Strolling Dolls by Sarah Ivinson

Strolling Dolls

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2480 yards (2268 m)
Finished Sizes Poe: 6½" tall and 3" wide. Flâneur: 6½" tall and 3" wide. Flâneuse: 5" tall and 4½" wide.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Knit your own strolling companions as toys or display items. Edgar Allan Poe, who first inspired the term flâneur, dresses carefully even for a day (or night) spent writing in his study. A dapper Flâneur sports brown trousers, vest, cutaway jacket, cravat, and top hat. Finally, the lovely Flâneuse prepares for an expedition in a park or department store, with long skirts, a warm muff, a shawl, and a modish hat. If you haven’t tried knitting human figures before, they finish up quickly and thriftily use up stash yarns.

Finished Sizes Poe: 6½“ tall and 3” wide. Flâneur: 6½” tall and 3” wide. Flâneuse: 5” tall and 4½“ wide.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Fingering (100% wool; 310 yd 283 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #123F saddle tan (A); #N48F scarlet (B); #N89 roasted coffee (dark brown; C); #308F sunburst gold (D); #701F stone (med brown; E); #N974F Bev’s bear (light brown; F); #601F pepper (black; G); and #740F snow (white; H), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn).

Notions Size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; stitch holder; tapestry needle; 0.5 mm floristry wire; polyester fiberfill; 1 skein Anchor embroidery floss (100% mercerized cotton; 8¾ yd 8 m): #363; embroidery needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 44 rows = 4” in St st.