08 May 2015

quick + purly: 5 dolls

Whoohoo! My Jane Austen Knits 2015 patterns and samples are in, which means I can rejoin the world and focus on things other than gauge and stitch counts.

Have you ever knit a doll? I've knit a few teddy bears and dogs in my time, as well as created the Matryoshka Japonais doll set. But I haven't knit a proper doll, by which I mean one with arms and legs and outfits. This week I found five little charmers for you from some talented knitted toy designers.

  1. China Doll by Sara Elizabeth Kellner $4.50 USD 
    I love that she is constructed like an antique china doll.
    Do NOT miss Sara's other patterns, including China Doll's outfit!
  2. Homage to Jane Austen by Noreen Crone-Finlay $6.75 USD 
    How could I not include a Jane Austen doll?
  3. Tulip Doll by Katie Boyette $6 USD 
    Katie's patterns are super-cute!
    I'm still holding out hope that she will publish
    her Henry VIII and Friends projects as patterns.
  4. Marie Antoinette Knit Doll Pattern by Amy Gaines $6 USD 
    More cuteness! The hair makes me giggle.
    Amy is prolific in the adorable toy category.
  5. Theodóra by Hélène Magnússon €5 EUR 
    Don't miss the adorable Icelandic wardrobe and sheep dog!
All images from the patterns' Ravelry pages. No copyright infringement intended - I just want to share the love!

There were so many pages of cuteness that I really had to get specific on which dolls to share. I think we will need a mermaid doll post, soon.

I'm off to decide which doll I want to knit most (right now) and to enjoy a calm Mother's Day weekend. Hope you have a good one, whether you are mother, child, or both.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!
xoxo, Kathleen

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