Catherine 1546 - A Tudor Doll Knitting Pattern

 
This is Catherine, a Tudor Lady 1546. Catherine is a knitted Tudor doll and is 28cms tall, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.
 
This pattern would suit an Advanced knitter.

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I have based this doll on the portrait of Princess Elizabeth, 1546, who later became Queen Elizabeth I of England. This portrait is currently part of Queen Elizabeth II's royal collection at Windsor Castle, England. Elizabeth is about 13years old in the portrait, but didn't become queen until she was 25years old after the death of her father, Henry VIII. Elizabeth had plenty of suitors but never married and reigned for 44 years.

During the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I there was a Chart of Tudor Sumptuary Laws for Tudor dress. This explained what was allowed to be worn in terms of colour, fabric, trims & furs in different social classes in England.

Women's court fashion was varied. The bodice was tightly fitted and the skirt was triangular in shape. I have tried to keep to this dress shape. My design includes a French hood which was shaped around the head and decorated with pearls or jewels. I have also included trumpet sleeves.

I have used a moss stitch pattern for the outer skirt, top of sleeves & head piece. A lattice pattern has been used for the inner skirt & stocking stitch for the remainder of the work. D.K wool was used for the whole piece. 

The moss stitch & dark plum colour help to recreate a heavy dress.  

I have used 4mm cream pearl beads & knitted them into the lattice pattern of the inner skirt. This gives the skirt depth & a Tudor feel. I have used beads for the cream part of the sleeve & head piece. 

I have also used 3mm & 4mm gold pearl beads for jewellery & oval drop beads for the necklace & waistband ends. 

I would suggest that this knitting pattern would suit experienced knitters.

I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.



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Beading on the Under Skirt
Outer Skirt

Head Dress

Hair

Worked in Moss Stitch


 



 
The Tudors Costumes - The Tudors Wiki
Princess Elizabeth - 1546


Finished January 2013
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Primrose Peg Doll - Victorian Ladies Doll Knitting Pattern


Here is Primrose Peg Doll. This is a knitted peg doll and is dressed as a Victorian Lady. The dolls are knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat. I have included an easy version for children (beginners) knitters. The easy version is knitted completely in garter stitch.

This pattern would suit Beginners.

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I took my inspiration from Princess Victoria, who as a child had a collection of 132 small dolls. She lived a lonely childhood at Kensington Palace before she inherited the British throne in 1837. She would make clothes and name the dolls after theatre characters & ladies from society.

The doll wears a tight bodice and full skirt which shapes out. One dress has a picot edge and another a flared version. The waist is pulled in which was the fashion at this time. A waist band is included and can be attached with or without a bow. The doll comes with a detachable bonnet. Hair and face features can be coloured in with pencil or paint.

The peg doll can be knitted in a couple of hours. She fits beautifully into a small tin and looks quite at home in a child's doll house.

I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.
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Finished January 2013
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Pansy - A Winter Doll Knitting Pattern


 
This is Pansy - a winter doll. Pansy is 34cm 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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Pansy is named after a winter flower which is grown in Britain. The flowers originated from France, as violas. The name pansy is thought to come from the French word 'pensee - thought'. It was imported in the 15th century to Britain as a viola. Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennett (1785–1861) from Surrey, Britain, was an avid collector of violas and through cross breeding introduced pansies in 1812.

I have used colours associated with winter: blues, light pinks & white. I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK for the turquoise & light blue and Sirdar Snuggly Pearls DK for the pink, as this adds a little sparkle!

Pansy has stripy tights with a stripy top to match. Her skirt is flared and her belt has a bow attached.  Ice Blue 4mm beads have been knitted into her hat and scarf, which are detachable.

Pansy wears her hair in bunches.

I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK, Sirdar Snuggly Pearls DK & Hayfield Bonus DK.
 

Pansy - A Winter Doll
 
Flared Skirt
 
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Finished January 2013
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