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Ester - A Christmas Elf - Beginners Knitting Pattern
Method: Worked Flat
Wool: UK - DK Wool/ USA - Light Worsted/ Australia - 8ply
Knitting Needles: Single pointed 3mm (UK 11/ USA 2)
Additional: Toy Stuffing & Tapestry Needle
I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK & Hayfield Bonus DK
Pattern includes abbreviations & their descriptions
A list of materials needed
Instructions on how to make up the doll
Easy to follow row by row instructions
The legs, body & head are knitted all in one
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This doll is inspired by time spent with a dear friend in Southern Norway and the happy Christmas's I shared with her as a child and adult. I wanted to recreate the traditional Julenissen, which is so dominant at Christmas time in Norway.
The beginnings of the Scandinavian nisse (pixies) started in the 18th & 19th centuries. I remember my friend's father telling me that they were little spirits who looked after a family or a farm. They lived under the house's stilts or lived in the barns doing chores on the farm. The family had to look after the Nisse well. Porridge was to be left out every Christmas Eve for the nisse. If not this would bring bad luck. From the mid 1800's the nisse became associated with Christmas, arriving at the front door on Christmas Eve with presents.
I have used the colours associated with Christmas: red & white. The doll has pig tails, an apron and a hat which is sewn on. A Julenissen hat is usually red, however, as these are cooks I have made it white.
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