Posts Tagged ‘knitting projects’

KnitPicks: Gurumi Family Dolls

Ok, so I got this kit as a gift a few days ago to make anigurumis, which are Japanese dolls from the company Knit Picks. The dolls are so cute! Here is what I’m supposed to make with the kit. They’re cute, aren’t they?

From Knit Picks design team.

From Knit Picks design team.

So far, I have created the dog. He’s very cute, but he looks more like a donkey right now. Go to, and you can order a kit. There are other kits besides the Gurumi family, including a monkey. I used size us 3 needles.The Dog for the Gurumi Family


How to Knit a Tank Top

This size is for small. If you want to make it bigger cast on more stitches, though it has to be an even number. CO 60 sts on size US 8 needles. Rib for 2″ in k 2, p 2. Work in stockinette until it reaches your arm pits, and starts at the bottom where you want it. End with a purl row. BO 5 sts. Knit to the end of the row. BO 5 sts, but still do purl sts. Continue in stockinette until it reaches your shoulders. BO. This is 1 side. Make another side. Sew up the sides all the way until where you bind off the 5 sts. At the top, fold over 1″ and sew down. Do it on the back, too. Get a ribbon/i-cord/crocheted chain that’s about 1 yd. that’s the same color as the tank top or is a contrasting color. Thread one end through the tube in the back, and into the front tube. Do the same with the other end. Tie the two ends together, and slip the knot into the front or back tube.   

How to Knit Leg Warmers

These are nice to have on a cold, chilly day. Or, if you’re a trend-setter, put them on over tights or leggings! These are good because they don’t curl where you don’t want them too. Using rainbow stripes makes these leg warmers even better! On a size eight circular needle, cast on 42 stitches. Rib two inches of knit 2, purl 2. Then knit in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) until 21 inches. To finish off, rib two inches of knit 2, purl 2. Bind off. Make another one, and then wear!

Knit Arm Warmers

I made a couple pairs of these, but only one really fitted my hands. The other pairs were too big. These are awesome, and you can make a bunch  in different colors to fit your mood and personality. 


Needles- USA size 8

Yarn- 1 skein of worsted weight yarn

Yarn needle and scissors

Cast on 24 stitches. Knit in rib stitch until as long as you want. Mine were seven inches and almost reached my elbows, but you might want to make yours longer. I used rib because it stretches. Bind off. Sew one inch of the fabric. Skip another inch of fabric, which forms the thumb hole, and sew the rest of the arm warmer up. You can also sew the arm warmers with my pattern.