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Welcome to this workshop which will be taught by Purplefi - one of our teachers who is a regular teacher on our workshop section.
Purplefi will lead you on a wonderfully fun journey where you will make a doll of yourself - she will walk you through all the steps and I guarantee you will have fun!
WORKSHOP GUIDELINES -- IT IS IMPORTANT YOU READ THIS BEFORE YOU START THE WORKSHOP!
YOU ARE NOW IN THE MINI ME WORKSHOP!
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This is important as sometimes corrections are made or there are additions to the original information. If you are starting the class, even after the starting date...
make sure you read the workshop from page 1.
Please post "I'mIn "as soon as you come into this thread to join this workshop- once I have counted you into the student count, I will delete your post.
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We hope you enjoy this workshop.
I would like to introduce you to your teacher Purplefi . Please do not hesitate to ask her questions -
Purplefi and thewren! in purple's garden-note the little mini me - that big minimee is holding.
Hello from PurpleFi, it is nearly midnight here in the UK but as the workshop is now open I will post the pattern before I go to bed.
Both PDF and A word document Docx are here -
DESIGNER HERE: PLEASE read all the pages on this workshop - there is information about a change in one of the rows on your pattern in both the downloads which need to be added to your copy if you are just starting the workshop. Thanks.
The written pattern has been fixed.
DOCX - Pattern for Mini Me
I shall be back online in the morning for a short while before I take my grandchildren swimming and then again later in the day.
Just post any questions when you think of them and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
This is a simple bit of knitting and I hope you will have fun making a Mini YOU.
I don't have Microsoft Office on my computer so I can't download.
I just downloaded a PDF copy for you and others who don't have 'word' . You should be able to open it.
Thanks for this workshop, Purple This is the second of your workshops that I have joined. I hope you enjoy teaching as much as we enjoy taking your classes.
PATTERN - SAME AS THE DOWNLOAD Correct pattern
PurpleFis pattern for Mini Me
For the BODY
Double Knitting wool in flesh colour probably less than 25 g
For the clothes, hair and shoes small amounts of double knitting wool in colours of your choice plus very small amounts for embroidering the face.
If you want finer more flowing clothes then use 4ply or even lace weight.
Remember this is YOU you are knitting and it needs to show your personality.
Beads, jewellery wire and other bits and pieces for making jewellery and glasses.
A pair of 2.75 mm needles for the body as this should be done in a close stitch.
Before I give you the pattern I will apologise now if it is not written as normal patterns. Firstly I do not use patterns very often and secondly, as my
grandchildren will verify I dont do normal!
LEGS ( knit 2 the same)
Using the long tail method and flesh coloured yarn, cast on 20 stitches.
Stocking stitch 3 rows.
Purl 6 stitches, cast off 8 stitches purlwise, purl 6 stitches
**Continue over the 12 stitches and stocking stitch for another
Cast off loosely.
BODY AND HEAD WORKED IN ONE PIECE FROM THE BOTTOM (LITERALLY) UP.
Using the long tail method and whatever colour you want to use for the pants, cast on 22 stitches
next row, knit and increase 4 stitches evenly across the row- (26 stitches)
Stocking stitch 9 rows.
Next row --(knit) k2, (k2 tog. k5) x3 K2 tog. K1
Change to flesh color
next row Purl, inc. 4 stitches evenly across the row
Stocking stitch l0 rows
Next row, K3, k2tog.k3,k2tog. k6, k2tog, k3, k2tog. k3, -( 22 stitches)
next row purl
next row -- K3, k2tog. k2, k2tog. k4, k2tog. k2, k2tog. k3, (19 stitches.
next row purl
next row - Knit 1, k2tog. to end of row (12 stitches )
next row, purl
Next row, Make one (m1) in every stitch (24 stitches)
Stocking stitch another 11 rows
Next row -k2 k2tog to end (18 stitches )
Purl next row
next row - k1, k2tog 12 stitches.
Purl next row, cut off yarn, leaving a tail and pull the tail through the stitches and leave loose.
ARMS -- MAKE 2 THE SAME.
Using the long tail cast on l0 stitches
Stocking stitch 24 rows,
next row K2 sl1,k1,psso,k2, k2tog. (8 stitches0
next row, purl
next row k1, (sl1, k1, psso),k2,k2tog,k1 this is corrected
Cut yarn, leaving a tail and pull the tail through the stitches, pull together.
*****Ladies -- if you downloaded the PDF copy - please make the change in the arm that I did -- the m should be a comma -see the red notation beside the corrected row.******.
Thanks Shirley, I appreciate it, This looks like a great fun workshop.
Trisha - I will post the pattern either tonight or early tomorrow -- I will try for tonight. It will be there when the class starts. Shirley
I will print out the download now! Will not be around much until later tomorrow....going car shopping.
I HAVE JUST DOWNLOADED A PDF COPY OF PURPLEFI'S PATTERN.It is in Purple's first post.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPEN THE PDF OR THE DOCX
I will also post the balance of the pattern today.
I will follow progress if that is okay but right now no time to knit these lovelies. Thank you.
Fold legs in half lengthways, right side inside. Join the top of the foot together and join the back of the leg. Turn to the right side and stuff the leg with toy stuffing quite firmly - Join the top of the leg together, making sure the seam is down the center back. Do the same with the other leg.
HEAD AND BODY
Fold in half with right side inside and join the center back seam. Turn right side out, and, keeping the seam at the center back, stitch the legs in the bottom opening.
From the head opening stuff the body and head firmly. Pull the stitches closed on the top of the head with the waste yarn you left when you knit it, and fasten off securly. Run a double strand of flesh colored thread
around the neck and waist and pull in a little. Fasten off.
KEEPING right side on the outside, join the arm seams from the fingers up to the opening for the shoulder. Lightly fill with some toy stuffing.
This is because you want to be able to pose the arms. Keep the seam on the underside and stitch with the arms in place on either side of the body just below the neckline.
ADDING THE FACE.
Mark the center of the face with a pin. count 4 rows up from the neckline and embroider a small open ve for the mouth.
2 rows above the mouth, in flesh color embroider one chain stitch to
represent the nose.
One either side of the nose, embroider the eyes. The center of the eye is done in a French knot (using whatever color your eyes are} then embroider around the center with small chain stitches in white.
If you find the yarn too heavy to do the face, then you could try 2 or 3 strands of embroidery floss.
Thanks for the workshop I am sure we will truly enjoy this.
I'm anxious to knit the doll..Thanks
With regard to the pattern for the legs. The cast off stitches make the foot then keep going over the 12 left on the needle for the leg. The seam will be at the back of the leg. Dont forget to knit 2..