I’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent (what’s new?) and been buying more dolls (second hand on ebay) . . . all because I saw the most adorable knitting pattern that I just had to buy!
The pattern is by a Canadian lady, and can be found here: CSKraft4Dolls, if you’re interested/curious. I believe she also sells on Ravlery, but I prefer to buy on etsy.
Anyway . . . Disney Animator dolls are 16” tall, and very tubby, younger looking versions of the well-known Disney characters. This headless pair being Belle and Rapunzel.
I promised I wouldn’t spook you out with dolls on this blog . . . so I cropped off their heads, to show just the knitting. If you’d like to see the dolls themselves, then just hop across to Claire’s Collections, which is my new blog, dedicated entirely to my doll collection. I personally think they’re adorable, but I realise I’ll probably be outnumbered. That’s fine . . . the world would be a less interesting place if we all liked the same things, wouldn’t it?
You’ll notice, from photo, that the two outfits don’t appear to be the same size/fit. They’re not. I started out knitting the outfit on the right, using a 3.75mm needle and DK yarn as recommended . . . maybe my tension was too tight? but the shorts ended up way too snug, and the top turned out too short (for my liking). So, I moved to a 4mm needle for the second attempt, and added a few stitches to the shorts, and a few rows to the tunic.
Great thing about the pattern, apart from being nice & easy to follow, is there are also instructions to make a dress . . . and more instructions to make the dress with a knitted yoke and a fabric skirt. I will definitely be attempting both of those!