Remember the old Doll Dress Weave-Along? I can’t say I thought I’d never finish it because I was sure I would someday.
Today is someday. I finished it!
For the past week or so, I’ve been working with my rigid heddle looms (pin looms too, never fear). For a couple of years they’ve all been occupied with different projects that I couldn’t get myself to finish up.
Their time has come though. First to go was a project very near completion.
Because I don’t knit on circular needles, I sort of developed my own pattern.
I generally use acrylic baby yarn (weight category 3) which makes a nice, stretchy ribbing and leg part. I think I knit a little bit loose. If you want to use heavier yarn, just advance all the needle/hook sizes up by one size.
Use size 5 needles. Cast on 40 sts. (I use the long-tail cast on method.)
R1-16: K1, P1 ribbing
Switch to size 6 needles.
R17-80: stockinette st.
Switch to size 5 needles
R81-96: K1, P1 ribbing
Use size E hook for crochet bind-off.
Use size F hook to close seam, taking special care to close the very first stitch so it doesn’t leave a gap. I use a basic slip stitch, worked loosely. Work in ends.
Tip: I use Clover brand Wonder Clips to hold the edges in place so everything stays matched up along the sewing seam. (Tried another cheaper brand and returned them.)
Head on over to the Adventures in Pin Loom Weaving blog to participate in a Flag Day Weave-Along.