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Ella Henley Tee - Sweater For 18 Inch American Girl Dolls

October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in Garter Ridge Pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
185 yards (169 m)
Designed to fit 18" (46cm) dolls with a chest circumference of approx. 11" (28cm), such as American Girl, Australian Girl, Gotz and similar dolls.
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Ella is a classic Henley tee with feminine details. It’s worked in a simple garter ridge stitch pattern and features cap sleeves, a front button placket and below the hip length. It’s worked seamlessly from the top-down. The set-in sleeves are shaped with short rows. If this is your first time working short rows or this type of sweater construction, don’t worry, everything’s explained in line-by-line directions with accompanying illustrations. A small project like this is a great way to get a feel for working top-down set-in sleeve sweaters, and to discover the many benefits of this method of construction!

Pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements of finished sweater.

Designed to fit 18” (46cm) dolls with a chest circumference of approx. 11” (28cm), such as American Girl, Australian Girl, Gotz and similar dolls.

The difficulty level of this pattern is: Intermediate - requires a knowledge of basic knitting skills, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, working with DPNs or preferred method for circular knitting, and following directions for short rows.

What you will need in order to knit this pattern:

  • 1 ball of Drops Baby Merino - 100% Merino extra fine wool superwash; Fingering weight (191 yds/175 m per 50g ball). Color 26 Light Old Pink, or suitable substitute yarn.

  • Circular needle in size US 2 (3.00mm) and US 1 (2.50mm); length is not important as you’ll be using them to work back & forth in rows.

  • Set of DPNs in size US 2 (3.00mm) and US 1 (2.50mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

  • Tapestry needle for yarn ends

  • 3 st markers

  • 2 locking st markers or safety pins

  • Scrap yarn for holding sts

  • 4 buttons, ¼” (7mm) in size