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Sewing & Knitting for dolls pre 30/06/2017

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  • #4618

    Stella Taylor
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    Hello there! I will have to look Knit Picks up, I don’t know anything about them. I will have to try knitting for my dolls, instead of buying things for them. The new Kitty Cat pattern looks really nice.

    Here is a photo of Katie in a jumper I bought from eBay. It’s the same one as Pam’s.

    #4613

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    I have something similar to that I used to use for my cones of thread for my overlocker. I did think of using that, but I would prefer to keep my wool in something sealed with a lid, we get moths every now and then and I worry about the wool . . . the darn things ate holes in my cashmere coat!

    #4598

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    My hubby made me this which is working well. If not Ikea is great for storage! I just love seeing all the colours! This holder could obviously be adapted to hold a lot more yarn!

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    #4592

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    That’s the same one I use, I love having 150 colours to choose from. I have been trying to think of a way to group the similar shades and have been using the doll boxes, but I think hubby is going to make me something more permanant. It’s either that or a trip to Ikea!

    Thanks, I shall download it then I can make some dresses ready for my, K’n’C when they arrive.

    #4587

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    Oh that must be a gorgeous sight! I have about 20 balls of Knitpicks Palette, which is one of my favourite yarns for the dollies. I knitted the Poppy Dress in 3 different shades of Palette. Poppy dress is free here: https://www.mydollbestfriend.co.uk/18-doll-knitting-pattern-poppy-dress-free-download.html

    #4583

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    Oh me too! I think I have close to 100 different shades of 2ply fingering from Knit Picks now. 🙂

    #4580

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    Agreed! And it is fun to learn new stitches and new techniques on the little things too. As you say, it doesn’t matter if we need to reknit if things go awry. And what a joy it is to see the little outfits on the dollies and deciding who suits what the best. I like to experiment with colours too.

    #4577

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    I think tha’ts why I like knitting and sewing for dolls, it’s very satisfying seeing results so quickly. The last time I knitted a jumper for hubby it felt like I was knitting a horse blanket! It took so long!!! I enjoy playing around with patterns too, and if I make mistakes, it’s not too frustrating or time consuming to pull it undone and reknit it.

    #4563

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    I am sure your mum would love to help you understand the patterns! It might be a nice thing for you to do together and then, in turn, you can teach your daughter and pass the skills on! It’s like everything…. easy when you know how. And think how beautiful your dolls will look and how proud you will be!!

    Also perhaps you should try your mum on some dolls clothes! You never know they could look ok!

    #4561

    Suzi Davenport-hill
    Participant

    Well my mum knits but although she is very quick and tries her hardest, the items never turn out looking like they ought to. Perhaps I ought to bite the bullet and learn, its not so much the actual needles and wool bit that terrifies me so, but the patterns seem like an alien language! x

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