My granddaughter received an American Girl doll for Christmas, and wanted - no NEEDED - clothes for her "Allison". This set was made with Lion Brand yarn (Vanna's Choice). I would not change anything - the yarn was easy to work with and the results everything I had hoped for. The pattern came from a Bernat pattern book that had pattern for doll and girl. My next project is a complete set for my granddaughter. I have only to finish the sweater and she will have a matching outfit.