Saturday, February 25, 2012

presenting, 'Heritage". . . new from my Spring Collection

The anticipated arrival of Spring prompted this hand knitted ensemble I named; 'Heritage'

designed to fit 18" slim all vinyl dolls like my model, Lena, from Kidz 'n' Cats. I also created this to showcase my recent sweater dress pattern released,'Sakura'

 'Heritage', inspired by St. Patrick's day makes use of a traditional 100% wool throughout, is a textured stitched sweater dress, featuring a deep ribbed welt and generous cowl neckline, along with an accent eyelet row added on each sleeve where a cream satin ribbon is threaded and tied in bows. Complete back-button closure added for easy dressing. 

To complete the Irish feel I was going for with this ensemble, I added a newsboy cap, where I sewed down the peak to the brim for a flat-cap effect, happily my newsboy cap pattern (designed to fit the American Girl Dolls) worked well for my new model, as I only needed to change down a needle size and used a lighter worsted weight yarn. 





You may also notice an additional fun accessory, her leg warmers, and before you ask, yes!!! I wrote up the pattern for these, calling them 'Pippi'. . .  read more



 presenting Pippi ~ ribbed stitched leg warmers pattern for dolls

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 My new FREE knitting pattern Pippi, was inspired by today's fashion trends and the desire for a complete look to the above ensemble, takes it's namesake from the fun-loving character, Pippi Longstocking.










Designed to fit: American Girl Dolls and comparable 18" Gotz Dolls that share the same body type. ALSO fits 18" slim all vinyl dolls like my model Lena, from Kidz 'n' Cats

Knitting Pattern: A quick and easy project, these ribbed stitched leg warmers are the perfect compliment and accessory to my recently released sweater dress patterns, 'Matsuri' and 'Sakura' and great as a finishing touch with any sweater.


 The pattern calls for a small amount of yarn, and are worked from the bottom up with fold down cuffs then seamed, using straight needles, my preferred knitting technique.

They can be worn long with turned down cuff, or left unfolded for covering the knees, and easily pushed down for a slouchy boot topper look.