Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nuala for Spring's Thaw

Watching Mother Nature deliver even more treacherous weather in many parts the world over, I am certainly counting my blessings for our spring-like weather, so much so that I was inspired to create a little something new, this time for the 18” slim all vinyl girl dolls like the Kidz n’ Cats® dolls & comparable sized.  
For those loving these dolls, be sure to check out the new lines of Kidz 'n' Cats Dolls by Sonja Hartmann

 presenting . . .

‘Nuala’, a textured stitched sweater dress,  that makes use of an easy to work slipped stitch pattern along with classic ribbing, featuring front pockets along with a deep ribbed welt and sleeve cuffs, complete with boot liners that feature the same pattern on the cuffs.

“This easy to work pattern was prompted after the desire to simply enjoy the rhythm of knitting, along with this fun slipped stitch textured  pattern for it’s unique honeycomb effect.
Nuala: Irish: meaning exceptional lovely, befitting of my Kidz n’ Cats ® model Lena.”
 ~ Deb   

   Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, this outfit can be easily transformed for spring using a variety of colors, here's my model Lena to show & tell.

Pattern Features: Formatted with written out line-by-line instructions given throughout. An easy to achieve slipped stitch textured pattern is worked throughout, along with a deep ribbed welt that is also worked for the cuffs and crew neckline. Incorporated pocket liners are worked at the same time as the main body with pocket fronts worked at completion from held stitches.

Construction: Worked flat: back and forth in rows. 
Sweater Dress worked from the bottom up in one piece to armholes, including back button bands (added for easy dressing), then each section is worked individually to neckline, created from picked up and held stitches. Pocket lining worked at the same time as main body using the knitting on cast-on method, *(see source link), pocket fronts added at completion from held stitches. Set in long sleeves worked from cuff edge to sleeve cap, seamed and sewn into place. 
Cuffed Boot Liners worked alike in one piece to length, seamed then worn as pictured.

This completed hand knitted outfit is also available for sale via eBay 

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