This is Clara - A WWI Red Cross Nurse & Florence Nightingale.
Clara & Florence are 20cms tall, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat.
The legs, body & head are knitted all in one.
This pattern would suit a Beginner.
This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Love Knitting, Makerist & Ravelry.
|Red Cross Nurse & Florence Nightingale|
|WWI Red Cross Nurse|
It is 2014 & during this year, in the U.K, we are remembering & commemorating those who served in World War I - 1914 to 1918. Paul Cummins & Tom Piper designed Red Poppies & these were placed outside in the moat of the Tower of London. 888,246 were made, representing each English Military soldier who died during the conflict.
|Tower of London with a moat full of Poppies|
|The Tank Museum - Boverington, Dorset, U.K|
'The Backwash of War' by Ellen N. La Motte. 'The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Nurse'. She was one of many inspirational women nurses at that time. My mother is also a nurse, nursing is a true vocation for my mother. She is also a member of The Red Cross & recently received her 20 years of service 'Red Cross Medal'. All this was the inspiration I needed to design Clara!
|Red Cross Nurses during World War One|
|Florence Nightingale in the Miltary Hospital at Scutari - 1855|
Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) came from a rich & upper class family from Great Britain. She was born in Florence, Italy, hence her name! Florence was the founder of modern nursing & was best known for her work in the Crimean War as 'The Lady with the Lamp'. In 1860 she laid the foundation for a professional nursing school, at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, U.K.
Florence Nightingale was awarded the The Royal Red Cross Medal by Queen Victoria in 1883.
I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.
|Clara & Florence|
|Clara wears a 1900's nurse's hat|
|Florence wears a Victorian hat|
|Clara wears the uniform of a WWI nurse|
|Florence wears the uniform of a Victorian nurse|
|The red cross is at the top of the apron|
|Florence wears a brooch|
|A full apron was worn|
|Florence carries a lantern|
|Edith Grace Designs Shop|
Finished December 2014Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs