Friday, February 8, 2008

new Doll Sweater

I certainly haven't been very good at keeping up with this blog.
I will try to add another entry here.

I started this sweater little doll sweater Monday afternoon. I wrote this pattern a few years ago. It was published by Joan Hinds first in a newsletter and more recently (2007) in a small booklet that is available through her web site. Fancy Work and Fashion I decided it was time to do another one of these and to check the directions in the process. I've found some minor errors, so I'll send Joan an errata sheet that she can include with any new books she sells.

I’m going to finish the sweater today(Friday), so I thought I’d add some in-progress pics. In the second pic, I have finished the body and two sleeves. I cut the center steek, which rolled back out of sight. I have not done any of the sewing or assembling yet. The next step is to measure for the sleeve slits, sew and cut them, then bind off the shoulders and do the collar. I’ve transferred the sweater to 2 needles. I used just one of those (16”) needles to knit it. It could be done on 2 circs, but it works on one 16” which is easier for me. I did take some liberties with the pattern. I was running out of the red yarn so I did the last row of the body with green. this may or may not cause me problems with the collar. We’ll see.

Having joined Ravelry and become active there has gotten me back into knitting more. I decided to post some of my patterns, which have been published by Joan Hinds. I am Acanthus on Ravelry and have more pictures there of my doll sweaters and hats. There are two cap patterns that go with this little nordic sweater. They haven't been published anywhere, so I think I may make them available for free, but haven't got to that part yet. If you do buy the booklet that has this pattern in it, e-mail me and I'll send you the two cap patterns.

Okay, here is the finished sweater, but I still need to get some little clasps for the front opening. When I have those I'll put it on my doll and post a new picture.


Mary Ruth said...

I think this sweater is so cute! What talent you have for knitting! I can't knit, I do crochet sometimes. I used to make Barbie doll clothes (w/fabric and ribbons, beads, etc.) so I am always facinated with doll clothes!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful sweater--would love to get that pattern. Thank you so much for all the work involved in writing them.

C├ęcile said...

Thanks Elaine. The pattern is available through Joan Hinds' Web site Fancy Work and Fashion, which I linked in the text above. Scroll down to the booklet "Knit and Crochet Sweaters and Accessories"

That's the one with the Nordic pattern in it. If you get the booklet email me and I'll send you the pattern for the caps and an errata for the pattern. csriehl at gmail dot com