Change of Pace

IMG_20190816_064920I took some time away from the blog for some summer revelry and relaxation. And then I decided to try something new! I’m designing. For dolls. At least for now. The dolls are one size, my kids can get involved, and the projects are quick enough that I can knit a couple samples.

My first pattern, Ribbed Doll Sweater, is live on Ravelry!

 

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I’m using knitonepugtwo designs¬†for my shop name. I realize doll sweaters have a limited audience, but they’re a great intro to sweaters and a learning experience on construction.

This pattern was only tested by me. But I’ve got another in the works with a tester. And I’m hoping to release two at the beginning of September! And I’m working on something for both a child and their doll!

I’m also trying to add helpful tips to my designs, things a beginning knitter might not think about. Like using VERY different types of markers when knitting lace.

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I’m also using links in the pattern, should you download it as a pdf, so it’s easy to understand terms like “back join.”

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Let me know if you’ve taken a look at my pattern or are interested in test knitting!

Mini Sweater #3

Mini sweater #3 is a top down raglan with a v-neck. I used scraps from my stash that I acquired after my aunt’s passing. I hope she’s looking down and smiling. I shortened the sleeves since I wanted the stripes to at least somewhat match up and I was running out of yarn. But my model Maddy doesn’t seem to mind. Plus, with all the Santa Barbara weather, it’s not like she needs too many full length sweaters.

I’m really excited about sweater #4, the steeking one!