Wool on Sundays – 86 (Parade and a quick tutorial)

 

Welcome to Wool on Sundays 86 and thank you to everyone who visited last week :)
This week I have knitted capes…

 

And, without further ado, I give you – a parade of peg dolls…
…and  A QUICK HOW TO…
(sorry, this is not a step by step photo tute and assumes a previous knowledge of knitting)
 
You will need:
1 x old fashioned type clothes peg
1 x 2mm wooden dowel cap 12mm half drilled (for head)
10″ x 3 3/4″ piece of silk
Small amount of 4ply weight yarn in colours for cape, scarf + mittens, hair
Small buttons
1 pair of 12th scale wellington boots
Base
Push wooden dowel cap onto top of peg and paint if desired. Push boots onto bottom prongs (?) of peg.
Dress
Cut a piece of fabric to 3 3/4″ x approx 10″.
With right sides together, stitch short edges together.
Hand stitch a 1/2″ hem at bottom edge.
Fold over 1/4″ and machine stitch at neck edge leaving a small gap .
Thread a length of cord through neck edge. Turn right side out. Position over doll and pull cord tightly to gather neck edge.
Hood
Begin at front edge of hood.
(pm = place marker)
Cast on 24 st
Rows 1-4 garter stitch
Row 5 – purl to end
Row 6 – knit to end
Row 7 – purl to end
Row 8 – knit to end
Row 9 – p 6, pm, p 12, pm, p6
continue in stocking stitch decreasing on 10th and every following alternate row until 4 stitches remain. Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and secure.
Cape
With right side facing, pick up first and last 8st across bottom of hood (16st in all)
Row 1 – k 3, p 1, pm, p 8, pm, p1, k3
Row 2 – knit all stitches. Increase 1 stitch into the last stitch before and first stitch after each marker (giving 20st in row 2)
Row 3 and following odd rows – k3, p to last 3 st, k 3
Row 4 and following even rows – work as for row 2
When you have worked 15 rows (or to desired length) garter stitch 4 rows and cast off.
Sleeves/hands
Using two dpns, cast on 4 st and work as icord for 15 rows, change to mitten colour and work 3 more rows. Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and secure.
 
To make up
Sew back seam of hood and attach arms at sides of cape.
Arrange cape on doll and secure at neck edge. Sew on buttons. Sew strands of ‘hair’ to inner edge of hood taking care it doesn’t show on the right side. Draw face.
Scarf
Crochet chain 44 st. Turn and treble to end.

 

Wishing you a happy and yarnful week :)

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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14 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 86 (Parade and a quick tutorial)

  1. Annette Oved says:

    These capes are sooo cute!! What size knitting needles did you use for them? I’d love to make them but you didn’t say what size needle??? Thank you so much!

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  2. Sandra :) says:

    Those capes are adorable – I see Little Red Riding Hoods, and Little Blue Riding Hoods, and Little Pink Riding Hoods – all decked out with their rubber boots and scarves – perfect for a spring walk in the forest, headed towards grandma's house (so – be careful girls, lol!) :)

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  3. Kim says:

    These peg dollies are so adorable!! Me thinks I am going to have to make some for our Christmas tree. Thank you so much for the tute. They do look gorgeous with their colourful outfits all lined up in front of those “Laws of England” reference books! There must be a story or two involving these little misses, Janine!! =)

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