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Mini-Me Cherry

Some people knit their mom a new hat or scarf for Mother’s Day.

Our employee Cherry knit her mom a mini-me!

Cherry's mini-me doll

Cherry’s mini-me doll

Cherry is one of our sales reps in the North West part of the country. She visits independently owned yarn stores in AK, ID, KS, MT, NE, OR, UT, WA, and WY. She tells the owner about new yarns and patterns coming out and carries color cards and samples of yarn as examples.

Being a sales rep involves a lot of travel!

Here is her story about her doll based on the Arne & Carlos (Ravelry link) Knitted Dolls book.

My doll is a Mini-me, done for my mom for her Mother’s Day gift.

My doll and her outfits are done entirely in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I added a little Angel into to the hair to achieve my characteristic silver streaked bun (complete with the tortoise clips, of course).

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And the shoes are knitted with Cashmerino Aran.

So far, I’ve just tipped the iceberg– it’s addictive planning a complete wardrobe once you get going. But I just remember all the Barbie outfits my mom knitted for me (yes it’s been more than a few years).

I knitted a T-shirt and tights as part of the doll’s body. But she also has a skirt to match the T-shirt and a pair of black cropped pants for starters. Wardrobe additions to follow!

Cherry & her mom & their new friend

Cherry & her mom & their new friend

My mom loves having a mini-me around since we don’t get to spend as much time together when I’m out on the road so much of the time. It’s all great fun! Who knew….

Inspired by Cherry’s idea?

There is a Molly the Doll in Ella Rae’s Knitting At Home book. You can buy the doll pattern by herself on the Vogue Knitting website.

If you are a crocheter, FreshStitches just released an ebook with customizable crocheted dolls that use Ella Rae Classic Wool.



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