This sweet little Christmas Fairy will look lovely tucked in among your festive decorations or hanging from your Christmas tree.
This decorative doll is an easy knitting projects, suitable for confident beginners. The lace skirt and wings are an ideal first lace project, using only yarn over stitches and an easy 4 row repeat.
This fairy is knitted flat using basic stitches. Colour photos guide you through making up and finishing your doll. I also include alternative detailed instructions for embroidered eyes.
(To make a smaller version use 4ply yarn and 2.00mm (UK 14 /US 0) needles).
Fairy size 14.5cm/6” tall
Needle size 2.75mm (UK 12 /US 2)
Tension - 26sts x 32 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square
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
- 6 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Size 14.5cm/6” tall
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Recommended yarn - Paint Box Yarns Simply DK, Vanilla Cream (107) Paper White (100) , , *Small quantities of – Rose Red (113), Buttercup Yellow (122),
- Large eye sewing needle ,
- 5mm toy safety eyes (optional)
- Toy stuffing
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