Knitting update ;)

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Sooo I have a new pretty πŸ™‚ Therefore, much knitting again, as that doll is slimmer than the Obitsus and a even a tiny bit slimmer than th Ellowyne Wilde dolls.

The sweater with cables is loosely based on this basic pattern (only knit with 2 mm DPN; for the sleeves I decrease down to 20; and of course added cables πŸ˜‰ )

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(The Hoodie pattern is a very nice free pattern from ravelry by undermostsalamander)

The stockings are shaped to fit MNF cutie legs (wider over the knee with dec. under the knee, shaped heel etc πŸ™‚ )

Teal cable sweater, MSD size

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Blue cable sweater

This is again a fairly standard sweater, no waist shaping or anything, but this time, with cables πŸ™‚ Top-down raglan, seamless. MSD size (my lovely little model is an Obitsu 40 cm body with the “Kanna” head).

The “real” cables are in the front (middle) and on the sleeves. The smaller cables are just mock cables with crossed stitches.

This pattern has not yet been test knitted! Therefore, proceed with care and please let me know if you encounter any discrepancies! (… be my guinnea pigs πŸ˜‰ )

Please refer to the measurement chart for Obitsus; my model is an Obitsu 40, and e.g. for Minifee, the sweater is rather on the “comfy” side (i.e. bit too wide)

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Azone Pure Neemo Romper (also fits Makie, Blythe, and other dolls)

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This little summer romper was initially knit for the new Azone Pure Neemo body I bought from a nice collector. (This is one of the old bodies; while it cannot move the knees, they look much nicer in short clothes. Heads will arrive soon for me to play with during my vacation weeks πŸ™‚ )

Romper for Azone Pure Neemo

Mind that you most likely will have to take the hands off to dress your doll.

Browsing some forums, I came upon the information that Azone PN clothes will also fit for Makie! It is a bit fiddly to get on, but yes, it does fit πŸ™‚ (You’ll have to take off the hands,too.)

Makie in knit romper

In argumentum e contrario, it will also fit Blythe dolls, as Blythe clothes will fit Makie dolls. With some minor alterations (longer upper body part), it will also fit the Monster High girls!

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Let that yarn be unbroken dollieh booties / Schuhchen ohne Absetzen

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(fΓΌr Deutsche Anleitung ganz runterscrollen!)

I am trying to knit some nice thingies up for a friend whose baby is due in July. After much searching, I finally found the PERFECT pattern for baby booties. Knit in the round, without having to break and rejoin the yarn multiple times! πŸ™‚

And after some tweaking, also great for booties for ‘bitsus πŸ˜‰ (40-60 cm bodies, feet size: 6-6.3 cm length and 2-2.2 cm in width, so they should also fit all BJD with similar sized feet)

shoes and paws

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“Repurposed” Dress for Obitsu (40-60 cm)

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There once was this dress (free pattern) that was knitted in anticipation of my first Tonner Tyler – and turned out way too wide for her.

However, I was happy to find that it fits great for the larger Obitsu lot! πŸ™‚

Here it is on my Obitsu 60, admittedly a bit short as it was knit for MSD/16” size, but you can see the fit.

Square neckline dress from ravelry (free pattern)

New Year, new dolls ;)

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Weeelllll so not buying many more dolls will be one of my resolutions (however, those I will buy will be more expensive ^^”).

Though I still look at my Monster Highs fondly, I do not think I will buy any more of these (at least until I see that 17” girl they will bring out in natura). However, I have to admit that knitting for the Monsters still has the advantage that, given their bodyshape, projects for them are finished much faster than for the larger dolls… Every now and then I will just make a little sweater for them so as to not get frustrated with larger projects. Yes, I am a sucker for instant gratification.

My newest acquisitions lead me dangerously close to the BJD realm: a Hujoo Freyr and an Obitsu 40cm with an Ai-chan head πŸ™‚

Yes, the Freyr will get a faceup some time soon.

Yes, I did fall so in love with the large Obitsu that I am already planning how to get enough money together to get one of the larger bodies with about at least three heads ^^” (the heads are quite cheap, the bodies are the priciest items on these dolls). However, compared to their stringed resin cousins, they still are quite reasonable priced. While personally, I like the anime aethestics and will get the anime heads, Obitsu also offers some lovely “realistic” sculpts. Their “anime” heads plus the 50cm bodies get really close to the Dollfie Dream aesthetics πŸ˜‰

Though this little gem was purchased from a lovely collector from a forum, my “dealer” of choice for all things Obitsu is the parabox. Yes, they ship from Japan, so you have to be careful about postage and customs, but compared to most other sources *cough* evilbay *cough*, their prices are okay. If, however, you are inside the US, you might rather want to look towards the junkyspot πŸ˜‰ )

In my opinion, the great poseability and the easy handling make the Obitsu dolls much more desirable for me than the stringed dolls. For example, though I would not part with my little little Hujoo Freyr, which I already named Loki ;), the stringed dolls really are a bit problematic for me. The Hujoo, though made form ABS plastic, is stringed, and already this small 1/6 scale doll holds a tension high enough to make it hard to impossible for me to e.g. take his head off and put it on again alone. (I have some problems with my hands/wrists, and pulling against tension is sth. that is quite hard for me to pull off.).

The large scale Obitsu dolls come with a magnetic stand, which is basically a metal plate you put the doll on, which has magnets in their feet and can stand all on its own! (The Hujoo, too, can stand on its own, resulting from its good stringing.) Poseability is great in both dolls!

The little sweater for the Hujoo is our standard raglan sweater with 4×8 st in circumference plus 4×8 (2x [2×8]) for the sleeves (64 st total) on 2.5 mm needles with fingering yarn. For the trousers and hat I might post a pattern soon, but I am not totally sure anymore what I did exactly with the hat ^^” I can tell that it is 48st in circumference.

The Obitsu’s sweater is 4×12 st in circumference plus 4×12 for the sleeves (for sleeves then pick up 4 stitches under arm when knitting them) on a 2.5 mm needle with fingering yarn. The cabled yoke is knit separately (10 st width, about 27 cm lengths), then swen together as the collar. The working stitches are then picked up from the yoke (I picked up 4×16 and then started with the standard raglan increase).

Comfy Socks for Ellowyne Wilde Dolls / Dicke Wintersocken fΓΌr Ellowyne Wilde

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And because I always like to knit for my dolliehs, here is a pattern for bulky socks for Ellowyne πŸ˜‰

The heel is turned in the Boomerang fashion (working short rows). Next year I’ll try to goo down in needle size and yarn to create thinner socks.

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