Lilly and May dolls by Claire Fairall Designs

Lilly and May dolls

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
38cm /15” tall (not including hair)
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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 coordinated 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)
Needle size- Doll 3.25mm/UK10 /US3
Clothes 4mm/UK8/US6
Tension 28sts x 28r over 10cm stocking stitch square

Recommended yarn-
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK – or Stylecraft Special dk

Yarn quantities
Skin tone-33g/98m/107yds
T shirt-10g/30m/33yds
Shoes-4g/12m/13yds
White for underwear & socks-12g/36m/39yds
Brown for Hair- 25g/74m/81yds
Lilly’s dress and May’s pinafore dress 35g/104m/113yds main colour plus a few metres of contrast yarn

You will also need-
2 10mm Black toy safety eyes (per doll)
Toy stuffing 50g (per doll)
2 stitch holders
2 x 10mm buttons for each dress (per doll)
2x 10mm buttons for decoration
2 x 5mm buttons for shoes (per doll)