Saturday, May 16, 2015

Josephine, an old fashioned girl

Knitting and crochet are amazing; one is only limited by their imagination as to what can be created in these mediums.  How about a China Doll? 

Josephine is a knit China Doll, created from the pattern by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner, available on Ravelry.  This lovely knit China Doll is constructed very much like the antique originals, with swing legs, torso and arms of a contrasting color, and a knitted shoulder plate with head that attaches seperately to the torso.  It is a masterpiece of knit engineering, and produces a sweetly old-fashioned doll that can be your starting point for your own collection of knit China dolls :-)

With DK/Sportweight yarn and 3mm needles, my Josephine stands just at 14.5 inches tall.  Her camisole and pantaloons with the lovely knit lace are part of the pattern, and fit like a dream.

7 comments:

  1. What a lovely doll. Such pretty knitting and I love her rosey cheeks.

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  2. What a beautiful and unusual doll! I have one of these in porcelain, that I inherited from my mum. Never thought I would see it knitted :-)

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  3. What a lovely doll and i love the outfit. Also I have made two of Fiona Macdonald Faerie dolls after seeing yours they were so easy to do and fun to see there indivdual personalities come thru.













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  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments :-)

    Warmly,

    Beth

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  5. Beth, your beautiful dolls always amaze me!

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