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
1 pair of 12th scale wellington boots
Push wooden dowel cap onto top of peg and paint if desired. Push boots onto bottom prongs (?) of peg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crochet chain 44 st. Turn and treble to end.
Wishing you a happy and yarnful week :)
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