Lilly and May are best friends. These loveable dress-up dolls are just the right size to become a special child’s treasured companion.
Lilly doll wears a two-tone dress with a bobble knot detail on the skirt, while May doll has a knitted in T-shirt and a textured pinafore dress. (Yes, both dolls are wearing knickers!)
Their knitted hair with co-ordinated hair bows is very simple to do, and of course it will never become untidy!
Both the dolls and their clothes are knitted flat on standard straight needles and seamed. Basic stitches are uses throughout for the dolls, which are knitted from the head down, the arms and hair are knitted and sewn on later.
Lilly dolls dress has a knot stitch which may challenge beginner or intermediate knitters- however the stocking stitch version of the dress looks lovely and is much simpler. The pattern for the pinafore dress uses knit and purl stitches only, a plain version for this garment is also included. Size - 38cm /15” tall (not including hair)
- 12 page illustrated knitting pattern
- cm (metric) and inches (imperial).
- Two dolls and two dresses included
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size- Doll 3.25mm/UK10 /US3
- Dk/ Light worsted Yarn
- 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