Valentine's Bitsy Baby Dolls by Claire Fairall Designs

Valentine's Bitsy Baby Dolls

Knitting
January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
14cm /5.5”Tall
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The Bitsy baby dolls are celebrating Valentine’s day!

They have been very busy learning to knit, and have created heart shaped cushions, decorated with a big embroidered cross.

Each Bitsy doll has chosen a different shade for the main colour of their outfit and a contrasting shade for the cushion they have made. You can make either the Red or White variation, or choose your own favourite colours to make a very personal gift or keepsake.

Bitsy doll bodies and heads are knitted in one piece and after seaming and stuffing the legs are created by sewing a seam through from front to back to divide the legs. The arms are knitted separately and are sewn on when making up these cute little characters.

This pattern is suitable for confident beginners- All the doll and accessory pieces are knitted flat and use basic shaping.

Bitsy Baby size-14cm /5.5”Tall
Needle size -3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4)
Tension - 20sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square

Recommended yarn: -
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
If you are using an alternate yarn, check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller.
This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed

Shades used-: Less than 20g of each colour
Vanilla Cream (107)
Soft Fudge (109)
Rose Red 113,
Paper White 100

You will also need
Small amounts of Coffee Bean 110 and Soft Fudge (109)
Handful of toy stuffing
Sewing up needle
Small heart shaped button (Optional)