Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Fairy Doll Pattern!

Hi, Knitters,
I noticed this morning that the Knit Simple Holiday 2013 issue has its preview up! I have five patterns published in this issue that I am really excited about. The first project I want to share with you is this adorable 12-inch fairy doll. I just love this fairy so much.

The doll is knit completely in one-piece from the top-down. Her top, skirt, arms and legs are all knit right in as you go. The wings are knit flat and are stitched on the back of the doll. It is a really fun, fast, clever and interesting knit. I came up with a new way to place and knit the arms and legs in as you go and I am quite pleased with how this worked. I will be using this technique again for sure.

The fairy doll is knit in Cascade 220 Superwash on US size 6 needles. This project is a great stash buster for any worsted weight yarn you might have. The magazine has called the fairy, #19 Fairy Doll.

Click here for the Knit Simple Holiday 2013 preview!

Click here for the #19 Fairy Doll project page on Ravelry! 

I had a great time creating and knitting this sweet fairy. I just love the way she turned out, including her burst of golden hair and her tiny pointed ears.

Here you can get a better feel for the doll's size while she sits in TC's hands. 

Last year I had the tiny flower fairies that had a knit flower purse to sit in and that pattern has continued to be incredibly popular. Click here to see the flower fairies from last year. I still get requests for that pattern almost weekly and people have trouble locating the magazine. If you are interested in knitting this fairy doll I would suggest grabbing a copy of Knit Simple Holiday 2013 as soon as possible. I am not sure when it hits the stands but it should be very soon if it's not already out.

Edited to add: I was just left a comment from Jessica that the KS Holiday 2012 is out October 2nd! Thanks, Jessica.

I'll be back to share the other four projects in this issue!
best, susie


Linda P said...

I am a big fan of the tiny fairies, have made several. I am super excited to knit up this little sugar! Thank you!

Nickycarp said...

Love! Love her hair and update to date details. What a treasure! Cannot wait to get the magazine! Nicky momoffour

Nickycarp said...

Love! Love her hair and update to date details. What a treasure! Cannot wait to get the magazine! Nicky momoffour

Vicki Maynes said...

Susan, you have got to stop designing all these cute things! I can't keep up knitting them all! The seven year old grandgirl will love this! I knit the Opal sock bunny for the newborn, the sock yarn monkey for the five year old, am getting ready to knit the frog with the tennis ball in it for the now nine year old, and now will put the fairy on my list for the seven year old. I'd better get busy!

Jessica said...

The web page says it comes out on October 2

Kelly said...

I love this fairy doll, Susan! It is amazing it can be knit all in one piece from the top down! Can't wait to make one. :)

Kepanie said...

She is so adorable. I love her pointed shoes and ears. And those wings!

Andrea Adams said...

Susan, I am in love with this doll! It will be in Criseyde's Christmas stocking this year! Thank you so much!!

Brandi Schoch said...

The fairy doll is adorable!

Barb said...

Oh she is too, too cute! You never cease to amaze me with your incredible creativity!!!

thank you so much. I'm so looking forward to this issue of Knit Simple magazine!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, what an amazing give away and Happy Birthday to YOU! I've been following your blog for about a year now and always look forward to what's on your needles! Thank you for being so giving with your talents!

Anonymous said...

Susan, I'm very interested in your upcoming mitten patterns. Any idea when you might post these? Thanks so much!

Heather said...

Hi there, is there a link to purchase this pattern anywhere? I've had very little luck finding it. My son listens to a bedtime story involving a fairy and I just found this in my search for knitted fairy doll patterns. I doubt I'd be able to get the magazine off the shelves anymore. Thank you!

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi, Heather,
The only way to get this pattern is through Knit Simple Magazine. Maybe there is still a back issue and sometimes they sell individual patterns as downloads so you could check with them for that.
Good luck!