The Edison Twins - Ellie and Eddie by Mary C. Gildersleeve

The Edison Twins - Ellie and Eddie

March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round on smaller needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 - 2250 yards (343 - 2057 m)
Dolls are one size
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These twin dolls evolved as I worked with the lovely hand-dyed (but washable) yarn from Lisa Souza. Worked in one piece and stuffed as you go, these dolls are a fun exercise in knitting with very little finishing work. The twins wear knit-in underwear under the easily removal sweater and jeans or jean skirt. Short-rows make the heels on feet and shoes while circular knitting is used for the striped yoke sweaters. A great introduction to fair-isle colorwork is the satchel for Ellie or matching backpack for Eddie.

Height: 15 inches
Waist circumference: 11.5 inches
Waist-to-heel: 8.5 inches
Arm – shoulder-to-fingertip: 5 inches
Feet: 3 inches long

notions required:
• three 7/16th-inch shank buttons (for sweater closure and Ellie’s bag)
• 6-strand embroidery floss in black for facial features
• fiber-fill stuffing
• 4 or more stitch-holders
• 2 stitch markers
• tapestry needle for hiding ends
• sewing needle for attaching buttons, stitching facial features
• optional: crochet hook (size B) for attaching Ellie’s hair)

• Doll-body is worked in the round all in one piece and stuffed-as-you-go.
• “loop CO” – make a loop on your thumb, holding closed with your pointer finger; make as if to knit into circle and put st on needle, purl into circle and put st on needle rep for number of sts required. Join. After a couple of rounds, pull yarn end to close CO circle; on ws, make an overhand knot near to circle sts to secure.
• Color-work is charted.
Stitches used:
• stockinette – in the round, knit all; back and forth, alternate knit/purl rows
• garter stitch – in the round, alternative knit/purl rnds; back and forth, all knit
• 2x2 rib – k2p2 for desired length