Sweaters for Olive and Archie

So for those of you that don’t knit or appreciate craft projects, I am sorry. This is how nesting and fall manifests itself in me. I kind of go into a knitting/craft project frenzy.

In continuing my quest to use up scrap yarn (I always seem to have just one or two balls of yarn leftover after a project), I decided to knit Olive and Archie some sweaters. You guys remember Olive and Archie, right?

Ever since I decided to make these dolls I have planned to make them extra clothes and all the other accessories that go along with the WeeWonderfuls creations. This time I didn’t buy/follow any of the patterns she has and decided to just knit some up on my own. Olive’s sweater came out a tad smaller than I would have liked, but overall I am happy with them and so is Bean.

And yes, I may just be a bit obsessed with that colorwork pattern from the Elsie Mitts. Good thing I ran out of the yarn or it may have been necessary to stage an intervention.

Pattern: My own.
Yarn: For Olive’s sweater dress I used less than one skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Lake Ice Heather, Knit Picks Telemark in Cilantro Heather and Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK in a light pink color that I don’t have the actual name for because I don’t have the yarn label anymore. For Archie’s sweater I used less than one skein Knit Picks Telemark in Cilantro Heather.
Needles: 3.5mm bamboo DPNs
Size: Olive and Archie size
Made for: Bean’s dolls, Olive and Archie
Modifications: none
Started: November 2, 2009
Completed: November 4, 2009


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5 responses to “Sweaters for Olive and Archie

  1. well, i appreciate all knitting craftiness! These sweaters are just ridiculously darling! Love them!

  2. Those sweaters are the best!!! I need to make Will’s dolls some clothes but I’m afraid it’ll have to wait until after Christmas. Looooove those colors for Olive’s sweater so much!

  3. Tiffany

    Love it! Oh, and I got to the end of this post and was looking for the “like” button. Facebook, much? LOL

  4. sooooo cute!!!! Gosh, Lisa, I LOVE all your creations lately, you crafty thing you. So fun!!

  5. You are on a roll! I love how you can add to their wardrobe and change things up. I know what you mean though, fall and winter just scream do something with your hands while you’re all cozy and snuggled up. My mom used to get jigsaw puzzles out during the winter and we’d all work on them together. Now I want puzzles to put together and crafts to work on. I checked Michaels but they are not offering knitting classes right now. I have a friend who said she knows someone who might teach us and my MIL has offered to as well. I am determined to at least try. 🙂 I wanna make a scarf by Christmas if at all possible.

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