China Doll was designed to look like a real antique china doll from the 1800’s.
My goal was to construct her as the originals were, so all pieces are worked separately, in the round, and seamed to the body afterward. The only exception to this is the head which is worked back and forth and uses the intarsia method of colorwork. She stands 15 inches tall.
The yarn colors I chose for this pattern are based on traditional china dolls as well. Her torso and upper limbs are knit in beige to look like old muslin. Her lower limbs, shoulder plate, and face are knit in white to resemble china. Black is used for her shoes and hair.
This PDF includes instructions for her underwear (a chemise and pantalettes) which are edged...
Knit in the round, and mostly in one piece so there is very little seaming. Short rows are used to shape the chest, head and wings. They are 12 inches long from tip of bill to tail, and 7 inches tall - just about the size of a real duck!
Colors for the mallard are written in the pattern, but feel free to make any breed of duck you like. Choose a heavier worsted over a lighter weight one.
Nami lives in the deepest parts of the North Pacific Ocean. You may catch a glimpse of her tail as she swims, curiously, toward fishing boats and cruise ships. Rarely, sailors have spied her sunning on the rocks of abandoned shorelines, but on second glance she is gone.
Body, tail, and arms are all worked in the round and in one piece; very little seaming is required. The head is worked flat with the intarsia method of colorwork. Nami measures 14 inches long from head to tail. A closer look at the tail reveals tiny fish scales.
Categories: Toys and Hobbies • Softies
Petite Dove makes a lovely centerpiece, an ornament for your tree, or a sweet package decoration. It is worked in the round, all in one piece (except for the wings), and measures just 4 inches from beak to tail. The wings, which are stiffened with starch and blocked by ironing, have stitches which allow light to shine through.
Pattern includes several photos for easy assembly.
Categories: Home • Decorative • Hanging Ornament • Toys and Hobbies
Roosevelt is young raccoon looking for trouble. He’s knit in the round, and all in one piece except for the legs, so there’s minimal sewing up. He is 15 inches long from nose to tip of tail, and 7 inches tall. Pattern includes several pictures to help with construction.
A great big thank you goes out to all my test knitters over at the Rabbit Hole Knits group! :-)
Category: Toys and Hobbies • Softies
This bear is knit in the round, and all in one piece except for the front legs which are worked separately and seamed to the body. He is in walking position, with his back right leg and front left leg extended outward. At 11 inches long and 5 inches tall, Smoky Mountain Bear is the perfect size for little arms to cradle.
Pattern includes several photos to help with construction.
Category: Toys and Hobbies • Softies
The Nursery Cats are six weeks old and ready for adoption to loving homes. Just keep them away from your stash…
Knit in the round, they are worked in one piece except for their legs, which are knit separately and seamed to the chest. Seated on a round base, they are supported by their tail in the back and their paws in the front, and are about 6 inches tall.
Although transportation evolved quickly during the Victorian era, walking, for many people, remained a favorite pastime in nice weather. There were traditions and rules, however, about how to walk, when to walk, and the proper attire. For women, that was the walking suit – a fitted jacket and matching skirt.
This jacket is worked flat, from the bottom up, on straight needles. Waist shaping, leg o’mutton sleeves, lapels, and a button band add realistic detail. Stitches are picked up at the armhole and worked in the round after...