Billy and Bobbie-Jo are dressed ready for Winter fun. Billy wears a warm bobble hat with a matching scarf and Bobbie-Jo is wrapped up in a snuggly snowsuit. Both dolls are knitted flat in one piece with arms sewn on. This pattern is suitable for beginner knitters as there is no complicated shaping. I fully explain the ssk decrease used and how to change colour. Their hats, scarves and hoods are knitted separately and can be sewn into place or taken off for added play value. I have included instructions for adding a sweet tuft of hair in case you do not want to sew the hat or hood into place. I’ve also included a useful tutorial sheet to show you how to make quick and easy tiny pom-poms! To make each doll follow the instructions for knitting the head then continue following the separate patterns for either Billy or Bobbie-Jo Each doll stands 25cm /10” tall Needle size: - Dolls- 3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4) Hats: 4.00mm (UK 8 /US 6) Tension - 20sts x 28 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square
Recommended yarn: - Skin- Paintbox Yarns- Simply DK -Vanilla Cream 107- Clothes -Stylecraft special DK Meadow 065, Tomato,1723, Violet 1277 Paper White 100, Aster 1003
You will also need- Toy stuffing 12cm safety eyes If you are using an alternate yarn, check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 2 sizes smaller. This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed
- 7 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Size 25cm /10” tall
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size - Dolls- 3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4) , Hats 4.00mm (UK 8 /US 6) , , *Recommended yarn - , , *Skin- Paintbox Yarns- Simply DK -Vanilla Cream 107- , *Clothes -Stylecraft special DK , , Meadow 065, Tomato,1723, Violet 1277 , Paper White 100, Aster 1003 , , *Toy stuffing , , *12cm safety eyes
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My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk