Scandinavian Blythe Dress Review

The Scandinavian Style Dress, is a knitting pattern, written by Anna Kibalchich-Poda from BannAnnaBears, and bought from her Etsy shop.

I bought the pattern a couple of months ago and have only just got around to making it. The pattern is written to be made on straight needles but I began knitting in the round just after the arms were done.

As I’m writing this blog I went to Etsy to paste a link to Anna’s shop, but the shop isn’t available at the moment. Then I noticed where Anna lives, Kyiv, Ukraine.

It seems odd, unfair even, that I’m sitting here, with the windows open and the sun shining through. Listening to the birds and my only worry right now is making sure the neighbours cat doesn’t wander in because my cat doesn’t like him.

Yet, not too far away, closer now with the internet and shops like Etsy, fellow knitters are in a war zone. I would’ve said that whether you knit dolls clothing or not, you should buy the pattern, just to help Anna buy things she might be in desperate need of right now, but I just can’t comprehend what her situation is or even where she is.

One thing that always amazes me is the camaraderie of knitters/crocheters, and it makes me wonder, what we fellow knitters, crocheters, creatives can do for our fellow creatives in the Ukraine.

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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