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Matryoshka (Russian Nesting Dolls)

Itty-Bitty Toys
Knitting
November 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1.5" tall, 3.5" tall, 4" tall, 4.5" tall

Description for book:
If you look around the crafting world, you will see Russian nesting dolls everywhere you turn. The cute characters, often wrapped in babushkas, are printed on fabric, crocheted, felted, and painted. I even have a set of matryoshka salt and pepper shakers. The only kind of set I’d never seen was a functional knitted one that you could actually play with. I knew what I had to do, and set out to come up with the features of design.

I kept my knitted set of dolls small so that the repetitive format remains interesting, and kept them all one color to keep things simple. The doll set takes a small amount of worsted-weight yarn, less than one skein, and is the perfect stash buster. with a little simple embroidery for the faces, you are all set to nest.

These dolls are a bit addictive; you may have to make moe than one set!

Suggested Colors: Dyed - 1 skein in Aloe #604; Skinny - Birch #30