Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dancing Dolls Red Sweater

I am so glad to finally have this post put together to publish!

This sweater was made only for its sentimental value. My mother made red crewneck pullover when I was younger. The sweater still fits me so I wear it occasionally. She gave me the leftover yarns last year. And I made this for my little angel. Her is more crayon-inspired, just so you know!

Now both of us can wear same colored sweaters made by our mothers. How cool is that!

Technical Details

This is a machine knit piece and the dolls pattern is taken from this with slight modifications. Sweater is my original design and the pattern is available for free to anyone who asks.


Stephanie said...

You're an amazing artist! And what an amazing sweater. I love that you used yarn left over from your sweater. I've always wondered about machine knitting and how you do it.

Bhavna said...

Thank you!

Knitting with machine is very quick and easy. There are many things the machine cannot do but the amount of time you save makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fran said...

I love the fact that you have matching sweaters! One day, I will have a matching sweater with my daughter (except I will have knit both of them).

Stacey Trock said...

I've always wanted to try machine knitting! Do you have any tips for selecting a machine? (or what kind you use...)

Bhavna said...

Hi Stacey,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I bought my machine based on two criterion: 1.) Save time, 2.) Knit in stockinette.

So, I picked the basic model of Bond and I am a happy camper since. I guess when you go looking for yours, check the customer reviews and return policy carefully.

Hope this helps,

Zaz said...

hi bhavna, thank you for your nice comment on my blog, i've had my eye on dancing "people" on a stuff of mine for a while, tried your link of this beautiful sweater but it doesn't work for me :\
ps: what's your ravelry ID?