Friday, 30 September 2016

Miniature knitting for Jenny

While in Guernsey for our holiday in August I completed knitting Jenny's miniature sweater, however I didn't finish sewing in the ends or sew on the buttons.  Tonight, after an incredibly busy September in which work and my volunteer project has taken my full attention, I've sewn in the ends.
Jenny's cardigan inside out, showing the fair-isle knitting just before sewing in the ends
Sewing in the ends means carefully sewing into the backs of the stitches so that the fair-isle pattern isn't messed up on the right side of the knitting
Now all I have to do is sew on the buttons (the button holes are knitted in to the pattern), block press the sweater and Jenny can have it to match Lexie's purple fair-isle sweater.

The wool is 2 ply knitted on 1.5 mm knitting needles.  The pattern is my own design for the 8 inch Heather Maciak dolls Jenny and Lexie.  You can read about how I came to make this cardigan in Miniature Knitting for Heather Maciak.