Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The picture above shows the skirt of my latest attempt. Fort he edge I used a couple rows of garter stitch, then headed into my lace pattern with the main colour yarn. If you want a full skirt it is best to block the skirt before knitting the bodice in order to get the best scallops etc. You could used waste yarn for thie step, but I am finding that I can just leave the piece on the needle. The skirt of the first dress I made came out a little too straight, so I tried another one after recalculating and getting a little more serious about my math.
Anyway, this basic sweater is very cute, could be easily adapted to other lace or fair isle patterns, and a quick project. This was knit with softee baby yarn, a sports weight acrylic.
Sorry the Etsy store with the pattern is closed for Christmas, so I'll post a link when it opens again.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"Elspeth" is a reproduction of a doll by German dollmaker Gebruder Heubach. She is one of my favourite dolls, with such a sweet little face. She is about 7.5 inches tall and has an all porcelain body. I am knitting her an outfit in blue lace weight yarn to match her hair bows.