Friday, November 25, 2011

White Friday

Welcome White Friday!  To celebrate a new tradition, here is a simple knit doll, about nine to ten inches tall, and her simple knit wardrobe.   With some very easy needle sculpting, she looks very much like a small Waldorf doll.  Here are the patterns:

Knit doll pattern

Knit camisole and underwear

Simple knit dress

Simple knit sweater

Simple knit pullover sweater

Simple knit pants

There is also a picture tutorial to help you make the doll,  here at Knit Doll Tutorial.   All of these patterns and the tutorial can also be found on the left sidebar of the blog, under Knit Waldorf Style Doll Patterns.

These are the first knitting instructions I've put together, so if you have problems with understanding them, let me know and we'll figure out what it is I'm trying to convey :-)

What a pleasant way to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving; a gentle alternative to waiting in line for the latest toy or gizmo, that most likely will be forgotten in the crush of so many gifts.  I can't help but think that a single gift, made with love and given with joy, trumps store bought any day :-)  And think of the pleasure you will have in the making and creating.


 I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving, and enjoy the coming Holy Day season.  You should enjoy every gift you give :-)

24 comments:

  1. Hi Beth,

    You are a kind and generous person and I'm happy to call you my friend. Thank you for yet another magnificent pattern. I agree that a gift made and given from the heart, is a gift worth cherishing.

    Your friend,

    Joyce

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  2. Dear Joyce, your friendship is such a blessing in my life; I cherish you as a true kindred spirit :-)

    Thank you always,

    Beth

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  3. Thanks Beth for another sweet doll pattern. I've never knitted, but she looks so adorable, I'll have to try. PDX_Doreen

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  4. Another adorable doll. I will NOT learn to knit. I will NOT learn to knit!!!!

    Great job
    Sandra

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  5. Funny, Sandra :-) Think of it as just another means to an end.

    Beth

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  6. Beth you have totally made my day a doll I can knit she is adorable, have put this on my to do list.

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  7. Wonderful, Typstatting; an early Christmas present for you :-)

    Beth

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  8. Well I can knit but I don't know how to read a pattern but I think I'd like to make this little doll because it is adorable:) I think I need to visit the library and get a How To Knit book..LOL

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  9. Thank you for sharing these patterns. Your doll is so cute!
    Susanne :)

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend the day after Thanksgiving! I can't believe you've just started knitting and already have come up with a pattern. She is precious.

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  11. Miss Beth---looks like knitting has become another element in your doll designing. Congrats on mastering the art of knitting. Thanks for more delightful doll patterns. After the week I have had, it is blessed to know there are wonderful people like you as close as my computer!!

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  12. Three HUGE cheers for both WHITE FRIDAY and your darling new doll! What little (or BIG) girl could resist her & her tiny, perfect wardrobe? Having cleaned up after all the Thanksgiving festivities, I spent a good bit of yesterday addressing & writing Christmas cards (I am not doing gifts so much this year) and working on a FEW small craft projects. So peaceful, no traffic or crazy crowds with which to contend, and an all around good day! I declare WHITE FRIDAY a SUCCESS! Thank you for the idea! AND for the wonderful patterns! Hugs to you, Beth!

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  13. Dear Kai, Judy, Steph, and Susanne,

    Thank you so very much for your good words and encouragement :-) The internet is gold for bringing together kindred spirits from all over.

    Have a great Holy Day season, my friends.

    Beth

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  14. Absolutely adorable, Beth! Your creativity knows no bounds. You are certainly taking to knitting in a big way!

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  15. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for the good words :-)

    Beth

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  16. LOVE this little doll! She is so sweet!!

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  17. Go Beth! She is gorgeous, knew you could and should be doing it.

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  18. Hey Fiona, thanks for the encouragement! Your Wool Babes are on my short list to do :-)

    Beth

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  19. Beth,

    Can you make a crochet version for your white friday doll. I would love to make her. She is just so adorable.

    Thanks
    Michelle

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    1. Michelle, check out the crochet Manga Spirit; it is a lot like this doll.

      Beth

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  20. good evening beth
    I like your model very much
    I belong to an association for the premature ones and I ask you the authorization to share the pattern of your doll and her clothes to make gifts to the babies
    Thanks for your answer and all my congratulations again

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    1. I am happy for you to use this pattern for your organization. Please give me designer credit on dolls made, but that is all I ask.

      Best of luck,

      Warmly,

      Beth

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