Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

A New Knitting Pattern

A beret knitting pattern is now available for the Little Darlings!  The pattern will also fit other dolls who wear a size 7-8 wig such as Linda Macario’s Penny and Polly.

This beret is knit in the round on DPNs with fingering weight wool.  If you’re looking to learn how to knit on DPNs here’s a quick project for you.  While you’re learning something new, you can make something cute at the same time.  I include tips that helped me learn this technique.

It took me quite a few tries to finally get comfortable with DPNs, and now that I have, it’s one of my favorite ways of knitting.  There are three reasons for this:  no purling, no seams to sew up, and a nicer looking piece.  The hats especially benefit from being knit in the round.  I don’t like how the seam ruins the patterning of the decreases, and adds stiffness.

Out of all the YouTube videos this one was the one I watched again and again.  I remember watching it for the first time and thinking to myself, “no way was I ever going to be able to knit with all those needles”.  It seems very daunting at first, but once you get it you wonder why it seemed so hard.

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Does your Little Darling need a new beret . . . or two . . . or three?  How about one in every color?

The beret pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.