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Knitting for Dummies!

New A video that shows me knitting in miniature to give you an idea of the size needles and thread that I use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKdSn0ZPbek

I know that a lot of people come looking for free knitting patterns from me. I'm sorry that none are written up and to be honest they wouldn't fit a doll anyway -the requirements for a mannequin are less stringent than a doll. I am loathe to sell patterns that may not fulfill other people's expectations, and to give away free patterns would be unfair on other people who are trying to make a bit of a living from their own patterns.

 

 

 

Simplicity is often the most effective.

Variegated Oliver Twist thread with DMC 80 for the flowers and belt. Sze 20 needles.

A touch of fantasy here. A short windblown skirt, borders of leaves round the bodice and hemline, a twisted belt and a matching shawl add up to an outfit for a character in a Midsummer Night's dream - or perhaps the colours are more autumnal? One of the variegated Oliver Twist threads.

 

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

A bright contrast to emphasise the little crosses on the bodice and the raised ridges on the skirt and sleeves. Black DMC 80 plus variegated rose coloured Oliver Twist thread.
A favourite style - knitted to replace the pink/blue one above as that was given to a special lady who approached her 100th birthday. Black and white DMC 80. Now being reknitted as this one was given to a friend on her 40th birthday.

 

 

 

mosaic knitting

 

A venture in slip stitch knitting. Stitch pattern by Roxanna Bartlett. Variegated Oliver Twist thread plus black DMC 80.

 

 

Cream front with plain back and sleeves with knotted edgings. DMC 80. Size 20 needles.

 

 

 

 

Rainbow drops - raised colours sparkle against a black background. Rainbow YLI thread and DMC 80 black.
One way to use very thin threads is to double up two colours for the skirt and cardigan/jacket and use one of the colours for the bodice. Venne Colcoton 70/2, size 20 needles.

 

 

 

 

 

Pinkish red lacy top with assymetrical collar. Very subtle variegated Oliver Twist thread.

This skirt and the next one used the same variegated thread, but with plain red or blue thread added.

Rayon variegated thread plus 70/2 Venne Colcton. Size 20 needles

Rayon variegated thread plus 70/2 Venne Colcton. Size 20 needles

 

 

 

 

This was a very pleasing slip stitch pattern meaning that only one colour was used at a time.
The colours make me think of butterscotch and cream. Slip stitch pattern from The Knitting Fool site.

 

 

 

 

Rockabilly meets Marilyn Monroe. Own pattern.
This is one of the rare occasions where I have knitted someone else's pattern. The pattern can be found here Scroll over her picture to see the version on a wooden mannequin. I edged it in a contrasting colour and used beads to embellish the scallops.

 

helena bleeker

 

 

 

This little summery top uses a stitch by Annie Maloney. Unfortunately the choice of colour means that it doesn't show up too well.

I find that some of the most 'ho-hum' tops suddenly come to life with a little skirt. The skirt is made with an Oliver Twist variegated cotton which gives a lovely tweedy effect.

As usual I cannot get a decent picture of the cables down the middle, with or without flash, and no amount of photoshopping helps.

 

 

Useful links for miniature knitting supplies
Venne Colcoton threads
http://www.helena-petitefashions.co.uk/venne/colcoton.html
Dummies/Mannequins

http://www.tumdee-dollshouse-miniatures.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d202_doll-house-miniature-material.html

Oliver Twist threads
http://cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Oliver_Twists_Machine_Embroidery_Thread.html
YLI jeans thread
http://www.mini-mum.com/pages/YLIthread.html
Other needles and threads including DMC 80
http://www.meadowcroft-min.co.uk/k_threads.htm

 

                                     


 

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