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Russian dolls Knitting Pattern

Russian dolls

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 4 / 3.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch, Basic Shaping

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What you need to know

Decorate your tree with Nicola Valiji's sparkly Russian dolls

Matryoshka dolls were first made in the 1890s, carved and painted by two men inspired by a Japanese toy. They quickly became a popular tradition in Russia and were sold all around the world! Nicola Valiji's dolls might not slot inside each other, but they do come in three different sizes. Why not make several for your tree, and swap the colour combinations around to make each one unique?

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Techniques: Stocking Stitch, Basic Shaping

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