Show and Tell – Doll Scarves

Have you ever heard the saying, “great minds think alike?” Well, both Karen (our trusty craft editor) and I both decided to learn to knit this year – without even talking to each other about it first. How cool is that? And it seems that we both had the same first project in mind, too – doll scarves.

First, I’ll show you Karen’s finished product:

knitted doll scarf

You can read about her New Year’s Resolutions and get updates on her knitting here. But don’t Chrissa and Saila look adorable – and warm?

I decided to teach myself how to knit, too, and have been using the book by Klutz called Knitting: Learn to Knit Six Great Projects. It comes with yarn, knitting needles, a crochet hook, a button and an instruction book. The pictures and instructions are pretty easy to follow and I was able to pick it up quickly. I used their needles and yarn for my first practice piece but for my first project I bought some fun, thick, pink yarn.

Doll scarf

Calista was happy to model my finished project, however it is too big for her! The yarn was fun to work with, but it is too thick for a doll scarf I think. And I made the scarf longer than it needed to be for an 18″ American Girl doll. So I went on a search for a better model.

Knitted scarf for Build a Bear

The pink poodle from Build-a-Bear Workshop was glad to model and the scarf fits her great!! She says she’ll keep it. Plus it is so cozy and warm for a windy February night.

I am looking forward to seeing what Karen makes next and I am ready to try learning the next steps of purling and following a pattern, too.

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Comments

  1. I love this post! Thanks for including my work! What fun, Oh and I am a lefty , finding someone to teach me and not being able learning to knit left handed is what kept me from doing this for so long, I am having a great time! Thanks for sharing!
    I love your scarf!

  2. Erin says:

    Adorable, simply Adorable! Well done Karen and Char!

  3. amy says:

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/

    For lefties, they tell you to watch the tutorial videos in a mirror. Best site I found.

  4. Melinda says:

    Great job, both of you! I love to knit, and knitting for dolls is the best because it doesn’t take nearly as long!

  5. Char says:

    Thanks for that resource Amy! I am bookmarking it now.

  6. Megan says:

    sooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome and thanks Char!

  7. Megan says:

    Char, i want to tell you about something that will help you knitting and i got it for my b day and my whole family loves it!!!!!!!!!! Well, i have made so much stuff for my dolls with it! and i have made: 2 hats, 1 scarf, and now i am making a dress!!!!!!!!!!! so here it is i hope you like it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GAHFHY/ref=asc_df_B001GAHFHY1913202?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B001GAHFHY and sorry that the link is soooooooo long!

  8. Char says:

    That is cute. I bet my daughters would love it.

  9. Princess Belle says:

    I tried knittng a scarf for Taryn, once. It was a project to knit a scarf in Girl Guides, and I, well….. Kind falled. :D Oh well. We also learned how to sew, and I can do that quite well! :D

  10. Char says:

    Princess Belle – don’t give up though. We all have project fails – trust me, I know! It just takes a bit of practice like everything else.

  11. Allyson says:

    Cute!!!!!! I learned to knit a couple years ago!!! And its really fun!!!! I like making little cats and mouses my little 8 year old sister learns to knit at school and right now shes knitting a gnome she already knitted a mouse,cat,lion and owl and now shes almost done with her gnome and then she gets to make a girl gnome too!!!

  12. agisthebest says:

    awesome!
    i love knitting!

  13. Kellee says:

    cute, cute!! :) ….I wish I knew how to knit or crochet. But sadly I don’t. :(

  14. Misscpfreaks says:

    I’ve been knitting for a year now… ;) And it’s fun! I got two hats for my dolls, just never attempted to a scarf. I’ll have to try it soon!

  15. caroline says:

    cool

  16. granof4 says:

    Good for you Char and Karen on learning to knit! I’ve been knitting since I was 8, my Mom taught me.Thanks for posting all the free pattern sites. (It was posted awhile back, I’m still exploring your site) I just found that post and went to Knitting Pattern Central yesterday. I thought I died and went to heaven! I worked on a lacy shawl for my Larissa and today I’m going to knit the ‘AG poncho knitting pattern’ -the one with the all-blue poncho pic, there are several patterns listed. The poncho will be for grand #1 who has Josephina. Last fall I knit her a poncho she loves to wear and now I can knit her doll one to match with the leftover yarn. This poncho pattern is a good next step for anyone just learning to knit as it is two rectangles of just garter stitch.
    18″ dolls, Ellowyne, knitting and craft, and direction to free stuff-Char, your site is over-the-top!

  17. Char says:

    Granof4 – you have made my day!! So glad you are one of us now!

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