My current work in progress:

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


Twice As Nice

We are seeing double!

No, nothing wrong with your vision: I knit two of them. From the back:

These are Bohus cardigans for an 18″ doll: this pattern. I knit these using a gradient set of yarns for the colorwork — all shades of blue — and added some leftover tan yarn I had on hand. The gradient set for the colorwork and the off-white yarn for the body came from June Pryce Fiber Arts: “Plum Panda” Fingering: 3ply 60% Superwash Merino / 30% Bamboo / 10% Nylon.

Here is one of the cardigans on a model:

I think it looks very nice on her! The sweater definitely looks better on the doll than laid out flat.

And once more, that back:

And Loki slept through the whole modeling session!


  1. As a knitting great grandmother to 8
    American Girl dolls, I find these sweaters to be simply adorable! Beautiful work as always.

  2. Charlotte says:

    What lovely Bohus-inspired cardigans. Bohus Stickning was a brand not a heritage style of knitting, so saying you’ve doing a Bohus cardigan is like saying you’re doing a YSL or Chanel jacket… there’s a ton of information about it online either at angoragarnet’s website (who are licensed to sell the repro kits), or at the Bohuslans museum, or in the Bohus group on ravelry.

  3. Just delightful to see these sweaters-agreed, they look better on the dolls! Wow, what a great knit!

  4. Looking good! I like the way the bohus sweater fits the 18″ doll. Good job!

  5. Your Bohus inspired cardigan is lovely. Looks so much better on the doll than laying flat! Beautiful knitting as always. You are such an inspiration to all of us.

  6. Leigh Ketterman says:

    These are adorable! Thank you!

  7. I was just wondering the other day if you have been updating the wardrobe for the bunnies.

  8. Lucky dolls! Or, should I say, “Lucky dolls’ mommies!”

    Very pretty.

  9. Adorable!

  10. Sharen Warren says:

    These wee sweaters are exquisite. The recipient(s) will surely treasure them. I still have two dollls with beautiful wardrobes handmade by my mother and others, including 2 doll sweaters handknit by my best friend’s mother. I have knitted doll sweaters for little friends and granddaughters, but not like these. I may have to try this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Really cute sweaters Wendy! Loved your dragon cowl, too. Bess