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Knitables is dedicated to my brave and inspirational mum-in-law Linda, who during her 13 year battle with cancer, raised thousands of pounds for charity by knitting scarves and toys. It was Linda who ...

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Nativity Collection

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nativity Collection
Nativity Collection Nativity
Nativity Collection The Three Wise Men
Nativity Collection Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus
Nativity Collection Camel, Donkey and Sheep
Nativity Collection The Shepherds

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 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.
  • The knitting pattern has clear row by row instructions and lots of photographs to help you along the way.

Pattern Description:

"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.

Sizing / Finished 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)


  • Oddments of double knitting yarn (USA - knitting worsted weight: Australia - 8ply)
  • Metallic gold yarn
  • 'Eyelash' yarn e.g. Sirdar Funky Fur Double Knitting yarn
  • 'Fluffy' yarn e.g. Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Double Knitting yarn
  • Knitting needles size 31/4mm (UK size 10)
  • Double pointed needles (I-cord)
  • Sewing needle
  • 2 pipe cleaners, 15cm in length
  • 4.5cm diameter circle of cardboard x9
  • Good quality washable toy stuffing

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Oddments of yarn

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