Thursday, September 12, 2013

Doll Sweaters in the Shop

Handknit Fair Isle Candy Cane Pullover
I finally got some doll sweaters photographed and loaded into my Etsy shop. At the moment, I have only one of each sweater. I may or may not make more of each design, so if you want one, I suggest you get it while you can.

Handknit Fair Isle Candy Cane Pullover
This first one is one of my favorites. I was inspired by AG's fair isle sweater in the latest catalog, but I thought theirs was boring. So I decided to create some lively, colorful, exciting ones. This Fair Isle Candy Cane Pullover was the first one I made. It is knit in the true fair isle method, so the design is actually knit into the fabric instead of being duplicate-stitched on later.

Handknit Fair Isle Snowflake Pullover
 Alex is modeling the second fair isle sweater, which is a close second on my favorites: the Snowflake Fair Isle Pullover.

Handknit Snowflake Fair Isle Pullover

This is also knit in the true fair isle method.

Handknit Apricot Cabled Pullover
I love cables, and I dearly love this color. This Apricot Cabled Pullover is another favorite of mine, and I plan to add a few more colors to the shop soon.

Handknit Apricot Cabled Pullover
It features two large cables and one small cable down the front, as well as a large cable down the middle of each sleeve.

Handknit Candy Corn Striped Pullover
I didn't originally set out to make a candy corn sweater. I just looked at the two yarns side-by-side and thought, "They look pretty together!" After the sweater was finished, though, I realized that I had created a candy corn design. This Candy Corn Striped Pullover would be perfect for a doll's fall wardrobe.

Handknit Candy Corn Striped Pullover
This one fits the Bitty Twins (and Bitty Baby) very well, too! The Bitty Twins are a little chunkier than the American Girls, so they can't always wear the 18" clothes, especially the ones that are designed with a close fit. This one fits both.

Handknit Blue Jacquard Pullover

This Blue Jacquard Pullover was one of the first sweaters I knit of this batch. It's simple, but cute.

Handknit Blue and Green Print Pullover

This Blue and Green Print Pullover was an effort to specifically make a boyish sweater, since boy doll clothes are a lot harder to come by.

Handknit Blue and Green Print Pullover
This fits the Bitty Twins (and Bitty Baby) nicely, too.

If you check out my prices, you may wonder why I'm offering these sweaters so much lower than everyone else. I have two reasons.

First of all, I really enjoy making these sweaters. If I can sell something that I enjoy making (and don't otherwise have room to keep), it's all good.

Secondly, I don't expect to make labor union prices per hour. In fact, I might be making sweatshop prices per hour. ;) I'm not in it for the "price per hour". I tried to price them reasonably to make them accessible for everyone, not just the excessively rich. You're welcome.


Shoregirl said...

Beautiful job on the sweaters! I love the "fall colored" ones best!