Christmas Nativity Animals by Sarah Gasson

Christmas Nativity Animals

October 2013
‘Fluffy’ yarn e.g. Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Double Knitting yarn
Black ‘Eyelash’ yarn e.g. Sirdar Funky Fur Double Knitting yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This pattern is available for £2.00 GBP
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“Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road…” Recreate the story of the Nativity, with the little donkey who carried Mary safely on her way, the camels who travelled so far and the sheep who were watched by the shepherds. Theses adorable animals are a perfect size for young children to play with and enjoy, and learn about the greatest story ever told. The figures also make a lovely festive decoration, which can be displayed and enjoyed year after year. Part of the Knitables Nativity Collection!

These animals can be made cheaply out of oddments of double knitting yarn. The knitting pattern has clear row by row instructions and lots of photographs to help you along the way. You will need to be able to knit, purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease, change colours and sew seams. All pieces are knitted flat on straight needles. So why not add some festive cheer to your home and start knitting today!


Donkey - Height approximately 9cm (3.5in) / Width approximately 14cm (5.5in)
Camel - Height and Width approximately 13cm (5.1in)
Sheep - Height approximately 7cm (2.75in) / Width approximately 11cm (4.3in)