Rayan by Ranée Mueller


November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, on smaller needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
165 yards (151 m)
One Size
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Rayan is another design named after one of my children. This is a memorial of sorts, for a child who did not live long. This type of primitive comfort doll is known in our house as a lovey or a wubbie. It is a topsy turvy doll as well. The lace is reversible, and there is a head for each side, one that is awake and one for sleeping. Perfect for a quiet time toy, or as a bedtime comforter, or as a “church doll” that a little one can bang around during services without making a noise to disturb those around her.*

Note: I used a five skein mini-pack to make this doll. This is a perfect project for leftovers, however. I used 45 yards of each color or less.

Gauge: 25 stitches X 28 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on smaller needles in the round, blocked

13 stitches X 21 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in Porcupine Lace on larger needles in the round, blocked

Finished Measurements: Head circumference approximately 10.25 inches / 26 cm

Length from head to hem of skirt approximately 15 inches / 38 cm

Skills Required: Casting on provisionally, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, increasing and decreasing, basic embroidery, basic crochet hook manipulation.