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Yarn 4 ply Grey/Pink
Would like any suggestions for a sophisticated greyed pink 4 ply yarn. Want to knit a cowl for my dil. She likes pink but what I call grown up colour of a greyey pink!!
Any suggestions on easy to obtain yarns most welcome.
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Yarn for Pocket Poppets
I need some help in deciding which or what yarn to buy in order to make one of these dolls. I usually know what I want for shawls, hats, mitts, sweaters etc., but I am at a loss as to what yarn to use to make these dolls. Anyone out there that has made them...can you please help? All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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A request
If you post a picture of something you made can you put the name of the pattern in the post? It would be so helpful for those that admire the item and want to make it. Thanks!
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Little Girl's purse
My granddaughter Sophie asked me to make her a little purse. I of course said yes. She loves all the things I make for her. I am hoping one day to teach her to knit.

So here it is. Sorry no pattern. I just winged it. I used the cable braided knit stitch because it makes a sturdy pattern.


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My Knitted Doll book - first attempt
Well, here's Martha, my first attempt at a doll from Louise Crowther's book, "My Knitted Doll."

The needles were small, but so was the cotton yarn (finer than the DK I'd been using for other toy projects), and they produced a nice, firm fabric.

There are 11 girls and 1 boy pattern, each having distinctive personalities marked by various hairdos, shoestyles (Mary Janes, boots, sneakers) and accessories. Martha wears striped undies, and her jeans have a belt and belt loops.

I appreciated the numerous, detailed photos, and the directions were clear.

I did, however, have a tussle attaching the Mary Janes to the feet, seaming and ripping them out twice (!) until I realized I was seaming the wrong (lower/shorter instead of upper/longer edge) edge of the shoe piece.

Martha will go to a young friend to help celebrate her birthday in a few weeks (from one doll to another). Then it will be time for me to choose a doll to knit for me!








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New KAL
Deramores has a free pattern for a Beach Themed Blanket. Anyone going to join me in making it?
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Gabriels' Hat 2019/62-64
More done and many more that i must still sew up.


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Faggot Stitch Question
I really like the Faggot Stitch.
I started off with a three inch k1p1, then started the stitch.
It was going to be a sweater.
I had about 4 or 5 inches done, and it started going off kilter.
Is there a way to prevent this, or can I only doing this stitch in panels?
Here is the stitch I was doing:
yo, slp1pw, k1, psso repeat to end
then p the row.
That's it.
So, should I alter the pattern or can I not do the whole back in Faggot?
Thanks in advance.
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Test knit : Daisy's for baby 2019/61
Love the pattern and will make again but this time, i will have the buttons better spaced as i now know how many rows the cardigan is.

Thanks for looking.


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Suggestions if you can for a really good light weight yarn
I am planning on making a few two piece twinsets for e,short sleeved round neck sweater and matching cardigan. I have few patterns that call for 4plyUK wool which I am familiar with but I want these to be especially nice so don't want any acrylics etc, Choices are pure wool, wooll with silk added , wool with cashmere added, or all cashmere or all silk or even a good cotton. I particularily want then to be in fine yarn even thinner than 4 ply would be nice to checkout.

Could someone guide me please. I am not concerned about the cost, also if anyone knows of any twinsets patterns I would be very grateful..thank you in advance

You guys are like the best information network and I have seen you do magical things.

Thank you in advance XX Jeannine
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