Sunday, 30 July 2017

What's up?

Well life has been busy here but due to fires my internet access has been very limited. The poles are slowly being replaced and power restored.

I have been doing a fair bit of sewing recently. A dress for DGD and her doll, a shirt for DH which is almost finished.

I also tried making some sandals. Very pleased with my first attempt. Of course Julie needed a bag to match so I made one. I will be adding that design to my blog soon so keep a look out if you want to try sewing one!

On my birthday we went up into the mountains. Although (typically) the day was cloudy we had fun setting up a tent and sleeping bags for the dolls. Dgd enjoyed herself playing with them. Well worth the time spent sewing to see her expression! 

My older DD and Sil bought me a doll! Hannah loves horse riding, a Gotz doll. As I do have a horse for her, I can foresee lots of fun playing with DGD. She has just started a little riding. 

Gotz Hannah doll

"We" now have a brown hair, a blonde hair and a red hair doll! The blonde Hannah ballerina belongs to my DGD. 

I have also done some knitting. A new pattern is on ravelry. Kaya and Kanani were playing at "Pocahontas".

AGD Pocahontas pattern

You can find it for sale in my Ravelry store.

So that's all for now. Will be back soon with the instructions on how to make the doll bag.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Nicoleta ItsImagical Doll.

Nicoleta knitting pattern.

12-13 inch doll free knitting pattern

I designed this for my Nicoleta doll. She is 32cm which is nearly 13inches tall like my Paola Reina Abigail. They are very similar, have the same hands and feet and similar bodies. 

Paola Reina doll knitting pattern

30g lace weight yarn.
(26 wpi 10m=1g. Acrylic.)

Needles: US 2.5mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
5 small buttons .


Gauge: 8 sts x 10 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch.

Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Yo: yarn over
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
S2,k,psso: Slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1 and then pass slipped sts over. (Gives a central double decrease)
S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over. (Double decrease)
P2 tog: purl 2 sts together as one stitch.
P3 tog: purl 3 sts together as one stitch.
P2togtbl: purl 2 sts together through back loops. (If you find this too hard just do a normal p2tog!)

Fits 12-13 inch dolls such as:
Paola Reina Las Amigas
Nicoleta ItsImagical dolls.

Cast on 27sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Start pattern.
1: K1, (p5, k1, p1, k1,)x3, p1, k1.
2: K2, (p1, k1, p1, k5,)x3, k1.
3-4: As rows 1-2.
5: K1, (p5, yo, p3tog, yo)x3, p1, k1.
6: Knit.
7: K1, p4, (p2tog, yo, p1, yo, p2togtbl, p3,)x2, p2tog, yo, p1, yo, p2togtb, k1.
8: Knit.
9: K1, (p6, yo, p2tog)x3, p1, k1.
10: Knit.
11: K1, p1, (k1, p1, k1, p5)x3, k1.
12: K1, (k5, p1 k1, p1,)x3, k2.
13-14: As 11-12.
15: K1, p1, (yo, p3tog, yo, p5)x3, k1.
16: Knit.
17: K1, (p2tog, yo, p1, yo, p2togtbl, p3,)x3, p1, k1.
18: Knit.
19: K1, p2, (yo, p2tog, p6,)x2, yo, p2tog, p5, k1.
20: Knit.
21: Bo 3sts, (1 st is on needle) p2, (k1, p1, k1, p5)x2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
22: Bo 3sts, (1 st is on needle), p1, (k5, p1, k1, p1,)x2, k3.
23: K1, p2, (k1, p1, k1, p5)x2, k2.
24: K1, p1, (k5, p1, k1, p1,)x2, k3.

Divide for neck.
25: K1, p5, bo 9, p4, k1.
26: K6.
27: K1, p4, k1.
28: K6.
29-32: As rows 27-28.
Bind off.
Work other side neck in the same way.

Left back.
Co 16sts.
Knit 5 rows.
1: Knit.
2: K4, p12.
3-20: as rows 1-2.
21: Bo 3sts, knit to end.
22: K4, p9.
23: Knit.
24: K4, p9.
25: Knit.
26: K4, p9.
27: Knit.
28: Bo 7sts, purl to end.
29: K6.
30: Purl.
31: Knit.
32: Purl.
Bind off.

Right back.
Co 16sts.
Knit 3 rows.
K2, yo, k2tog, k12.

1: Knit.
2: P12, k4.
3-6: as rows 1-2.
7: K2, yo, k2tog, k12.
8: P12, k4.
9-16: as rows 1-2.
17: K2, yo, k2tog, k12.
18: P12, k4.
19: Knit.
20: P12, k4.
21: Knit.
22: Bo 3sts, p9, k4.
23: Knit.
24: P9, k4.
25: Knit.
26: P9, k4.
27: Bo 7sts, knit to end.
28: Purl.
29: K6.
30: Purl.
31: Knit.
32: Purl.
Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams.
With right side facing pick up and knit 48 sts at neck.
K2, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.

Pick up and knit 28 sts at armhole.
Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.

ItsImagical doll pattern

Patricia Renwick © Copyright July 2017.
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