You’ve already seen pictures of my Paper Dolls but here are some knitterly details.
Initially, I went with Sundara Sock in the brilliant blue paired with Malabrigo Sock in the burnt orange. But when I was knitting the corrugated ribbing, Jocelyn sweetly pointed out that the two yarns were of different weights and for colorwork that would be a definite no-no. I immediately went to Sundara’s website to track down a similar orangey colored sock yarn to knit the dolls. What I found was an amazing fiery orange called Fire Studies #252 and the Malabrigo pales in comparison.
With my gauge problems temporarily shelved, I zipped through the body and then it came time to knit the dolls.
I’ve talked about my colorwork grumpiness before and so I won’t recount it again. Pouting aside, the finished top is fantastic! Ya’ll know about my steadfast devotion to blocking and this time it did wonders to the garment. The fit is great and the fabric has the perfect drape and softness. I knit the short rows exactly like the pattern prescribed but I did make changes to the waist shaping and needle size for the corrugated ribbing. I also added the pigtails to the dolls to make them look less alienesque! Details of these changes are on my Ravelry page.
I used only two skeins of the blue and about 1/3 of the orange skein. That means I have plenty of leftover fingering weight yarn to knit another little something.
Pattern: Paper Dolls by Kate Davies
Yarn: Sundara Sock in “Cobalt Over Mediterranean” and “Fire Studies #252″Lace Malabrigo Sock in “Terracota”
Needles: Size US 4/3.5 mm
One satisfied knitter!
And I got a mention! Yay!
These photos are even better in my 40-inch Bravia TV which subs as our PC monitor!
Kudos to Vineet for the amazing photos, as always.
Wow! That turned out beautifully and it looks great on you!
I wasn’t sure how the colors were going to turn out when I first saw them but they are spectacular together. You did a fabulous job!
It looks fantastic! What a perfect fit! Love the pic on flickr with Kiki’s hand on your shoulder, sooo adorable.
Oh it’s really very beautiful, congratulations on some lovely work
And you say u can’t do colorwork! Its perfect! The colors are gorgeous and go so well together. Oh! Its a great pattern too. 🙂
U added the pigtails and made it even more adorable ,its the most beautiful color combination and the yarn is shining in the snaps like silk .The fitting is also perfect .
the top looks like it comes from a celebrity boutique .
stunning and stylish with brilliant colors with a fitting model 🙂
Looks wonderful, the pigtails were a great touch:)
What wonderfully rich and vibrant colours — such a super combination! You did a beautiful job of knitting and it looks fabulous on you!