My version of Tilda doll is knitted in the round on double pointed needles, from the top down; (Head, body and arms all in one piece).Her legs are each knitted from the foot up and sewn onto the body.
Milly wears a shaker style pinafore dress and Mary-Jane shoes. Her simple white long sleeve top is knitted in one piece with the body and arms.
A full photo tutorial guides you through creating her traditional Tilda hair style. I have adapted the usual way of adding hair to a Tilde doll, into a child safe method which will work with a knitted doll.
Milly stands 60cm tall
SUITABLE FOR- Intermediate knitters,
Skills needed for this design. Circular knitting using double pointed needles
You will receive a 14 page pattern with extra tips and information to help you create a beautiful doll.
- 8 page knitting pattern , *Photo tutorial to add dolls hair , *Additional tips to create a beautiful doll
Materials you need at home:
- Yardage- , Flesh Tone- 40g , White -20g , Pinafore dress- 50g , Black- 8g , Hair - 50g , , *You will also need- , Good quality toy stuffing - 100g , 2 small buttons.
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