Aster - An Autumn Doll Knitting Pattern

 
Here is Aster - An Autumn Doll. Aster is a knitted doll and is 34cms tall, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.

This pattern would suit a Beginner.

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Autumn Doll Knitting Pattern
Aster is named after an autumn flower grown in Britain. Aster is a Greek word meaning 'star'. Aster is also a birth flower for September. The giving of birth flowers were thought to have originated from the time of the Roman Empire. The meaning of Aster is: Love, Faith, Wisdom and symbolises Valour.

Aster wears a pleated skirt, detachable beret and scarf. The scarf is knitted in moss stitch and the beret has a large yellow bow on the side.

I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK & Hayfield Bonus DK.


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Beginners Knitting Pattern

The head, body & legs are knitted all in one

Aster


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Finished October 2012
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

 

Heidi, Anneke and Ester - Julenissen Dolls - Christmas Elves Dolls Knitting Pattern


These are my little Julenissen or Christmas Elf  Dolls - Heidi, Anneke & Ester. They are 24cm tall, hat included, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.

This pattern would would suit a Beginner.

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Scandinavian Elves Doll Knitting Pattern

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Heidi
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Anneke
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Ester
These dolls are inspired by time spent with a dear friend in Southern Norway and the happy Christmas's I shared with her as a child and adult. I wanted to recreate the traditional Julenissen, which is so dominant at Christmas time in Norway. The julenissen dolls all have a Norwegian name, chosen by my children.

The beginnings of the Scandinavian nisse (pixies) started in the 18th & 19th centuries. I remember my friend's father telling me that they were little spirits who looked after a family or a farm. They lived under the house's stilts or lived in the barns doing chores on the farm. The family had to look after the Nisse well. Porridge was to be left out every Christmas Eve for the nisse. If not this would bring bad luck. From the mid 1800's the nisse became associated with Christmas, arriving at the front door on Christmas Eve with presents.

I have used the colours associated with Christmas: red & white. There are three designs; stripes, cheques and a Danish cross pattern.

All the dolls have pig tails, an apron and a hat which is sewn on. A Julenissen hat is usually red, however, as these are cooks I have included a white hat!

These dolls can be used as toys, be hung on a Christmas tree or be used as part of a Christmas display.

I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK & Hayfield Bonus DK.






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Heidi

Anneke

Ester
Christmas Eves

Heidi, Anneke & Ester - Three Julenissen

Finished October 2012
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

Caroline 1808 - A Georgian Doll Knitting Pattern

This is Caroline - A Georgian knitted doll. Caroline is a knitted doll, is 28cms tall, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.

This pattern would suit a Beginner.

This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Craftsy, Love Knitting, Craftsuprint, Folksy, Makerist & Ravelry.

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Georgian Doll Knitting Pattern
Known as the Georgian era, King George III reigned the U.K in 1808. During this period the beginnings of the industrial revolution were starting in Britain.

Women's fashions were inspired at this time on neoclassical themes. The bodice became closely fitted under the bust and flowed downwards with loose skirts. This gave a natural look. Young ladies would wear the colours of: pinks, lights blues & lilacs. Maturer ladies wore the colours of: dark blues, reds, purple & yellow.

Women would wear long gloves, shawls and jewellery. They would have accessories of parasols or small bags. Hair at this time was worn tightly with a centre parting and ringlets by the ears.

Caroline has an empire line dress (term used based on the year), the skirt is high waisted and fits under the bust. She has short pink sleeves with long white sleeves underneath. I have used a textured stitch to give body to the skirt.

Caroline has a detachable shawl, which again is textured. She wears a detachable bonnet which is longer at the front to fit in with the style worn during this time.

Caroline wears her hair tightly into a bun. She has ringlets at the back, this fitted in better with the design then at the ears. 

The pink wool is DK. This give the doll sturdy foundations. However, with a much softer D.K wool (see below), the feel and flow of the dress is very much different.

I have used Hayfield Bonus DK in Pink. I used Sirdar Softspun DK in blue for the softer dress.

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Caroline has knitted hair
 
Ringlets at the back of the head
 

Empire Line Dress

 
Caroline the Georgian Doll
 
Regency Gown
 





Finished June 2012
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

Jane 1838 - A Victorian Doll Knitting Pattern

This is Jane - A Victorian knitted doll. Jane is a knitted doll, is 28cms tall, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.

This pattern would suit Beginners.

This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Craftsy, Love Knitting, Craftsuprint, Folksy, Makerist & Ravelry.

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Victorian Doll Knitting Pattern
Following the death of King William IV in 1837 the United Kingdom entered the Victorian age. Queen Victoria was 18 years old when she inherited the throne. Her coronation was on the 28th June 1838 at Westminster Abbey, London.

I have taken this design from fashions worn by girl's in 1838. Girl's fashion were simplified versions of women's fashions. They wore shorten skirts with pantaloons showing, waists were pulled in and bonnets had flowing ribbons.

I have added texture to the skirt, this gives it a fuller feel which can be lacking in a stocking stitch piece of work. I have attached a collar to represent a lace collar which was sometimes worn.

I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.






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Ruffles

Jane is 28cms tall

Jane wears a Victorian bonnet

The knitting is textured to give fullness to the skirt






Finished March 2012
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

A Miniature Queen Doll, Bunting and Union Jack Pin Cushion - Doll Knitting Pattern


This is a knitted -  Miniature Queen, Bunting & Union Jack Pin Cushion. The pattern is knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat.

This pattern would suit Beginners.

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Miniature Queen Doll, Bunting & Pin Cushion
 
As 2012 is a year celebrating Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, I wanted to make a pattern simple enough for young beginners, so I decided to create my own!

This pattern only uses the 'Knit' stitch and the 'Knit together' stitch. The bunting knits up quickly which is ideal for young beginner.

I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.





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Union Jack Pin Cushion & Miniature Queen
Bunting

Pin Cushion
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Finished March 2012
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs