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Rita Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

How cozy is this sweater?! SO COZY. I would love to wear this one myself. Add a pair of fun leggings and that might just be my autumn uniform. The bonus of this pattern is that, being for Blythe rather than a human, it only takes a matter of minutes to knit it up! The worsted weight yarn and larger needles means that it is a breeze and I am all about instant gratification.

Rita Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

Snap this up on LoveKnitting, Craftsy, Etsy, and Ravelry.

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more cozy, easy knitting

I love the look of Blythe-scale knitting. Usually I like to use lace weight yarn and size 0 needles, as that gives a really tiny stitch that looks accurate for Blythe-scale. However, knitting with lace weight yarn and such small needles means that those projects take a little more time. Sometimes, I want to knit a Blythe sweater and be done quickly, which is when I reach for a slightly thicker yarn and larger needle – in this case fingering weight yarn and size 2 needles.

Fingering Weight Sweater for Blythe

This size yarn still makes quite a small stitch, which I think keeps in Blythe-scale nicely. The stitches aren’t that much larger than in lace weight yarn, but the time required to knit this sweater is much less than one made with lace weight!

Fingering Weight Sweater for Blythe

I tend to like a roomy fit for Blythe sweaters. I feel like it’s comfy and cozy and allows for layering or wearing the sweater cardigan-style when desired (I love layers! both for me and for Blythe).

Fingering Weight Sweater for Blythe

I’m so pleased with how well this brown sweater goes with this skirt I made last year. 🙂

The pattern for this Fingering Weight Sweater for Blythe can be found on Etsy, Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: Ramona Sweater for Blythe

It’s finally done! After several prototypes, I finally got the Ramona sweater pattern down to a shape and design that really works.

Ramona Sweater for Blythe

Ribbed sweaters are perfect for the coming fall season – I wish I had one like this for myself, actually (not sure we’ll see the day when I have the patience to knit one). The ribs increase gradually over the whole yoke of the sweater, so it fits like a dream and doesn’t call too much attention. This minimalist design does not include a distinct collar or cuffs, so it feels modern, clean, and simple.

Ramona is another in the series of pullover sweaters I’ve designed for Blythe – they pull over the body, since Blythe’s head is far too large. The rib gives the sweater a nice flexibility, which makes it work well layered and with whatever choice of skirt or pants you choose.

Ramona Sweater for Blythe

Find Ramona on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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WIP Wednesday: Ramona sweater for Blythe

I’ve been so inspired to create some new designs for Blythe lately! I suddenly realized the other day that it’s almost the end of the summer and I can look forward to fall arriving soon.

decorative gourd season

I think these thoughts of autumn are what have me thinking about sweaters. It’s certainly not the humid, hot weather we’ve been having! I set out to design a sweater with ribbing and I sort of winged it at first on this first draft.

Ramona Sweater for Blythe prototype 1

I like how it turned out, but not 100%. After finishing up this first draft, I decided that I’d rather make the sweater a pullover (over the body, not over the head, since Blythe’s noggin is so large proportionally), and I want to construct the ribs differently than I did the first time. I’m already working on the next draft, but I’d love to know what YOU think! What things are you looking for in your Blythe sweaters?

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FO Friday: Sarah smiles

Many of my Blythe sweater patterns are oversized – I just think it’s an attractive look for Blythe and can help her appear more like a miniature person (yes, still with a gigantic head, but closer). However, in the interest of creating a diverse wardrobe with lots of options, I want to create some patterns for pieces that are more fitted, too.

Sally Sweater for Blythe

How’s that for fitted? This sweater is worn reverse-cardigan style and fastens in the back with a tiny snap (you could alternatively use sew-on velcro if you so desire). It’s a body-con top that is able to be tucked in if desired.

Sarah Sweater for Blythe

This pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: Really Rose

It’s so cold out right now that the thought of wearing a three-quarter sleeve cardigan seems ridiculous, but if you’re Blythe, you really don’t have to worry about proper layers.

Rose Sweater for Blythe

The Rose Sweater for Blythe works well for variegated or solid yarn colorways. It has one buttonhole at the front top closure, so you can feature an adorbs tiny button that complements your yarn.

Rose Sweater for Blythe

Depending on the yarn you use, you can get a slightly different look to this sweater. The pink version is an alpaca/silk blend and has a little more drape than the yellow version, which is made with a merino/silk blend. You could also go up a needle size for an even looser knit with more drape.

Rose Sweater for Blythe

This sweater can also be worn reverse-cardigan style for a jumper-style sweater look. I like flexibility in my Blythe clothing, and the option to wear an item two ways is a big bonus for me, so I try to design it into my patterns whenever I can.

The Rose Sweater for Blythe pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.

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FO Friday: Blythe Sweaters galore!

Over the holiday break, I finally made time to write up a bunch of Blythe sweater patterns that I’ve had drafted for quite some time. Hooray!

Violet Sweater for Blythe

This is the Violet Sweater. It has a wide cable down the front and features my trademark slightly-too-long sleeves.

 

Daisy Sweater for Blythe

Here we have the Daisy Sweater (are you sensing a theme in the names yet?). This one has a busier cable and I made this one from a slightly different yarn (it’s an alpaca/silk blend and the stitches are slightly less defined). I’ll likely make it again soon in a fiber that shows more definition (this stuff is SO SOFT, though – had I the patience I’d totally make one for myself out of it).

 

Anna Sweater for Blythe

Now the Anna Sweater (if you’re a fan of a certain TV show, you should be catching on to the name theme now). This one has another, slightly different cable pattern. I really love the colorway of this yarn.

 

Edith Sweater for Blythe

Here is the Edith Sweater (you’ve got it, right?). This sweater is a bit fancier than other Printed Hoodies i made – it has a double cable on what’s shown above as the front, but it is actually reversible to be worn cardi-style and has cables on either side of the cardigan opening as well. It also has extra-long sleeves, which I like with the fitted cardigan look.

 

Mary Sweater for Blythe

The Mary Sweater. This is my first design for a pullover sweater for Blythe. As she has such a huge head, it pulls over her body instead, but still counts as a pullover. This is another sweater I’d totally wear if I made it for myself.

 

Edna Sweater for Blythe

And the Edna Sweater (REVEAL if you didn’t get it). Another pullover, but shorter, more fitted, and less oversized.

I’m really pleased with how these have turned out! I have a bunch more drafty patterns for different styles, but I’m just working my way through them as I make time. Blythe folks, what types of sweaters (or other clothing) would you like to see?

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