Little White Riding Hood?


Yes, it is still the white and blue 😉 As much I love these yarns, I think I’ll have to get back to my sock yarns for variety soon…

ImageThe dress has, again, my beloved picot-edge and a fixed white underskirt (you’ll have to look closely, but the fall of the dress is so much better with an underskirt in my opinion.

I’ll try and post the pattern for the dress (and similar shorter ones) soon, but to tide you over, please find the pattern for the hood in English here for free at this finnish knitter’s blog 🙂


Jahaaa, wir stricken noch immer mit dem Weiß und Blau, aber bald muss ich mal wieder zu den Sockenwollresten zurück für ein wenig Abwechslung…

Das Kleidchen auf dem Bild hat wieder eine Picot-Kante und einen fest eingestrickten weißen Unterrock (auch wenn man ihn kaum sieht auf den ersten Blick, fallen die Kleider doch viel schöner mit Unterrock).

Ich will versuchen, die Anleitung für dieses und ähnliche Kleider bald hier zu posten, aber in der Zwischenzeit könnt ihr euch die Zeit mit der frei zugänglichen Anleitung für die Gugel/Kapuze hier auf diesem Blog einer Finnischen Strickerin (auf Englisch)vertreiben  🙂

Kurzärmeliges Kleid – deutsche Anleitung


Hallo Ihr Lieben,

heute stelle ich euch mal meine erste Anleitung vor. Da der Eintrag dadurch etwas länger wird, gibt es diesmal für Deutsch und Englisch je einen eigenen Eintrag.

you can also knit the upper part in one color and the skirt in another

Es gibt auch einen schönen Effekt, wenn man das Pulloverteil in einer anderen Farbe strickt als den Rock


Das Schöne an diesem Kleid ist, dass man es ganz einfach den eigenen Wünschen anpassen und verändern kann, je nachdem, ob man einen weiteren oder engeren Rock haben möchte, ein längeres oder kürzeres Kleid etc. Die Anleitung folgt unter dem Cut:

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Mini Commission: Freddy Sweater


Before I send one of these on their way, have some pictures 😉 (it wasn’t a commission in the actual sense of the word; I do not want to get paid, but I am glad when I can make a fellow collector happy)

Another collector is currently redesigning one of her Operetta dolls into a child of Freddy Krüger’s. She made the cutest little knife gloves out of an old tea candle (aluminium) and some sturdy wool, I really hope she will release pictures of the finished project for the public 🙂

Anyway, I was asked to make a striped sweater, so I made two for the diversity 😉 (nah, I was just not glad with how the first one turned out, I began the sleeve at the wrong side and therefore one could see in the front where I changed colours >_<). I am really curious which one she’ll like better…



First try; you’ll notice the colour changes at the right sleeve


Personally, I like this one better ^^

To be honest, I will not knit with colour changes again soon, it really is more relaxing to just knit with one colour/pre-coloured yarn ^^” Less ends to weave in, cleaner back etc…

Witching Wardrobe


I have this compulsion to make clothes as soon as possible for the dolls I bought “naked”

Something wicked this way comes… This little ensemble is one of the newer knittings from patterns I liked. It consists of a formfitting dress, little socks and a beanie hat from the same yarn (patterns down below).

This little witchling I bought “nekkid” from ebay. The Create a Monster Sets come with only one wig for two dolls anyway (if you’re lucky, if not, you only have one torso anyway… always look twice before buying! These sets often exist in two version, with either one or two bodies). I am thinking of putting her up on ebay with these clothes. Thoughts?


The Witching Hour”, available for a nominal fee at ravelry

Socks (free pattern)

Hat (pattern A36 under “Accessoarer”; available in multiple languages)

My little tweaks: I always knit both hats and socks in the round. Personally I find this much easier: no purling, no need to sew in the end etc. 🙂 However, some people balk at the thought of knitting in the round at all and/or only having 14 stitches to do so…

My favourite needles are 2mm  double pointed needles, Symfonie cubics (also used for these items; most 4-thread sock woll can easily still be knit with these).

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