Knitted doll clothes

So sweet. These are Rachel Evans’ Doll Spring Butterfly sweater. The pattern’s designed for DK weight. I used Classic Elite Arietta for the golden brown one and Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for the teal one.

The pattern is meant for an 18 inch American Girl doll. But it’s very forgiving size-wise, as my Ravatar shows. She thinks it’s nifty.

So does my granddaughter and her face-masked knitted bunny.

Lambie is next, showing off Peggy Stuart’s Stripes & Ruffles Doll Dress. This knit is part of my continuing campaign to use up my Kate Davies fingering weight Milarrorchy Tweed. I am not a fan of this yarn for fair isle work. But it worked out great in this little doll dress. Lambie’s skin is muslin, felted wool, and pottery so she doesn’t even complain about how scratchy it is.

I debated with myself about my color choice on the ruffle. But I ended up deciding I liked the combination. Totally cheerful. Lambie stopped complaining and started smiling as soon as I dressed her in this one.

Still on my Milarrochy Tweed mission, I knit up this little sundress designed by Astrid Aesoey. She calls it Dress for Mini American Girl Doll. I call it sweet. 

And finally, apologetically, a bit of an oinker– because I underestimated what a yarn eater this would be and also I didn’t make the best colorway choices. It’s another dress sized for an 18 inch American Girl Doll: Sunshine Lollipops by Kristen Rettig. I dug deep into my DK weight oddments and came up with yarn that wasn’t sunshiny or very lollipoppy. Well, unless those are code words for mismatched. Still, it was a fun knit.

In my rendering Sunshine Lollipops would have needed a very stout American Girl Doll to fit into it properly. Or a very chubby bear. So I added a crocheted chain belt to cinch the dress in at the waist.

That worked. Sort of.

All of these patterns are freebies available on Ravelry. The knitting universe is a generous place and we are so lucky for that.