Since I began writing about knitted comfort dolls in 2018, these articles have been my most popular posts. The original article "Knitted Comfort Dolls Made With Love" traced the origins of the doll from a Canadian soldier whose mother knitted Izzy dolls for children in waitron Bosnia. Since then, Knitting4Peace has taken up the mantel to distribute Peace Pals throughout the world and in the US, anywhere kids are suffering in areas of conflict, natural disaster or from poverty.
I have updated the dolls in "Knitted Comfort Dolls: A New Look" as I incorporated new hairstyles and outfits from Pinterest and Ethel Braithwaite on Ravelry. This year I am focused on working on new clothing designs to dress to dress up these adorable, colorable creatures.
The girl in this handsome couple is sporting a red and white shirt with a double moss stitch to highlight the color and pattern of her shirt. Her companion has hair made from Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn.
When one of my friends in my craft group contributed some dolls with striped outfits, I decided to add these designs my collection.
The scrubby hair dolls are so playful, and can be used for either gender or neutral situations.
Pink and purple dolls are favorite with the girls. The skirt pattern from Knitting4Peace really dresses up these sweethearts.
This year I got to try out different stitch patterns as I experimented with the shirts worn by my anew team of dolls.
The dolls for this year's collection have beans much fun to design and knit. I hope that you will take chance to incorporate some of these ideas into your own family of dolls. I welcome you to join me only stitching journey. As always, I appreciate your reflections and feedback.