Ekoknits is a collection of 10 popular Ekokid patterns and includes the basic doll pattern and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories.
The patterns are easy and quick to make, and only use small amounts of yarn. You'll need just one pair of knitting needles for the whole book - see below for tools and contents.
The Ekokid teenage dolls are soft and fun to play with and even tiny hands can dress and undress them easily. Make a whole collection at half the price of plastic teenage dolls and you'll be avoiding the plastic issue as well!
Tools and materials you'll need:
I pair of 4mm needles (U.S size: 6 and old UK size: 8)
A darning needle, or similar, for sewing pieces together
A pair of scissors
Paper and pen/pencil
Good to have:
*Large headed pins. These are useful for marking features and pinning pieces together before sewing.
*tape measure – for measuring yarn to verify you have enough, especially if you are using very small oddments.
Materials you'll need for the basic doll
25g. (about 60 metres) of flesh colour yarn
8m of 'boot' colour or 4m of 'shoe' colour
15g. (about 35m) of 'hair' colour
Washable toy filling – non-allergenic toy filling is available from most craft outlets and needlecraft shops.
Embroidery cotton for features
Yarn measurements for clothes and accessories listed with individual patterns.
Tools & Materials
Basic Doll Pattern
Easter Outfit - dress, basket of eggs and bonnet with flowers
Halloween Witch - dress, spidery cloak and pointy hat
Christmas Time - cloak, tunic, knickerbockers and bobble hat
Girl about Town - hat and coat, ball gown, hoody and cut-offs
Party Pack - skirt, flares, dress, tops, bag and headbands
Back to School - skirt, waistcoat, beret, t-shirt and school bag
Gardening Gear - overalls, hat, roll-neck, trug and vegetables
Mermaid Costume - fishtail skirt, cape, crown and fishes
Bedtime - Blanket, pillow, nightie, pyjamas, slippers & more
Bits 'n' Bobs - Hats, bags, belts, boots and shades