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Little model.
Here is our new GGS, Jackson, wearing the sweater and hat that I made for him, although not much of the sweater is visible.

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Use of dress form for knitted items?
Has anyone used a dress form (mannequin) for knitted items?

I'm a smaller plus size and I see that they are small-med-large-full figure adjustable

I'm looking for recommendations/advice

thank you

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Puppy dog
This didn’t turn out as I wished. However I think it turned out cute.

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Spring has sprung Down Under
Thought KPers might be interested in two pics I took today.
The first is of cliveas which I can see from my kitchen window. The second is of Alstromerias or Peruvian Lilys on our patio. Thanks for looking, tortie.

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Hi everyone,
has anyone ever bought Mrs drange knitting patterns please
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Blocking Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
I am Knitting a sweater for my husband and the pattern is Guido. I got it from the Love Knitting website. I started to block one of the sleeves and soaked it in cold water. The sleeve stretched substantially and now I am nervous to block the other pieces. Does anyone have advice.
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Kiwi Knits Hope Bunny Pattern
For those of you who wanted my bunny pattern, here you are.

Kiwi Knits Hope Bunny

Can use any yarn. Use needles a size or two smaller than recommended for the yarn chosen. You want the knitting to be tight enough that the stuffing isn’t easily seen. The toy is knit in stockinet stitch except for the ears which are garter stitch.

Starting at the head:
Cast on 14 stitches. Knit 1 row.
Row 2: increase in each stitch across--28 stitches.
Continue in stockinette stitch until a total of 16 rows.
Row 17: *K 1, P 1, Repeat from * across. This is the neckline row.
Row 18 - 20: continue in stockinette stitch.
Row 21: K 6 sts, k 2 sts tog, yo, k 12 sts, yo, k 2 sts tog, k 6 sts. These yarn overs make the holes to run the arms through.
Continue knitting for a total of 40 rows from cast on.

Divide for legs: Row 1: Knit across 14 stitches. Put remaining 14 stitches on a stitch holder.
Rows 2 - 16:Continue in stockinette stitch. Cut a lengthy yarn tail, thread it through a tapestry needle then gather these 14 stitches off the needle.
After putting stitches held on stitch holder onto knitting needle, continue for a total of 16 rows for other leg.

Arms: One length of knitting makes both arms.
Leaving about 6 inch length of yarn, cast on 12 stitches.
Knitting in stockinette stitch, purl the first row and continue in stockinette stitch for a total of 44 rows. After threading a tapestry needle gather stitches off of knitting needle. Pull tight and then seam for about 12 rows. Don't tie off yet. Sew the other end by gathering the cast on stitches tightly then seam about 12 rows but don't tie off yet.
Don't stuff the arms except for a tiny bit in the hand area, if you desire.

Sewing up:
Starting with the legs, sew together uisng the mattress stitch. When legs are seamed, stuff. Continue to seam up the center back for about 4 rows.

Now take the arms piece by one end, from the outside of bunny poke the arms piece end through the armhole, across the inside of the bunny and out the armhole on the other side. Position it as evenly as you can.
Now seam the rest of the bunny stuffing a little as you go. When you get to the top of the head and have plenty of stuffing in the bunny, cinch up the yarn at top of head tightly and close, tie tightly and hide yarn tail inside bunny.

Now back to the arms.
Seam the arm until it is at the bunny underarm. Take a couple of stitches into the bunny to keep arm in proper position. Repeat for other arm.

Ears: At top of head to the side of center, pick up 3 sts. Knit 1 row.
Next row: Increase one stitch at each end. 5 stitches.
Garter stitch (knit every row) for 13 rows.
Next row: Decrease one stitch at each end. 3 stitches.
Next row: Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over. Pull yarn through and cut. Repeat for other ear. Tuck yarn tails inside bunny.

Neckline: Thread a length of yarn in tapestry needle and run it through every other stitch at neckline, cinch it to size you want neck to be. Hide yarn tail in bunny.

Embroider face as desired.

The overalls/dungarees are from the book "50 Knitted Dolls".


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Fairisle to double bed jacquard
I was wondering if any fairisle pattern can be done as double bed jacquard? I am using a Brother 940. I was attempting pattern #35 from the stitchworld book ( a polka dot type of fairisle pattern) and the floats were long so I wondered if I could do it as DBJ and avoid floats. Any help would be appreciated.
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5th Bedtime Gnome!
They keep multiplying just like rabbits ....

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"Blue Note" pattern question
Has anyone knit the "Blue Note" sweater pattern from MKM July 2019.
Reading the pattern the sleeve increases makes the first size larger than the third size, is this normal?
I haven't knit many sweaters and wonder about the smaller size being larger at the bottom (below the under arm) of the sleeve than the biggest size.
Thank-you for any help you can share on this pattern.
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