I have this idea for a swap where you'd make a doll to look like your swap partner (so you'd have to provide photos) including making little clothes like they wear, and maybe even little accessories like purse, jewelry or such. And the dolls could be made from any materials and in any styles, like with clay, fabric, crochet/knitted, with straw, whatever.
the triangles within the wrap are formed by short rows.
anyway, i was wondering, can this pattern be changed in construction so it's like the clapotis, in that first there is some increases until it gets to a certain size, then knit straight triangles (somehow) for a while, then do the decreases?
i haven't done much work with short rows so i am not sure if this can be done, and if someone has an idea of how to go about this, let me know , i'd appreciate it greatly.
This has happened to me for several garment projects-
I can't get the gauge in the recommended yarn weight (too big) so i keep going down in needle sizes to get it. How many needles sizes down is too much?
for example, let's say i am swatching for a project that recommends #7's on a worsted weight yarn, my swatch is too big on 7, ,6, 5, and 4's which is my smallest needle size- What would be the best course of action?
1. continue swatching on smaller needles, 3, 2, until i get it (even though it's worsted weight) and then use that?
2. take my gauge from one of the larger needle sizes and try to do a couple less pattern repeats to make the garment smaller - AKA "get all mathy on the pattern's ass" ?
okay, i begun my drop stitch lace tank from Fitted Knits , I am knitting it flat and i noticed that in the knit along a lot of people are recommending to Knit Through the Back Loop on the stitches before and after the yo in the lace pattern so that they don't look so sloppy.
I'm doing that, but i was wondering if i should Purl though the back loop as well on the next row?
In the latest swap I was in, i wanted to make clothes for my partner's Blythe dolls, and since i don't have any Blythes, I bought (4) vintage skippers on ebay, since i hear they match in body dimensions. And I think vintage skipper is just adorable! (this is why i got carried away and bought 4 of them instead of just one). I used patterns from the links here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164004.0 for the shirts I used velcro for the backs, and for the skirt and pants i used those little metal snaps sewn on.
I loved this shirt pattern! although, i must admit i ddin't add the sleeves, and so the sleeve edges were unfinished. I crocheted that tiny shrug just to cover the messy non sleeved edges! it's made with crochet thread and my #7 crochet hook, using a honeycomb pattern. The purse is also crocheted- with an F hook and sock weight wool yarn. (from knitpicks)
Here's skipper with a black boatneck tshirt ( i cut up my boyfriend's tanktop for this). The little skirt wasn't as hard to make as I thought it was going to be. She's carrying a crocheted market bag, hahaha she is on her way to the market, we can only assume.
and i got those little boots on ebay. this is "living skipper" and her arms, legs and wrists can move.
If any of you own any vintage skippers (60's) have you ever removed their heads (for re-rooting of hair) or read/heard of how to properly remove their heads so as to not damage them.
also, I'd just like to know if there's any other crafters out there who own/collect vintage skippers? I just accidentally bought 4 of them this past weekend on ebay.
I started looking at them because i hear their body dimensions are similar or the same as Blythe. I am involved in a swap and my partner has some Blythes that I'd like to make clothes for. If anyone can confirm that skippers have same body dimensions, I'd appreciate that as well.