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newamy
03-27-2008, 07:36 PM
I knitted this sweater a month ago for my daughter's doll. It is made of left over Lambs Pride. I decided to make this for the following reasons:
1) My daughter was home sick from school. I could knit during the movies she was watching.
2) To use up small bits of left over wool.
3) I wanted to practice a steek on something useful, so this was it.
4) To protect the doll! The doll is wearing it's second set of pajamas sewn by my mom-in-law. I have had to do some serious patching of the dolls cloth body. My daughter always sleeps with this doll and it is now 7 years old and well loved.

So the fair isle was totally random and unplanned. The steeking is not perfect but it worked and was a good lesson none the less. The sweater has held up so far and my daughter actually likes it. I didn't have a pattern just sort of planned it out using Elizabeth Zimmerman's percentage system. I had to wing the yoke though as the baby doll is not built like an actual human. All in all I think it's pretty cute.

Jan in CA
03-27-2008, 08:37 PM
Oh my gosh..how cute!

snowbear
03-27-2008, 08:45 PM
how pretty... I'm trying to get up the courage to make one of those..

auburnchick
03-27-2008, 10:52 PM
What a darling little sweater! Nice job!

ritaw
03-28-2008, 03:20 AM
Very cute :)

Maria2009
03-28-2008, 05:53 AM
cute!

Knit4Pie
03-28-2008, 08:06 AM
Very cute!

sue in canada
03-28-2008, 08:11 AM
That is really cute.

Jen17
03-28-2008, 08:32 AM
Very cute and your daughter must love it. Great idea of practicing steeks! I have never done one, but when I do, I'll have to remember your idea of practicing on a "little" sweater!

WandaT
03-28-2008, 08:35 AM
How stinking cute!!! Love it!

dustinac
03-28-2008, 10:06 AM
:passedout: too cute!!

bethany
03-28-2008, 08:03 PM
that's awesome!

Sassycanuckkniter
03-28-2008, 10:05 PM
You are a great mommy and knitter. I love the doll sweater.