Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is my second doll from Fiona McDonald's free "Babes' Little Sister" pattern.  She is knit from Knit Picks Brava yarn in brindle, which is a wonderful, warm chestnut brown.  Her stripey legs are a combination of Paton's classic wool in black, and Berrocco Vintage in blush and magenta.  Her hair is a combination of two high mohair content yarns, which I really love for hair :-)

The Brava yarn worked up a slightly smaller doll than Bernat Super Value, but knitting is so forgiving that the outfits for Patience will fit Nutmeg.

I love this doll form; it is a simple, child-like body that knits quick and easy.  A bit of a nose bump on the face turns into a delightful button nose with a couple of easy needlesculpting stitches.

If you don't like sewing knitting seams, here is a short picture tutorial for slip stitching the seams with a crochet hook.  I like this method, as it produces a very strong seam with enought give for the knitting, and looks quite neat from the right side.

Slip Stitch Knitting Seams


I'm going to knit Nutmeg a blush pink raglan sweater and black jumper from the Arne&Carlos book...something to go with her stripey legs :-)

17 comments:

  1. Такая красавица!!!!

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    1. Gorgeous face and hair on this one Beth! Knitting dolls is so addictive... :-)

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    2. Thank you so much! Yes, I'm already thinking about the next doll :-)

      Beth

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  2. Es cierto que tiene una bonita mirada.

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  3. Nutmeg is beautiful Beth. I really must knit one of these dolls, yours always turn out so well.
    Thank you so much for the tutorial on crocheting knitting seams! I love to knit toys but am never happy with the way I sew them up and I hadn't thought about crochet. You and your dolls are truly inspirational.

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    1. Debbie, the doll really is easy to knit, and thank you so much for your good words :-)

      Beth

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  4. She looks great. You did an awesome job on her eyes!

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  5. Iám a great admirer of your dolls and I made some of them. They are lovely. This new one is also adorable. But they have lately a strange look in their eyes. The fact that there is some white beneat the iris causes that. When you look in the mirror you will see the iris touches the underrim (is that the right word?) Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

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    1. Thank you, Beerta. Maybe the dolls are looking up without moving their heads :-)

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    1. Thank you, always, for your good words, Lois :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  7. I like your dolls very much. They are always so well done. But, I have to say, crocheted Bleuette is still my favorite!

    - Momma Cat

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    1. Thank you, Momma Cat; I think crochet Bleuette is the best pattern I've designed; she is special :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  8. Beth your dolls are beautiful and I love the way you create the eyes.

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