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Ekoknits

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Aug 12, 2020
ISBN:
9781393516880
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Ekoknits is a collection of 9 popular Ekokid patterns and includes the basic doll pattern and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories.

The patterns are easy and quick to make, and only use small amounts of yarn. You'll need just one pair of knitting needles for the whole book  - see below for tools and contents. *Over 50 patterns*

The Ekokid teenage dolls are soft and fun to play with and even tiny hands can dress and undress them easily. Make a whole collection at half the price of plastic teenage dolls and you'll be avoiding the plastic issue as well!

Tools and materials you'll need:

I pair of 4mm needles (U.S size: 6 and old UK size: 8)
A darning needle, or similar, for sewing pieces together
A pair of scissors
Paper and pen/pencil
Good to have:
*Large headed pins. These are useful for marking features and pinning pieces together before sewing.
*tape measure – for measuring yarn to verify you have enough, especially if you are using very small oddments.

Materials you'll need for the basic doll
25g. (about 60 metres) of flesh colour yarn
8m of 'boot' colour or 4m of 'shoe' colour
15g. (about 35m) of 'hair' colour 
Washable toy filling – non-allergenic toy filling is available from most craft outlets and needlecraft shops.
Embroidery cotton for features

Yarn measurements for clothes and accessories listed with individual patterns. 

 

Happy Knitting!

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Aug 12, 2020
ISBN:
9781393516880
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Linda Gray lived off the land as a stay-at-home mum on a tiny budget for many years and, among other things, learned how to connect with nature and the simpler things in life. Her experiences led her to pursue her childhood dream of writing and she has been sharing her ideas via books and blogs for more than a decade.

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INTRODUCTION

If you can:

- cast on stitches

- cast off stitches

- knit stitches

- purl stitches

- knit/purl 2 stitches together and

- Increase a stitch by knitting into the front and back of a stitch,

you'll be ready to tackle these patterns.

The simple and very effective dolls are mix and match-able. Create clothes and accessories, characters and stories and imaginary worlds to play in!

The patterns for each piece are small and quick to make and only require very small quantities of yarn. I used: 

**double knitting yarn (referred to as DK yarn) for all the pieces in this book

**size 4mm (U.S size: 6 and old UK size: 8) knitting needles for all pieces

However, you could maybe try a slightly thicker yarn and knit with larger size needles to create a bigger doll. I haven't tried this yet, but if you do, it would be wonderful if you could share your results - post a photo on Facebook.

The patterns are in step-by-step style; this makes it easier if you are just starting to knit and also helps to remember where you were when you get called away!

There are a few abbreviations used to avoid the written instructions being too ‘wordy’

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ABBREVIATIONS

st.  - stitch

sts  - stitches

K  - knit

P  - purl

st.st  - stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)

NR  - next row

K2tog  - Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog  - Purl 2 stitches together

Inc.1st - Increase one stitch (by knitting or purling into the front of the stitch and then again into the back of the stitch, creating 2sts for the price of one!

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TOOLS AND MATERIALS

I pair of 4mm needles (U.S size: 6 and old UK size: 8)

A darning needle, or similar, for sewing pieces together

A pair of scissors

Paper and pen/pencil

Good to have:

*Large headed pins. These are useful for marking features and pinning pieces together before sewing.

*tape measure – for measuring yarn to verify you have enough, especially if you are using very small oddments.

Materials you’ll need for the doll:

25g. (about 60 metres) of flesh colour yarn

8m of ‘boot’ colour or 4m of ‘shoe’ colour

15g. (about 35m) of ‘hair’ colour

Washable toy filling – non-allergenic toy filling is available from most craft outlets and needlecraft shops.

Embroidery cotton for features

ekoknits©LindaGray2020

TIPS

**Keep a pen and paper ready to note down the rows you’ve knitted, or use a row counter on the end of your needles. Either way works, as long as you remember to mark it down - or count the rows you’ve knitted by counting the lines on one side of st.st work, or both sides of garter stitch (all knit rows)

**When casting on or off, or joining yarn, leave a fairly long end to sew pieces together. One thing though – make sure you don’t start knitting with the short end of the yarn. There’s nothing worse than getting half way through a row, and realising you’ve drawn the short end and run out of yarn.

**When introducing another length of yarn, knit the first stitch in the row by wrapping new yarn around old yarn, and knitting the first stitch or two with 2 strands of new yarn - remember to knit this stitch/es as one stitch on the return row.

**Knit new cast on stitches into the back of each stitch to give a firmer edge. When adding new cast on stitches to a row, knit (or purl) into the back of two or three ‘old’ stitches as well as the new ones, to

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