Nikolaus by Karen Wessel


November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (before felting)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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This Santa is waiting for you to “stuff” him.
He has an opening at the back (see last photo) that allows you to use him as re-usable “gift-wrap”. And he’ll also make a nice little Christmas decoration (before and/or after gifting him, if you can part with him, I’m having trouble). The finished felted “Nikolaus” stands about 9-10cm (3.5-4 inches) high and has a diameter of about 8 cm (3 inches) at the bottom.

You’ll need about 50g Cascade 220 Wool in red and white (I used Christmas Red (colour 8895) and Natural (colour 8010)) and 25g Cascade 220 Wool in black (colour 8555).