Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I am working away on a tiny fairy or two to have for samples for the workshop I am teaching this coming Saturday here in Madison at the Knit Circus Mini-Retreat. My class is full and I am excited to get to spend some quality time with a group of tiny fairy knitters. We will be knitting a fairy from the Flora & Fairies project that was in the Holiday Knit Simple 2011 Issue recently released.
Since I am working up a fairy or two this week for the class I thought I would have a Mini-Fairy-Along right here and share some progress shots along the way. I’d love it if you join in! I’ve started a thread on our Ravelry group right here if you’d like to post photos or ask questions.
The entire Flora & Fairies project uses Spud & Chloë Fine, which is our beautiful fingering weight yarn. Fine is a perfect yarn for knit toys because of the clear stitch definition, the washability and the fantastic color choices. Check it out here.
The body and head of the fairy is knit in one piece from the bottom up. It is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches so it goes very quickly.
For the I-cord arms and legs, I knit them separately but you could easily pick right up on the body and knit them right on. I don’t mind taking a couple of stitches to attach them but either way works just fine.
I leave an end that is long enough to place on a yarn needle to use to stitch the limbs on. Then I just pull the end to the inside of the body and trim.
And there we have it! I actually love this little character just like this. She is really a cute little person like this but she needs some dressing. Next up is the skirt and a flower hat. I’ll whip up some wings and I think I may add some little braids sticking out from under her hat.
I’ll be back with more soon!
Also, I want to remind you of a pattern I did for the fall holiday season a couple of years ago right here on Spud says!. It is the Tiny Turkey knit in our Sweater yarn. The Tiny Turkey is a festive little fellow just right for the season.
Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Tiny Turkey! On the Ravelry page I have links for progress photos and tips and helpful hints for knitting your own Tiny Turkey.
When I looked back at that old blog post there is a cute photo of TC. Wow, has she grown.
Time flies when you’re having fun. Let me know if you knit a turkey or a tiny fairy! I love to hear from you.