Thursday, January 14, 2010

Paperdolls


I have been wanting to knit something for Anna for quite sometime now. One night we went on Ravelry together, and I tried to talk her into a few sweaters I was in love with. She did not like any of them. Not one.

Then we saw this one. The paperdoll sweater. I tried to contain my excitement and not say anything, hoping she would see it and think she had picked it out.
Well, it worked. She fell in love with the "dolly sweater."





It is a tad big for her because the smallest size is a six, and she is a four. A very tiny, skinny four. I don't mind though, that just means she will be able to wear it for two or three years instead of one.




I had the lovely green and brown yarn in my stash. Renee sent it to me a while ago and I had every intention of making a pair of socks, but I had to have it for this sweater instead. Had to.
We went to the yarn store and she picked out the pink for the dolls. It was so much fun.




Details:
Yarn: One ball of socken wolle in green, one ball of cascade heritage in hot pink, one ball of knitpicks gloss in brown.
No mods, this pattern is written beautifully. It was so much fun to see it come together. It is seamless, and comes in adult sizes too!



32 comments:

kim said...

Oh, it is perfectly adorable on her. And so much better since she chose the pattern herself.

QuiltedSimple said...

it is so. cute. And when did she start to look so grown up? very lovely!
Kris

Ashley said...

What a fabulous sweater! She looks absolutely adorable in it.

(if I knew how to knit, I'd make one in my size!!)

Rosa said...

That is a wonderful design and pattern. I think it is darling. I am sure she will treasure it for a long time.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Absolutely adorable. And thanks for the heads up with the boots. Btw, I just realized it is your recipe for the fudge pudding cake I used a little while back.

The family went CRAZY for it. Thanks ;)

Lisa xo

august25 said...

So sweet! She is adorable in it. The sweater is beautiful. Have you seen the owl sweater? I have that one on my list to knit for one of my girls!

Meg said...

Wow! Well done!

FinnyKnits said...

Yep. Most adorable thing I've seen knitted in a while.

Excellent work and, Anna - you're the cutest!

The Slop Queen said...

It's wonderful!!! I wish I knew a little girl 'cause I'd start that sweater tomorrow.

And when did A. get so big? (Well, you know, big for such a petite little thing.)

Marsel said...

Adorable!

Maryse said...

I don't know if Anna was made for this sweater or the other way around, but it is very stylish! I love it!

Rene' Sharp said...

Absolutely stunning. Your daughter looks just adorable in this. You really are a knitting machine!!

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

It' absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! And your daughter is just adorable as well!!!

Kimberly said...

that is absolutely adorable, as is your daughter. she looks soooo happy with it!

Hege said...

It's beautiful!
I wish I could persuade my daughter to wear one, but see is not very fond of handknits :(

Jessica said...

Her smile really tells how much she loves this sweater---it turned out great!!

Marcia said...

So sweet! I love that you did all that together! Have you tried to teach her to knit at all yet? I still cast on for my baby (18) but she merrily knits away on a scarf after that. Ü
She looks older than 4, she must be almost 5. What a doll. Thanks so much for sharing. It warmed my heart.

Shorty said...

Great job! What a beautiful sweater. I'm trying to learn to knit... maybe one day I can try that pattern, too!

Anonymous said...

So cute. I am back to learning how to knit. I hope to be able to make one of those for my daughter. Have you ever blogged about how you learned to knit, books, etc.?

Anonymous said...

Those photos of our Anna are awesome and it was so great to see her in the sweater in person! Perhaps she has a modeling career ahead? I can see her in the pages of the Halcyon catalog now!
MOM

jessieg said...

Beautiful! Fair isle knitting?

Valerie said...

Adorable. Simply adorable. I've got to learn to knit!

stitching under oaks said...

she is so proud isn't she? what a cutie she is! and that sweater is adorable. i love the colors you chose. beautiful job!

Renee said...

It's gorgeous!! What a beautiful knit for your daughter.
I'm so happy to see the yarn enjoyed and knit up into something so wonderful. :)

Liz said...

It is so cute! I love those colors together.

Hilary said...

That is so, so, so cute!! And Anna looks so thrilled! I just love the color combo.

elliebelle said...

So sweet and cute! Great job!

Linda said...

Totally cute! (sweater and little cutie-pie daughter) Was it hard to knit? It looks like it would be super hard to do. Once again, you've amazed me.

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Cyndi said...

LOve it Love it! so cute on her

ColorSlut said...

Adorable sweater. And it fits her so well. Good job you!

Nantucket Dreams said...

perfection!!!