Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge for Making Magazine
I'm so excited to share an upcoming pattern release with you today and our first PRE-ORDER for.... anything! Or to be more specific for our upcoming Little Giraffe Kit! The kit and magazine are due in our shop on May 19th, 2017! So right after that is when you would receive your magazine and/or kit! You can pre-order the magazine by itself, too.
The Little Giraffe kit will include:
~ The yarn (there are two color choices!) for one Little Giraffe and one scarf (three color choices here!) both in our Home Worsted Weight yarn.
~ The magazine (optional), the safety eyes, a tin of stitch markers, and a hand-stamped cotton project bag. I will happily sign my pattern in the magazine on request, too!
~ The magazine (optional). I will happily sign my pattern in the magazine on request!
~ The safety eyes, 10mm with a plastic washer
~ A tin of stitch markers
~ Embroidery floss for the nose
~ A hand-stamped cotton project bag.
Read on to find out a bit more about the pattern information.
Little Giraffe is not only a super-sweet knit toy but it is also a clever new toy construction that I am planning on using a lot in the future. The limbs, horns, and ears are knit first. The body is started at the bottom and then as you work your way up you knit in the appendages as you go! It works out so well, there is absolutely no guesswork for placement and everything is neat and tidy and super-secure. The only seam in the entire toy is to attach the head to the body with a quick whipstitch. It only takes a minute or two to get this done.
by Susan B. Anderson
Published in: Making No. 3 / DOTS
Published May 2017
Suggested yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight
Yarn weight: Worsted
Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inchesin Stockinette stitch
Needle size: US 5 - 3.75 mm for the Giraffe
US 11 - 8.0 mm for the scarves,
Yardage: 200 yards (183 m)
Sizes available: One size.
Tags: Chart, in-the-round, one-piece, stranded, stripes-colorwork, worked-flat, written-pattern
Finished measurements: 10” (25.5 cm) in height when seated and including the horns
Yarn: Home Worsted Weight by Barrett Wool Co. (100% American Wool; 100 grams / 230 yards)
- 1 skein in Picket Fence (MC)
- 1 skein in Bluff (CC)
Also shown in Snowy Pine (MC) and Grassland (CC)
OR Approx 140 yards (128m) in MC
60 yards (55 m) in CC
(Made with worsted weight held doubled): Marmalade (MC) and Ellie Gray (MC), or Field (MC) and Priscilla (CC), or Priscilla (MC) and Grassland (CC)
I think you will just love knitting the Little Giraffe for a little one or not so little one in your life.
Have a great weekend ahead and I'll be back soon with more!
xo ~ susan