My first introduction to the popular American Girl Dolls came in 2006, since I was already knitting sweaters for teddy bears, my husband suggested I knit for these dolls too, and so began my love affair designing and knitting for dolls
It was during my first year of knitting for dolls that I stumbled on the comparable sized 18” Götz dolls, with Katie from the Little Sisters line being my very first model, needless to say they are my first love, since then I have come to love and learn of so many more. Today, my pattern portfolio now includes designs for the slim bodied all vinyl dolls like the poseable Kidz ‘n’ Cats series by Sonia Hartmann
Currently I am in the process of working on designs for my new pattern book publication, ‘Kalendar Kidz’, an heirloom designer’s knitwear multi-pattern book featuring original designs for the Kidz ‘n’ Cats girls and boys, with easy to follow instructions suitable for both the beginner and experienced knitters to enjoy, designed for those who have, as I do, a passion for knitting for dolls, to be enjoyed for years to come.
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My first two pattern books for the American Girl/Götz dolls are already available on my blog or Amazon, and to my delight and surprise have been amazingly popular. I original created my knitting designs for dolls as an avenue for pursuing my passion.
Encouragement for the knitting challenged (like me) :
Working doll-sized outfits is also a great way to explore and/or practice new stitch patterns, along with an introduction to colorwork, one customer commented she has learned so much by knitting my doll designs, that she has gone from an advanced-beginner to an intermediate one. I encourage you to grab your needles for a journey into the wonderful world of knitting for dolls
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