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Old 09-17-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone knit a doll? I found this sweet pattern
for a Nisse doll.. www.viv.dk/Patterns/EDownloads/ENISSERI.pdf

she's adorable! I'm thinking of making her for my 3 year old DD for Christmas....how hard is it?

If you have another free pattern to share, I'd be glad to see others..

Oh! And what weight yarn do you think they used...I;m guessing the Scottish Tweed 4 ply, but do you think I could use worsted for a bigger doll? (This one is only about 10 inches) Thanks!

ETA: What does everyone think about using KP Swish DK??
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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I've knit Teddy bears, and from what I'm seeing of this pattern it wouldn't be much more difficult to knit a doll than it was to knit a Teddy bear...IE not hard at all.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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Thank you! Any thoughts on the worsted weight?
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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I to have knitted bears but not dollies...she sure is cute though I think your daughter would love her. Worsted is that the same as our DK? If so I think that would be perfect. Good Luck x
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I've also knitted bears and the knitting part isn't hard at all. However, seaming and putting it all together can be a little tedious.

Don't let that discourage you if this is something you really want to do. Seaming isn't difficult, it just takes time.

If you are going to change yarn, I suggest knitting a large swatch to make sure it is the look you want. I made a bear once that took me several swatches and needle-size changes before I got the look I wanted.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:37 PM   #6
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She is VERY CUTE!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:26 AM   #7
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Thanks for the pattern! I have been wanting to knit my
2.5 year old dd a doll and I think this will just perfect!
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:59 AM   #8
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That doll is adorable!!! I knit a doll from this book (if you do the "look inside this book", it's the picture of the doll they show as being listed on page 20). It has you knit all garter stitch pieces (either squares or rectangles), then you shape them as you seam them. I made the doll with Caron's Simply Soft yarn because I made the doll for my messy toddler and knew it would need a lot of washing!
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I'd like to own that book cookworm but why is it $41.00?? I think I'll wait until I see it at a more reasonable price.
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Libbie, what yarn are you going to use?

I just love this little doll!! I can't wait to start her up!
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