Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


A Couple of Dolls!

I managed this week to finish the two dolls I had set myself to do. Dolls are so hard to get right you can’t really rush them. Then hair and face has to be spot on otherwise they can easily become halloween toys!!

Miss Veronica


I was pleased with the way this doll turned out as she was a fusion of several patterns. For the body, head and hair I used the Jean Greenhowe pattern for Emily. I like the way this pattern has the body and head knitted as one piece, this eliminates a lot of wobble and saves on a bit of sewing. Although if you don’t like sewing pieces together this project may not be at the top of your ‘to do’ list.


The body of the doll was knitted in DK on 4mm needles and the clothes are knitted in 4ply on 3.75 mm needles


Her legs and dress are from the Mary Jane’s Tearoom pattern for her rabbit Daisy. I do love the dress, the little lace edging makes it really pretty.


She turned out to measure 18″, so a good size doll.


Her dress has a lovely little bow at the back.

DSCN4668I can see her very much at home sitting in a little girls bedroom.


The other doll I completed is a little smaller



She is a sweet little doll measuring 12″ knitted from an Ala & Ela pattern.


Both doll and clothes are knitted in DK and she has lovely Strawberry Blonde hair


She could easily be made into a fashion doll if you wanted to knit a few dresses and cardigans for her in different colours.


Of course her little bag completes the outfit.





Budding Ballerinas

There is always something so dreamy and romantic about the ballet and here are two little sisters who dream of performing at Covent Garden although the bottom of the garden is more likely to be their venue!

Margot Bunny


She is based on Debi Birkin’s Bunty Bunny.


She certainly likes to practice her moves!!


I knitted the body of the rabbit in White and made three little skirts attching each on top of the other to give a tutu effect


Her little Ballet wrap keeps her warm once she has cooled down after her excercises!


Darcy Bunny

I did say these rabbits are addictive so had to make another one in differeny colours.


Darcy is a cutie as well, she is a lovely grey bunny and loves her pink an lilac outfit.

DSCN4570Any thing Margot can do, she can do as well, nothing like a bit of rivalry to spurr you on!!


Think these bunnies are lovely gifts for little girls who have similar dreams of  becoming ballerinas!!

On the same theme I’ve finished a little Baby Ballet Wrap


This is an 18″ chest so should fit a little girl up to 6 months. The inner wrap is secured by a button

DSCN4561 and the outer wrap fastens with a pretty pink polka dotted ribbon.


The matching hat and shoes also have the polka dot theme.

Off now to finish some dolls I’ve been working on