Friday, 27 November 2015

Doll Knitting : Method 2


Thank you so much everyone 
for the lovely response to the 
...'Little Yarn Dolls' Knitting Pattern...
it's been so very busy here and I've been 
preoccupied ever since putting together a second version 
of the pattern as requested which is worked on 2 knitting needles
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Little Yarn Dolls : Method 2

...is for those knitters who prefer to work 'back and forth'
then seam the pieces to create their doll
(the 'in the round' version is available here and here )
I'm very happy with how all the little dolls have turned out
and enjoyed creating both versions
Both look exactly the same when finished although made quite differently
and it's really just down to how you prefer to knit ;-)
There are lots of new photographs in this second version
...and detailed instructions for the neatest way to finish...
3mm Knitting Needles
Double Knitting Yarn
Easy to apply hair
Frilly dolly skirt is removable 
(and there's also the option of 2 different leg designs with Mary Jane shoes ;-) )

Now available on ETSY, Ravelry and here on the blog...
(more details in the listings)
For anyone who prefers to purchase on ETSY but would like to save the pattern 
to their Ravelry library just send me a quick message and I can send it to you x

I hope everyone who tries the patterns enjoys
their doll making x

...and finally..
I've now started knitting my aran sweater 
which I spoke about some time ago...a long time ago(!)...
(I would understand completely if you don't remember!)
I'm hoping to take some photographs of my progress next the week 
(dark wool and equally dark days here at the moment mean I'm expecting it may not be an easy 
task but promise I'll do my best ... I'm really enjoying returning to aran knitting! ;-)

...until then...

hApPy wEeKeNd aLl

P.S ...the little doll at the top of the post who is included in the new pattern
is called 'Blossom'....made in lovely silvery tones of blue, pink and brown x


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38 comments:

  1. Hello. Susan - so good to see your new post, and the wonderful photographs there. I do love these little dolls, and have knitted two in the round already, but I am going to get the new pattern to make little Blossom for me - a little self-indulgence!
    I have wondered how the aran knit was going, so it will be lovely to see it.
    Your post has really cheered a dark and incredibly wet evening - the colours are beautiful, and your words and photos a joy to see.
    Have a lovely, happy weekend, out of the rain and wind with your knitting!
    Take care,
    Lynda.

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    1. Hello Lynda!....Thank you so much and yes...I'm really loving my aran knitting as it's something I used to do an awful lot of a few years ago and I'm feeling back in my 'aran' comfort zone....I'm planning a blog post next week about it (light days permitting for photographs) and looking forward to more knitting over the weekend...Happy Weekend to you and yours :-) ...xx

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  2. Blossom is gorgeous Susan. :)
    Such a clever idea to have patterns to suit all knitters.
    I do remember your Aran knit, I'm looking forward to seeing it grow. :)
    Happy weekend lovely,
    V x

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    1. Well done for remembering, Vivienne!!...I knitted up about 12" a few days ago and am planning tea and knitting all weekend...can't think of anything better...Have a good one m'dear ;-) ♥..x

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  3. Hello Susan.. your little doll at the top is simply stunning! I adore her! I am going to try to work on my doll that I ordered from you this winter, I think after the holidays when things settle down. I think your dolls are so very sweet. Have a lovely weekend and I can't wait to see how your Aran knit is coming along. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Ooh, thank you Teresa...have a lovely weekend ♥ ...I'll be coming to catch up ;-) ...xx

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  4. Wonderful creations!!! Mary, I love your dolls! Dreaming about them... faving all your patterns in Etsy shop.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! ;-) ....Hope you have a happy, crafty weekend ♥...xx

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  5. Hello Susan! :)
    Your doll, Blossom, is simply beautiful! I like the colours, the details... your photos are lovely! :)
    Have a happy weekend and a good week!
    Ulica :)

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    1. Thank you Ulica...yes, I love these pretty pastels...all the Sublime shades are lovely :-)...Happy Weekend! ♥..x

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  6. Sweet, happy, colorful and light, your page is a delight for my senses, Susan! LOVE YOUR WORK!

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    1. Dear Anita....thank you so much ♥...hope you have a lovely weekend :-)..xx

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  7. Hi susan, another lovely blog post with another gorgeous doll. Her hat just sets her off, as do the lovely pastel colours. Good luck with the aran knitting, you will need it this weather x

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    1. Thanks Helen...it's a very dark, cold weekend here...the fire's on and there'll be more knitting today!...Have a lovely Sunday ♥...x

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  8. Thanks so much for providing the 2 needle pattern for these dolls :) I've been checking your blog regularly ever since requesting the 2 needle version, hoping to see this post!! Lovely.

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    1. You're welcome Susan!...I did enjoy putting together this second version (I had a lot of requests for it)...now it's complete it's lovely that there's a version for everyone :-) ...Have a good Sunday x

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  9. Such a good idea to provide a two needle pattern too, so everyone can choose their favourite method to knit your sweet little dolls! Blossom is so adorable! Happy week dear Susan!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen!...Hope you've had a great start to the week...Happy Crafting lovely ;-) ...x

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  10. Hi Susan, Such a sweet doll and a lovely post, wishing you a lovely Christmas and New Year full of new ideas.
    Glenis

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    1. Thank you Glenis...hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and yours a very happy 2016! :-)..x

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  11. such the sweetest little miss....gorgeous hat!!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  12. A very happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family Susan! Have a wonderful day!

    Merry Christmas
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda...hope you have a happy, crafty 2016 full of all good things ♥ ...xx

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  13. Thank you for sharing your makes and inspiring us. Looking forward to 2016 up dates, Happy New Year 2016.

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  14. Hi, thank you for sharing makes they are so inspiring and the pictures are always lovely. Happy New Year 2016 looking forward to any new makes this coming year. Thank you x

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    1. Thank you so much and for all the lovely comments through the year...hApPy 2016 to you and yours ;-)...I'll be back in my workroom next week and I'm soooo looking forward to lots of new creating! xxx

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  15. Hello dear Susan!So gorgeous!!!I love Blossom!
    Wishing you and family a wonderful New Year filled with good health, joy and peace!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you dear Ana...I hope you've had a wonderful Xmas and best wishes to you and your family for the best 2016! ♥,,,x

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  16. Such darling dolls! I have, finally, completed one of your beautiful tea mice. The workmanship is not as fine as yours, but I had such fun making it!

    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen...so lovely to hear that you enjoyed making the little mice...best wishes too for a happy crafty 2016!! ♥

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  17. Hola Mary Janes,.....very,very nice.pretty..........I love I love you work, is fantastic
    Tus muñecas son hermosas y delicadas y la combinación de colores divino

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    1. Thank you Mayte....hope you have a wonderful, creative 2016! :-)

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  18. Can I please get the pattern for this lovely doll? Thanx

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    1. Hello Drieke...you can purchase the pattern through the link here on the blog or in my Etsy shop here... https://www.etsy.com/shop/maryjanestearoom ♥

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  19. Are your patterns for these beautiful tous knit in the round of on 2 needles? I'm not a fan of knitting in the round. Also, are the "American" compatible? Will I be able to get the supplies in Canada? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Linda....the pattern purchased above (Method 2) is worked on 2 single pointed needles and seamed :-) The yarn is widely available online and there are links in the pattern ;-) x

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