Nanako

Nanako is a charming little knitted doll designed by Hélène Magnússon and a friend of Theodóra. She was named after a Japanese friend of mine. I don’t know how she relates to Theodóra and I will discover it with you in an upcoming episode of  “The Adventures of Theodóra”.

If Nanako is showing her sweet face today, it is in order to help the Japanese mothers and babies in the Northern East part of Japan, suffering from the disaster. The profits from the sales of the patterns and the kits are donated to La Leche League Luxembourg – for Japan. My friend Nanako is an active member there and collaborates directly with La Leche League Japon. Maybe some Nanako dolls will also fly to Japan and some little Japanese girls? 

The pattern for the doll (including “klukka” dress and underwear) is the same as for Theodóra. Only the colors are different.
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Nanako/Theodóra doll Pattern

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Doll Kit (pattern without instructions)

20 € (plus shipping cost)

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The design story

Inspiration
The designer

Theodóra is a charming little knitted doll designed by Hélène Magnússon. Theodóra gets new pieces of clothing regularly and also has friends and family! She comes alive in short stories written by author Harpa Jonsdottir. Hélène and Harpa work independently from each other so nobody knows what comes next! The dolls and the stories are inspired by Theodóra Thoroddsen’s poem Tíu litlar ljúflingsmeyjar (Ten charming little maidens).

Nanako is a charming little knitted doll that was named after my Japanese friend Nanako. I don't know how she met Theodóra and I will discover it with you in an upcoming episode of  "The Adventures of Theodóra”.

The pattern for the doll (including "klukka" dress and underwear) is the same as for Theodóra. Only the colors are different.

If Nanako is showing her sweet face today, it is in order to help the Japanese mothers and babies in the Northern East part of Japan, suffering from the disaster.

The profits from the sales of the pattern and the kit will be donated to La Leche League Luxembourg - for Japan. My friend Nanako is an active member there and collaborates directly with La Leche League Japon. Maybe some Nanako dolls will also fly to Japan and some little Japanese girls? Please, contact me if you wish to give a ready-made Nanako doll to La Leche League Luxembourg for Japan.

The designer

Hélène Magnússon likes to put a new spin on old Icelandic knitting traditions. She enjoys designs with strong ties to Iceland and that tell a story. She is best known for her research into the traditional Icelandic intarsia that was mostly seen in knitted insoles in the past centuries. Her book, Icelandic knitting: using Rose Patterns is available in three languages. She is a French native but a true Icelandic knitter and has an Icelandic family. Hélène abandoned a law career in Paris for the love of Icelandic nature. She worked as a mountain guide for many years in Iceland and studied textile and fashion design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She is the head and designer behind The Icelandic Knitter.

 

Wool, size & info

Size: one size to fit doll Theodóra 35 cm/ 14,5 “ tall.
Finished chest measurement: 6”/15 cm
Arm length to underarm: 4,5”/11 cm
Body length to underarm: 4”/10 cm

Gauge: 4”x 4” / 10x10 cm  = 16 sts and 24 rows in stocking st on needle 5 mm/US 8

Needles: size 4,5 mm/US 7 and 5 mm/US 8 DPNs or circular log and flexible

Yarn: Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% pure Icelandic wool, light spun, medium weight, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 yds:
- 0051 (white): 30 g
- 0085 (light brown): 30 g
- 0867 (dark brown) : 10 g

Einband-Loðband from Ístex, 70% Icelandic wool, 30% wool, fine lace-weight, 1-ply worsted, 50gr/skein, 50g = ca. 225m/246 yds
- 9268 (green): 25 g
- 0851 (white): 4 m

Techniques: Old Norwegian cast on, disappearing loop cast-on, knitting in the round, top down, stranded knitting 2-3 colors, steek on crochet, yoke.

Pattern: once you've made your paiement, you will receive an email with  instructions on how to download the pattern. It comes as a PDF file. We don't send pattern by snail mail.

Kit: includes the yarn and material. Kit doesn’t include the needles and notions. Shipping costs are not included in the price. Pattern is not included and has to be purchased separately.

Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.