It is a knitted peg doll using a 12cms wooden peg, knitted in double knitting wool & Worked Flat.
This pattern would suit a Beginner.
This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Love Knitting, Makerist & Ravelry.
|Iceland National Costume|
This peg doll wears an Icelandic national costume. Icelandic costumes are generally black in colour, it is thought this is because they do not have the natural resources to make dyes. The dress is a work costume, with a white blouse under the black bodice. Young girls would wear sleeveless bodices and blue aprons. Gold was used in the designs, with Celtic & Viking motifs and gold jewellery. This doll wears a skull cap with a long black tassel, this would of been fixed to the cap with gold rings. Hair would normally be worn in plaits and strong leather shoes were worn.
There are plenty of peg dolls available today, very modern and beautifully painted. However, these are not the peg dolls I remember as a child. I have tried to keep this in mind when creating my peg doll designs.
This peg doll is very simple to make, it can be made in a couple of hours. Young knitters will find the pattern quick & easy to follow. The pattern would be suitable for a younger persons craft club.
The peg doll is safe enough to be used as a toy, no metal or pipe cleaners are used. It is just a 12cms wooden peg and wool! This peg doll fits beautifully into an old fashioned dolls house, or can be used in a display.
I have used Hayfield Bonus DK.
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Finished June 2016
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs