Sunday, December 20, 2009

a little pressie

Sometimes I really overestimate my ability to get things done. I'm sure I'm not alone, you know when you set yourself a goal of what you're going to achieve and then when you haven't achieved that goal, you look back and realise how totally unrealistic that goal was. I'm really good at that. Setting unrealistic goals, that is. That's why I am up at 1:00am now, knitting Christmas gifts.

Anyway, one of my more recent unrealistic goals was to publish a set of dolls' clothing pattern in November.  ahem.. Seriously, what was I thinking? Where did I honestly think I was going to pull the time to do that?

I did get a couple of garments knit, and even a couple of patterns written out and a few dodgy sketches drawn. But a set? Nowhere near it.

So to say sorry for not getting it out there ready in time I've decided to put one of the patterns that was to be in that set up for free download.

This is the poppy cardigan. You might recognise it from earlier in the year when I designed it for Michelle from poppy, bean and bloss.

It's a simple seamless or almost seamless little DK/8ply knit designed to fit 40cm/16 Waldorf style dolls such as Michelle sells. 

The cardigan is knit from the top down and features raglan sleeve shaping and built in button bands for three sweet buttons to encourage fine motor skill development.

Two options for knitting the sleeves are detailed; they can be knit either as small circular pieces or flat and seamed later.

This little cardigan also fits baby dolls of the Baby Born size as well as American Girl and Gotz dolls. I haven't tried it on our Australian Girl doll yet as she is still in the box until Christmas.  It's a little big on Belle, who is a 14 inch Disney Princess doll. 

you can download the pattern by simply clicking here

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I will add it to the sidebar too if you wish to find it later. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.

Merry Chrismas everyone :D


  1. another classic seamless knit- thank you for your generosity and giving it away.

    the trick to getting everything done by the date that you set is baing able to go for multiple days with no sleep and yet maintain the normal happy mummy persona- something that I have yet to achieve so have given up and decided that sleep wins!

  2. Oh thats a gorgeous cardy! Great pattern :)

  3. That is just too cute! I look forward to you publishing it next year as I plan to make my first waldorf doll in 2010. Beautiful work!

  4. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keira will love that for her baby aysha aka baby born doll!


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