Monday, 7 February 2011

Little Rootchild pattern

Rootchild


Cast on 26 stitches
k4 rows
p7 k2tog p8 k2tog p to end (24 st)
work 4 rows in stocking stitch
k6 k2tog k7 k2tog k to end
work 5 rows in stocking stitch
k6 k2tog k7 k2tog k to end
p to end
k2tog to end
Change to skincolour and purl back
kfab to end
work 7 rows
k2tog break yarn leaving a long tail and pull it up trough the remaining stitches. Seam the back of the head and then thread your yarn trough the kfabs stuff and tighten the neck up. Carry on seaming the back of the doll.
the doll body will not be stuffed and should stand fine on its own.

Arms
cast on 6 st and knit an icord for about 1cm change to skin colour knit 2 rows, break yarn and thread it through the remaining stitches. Attach it right under the neckline at either side of the body.

hair.
I'm not entirely happy with it at the moment but this was the only wool I had carded and ready to go. I was hoping to have some wool dyed but I and the supermarket where out of vinegar so this has to do for the moment. It was felted on much the same as I did with king Winter (look in the tutorial section for the instructions).

Cloth
cast on 10 stitches and knit until you have a square cast of and attach a corner to each hand

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