Shell for Moet, originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

I finished the little shell for Moet. I used WoollyRocker’s Classic Kozy Roller pattern, minus the sleeves. I used moss stitch instead of ribbing and put a cable down the center. This is knit out of a Reynolds 4ply– vintage from the 50’s I think. I got it from my mother.

I have to find some snaps to put on the back but I really loved how it turned out. Thanks to Liz for making her cute patterns public on her site.


Finally, she makes something for me., originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

Moet really hates the clothes she came in. (Lounging Lovely stock). She has stared at me for years now, pleading with me to outfit her.

After finding WoollyRocker’s patterns online, I decided to have a go at a tiny aran shell for her. Its a modified version of the Classic Kozy Roller.  So I’m doing a sleeveless version because it’s summer after all. I’m using size one needles (should probably have zeros) and lightweight vintage Reynolds wool which my mother mailed to me. I think it must be from the 1950’s.

When I was a girl, I made miniatures for my dollhouse. I used to glue beads on halved toothpicks and knit with them. This feels really similar, using the size one needles and tiny stitches.

I’m loving the absurdity of it– and all kinds of ideas for seamless Blythe jumpers and dresses are coming to me. Next, I’ll try a dress or a big 80’s oversized jumper for her. She likes that last idea.