The doll Theodóra comes alive in short stories written by author Harpa Jonsdottir.
In the first episode of the adventures of Theodóra, “Out of the pen”, meet with her friend Henrietta, another charming little doll with red hair, knitted on the same pattern than henrietta. She wears an adorable lopi set inspired by the Icelandic yoke sweater. It includes a traditional Icelandic yoke sweater except it is much quicker to knit than a full-sized sweater! Basic or shaped to the body, two-stranded or three stranded-color knitting, steeked or not, you will have the opportunity to test your skills while having a lot of fun! The lovely dress is also constructed as a lopi sweater with short sleeves and an elegant skirt. The little tam reproduces the motif of the sweater for a very different effect where as the bag will show you how easy it is to reverse a chart, for example to knit a sweater from the top down.
Hélène Magnússonlikes 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.
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” / 10×10 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, 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 payment, 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.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.