War Nurse Knitting Pattern
Here is a Nurse soft toy knitting pattern. She was seen on duty in hospitals all over the world during World War 2. Created with love to commemorate 75 years since VE Day in 1945.
Pattern Number KBP-357
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On 8th May 2020, it will be 75 years exactly since Victory in Europe was declared. It was a time of celebration but also a time to reflect on the sacrifice and courage that millions of people had shown during World War 2. As the anniversary approaches, we reflect again on the great sacrifice everyone made during our darkest days. On the 8th May 1945, millions of people took to the streets to show their relief at the end of many years of war.
This is an opportunity for knitters to come together and mark the 75th anniversary with this series of knitted toys that can be displayed and gifted during the commemorations.
Approximately 24cm tall to top of hat
Double knitting. 50g blue, white, 25g cream/flesh. 10-15g black and grey. Toy stuffing
3mm Single Pointed Knitting Needles (UK 11, US 3)
Cast on, 'k' – Knit, 'p' – Purl, 'inc' – Increase by Knitting into the Front and Back of a Stitch, 'k2tog' – Decrease by Knitting Two Stitches Together, Cast Off, Sewing Pieces Together, Inserting Toy Stuffing
Double Knitting (Light Worsted, 8ply, No.3, Approx 300m/100g)
Toy Stuffing (Fiberfill or Wool Stuffing)
Yarn Sewing Needle
Knitting – With 2 Single Pointed Needles
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26 sts x 33 rows = 10cm x 10cm in St-St With Double Knitting Yarn
All Pieces are Knitted Flat and Seamed
Blue, Grey, White
Advice for Knitters
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Help with understanding your new knitting pattern
Help to avoid wobbly knitted heads
A guide to sewing eyes to your finished toy
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What About Knitting Needles?
We use either 3mm(UK 11, US 3) needles with Double Knitting yarn.If you use chunky / bulky then 4.5mm single pointed knitting needles(UK 7, US 7) are what we use.
Is That Right?It Seems Too Small
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