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Helibop
Polly Dolly by Laura Long
Knitting
Helena, aged 18 months
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
433 yards
King Cole Merino Blend DK
1 skein = 123.0 yards (112.5 meters), 50 grams
Wendy Mode Double Knitting
0.5 skeins = 77.5 yards (70.9 meters), 25 grams
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Wendy Mode Double Knitting
1 skein = 155.0 yards (141.7 meters), 50 grams
Wendy Mode Double Knitting
0.5 skeins = 77.5 yards (70.9 meters), 25 grams
Notes

She’s turned out quite cute, though I’m not too sure about the face. (Embroidery is not my strong point… my first attempt made her look like Mrs Cartman from South Park!)

The pattern is easy and well written, but if I were to make it again I’d knit the whole thing in the round. I wish I’d thought of this earlier because it would have given a nicer finish than ending up with seams all over the place. Also the legs could easily have been picked up and worked down directly from the body.

For the clothing I followed the basic pattern for stitch count and rows, but altered the design to accommodate my obsession with stripes. (Also I’d learned my lesson by then and knit the dress in the round.)

First attempt at the shoes turned out way too small for her feet… (it may be that I overstuffed the feet) so I altered the pattern to cast on 28 instead of 26, knit 2 extra rows before starting the decreases, then knit an extra row of decreases before binding off. Even with that they are still a snug fit.

Re: her overall body shape… lets just say that she looks better with her clothes on (don’t we all!) Her legs hung a bit oddly at first, so I improvised a pair of knickers and sewed her into them which seemed to do the trick.

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Finished
June 2010
June 2010
 
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  • Project created: June 2, 2010
  • Updated: June 2, 2010