Uncle Drosselmeyer by Sophia Minakais

Uncle Drosselmeyer

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
142 yards (130 m)
10¾ inches (plus 1¼" if mounted on base)
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All around the world, the winter holidays are reflected in the spirit of the Nutcracker ballet. The sly and eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer plays a crucial part in bringing fun and mystery to the holidays. Make him a part of your holidays, with this easy figurine pattern.

Worked in the round and almost completely seamlessly, Uncle D. is a toy knitter’s dream project. With four photo tutorials to help you along, including a step-by-step tutorial for working his knitted hair…this project will be a cinch, even for a less experienced knitter.

You can also knit up an easy doll stand, so that your Drosselmeyer can be part of your holiday displays. A detailed photo tutorial will walk you through the steps to make your stand perfect. Ideal for any knitted doll, once you have the pattern, you can whip up stands for all your creations!

What You’ll Need:
22 yds skin tone fingering yarn
15 yds grey fingering yarn
15 yds silver fingering yarn
50 yds black fingering yarn
40 yds dark teal fingering yarn
Scraps of brown and red yarn (or embroidery floss)
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs
½ oz wool stuffing

Shown Here:
5 skeins Scheepjes Catona (100% Cotton; 68 yds), 1 each in colors #74 Mercury, #110 Jet Black, #172 Light Silver, #255 Nude and #401 Dark Teal
½ oz Mountain Meadow Wool Stuffing

Doll Stand Materials (optional):
2 - 4.5” diameter circles of cardboard
1 - 1” x 14” strip of cardboard
5 oz dry granule weight (i.e. beans, rice, etc.)
45 yds black yarn (shown in color #110 Jet Black)
2- 9” long dowels (⅛“ diameter)

Note: If you don’t have access to dowels, you can also use a spare set of 8” double pointed needles, around size US 3 (3.25mm)

If you like our Uncle Drosselmeyer, be sure to check out the 2019 Holiday Nutcracker Collection eBook, which features all six of your favorite nutcracker characters in one handy collection, at a discounted price!