Although cable needles designed for miniature knitting are available, they are not easy to find. The easiest and most commonly available substitute is a tapestry needle.
Mistakes No matter how experienced you are mistakes will happen. If a mistake does occur,
Getting started The one thing I would stress, is no matter how experienced you are in human sized knitting or crochet (even using small 2.00 mm knitting or crochet hooks), keep things as simple as possible and start with a really simple pattern.
Note: This article assumes that you can knit or crochet larger ‘human sized’ items
Further to customer requests I have done some experiementing with the new Curvy Barbie doll. Unfortunately the arm of the doll is bent, and in this position does not lend itself to easy dressing, especially on tighter fits!
When dressing dolls it is often better to have a loose neckband, so the garment fits over the dolls head. If the neckband is ribbed, then the easiest way to do this is to cast [bind] off in the same rib pattern. So if you are working k 1, p 1 rib proceed as follows
Blocking (or Dressing) a miniature garment does not take long, it requires a few dressmaking pins and a piece of polystyrene/styrofoam or other soft plastic in which you can stick pins. This is usually
In order to make the stitches the right way round and ready for knitting after transfer, always move the stitches from the stitch holder to the needle as if you are purling them.
Yesterday a yrn (yarn round needle) was required at the start of a purl row, today a yrn
Sometimes it is necessary to work a few extra rows to give shape to the front of a garment, in miniature this is often best worked by short rows, as this gives no loose ends which then need to be sewn in.