Milly Doll at Christmas Outfit

Milly is looking very smart this Christmas. She is wearing a classic style long sleeve red dress with a scooped neckline and fluffy white boucle trim.

When travelling between Festive engagements she has a short white trimmed cloak with a large hood to keep the snow off her hair and a warm hand muff on a cord to keep her hands from feeling the cold. Snug white trimmed boots complete her outfit.

Milly’s dress is knitted seamlessly from the top down, using circular knitting on double pointed needles. Her cloak, muff and boots are all knitted flat and seamed.

I include tips to help you enjoy knitting these clothes –however, If you have not worked in the round before, you may need to refer to online knitting sites for further advice.

This pattern is for Milly’s Christmas clothes only – You can find the full pattern to make this Milly Doll and her pinafore dress on this site here-


  • 5 page illustrated knitting pattern , *Suitable for intermediate knitters

Materials you need at home:

  • Needle size - 4mm (UK 8 /US 6) and 4.5mm (Uk7/ US 7) , , *Tension - 22sts x 30 rows = 10cm (4”) Square , , *Recommended yarn- , *100g - Paint box yarns Simply DK-Red , , *Small amount (less than 25g) of white boucle yarn , , *You will also need- , *Small amount of Black DK , *3 small buttons (10mm) , *Round marker , *Large eye sewing up needle
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Claire Fairall

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

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