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!