Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Speakers

Susan B. Anderson

Photos

Session Type:

3-Hour Class

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Teacher:

Susan B. Anderson

Category

Projects & Patterns, Toys

Class Details:

Come knit an adorable folk-style doll seamlessly and from the top down with toy knitting expert Susan B. Anderson. Susan’s patterns from the ebook Mary, Millie & Morgan, published by Quince and Co., will be provided and used during class to take the students on a super-fun seamless doll knitting adventure! Although students will be working on a specific project during class, many toy-knitting tips, tricks, techniques, and skills will be shared and demonstrated along the way. Some of the technique demonstrations and skills worked on during class include: Casting on a small number of stitches on double-pointed needles; working in the round on a small number of stitches on a small number of stitches; short rows; duplicate stitch; doll hair-tying techniques; face embroidery; picking up stitches; placing stitches on scrap yarn; closing holes and gaps in your toy; gauge; stuffing discussions; and more! Please note: Toys are great for kids, but knitting them can be complicated for a kid to master. This class is fast-paced and intended for Intermediate-level knitters; please be sure you have the proper skill level so that you get the most out of the class!

Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; easy colorwork; experience with top-down garment construction; basic finishing techniques; short rows; casting on and working in the round on a small number of stitches on double-pointed needles; working in the round on double-pointed needles

Homework:

In your selected sport-weight yarn to make the doll, please check that your gauge is 6.5 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch. Suggested needle size is US 3/3.25mm (class uses dpns!).

Supplies to Bring:

Note the doll’s finished measurements are 9"/23cm tall when standing, 6"/15cm body circumference, approx. 3½"/9cm arm length, and 4½"/11.5cm leg length. Yarn used in the sample dolls is the sport-weight Chickadee from Quince & Co. If you’d like to knit the same doll as in the photo these are the yarn requirements: 1 skein each in the following colorways (refer to the photo online): Doll #1 (Millie—blonde doll with white skin): Egret 101, Bird’s Egg 106, Frank’s Plum 114, Storm 104, Winesap 133, Glacier 105, Carrie’s Yellow 125. Doll #2 (Mary—brunette doll with peach skin): Petal 111, Carrie’s Yellow 125, Kumlien’s Gull 152, Gingerbread 120, Crow 102, Lupine 116. Doll #3 (Morgan—black hair with brown skin): Twig 119, Iceland 153, Peacock 109, Crow 102, Winesap 133. Note: Yardage includes yarn needed for outfits. We won’t get to the outfits during class, but I’ve listed the yarn so you can plan ahead. If you’d like to use leftover sport-weight yarn for class, bring 100 yards or less in a skin color, hair color, shirt, leggings, and shoe color. If you want your doll to be in the selected skin color only, that’s fine as well. Needles: One set of 4 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 3/3.25mm OR size to obtain gauge. Tools: Yarn needle, a large baggie of fiberfill, scissors, embroidery floss, tape measure, detachable stitch markers.

Day

Friday