Theodóra is a charming little knitted doll designed by Hélène Magnússon. She gets new pieces of clothing regularly and also has friends and family. She comes alive in short stories written by author Harpa Jónsdóttir. A rhyme by poet Theodóra Thóroddsen, Tíu litlar ljúflingsmeyjar (Ten charming little maidens) inspired both the doll and The Adventures of Theodóra.
In the third episode, “You are…”, meet Brynja, a dear friend of Theodóra, and the dolls Steinunn and Guðrún and find out how Theodóra overcomes her fears and dares to be herself. I hope you enjoy reading the story on the website.
The episode features a lovely hoody lopi sweater cardigan inspired by Brynja, the popular women sweater, and Brynja Litla, its child version. It is the opportunity to learn the crochet steek with two-stranded color knitting. Comfy trousers, a tee-shirt, a pair of shoes, and cute little dolls with a hood matching Brynja’s sweater complete the Brynja clothing set. We have a whole Brynja family now!
Hélène Magnússon is a leading knit designer in Iceland, the author of many books about traditional Icelandic knitting and the editor of The Icelandic Knitter. She likes to put a new spin on Icelandic traditions. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland, where she studied textile and fashion at Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked as a hired girl in a sheep farm and a mountain guide. The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform the amazing hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in collaboration with tour operator Icelandic Mountain Guides.
Size: to fit doll Theodóra 35 cm/ 14.5” tall:
Sweater: finished chest measurement: 6”/15 cm; arm length to underarm: 4,5”/11 cm; body length to underarm: 4”/10 cm
Little Doll 10 cm/4” and Tiny Little doll 6 cm/2.3” from head to toes. 8 and 2 grams.
Gauge: 4×4”/10x10cm = on needle 4 mm/US 6 with Léttlopi
Needles: 2, 3, 3.5 and 4 mm/US 0,3,4 and 6 circular needle and/or DPN’s; hook 3 mm/ US D/3
Yarn: Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% pure Icelandic wool, light spun, medium weight, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 yds
MC: turquoise #1404 (Sweater), 25g
CC1: red #1409 (Sweater and shoes), 10g
CC2 : black #0059 (trousers and shoes), 10g
CC3: beige #1418 (Little Doll), 5 g
CC4: yellow #1411 (hair Little Dolls), 5 g
Einband-Loðband from Ístex, 70% Icelandic wool, 30% wool, fine lace-weight, 1-ply worsted, 50gr/skein, 50g = ca. 225m/246 yds
CCa: grey (tee-shirt), 10 g
CCb and CCc: red #0047 and blue #1098 (mouth and eyes embroidery), 20 cm/8”
CCd: white #0851 (Little dresses), 5 g
CCe: beige #9075 (Tiny Little Doll), 5 g
Other material: a piece of ribbon about 60 cm/long, a piece of elastic about 10 cm/24” long, a match, one pair of little hook and eye, a zipper
Notions: markers, 4 litle safety pins, darning, tapestry and embroidery needles, pins for blocking
Techniques: Knitting in the round, Magic loop (optional), stranded knitting, short rows, crochet steek.
Pattern: once you’ve made your payment, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern PDF . We don’t send patterns by snailmail.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.