Doll Knitting Designs was started in 2010 because my dolls needed some new clothes!
Having been a professional seamstress & dress designer for many years, as well as an enthusiastic knitter & needlepointer...the transition to designing these enchanting outfits came very naturally to me & provided me with a perfect opportunity to do something new and exciting!
...this has proved to be a very relaxing & satisfying occupation!
I am always asked how I was inspired to design these beautiful knitted doll outfits. The answer is quite simple - for three main reasons!
...I have 3 beautiful antique dolls - an 18" girl doll & an 18" baby doll from the early 1920's and a beautiful large antique doll who is dated 1906.
The two 18" dolls are from my dear Aunt & the 36" doll is from my very special Grandmother who was given this doll in about 1906 by her much loved grandmother!
My antique dolls, badly needed new clothing & I decided that I would try to make them unique outfits to wear.
...when I started to research what kind of knitting patterns were available, I realized that most patterns available for antique dolls were sewing patterns. Some of these patterns were very nice...I then decided to adapt them to doll knitting patterns.
...after creating many outfits, I realized that these patterns would also be very suitable for the dolls of today, such as the famous Baby Born Doll, American Girl Doll, Corolle Doll & many others.
I am sure you will enjoy making all these outfits for your special dolls as much as I have enjoyed making them for mine!
Happy Doll Knitting!
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