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


Notions:
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 .

Difficulty:


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

Abbreviations:
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!)

Measurements:
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.
Knit.

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.
Knit.
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




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All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights. 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Ivy Snow

Ivy Snow:

mini american girl doll



Notions:
About 5g light fingering weight yarn.






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

Difficulty:


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


Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Bh: button hole.

M1p: Insert the left-hand needle from the back to front under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Purl this stitch through the front loop.
Co 29sts.
1: P1, *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
3: P1, *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
4: K1, *m1p, p1, k1; repeat from * to end. (43sts)

Start pattern:
1: P1, *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat from * to end.

2: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.

3-8: As rows 1-2.

Divide work:
1: P1, *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat another 2 times. (10sts) Turn work.
2: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.
3-12: as rows 1-2.
Bind off.

Front: Attach yarn to knit next stitches:
1: *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat another 6 times. Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, (23sts) Turn work.
2: *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to last 2sts, purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time.
3-8: as rows 1-2.
9: *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat another 2 times. Bo 5sts. (1st from bo on needle)*Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat another 2 times. Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time. Turn work.
10: *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.
11: P1, * knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat from * another 2 times.
12: *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.

Bind off. Break yarn and attach to knit sts at other side of front neck.
10: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to last 2sts, purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time,
11: * Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat from * another 2 times.
12: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to last 2sts, purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time,
Bind off. Break yarn

Attach yarn for other side of back:
1: P1, *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat another 2 times. (10sts) Turn work.
2: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.
3-12: as rows 1-2.
Bind off.

Sleeve:
Co 11sts.
1: P1, *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
2: *K1, p1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
3: P1, *K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
4: K1, *m1p, p1, k1; repeat from * to end.
16sts.

Start pattern:
1: P1, *Knit through the back loop of the second stitch on the left needle, then knit through the front of the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, P1; repeat from * to end.

2: K1, *Purl the second stitch on the left needle, then purl the first stitch, and drop them both from the needle at the same time, K1; repeat from * to end.
4-12: As rows 1-2.
Bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.

Pick up and knit 22 sts along left front.
1-3: K1, p1: repeat to end of row.

Pick up and knit 22 sts along right front.
1: K1, p1: repeat to end of row.
2: K1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1.
3: K1, p1: repeat to end of row.

Pick up and knit 19sts at neck.
1: P1, *K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
2: K1, *P1, k1; repeat to end of row.
3: P1, *K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Bind off.


Sew sleeve seams and sew sleeves to body.

american girl mini doll pattern


Patricia Renwick © Copyright March 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Concetta Cardi free pattern

Concetta Cardi:

Free doll knitting pattern


Notions:
50g worsted weight yarn.




Needles: US 4/3.5 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Dpns for the sleeves.
Darning needle.
5 stitch markers or waste yarn


Difficulty:

Gauge: 7 sts x 8 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch





Abbreviations:
co: cast on.
pm: place marker.
sm: slip marker.
rm: remove marker.
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
kfb: Knit into front and then back of stitch.
k2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.

m1l: Insert the left-hand needle from front to back under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the back loop.

m1r: Insert the left-hand needle from the back to front under the strand of yarn which runs between the stitch just worked and the next stitch on the left-hand needle. Knit this stitch through the front loop.

m1: In this pattern used for a purl increase made by working into the strand of yarn between sts as on the right side.

Bh: button hole.

Cast on 21 sts. 3.5mm needles.
1: K4, pm, k2, pm, k9, pm, k2, pm, k4. From now slip all markers as you reach them.
2: K4, /sm/ k2,/sm/ k3, m1r, k3, m1l, k3, /sm/ k2, /sm/ k4. (23 sts)
3: K4, m1r, /sm/, k2, /sm/ m1l, k11, m1r, /sm k2, /sm/ m1l, k4. ( 27 sts)
4: K27.
5: K3, m1l, k2, m1r, /sm/ k2, /sm/ m1l, k4, m1r, k5, m1l, k4, m1r, /sm/ k2, /sm/ m1l, k2, m1r, k3. (35sts)
6: K3, p29, k3.
7: K3, m1l, k4, m1r, /sm/ k2, /sm/ m1l, k17, m1r, /sm/ k2, /sm/ m1l, k4, m1r, k3.
8: K3, p35, k3. (41sts)
9: K3, m1l, k6, m1r, /sm/ k2,/sm/ m1l, k19, m1r, /sm/ k2, /sm/ m1l, k6, m1r, k3.
10: K3, p41, k3. (47sts)
11: K3, m1l, k7, m1r, pm, k1, rm, k2, rm, k1, pm, m1l, k19, m1r, pm, k1, rm, k2, rm, k1, pm, k1l, k7, m1r, k3.
12: K3, p9, /sm/ m1, p4, m1, /sm/ p21, /sm/ m1, p4, m1, /sm/ p9, k3.(57 sts).
13: K3, m1l, k9, /sm/ m1r, k6, m1l, /sm/ k9, m1r, k3, m1l, k9, /sm/ m1r, k6, m1l, /sm/ k9, m1r, k3.
14: K3, p10, /sm/ m1, p8, m1, /sm/ p23, /sm/ m1, p8, m1, /sm/ p10, k3.
15: K3, m1l, k10, /sm/ m1r, k10, m1l, /sm/ K9, m1r, k5, m1l, k9, /sm/ m1r, k10, m1l, /sm/ k10, m1r, k3.
16: K3, p11, /sm/ m1, p12, m1, /sm/ p25, /sm/ m1, p12, m1, /sm/ p11, k3.
17: K3, m1l, k11, /sm/ m1r, k14, m1l, /sm/ K9, m1r, k7, m1l, k9, /sm/ m1r, k14, m1l, /sm/ k11, m1r, k3.
18: K3, p12, /sm/ m1, p16, m1, /sm/ p27, /sm/ m1, p16, m1, /sm/ p12, k3.
19: K3, m1l, k12, /sm/ m1r, k18, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k18, m1l, /sm/ k12, m1r, k3.
20: K3, p13, /sm/ p20, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p2o, /sm/ p13, k3.
21: K3, m1l, k13, /sm/ m1r, k20, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k20, m1l, /sm/ k13, m1r, k3.
22: K3, p14, /sm/ p22, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p22, /sm/ p14, k3.
23: K3, m1l, k14, /sm/ m1r, k22, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k22, m1l, /sm/ k14, m1r, k3.
24: K3, p15, /sm/ p24, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p24, /sm/ p15, k3.
25: K3, m1l, k15, /sm/ m1r, k24, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k24, m1l, /sm/ k15, m1r, k3.
26: K3, p16, /sm/ p26, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p26, /sm/ p16, k3.
27: K3, m1l, k16, /sm/ m1r, k26, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k26, m1l, /sm/ k16, m1r, k3.
28: K3, p17, /sm/ p28, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p28, /sm/ p17, k3.
29: K3, m1l, k17, /sm/ m1r, k28, m1l, /sm/ K27, /sm/ m1r, k28, m1l, /sm/ k17, m1r, k3.
30: K3, p18, /sm/ p30, /sm/ p27, /sm/ p30, /sm/ p18, k3.

31: K21, place 30 sts on holder, co 2 sts, k27, place 30 sts on holder, co 2 sts, k17, ssk, yo, k2.
32: K3, p67, k3.
33: K73.
34: K3, p67, k3.
35-40: As rows 33-34.
41: Knit to last 4 sts, ssk, yo, k2.
42: As row 32.
43- 50: As rows 33-34.
51: K3, *k1, p1; repeat to last 4 sts, ssk, yo, k2.
52: K3, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 4sts, p1, k3.
53: K3, *k1, p1; repeat to last 4 sts, k4.
Bind off in rib.

Place 30 sts from holder on dpns.
1: Kfb, k28, kfb.
2-20: K32.
21: K2tog, k2; repeat to end. (24sts)
22-24: K1, p1, repeat to end.
Bind off in rib.


Patricia Renwick © Copyright June 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights.