Heidi Ott’s man.
Well, finally he appeared, Beautiful and courageous Henry. Many of my clients and colleagues told me – When will your ladies and kids get a husband and father)))
And I thought it was time!
Male dolls from Heidi Ott have very realistic body shapes. they have a wide chest and strong legs. They’re a little taller than a Lady, but that’s understandable, a little difference in height is ideal for a beautiful couple.
My choice fell on the doll male with short dark orange hair, him. I assumed he was Irish.)
While he was getting to the new dollhouse, I was collecting knitwear models for him. I was looking through the doll collectors ‘ forums from Heidi Ott and talking to many fans of these dolls and I realized that there is very little realistic knitwear for such dolls. Most of the presented in the market of puppet men’s clothing is made in the old style.
But now many dollhouses are very modern. Therefore, dolls want to wear fashionable and comfortable clothes.
The most convenient type of doll clothes is knitwear. It is stretchy and looks good on the doll. A variety of knitted models from the catalog is quite possible to implement on a scale of 1: 12.
Until, I have time to make only two sweaters, but the ideas are still very much like models. Thank you so much for visit my blog!
To create a new dress for Heidi Ott lady I used Viscose thread. I want to give you some information about this thread.
VISCOSE – artificial fiber, which is produced from wood (it is a reduced cellulose), that is, the composition of viscose is very close to the composition of natural plant fibers. Sometimes it is called “wood silk”. Viscose is the first artificial fiber obtained by a person at the end of the NINETEENTH century (invented by a French scientist Gilera de Chardonnay in 1884.), but still retains its importance and is the most common.
Embroidery lovers will recognize such threads. They are usually used for hand and machine embroidery.
For me, it’s surprisingly awesome stuff to create doll dresses.
Most often I crochet these threads doll clothes for the smallest dolls from the dollhouse.
But now I thought that I could use these threads for knitting. And here is the beginning of a new collection been paved.
Three outfits of different colors made the first show.
The main qualities of viscose, which have become important for the creation of doll dresses:
Viscose yarn. – Knitted fabric from viscose is very pleasant to the touch.
– Viscose fabric is hygroscopic and breathable.
– High color intensity allows you to create products of bright colors. – Viscose fiber is lighter than cotton or wool. – It should also be noted that viscose does not accumulate static electricity, which means that there will be no unpleasant cod and tingling effects on your skin.
– Viscose tolerates light, long wiped off, but creases easily and swells up from the water.
Washing viscose dresses.
When washing items made of viscose require very careful care. When soaking, you may be frightened by the change of the canvas, it seems to swell and become durable. But after complete drying, you will not recognize the knitted fabric. It will be soft and surprisingly weightless. Washing is best done by hand.
For holiday doll dresses this is the best material!
Fair Isle Knitting occupies a special place Among the many traditional techniques in knitting jacquard ( multi-color ornaments)
Following the rules of knitting in the technique of Fair Isle, I knitted a new sweater for Heidi Ott lady doll. I hope you will like it. And a little story about this knitting technique I would like to tell you.
Often the term “fair isle” is applied to sweaters with patterns. This approach is not quite correct: it is worth remembering about the other types of knitting in the technique of jacquard and understands that not every jacquard pattern necessarily fair isle.
Actually, fair isle is not so much a pattern as a knitting technique, which appeared on the Scottish island of Fair Isle and got its name. As the island itself is only one part of the Shetland group, so the fair isle technique is just one of many traditional Shetland techniques. The classic colors-a shade of red called “alizarin”, Indigo and pale yellow. However, immediately be distinguished from other fair isle techniques can unless Shetland masters.
THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF FAIR ISLE INVOLVES KNITTING IN A CIRCLE AND A LIMITED NUMBER OF COLORS
In the technique of knitting Fair Isle, there are several rules-
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Patterns are located on the product strips of different widths. There are narrow strips, 3-row, wide reach 20 and more rows.
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Pattern color and background-in one row only two colors. They can change each row, but only two in a row.
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Not to do on the underside too long broaches. A maximum of 7 loops. Maximum!
– 4 –
Try to avoid vertical lines. The reason is the worst elasticity of knitted fabric.
The first four rules definitely help the knitter’s easy memorizing the pattern of the ornament and significantly speed up the knitting.
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The transition of colors in the pattern from dark to light and from light to dark.
This rule, along with the traditional yarn colors, which are traditionally controlled in the Faroese knitting, help and teach to combine colors harmoniously.
The first recorded evidence of Shetland knitting dates back to the 16th century. During the 17th it had spread throughout the Islands, and in 18-m has become the main fishery on the island.
The earliest Museum exhibits date back to 1850. In the early 20th century, Fair Isle knitting was just a souvenir that travelers brought home with them.
However, 25 years later it became Royal and gained cult status at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It began to dominate and soon the words “Shetland knitting” and “Fair Isle” became synonyms.
The craft experienced a real boom. Then there was a period of weakening interest, but now this amazing and folk technique is experiencing a rebirth.
In my opinion, hand knitting in a jacquard technique will never go out of fashion.