1:12th scale Ladies underwear set c. 1940s
This is NOT suitable for a first project in miniature knitting.
Set comprises of Long Opera Top Vest, Panties and Knitted Stockings.
Materials required for all items: size 19 (1.00 mm/US size 5/0) knitting needles, plus: Opera top vest - 25 metres/28 yards 1-ply wool, 6-inches/15 cm piece of ⅛-inch/2 mm silk ribbon. Panties - 25 metres/28 yards 1-ply wool, (optional) small length very thin elastic). Stockings - 25 metres/28 yards of good quality cotton or silk sewing thread, 1-ply wool will be too thick, but ½-ply silk may be used.
Approximate finished sizes: Opera top vest– 2½-inches/6 cm tall by 1-inch/2.5 cm wide at waist. Panties - ¾-inch/2 cm wide at waist by 1¼-inches/3 cm tall. Stockings – 2¼-inches/5.5 cm long by ½-inch/1.25 cm wide at widest point.
Gauge – Gauge is not important as dolls house dolls vary greatly in size.