Hey there! So until recently my most advanced project was a striped scarf, I’ve been staying in my comfort zone for a while…. A long while. I’m starting to get into more things since I started watching Knit and Crochet Now! and Knitting Daily, and I saw them make this doll in stockinette stitch. I thought hey I could maybe probably do that. So I decided to start my new project, Dolly Long Legs! I printed the pattern from Knit and Crochet Now! and got to work! It took a while, there was a lot more measuring than I’m used to and I didn’t even know what batting was (thank goodness for my mom), however I eventually got it!
I learned some new techniques, like a three needle bind off and the mattress stitch to seam up the doll. I haven’t sewed anything by hand before, but for this project it was fairly easy. I also learned how to make a french knot thanks to my mom and a satin stitch that we used to make her mouth. It was particularly helpful that I could watch the show over and over as much as I wanted, since I had recorded it and put the pattern together with some visual instructions. I was also really lucky that my mom had the batting I needed because I had no clue I even needed it but I finally did it and put together a doll for my little step-sister, Ashlee! She loved her Dolly Long Legs! It was really fun making it and I think Ashlee will have a lot of fun playing with it. Making gifts for people is one of my favorite things about knitting!
Working on Dolly Long Legs also helps me practice designing, when I make clothes for the doll, taking measurements and things like that. It’s good for a beginner even though it seems somewhat complicated. I’ll post the link to the pattern I used here, it’s free to download but for now it’s back to knitting so see ya soon!
Elena Jacobson is a full-time student with a busy schedule, but in her free time, she is knitting, post-crossing, reading, writing to pen-pals, and she has volunteered to help train dogs in obedience.