Little Adventures - Knitting Dolls and Little HandsMonday, April 22, 2013
The girls have been playing with these for the last few weeks. After some experimenting, I would recommend french knitting for 7yrs plus or a very enthusiastic 5yr old. While my 4 year old finds the french knitting appealing* the co-ordination is not quite there.
We have knitted our way through the pieces of wool that came with the doll. The coaster was carefully stitched after the kids went to bed, keeping up a fine family tradition of coasters for Grandma**.
E is now knitting her way through a multicolored ball of knotted ends. The different lengths add to the effect.
You can make a knitting doll with a wooden cotton reel and carpet tacks. There is a tutorial over at Knit for Victory.
*H picked up her doll, with the knitting already started and exclaimed "Look how much poos is coming out!"
**Mum stitched up our finger knitting and Gran used them as a coaster for her morning teapot and cuppa.