's market.
Knitted from high twist dress yarn this dirndl is a perfect everyday top will look great if combined with a skirt, pants or even a sight dress. Yet if you use some sparkly yarn and add to it small golden buttons the cardigan will become a festive and head turning jacket for a special occasion.
This is a beautiful chance for you to prove your knitting skills because my written instructions, links to video tutorials and full charts will help you along the way. Basic crochet skills might be needed to finish the neckline.
8 sts x 12 rs = 1” (2.5 cm) over stockinette stitch with 2.00mm (US#0) needles or size to obtain gauge
8 sts x 12 rs = 1” (2.5 cm) over stockinette stitch
Knitted from Tamm Diamante Tammcril (Ebay), acrylic/polyamide, 100gr/470yds (available on Ebay)
This is a big 13 pages file:
p.1 - cover
p.2 -p.6 - knitting instructions
p.7-p.9 - pictures
p.10-p.13 - charts