I’m excited to report that we finally have our first knitted doll for our knitted/crocheted animal drive for Positive Tomorrows! This Knubbelchen doll was knit by Leslie just using scraps of Shibui and Jitterbug yarn. Can’t get anymore inexpensive than that! I must have bags of fingering weight scrap yarn at home, so I’m planning on making a couple of them myself. They’re so easy and quick to knit that it only takes a night or two to complete each doll. And do you remember when I mentioned earlier that I’m always at a loss for what to do with highly variegated yarns? This project is perfect to break out the most colorful and crazy yarn you have at home to make this doll really special and brighten up a child’s day.
As far as the construction is concerned, the doll uses the same techniques that are found in top-down raglan sweaters. So if you are already familiar with raglan sweaters, this doll will be a piece of cake. If you haven’t yet knit a raglan sweater, this is a perfect opportunity to practice your skills on something on a much smaller scale than a sweater. Either way, I consider this a win. Because there is no gauge for this pattern, you can easily substitute whatever yarn you have at home. If you use DK or worsted weight yarn, you will just have a bigger doll to love.
And don’t forget that for each handmade item you donate for the drive, you will get one entry into a drawing for a $25 L&B Yarn Co. gift card. That means if you donate two animals, you will have two entries and a better chance of winning the gift card. What could be better than bringing happiness AND getting free yarn? If you’re interested in knitting the Knubbelchen doll, just click here to get started. Happy Knitting! -Michael