Wednesday, February 12, 2014

For Valentines Day

Fiona McDonald has created a delightful, free, knit doll pattern called "Babe's Little Sister."  The pattern is available on Ravelry:

Babes Little Sister

I've made my little sister, Patience, some unders, which are also useful as a starting point for other clothing designs.  The patterns are available here:

Little Sister Unders

and I will also put them on the left sidebar under Babe's Little Sister.







She is a bit smaller and more slender than the popular 18 inch American Girl doll.  Here she sits between and AG and a similar doll made by Goetz.




Happy Valentines Day :-)

8 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines Day dearest Beth !! :)
    hugs
    rux

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  2. As usual your dolls are amazing!! I'm falling in love with the knit dolls and their clothes. I just got a beginner knit book, how advanced do you have to be to make these lovely creations?!?!

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    1. Hi DeeDee...

      Actually, I still consider myself a novice knitter. The very first thing I knitted was one of Jean Greenhowe's free Rainbow Babies dolls. It was very simple. This free doll of Fiona's is also very simple; it is knit flat and then seamed up. I still like this method much better than knitting in the round.

      I spent one evening practicing stitches, makind increases and decreases until I felt familiar with this, then made my first doll. You can do this too!! And, its a heck of a lot more fun to make a doll than a scarf :-)

      Beth

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  3. I agree beth thanks!! I love making dolls I just struggle with the clothes. I love the way knit things lay. I bought the arnes and carlos knit doll book from amazon but their dolls are made with the dbl end knit needles is that too advanced? Ill try it and let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

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    1. I also have the Arne&Carlos book...this was the first time I tried to knit using double points. I have to say that it was a bit of a struggle for me, but I did manage to make two dolls, and they turned out beautifully. Go for it!! If it drives you crazy, there are still a lot of wonderful dolls made by knitting flat...like Fiona's Little Sister doll :-)

      Beth

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  4. And, Happy Valentine's Day a little late. We were out to sea on the big day so I couldn't visit other blogs until I got my Verizon connection for a few hours here in Port Canaveral.

    I always love all of your dolls and your wonderful creativity!

    Hugs,
    Lois

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Lois, and for your lovely words :-)

      Beth

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