Josie is wearing her new winter dress- she loves the snowflake detail on the bodice and around the hem, and her snow-white raglan sleeve sweater keeps her snug and warm. Her dress is fastened with two back buttons, and the bodice is edged with garter stitch. Her red Mary-Jane shoes with pearly buttons finish her winter outfit This winter set of clothes is easily knitted flat on straight needles and uses minimal shaping. The white motifs are worked from charts- alternatively they could easily be added using the Swiss darning technique. Josie is knitted with head, body, legs and feet worked as one piece, there is a centre back seam from the crown of her head to the start of her legs. Josie’s legs have a seam on the inner side and her feet have a seam along the middle of the sole. Her arms and hands are knitted as one piece and sewn into place after stuffing. Doll Size (approx.) 38cm / 15”
- 11 page illustrated knitting pattern
Materials you need at home:
- Needle size 3.5mm (UK 10 /US 3) for doll , 3mm (UK11-US2) and 4mm (UK 8 /US 6) for clothes , *Recommended yarns- , *Doll-Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, Vanilla Cream 107 , *Hair-King Cole Big Value Chunky – Sahara , *Dolls clothes-Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, or any DK/ *Light Worsted weight yarn. , *Stitch holder , *Hi loft polyester toy stuffing , *2 x 4mm shoe buttons , *2 x 5mm dress 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