Thursday, October 24, 2013

Knit sweater!

With the help of the book pictured, which I borrowed from our library, I actually started and finished a knit sweater!  Almost exactly two years from the time I completed my first knit project, which was the Jean Greenhowe knit doll pictured here with the sweater.

This was a simple, drop shoulder sweater knit from chunky yarn (Lionbrand Woolease Chunky) on size 10.5 needles.   It has a simple ribbed bottom edge, cuffs, and crew neck.

 And it even fits :-)


  1. Oh if only my knitting skills were better. I would love to knit a sweater. Looks so warm and cozy and I love the color you chose.

  2. Beautiful. And your doll is really cute.

    Love, Margaret

  3. The color is gorgeous Beth. The timing reminds of a sweater I crochet in cotton thread yarn that took me about two years to make. I want to squeeze the dolls cheeks she's so cute.

  4. Thanks so much, everyone! I've had projects that have taken years to complete, I'm just happy this wasn't one of them :-)


  5. Hi Beth,

    Your sweater looks great. The color is rich and lovely, and the doll is adorable! I have a question about your Free Spirit Doll wig withe the Borocco Peruvian wool in the rich purple and pink colors. . How do you attach the loops for the bangs and around the head? What does the back of her head look like? I just love her wig; it is such a happy one!



    1. Hi Vicki; thanks for your good words!

      For loops around the head or for bangs, I make up the wig cap, then for the very last round work loop stitches, either just for the bangs, or in some cases, all the way around the head. If you are not familiar with the loop stitch, you can google it and there are several tutorials available online for doing this. I ususally wrap the yarn twice around my fingers to make the loops.