Our book Knitted Dolls (original title: Strikkedukker) was published in 2011/2012 and became a very big success in many countries. Over the years, many people who have the book have requested we make a tutorial, as the doll project has many steps and is rather complicated. This is the second part out of 3 tutorials, which we hope will answer all the questions you ever had about the dolls. This time, we show you how to do the body and the arms.
Another issue about the book is that when we wrote it, we never thought it would be translated into so many languages, so we used a Norwegian yarn brand that is difficult to come by outside Norway. We’ve looked for a great alternative and finally we are happy that we are able to suggest the Merino Extrafine 120 (DK wieght) by SCHACHENMAYR. This yarn is available world-wide including the UK (where it is known as the Merino Extra fine by PATONS – but it is the exact same yarn as both brands belong to the same company). The Schachenmayr/Patons Merino Extrafine yarn has a great range of brown, beige and black colours that you can use as skin tones, and the supplier has promised us not to discontinue those colours in the future!
Get the pattern for the doll here
And you can get the yarn for the dolls here.
Next week we will finish the doll by showing you how to knit face and do the head.
ARNE & CARLOS