My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Totes Adorbs

I was just sent another new booklet from Annie’s Knitting:


This is Sassy Knit Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls by Jeanne Kussrow-Larsen. It is available for sale via that link in either hardcopy or electronic format.

As the title of this blog post suggests, this book is totes adorbs!

There are patterns for six complete outfits — these are all shown on the back cover:


For better photos of each design, you can view a larger photo of each at the Annie’s Knitting website. Click on the “See More Images” button to scroll through them all.

All outfits are knit using Caron Simply Soft Light yarn, which is a DK weight. You could, of course, sub another DK weight yarn, and if you have odds and ends left over from other projects, knitting these cute little outfits will put your leftovers to good use!

The overall skill level for the patterns is set at intermediate ad that seems about right to me. There are a lot of fiddly little bits to knit and a lot of colorwork, as well as some texture and lace. But the instructions look very detailed and even include clear schematics for each knitted item. And there is a hand “basics” section in the back of the book:


On the front cover there is a little emblem advertising for those who need more help. That link takes you to a site created by Annie’s that has great tutorials and videos not just for knitting but for several needle crafts. Definitely worth checking out.

Because I have no 18″ dolls to knit for, I’m offering my review copy as a giveaway. Who’d like it?

To be entered in a drswing to receive my review copy of Sassy Knit Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls by Jeanne Kussrow-Larsen, please leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 after which time a winner will be chosen at random.

Meanwhile . . .

I am working on my pour moi cardi — here’s the back in progress.


And I knit the second clue of the Outlander MKAL on Saturday. There’s a photo on my project page in Ravelry.

Today I’m going to do some work on my knitted shoes — I’ve got all the main pieces knit up!


Loki says he is ready and willing to help me with that!



  1. Oh – please enter me in the draw! My niece loves it when I make her doll clothes.
    Can’t wait to see your shoes all done!

  2. I would love to make some knitted doll clothes for my nieces! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! 🙂
    Alexis´s last blog post ..WIP Wednesday (Clapotis!) and FOs, too!

  3. So cute and perfect projects to make for my granddaughter!

  4. I’d love to win this book, doll clothes are so much fun!!
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  5. My daughter is going off to college, but her well dressed doll is staying home with me… Maybe I should make her a new outfit?!

  6. The patterns look absolutely adorable!

  7. Ooh, my little girl is finally old enough for me to start knitting her doll clothes. I’d love to win the book.

  8. Oh lovely book , ideal for treats for my granddaughter.

  9. Just spent 2 weeks with my brother and his granddaughter. She talked ENDLESSLY about her doll so I know she would love to have some new outfits for hers. I’d love to bestow some on her!! Thanks!

  10. Ruth Porter says:

    There are 2 seven year old princesses known to me who would love this book.

  11. I would love to have this book! My daughter and my grandmother both collect these dolls, 3 of the dolls live at our house and my daughter is always asking me to knit for them but the only patterns I have found don’t really fit that well or are hard to put on the doll without a ton of modifications

  12. Deb in PA says:

    Please enter me. I think this would make great Christmas presents for my niece.

  13. I’d love your review copy. I knit and sew about 40-50 doll outfits every year for my local Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Shop. I dress at least 10 dolls, and go through lots of patterns.

  14. Pam Huang says:

    Really cute outfits! I’m hoping that my granddaughter will like to play with dolls.

  15. I’m always up for a challenge – ‘fiddly little bits’ sounds like it would be for me.

  16. One of my favorite things to knit (and sew) are doll clothes. I still have all the doll clothes that my Mom made for me. They brought so many hours of pleasure. Book looks wonderful and right up my alley.

  17. I would just love having that booklet. Hard copy for me please I`m old school. I still knit my socks with DPN`s.

  18. I would love to knit those lovely outfits for my granddaughter who has several American girl dolls.
    Just a comment to you…you knit beautifully.
    Love your blog.

  19. I can’t wait to see those shoes you are making. I love most everything you knit.
    And I can totally use the doll knitting book. Thanks for offering it.

  20. Deborah Gajee says:

    We have three American Girl dolls we would love to dress up. If we win thank you.

  21. Elayne Alexander says:

    I know a certain young lady who would love that book. She sure loves her dolls. I’m thinking positively. Thanks for sharing your bounty.

  22. Mary Beth says:

    I’d love a chance for that book! Thanks.

  23. What great projects.

  24. Please add me to the list! Two ten-year-old granddaughters with adored American Girl “children” of their own. Thanks!!!


  25. Would love this book. Several American Girls live here.

  26. The doll clothes really are sassy!

  27. Wow! What a great book!

  28. I would love the book. I’m still knitting my shawl, it will take another few weeks and then I will be done, about two months of knitting for me. Love Loki!

  29. My daughter got her first American Girl doll a couple months ago. She’s ready for more clothes now – would love to make some!

  30. Amy Schulze says:

    Apparently lots of People knit for dolls! I sewed quite a wardrobe for my children’s dolls and I never thought about knitting for them. Now my granddaughter’dolls need clothes!

  31. Val Champ says:

    Wendy I would love to have this book, it looks terrific and I know that I would knit all the items………….

  32. I’d love to receive this book.

  33. Carol Brookover says:

    I’ve been knitting for my great nieces doll “Katie”…these patterns would be great to try out!!!

  34. I sew and just started knitting doll clothes for my sisters 3 granddaughters; this book would sure help in that department! I need all the help I can get. Thanks for offering thi book to us. I love your pour moi cardi is coming along; especially like the color.
    Loki looks like he wants to help.

  35. That book looks awesome. With a granddaughter on the way I will have to look into it. Enjoy watching your knitting progress.
    Karol´s last blog post ..lots of stitching going on

  36. Knitting for 18″ dolls is such fun! And it is a great medium to learn new techniques with! May the random number generator shine on ME this Wednesday!

  37. My daughter, Caroline, is 9, and is the proud owner of two American Girl dolls. I’d love to have this book to knit the outfits for her!

  38. Absolutely love the look your shoe pattern, will it be available soon? I have just the person to knit them for.(sister) . I certainly would love to have the this book to knitted doll clothes for my granddaughter’s look alike doll. Thanks for offering this wonderful and useful book for a lucky winner. Loki has certainly filled out under your love and care( Lucky guy).

  39. I have three daughter, each of whom has at least one 18″ doll — I’d love to have a book to knit for them from. 🙂 Regardless, love your blog!

  40. I’m not interested in the book, but am looking forward to seeing the progress on the MKAL! It looks interesting.

  41. Charlotte says:

    I have zero dolls, but Judy, the best knitter in my group – if she entered a fair, she’d win every category – knits doll clothes & little girl clothes for her granddaughter in between knitting beautiful clothing for her daughter.

  42. Would really appreciate this book. I have 2 granddaughters & my friend has 3 granddaughters .. they are always asking for clothes for their dolls.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. I have a Daughter and a granddaughter that have American girl dolls I love making them clothes.

  44. My daughter would LOVE for me to knit her dolls some more clothes. Last year I made her and the doll matching cardigans.

  45. So fun and cute! Thanks for the sharing! I’ve been wanting to try doll clothes and I think my daughter would love the clothes in that book.

  46. I would love that book. I’ve got lots of yarn leftovers to use up.

  47. Oh that is totes adorbs! I have two daughters who each have a couple of the 18 inch dolls and I would love to knit some of these outfits before my daughters outgrow the playing-with-dolls-stage.

  48. Heather K says:

    Add meto the list, LOL. I have 5 grand-neices who will be getting their first AGs this Christmas – and I would get major points with these lovely doll clothes. Thanks for the chance.

  49. Gretchen Metzler says:

    I would LOVE to get this book and go get my friend Jeanne’s autograph before I start working through it, piece by piece –OMG. I had no idea she published a book! So exciting! 🙂

  50. Carolknitter says:

    I would love to have your copy of this book. I may have to buy it if I am not picked.

  51. Adorable and doll clothing is so much fun to make!
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  52. I make doll clothes for my niece so this book would be so great to have!

  53. My daughter has already decided her doll needs the purple dress but maybe in pink. Very cute

  54. These look like fun little knits, perfect for my girls. Thank you!

  55. maureen murray says:

    always knitting dolld clothes so fu so quick and they use up all my scraps that are to big to stuff with

  56. I would love to be entered in the drawing!
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  57. So much fun in that book! Tks for the opportunity!

  58. Lynne in Florida says:

    Pour Moi is going to be fantastic! I don’t recall seeing a picture of you, but I do hope you’re fair-skinned (think you mentioned that once a while back in regard to sunburn) and either blond or red-headed. With eyes to match the yarn color, of course!

    I’d love to win the book – I like knitting for dolls, but hate, hate, hate the “fashions” knit for Barbies with worsted weight – ugh!

    Loki is looking very furry! He’s such a beautiful cat.

  59. Blueberry says:

    These are so cute! My daughter would absolutely love her doll dressed in these outfits. So adorable.

  60. I have a new grand daughter who also already has an American Girl doll…hey we live in Pleasant Company land and her other Grandma went to their annual sale. I’d love to contribute to the wardrobe and this booklet would help. With little fiddly pieces per your description I’ll need all the time I’ve got before she’s ready to play with it.

  61. Doll clothes are the perfect size knits! Looks like a great book.

  62. Just read this blog for the first time today. What luck to enter a giveaway contest. I have a little granddaughter in Chicago whose Josefina could wear one of the outfits in the book.

  63. Bridgette says:

    Oh! Those doll clothes are so cute! I’d love to have it, please enter me 🙂

  64. I would LOVE this book as I have 2 granddaughters with doll NEEDS.