Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


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Jungle Pals

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I’ve had quite a few requests recently for elephants and monkeys, so imagine jungle themed nurseries must be in vogue.

Both these little charactters are 11 inches in height. I based the monkey’s face on Ala & Ela’s pattern as I think it does produce a cute and cheeky monkey.

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I knitted his little jumper in red and yellow stripes (2 rows each) but when making it up I actually preferred the wrong side, I thought the pattern more colourful so made it up ‘inside out’ so to speak.

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He looks a playful character, ready for mischief!

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Both animals have the same body and outfit, just different heads. I do like making these little jumpers and overalls and seeing them in different colours

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They certainly brighten up the nursery.

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Three Best Friends!

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I do love making dolls, but they are a lot trickier than bears and rabbits. So much time and energy goes on getting the faces and hair just right. If eyes and noses are a fraction out you can easily end up with a ‘Bride of Chuky’ style doll! On the plus side though you can have a ball choosing and matching colours for your project.

Jenny

Jenny Doll

For all three of the dolls I used Ala & Ela’s Valerie Doll pattern for the head, I do like the shape of the head and the hair on this doll, although I have given the dolls ringlets rather than plaits.

Jenny is taller than the other dolls, measuring 13 inches. I made her legs and body slightly longer and gave her boots rather than shoes and socks. I knitted her a little duffle coat and and a pull on hat for cold blustery days.

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She does look quite snug and ready to brave the elements.

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Polly is a sweet little doll measuring 11.5 inches, and has a lacy dress with picot edging.

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She is knitted in DK on 4mm needles.

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and has a matching cardigan knitted on 3.25mm needles.

Amy

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Amy is a similar doll, just in different colours

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The hair is knitted as a skull cap and sewn to the head, and you can add plaits or ringlets.

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A great gift idea for little girls of any age.