How To Tuesday – Blythe Knitting

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Blythe Knitting

Today’s “how-to” is super simple and really quick to make too. I thought it might be fun to create little knitting needles & hanks of yarn for my poor neglected Blythe dolls :) If you don’t have a doll who needs knitting supplies, then maybe you could make them as a present for The Borrower’s instead?

Blythe Knitting

Supplies:
-Toothpicks (these can be painted if you’d like)
-2 small beads (flat ones work best, but you can use round too for round beads do not cut the ends of the toothpick but add glue to tip and insert into hole of bead)
-super glue
-leftover sock yarn, or embroidery floss

For the needles, cut off about 1/4 of an inch on one end of each toothpick, giving you a flat edge. Super glue a flat bead in place. I recommend using the super glue “gel” (and always use caution with super glue!) Super simple and they fit perfectly in my Blythe’s hands…

For the yarn…If you are already a knitter (or know one) you probably have some leftover sock yarn. This works great! You want to create a loop of the yarn about 8-9 inches in diameter and use scraps of yarn to tie the ends in place.

If not embroidery floss works well too…

Blythe Knitting


Open up a hank of embroidery floss and you will see it’s pretty long. If you double it over on itself it will create a more manageable size hank to work with.

Take the loop of yarn or embroidery floss in both hands (one finger into each end of the loop almost like playing cat’s cradle) turn the ends of the loop in opposite directions and the loop will want to curl up on itself. Then just tuck one loop end into the other. It might take a few tries to get it right.

Blythe Knitting

Blythe Knitting

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6 Responses to How To Tuesday – Blythe Knitting

  1. fae says:

    Aw, I didn’t even realise you had Blythes! This is really cute, you should make things for them more often :)

  2. Leah says:

    That’s so cute Heidi! I didn’t remember you had Blythes. I love her little squirrel necklace :)

  3. robyn says:

    This reminds me of a swap I was in through swap-bot where we made miniature skeins from our own handspun. Here was my contribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robayre/440394447/

  4. becky farley says:

    hehehehe I LOVE this!! I love a lllll blythe size stuff!!!

  5. Rachel says:

    I love her little squirrel necklace. Too cute.

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