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Knitted Baby Jackets with Hats _ swissophie
Stuffed Animals and Raggedy Ann Doll in Pockets

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I keep looking at these cookies, the pattern of the stitches.... you really knitted plain and purl with royal icing. And what about the stitches that tie the raglan sleeves to the body! Same for the hats. They look so real because there aren't knitting mistake... amazing!

manu posted:

I keep looking at these cookies, the pattern of the stitches.... you really knitted plain and purl with royal icing. And what about the stitches that tie the raglan sleeves to the body! Same for the hats. They look so real because there aren't knitting mistake... amazing!

Thank you so much, Manu! There are plenty of mistakes... maybe a bit hard to see in the tiny stitches, but I really appreciate your kind comments, especially since I admire all of your exquisite work so much! Thank you !

Cookies Fantistique by Carol posted:

Amazing work!! May I ask how you got this effect down so perfectly? Adorable pocket animals, too

Thank you so much, Carol! My mom always used to knit these in real when a baby was born to family or friends, whole sets actually with overalls, gloves and booties, too. With a new addition to our family, I thought it would be nice to do a cookie version. I enlarged and printed out a picture of a jacket and then got to practice on my mat until I was satisfied with the result . I found the purl stitches were easiest done from left to right (I'm right-handed): one row of small lines then the second row connecting these at the ends over the little gap with a small bow. But the mechanics of the plain knit stitches are not that easily explained and would have to be shown, I guess. But I hold the work with these sideways with the point of the v-shape either to the left or right and working toward me. These stitches need to be quite pointed, so one row is almost flat little lines touching on the previous one. I got to where I just could make them with a continuous motion like you would do ruffles on a cake. The same with the second row, but these are a bit more slanted toward you. Hope this makes some sense . Thanks again!