How's this for adorable? I finished the body of the little Nordic doll sweater (to fit an 18" American Girl style doll) last night. I found the instructions for shaping the neckline confusing, and am not sure I followed them correctly, and I opted to bind off all the sts, rather than try to reinforce the steeks with the stitches still on the needle for a 3-needle bind-off. Oh, and I worked the front opening steek in vertical lines rather than checkerboard patterning, because I find it easier to sew the steek reinforcement that way (so much handier to know which stitch I'm aiming for when they're in nice, neat, color-coded stacks).
I am concerned that the front opening won't give the sweater enough ease for an 8 year old to get it on the doll, but we'll see how that goes later on. For some reason that I cannot discern, the sleeves are supposed to be worked flat and I refuse to do that (Fair Isle, even super simple Fair Isle, back and forth- aieeee!). I'll use dpns instead.
There is no corresponding hat pattern to go with this sweater, but it should be easy enough to work one out. This sweater needs a hat. And leg warmers.
Oh, I'm using leftover yarn from merino that I hand-dyed for my daughter-in-law's Erin sweater (Alice Starmore).
P.S. Chuck's 3-d effects were lame, which makes me sad because I love that show. However, Heroes is back to Season One Awsome!