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Christmas Nativity Collection

Knitting
November 2012
Metallic Yarn
‘Eyelash’ yarn e.g. Sirdar Funky Fur Double Knitting yarn
‘Fluffy’ yarn e.g. Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Double Knitting yarn
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This pattern is available for £5.00 GBP
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“Away in a manger no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet…” These adorable characters 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.

This collection 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!

Measurements

Mary - Height approximately 12cm (4.7in)
Baby Jesus’ Manger - Height approximately 6cm (2.3in). Width approximately 8cm (3.1in)
Joseph, Shepherds and Angel Gabriel - Height approximately 15cm (5.9in)
The Three Wise Men - Height approximately 16cm (6.3in)
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)

Materials

Oddments of double knitting yarn (USA, knitting worsted weight: Australia, 8ply) in colours stated in the instructions.
Knitting needles size 3¼mm (UK size 10)
Double pointed needles (I-cord)
Sewing needle
A pair of tweezers (useful for inserting small amounts of stuffing)
2 pipe cleaners, 15cm in length
4.5cm diameter circle of cardboard x9
Good quality washable toy stuffing