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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 Animals

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nativity Animals
Nativity Animals Camel
Nativity Animals Donkey
Nativity Animals Sheep
Nativity Animals Nativity Animals

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:

"Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road..." Recreate the story of the Nativity, with the little donkey who carried Mary safely on her way, the camels who travelled so far and the sheep who were watched by the shepherds. Theses adorable animals 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. Part of the Knitables Nativity Collection!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 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)
  • Black '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
  • Sewing needle
  • Good quality washable toy stuffing

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