I can't do real knitting but I have a lot of fun knitting with round looms. Now my loom knitting just got smaller! I found Cottage Looms on Etsy.com and specially ordered a 52 peg Extra Fine Guage loom which I figured would make a great ski hat for Ellowyne. And guess what? It fits Les Cheries and Groovy Girls too, any doll with about a 7 - 7.5 inch head. In the past I've made a bunch of hats and scarf sets for American Girl Dolls using Knifty Knitters small blue loom (sized for preemie hats) and I loved it. The Extra Fine Guage loom from Cottage Looms is just perfect for our much smaller dolls as the stitch scale is more realistic for their size. (I have no connection with Cottage Looms other than I am a very satisfied customer.) Cottage Looms does not sell hooks and my Knifty Knitter brand hook was a little clumsy for the extra fine guage No 1 yarn so I remembered I had a dental tool from the Dollar Tree. Eureka! It worked perfectly easily fitting in the groove of the pegs and lifting the yarn over the peg (which is how you knit with looms). If you try the dental tool, use the end in the picture that is circled. Below is one of my loom knitting projects for American Girl or similar dolls.You can see how much larger the stitches are.
The great thing about knitting for dolls is that there's not much to knit so you won't get hot doing it, even while you are at the beach. So maybe this really is a summer project?If you want to try loom knitting, there are gazillions of patterns out there on the web and great tutorials on Youtube.com.That's how I learned.The regular Knifty Knitter guage is easy enough for children too!Speaking of Children, see the cutie below and time for a wee Bible break:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful (from Psalm 139:13-14 , Holy Bible)
Spring Sale Time: Only in our Etsy Shop! Use coupon code: SPRING2014 for 20% off as much as you can buy through the end of April. To go to BeachBabyDoll's Etsy shop, click button below. Thanks so much for all your interest in our patterns!