As soon as I finished the Sleepy Polar Bear and because I love it so much, I cast on for a friend for the bear. I decided a squishy, sweet pig would do the trick. The entire time I was creating the companion toy, I couldn’t stop calling it Some Pig in my head. Thus, Some Pig had to become the name for the project. This is a project to be knit with a sense of humor. As I sat in my living room knitting away one evening on the almost finished Some Pig, I was chatting with my husband and daughter when my daughter started laughing. She said, “Mom, no one is saying anything about it but you are knitting an actual pig!” This made me laugh, too. The large size makes the toy all the more fun.
You start the seamlessly knit pig at the back end working in the round and leaving purl bump markers for the legs, arms and ears as you go. The legs arms and ears are picked up and worked on to the body and head. The tail is picked up and worked in I-cord. The sweater is worked separately and seamlessly from the top-down.
Some Pig, which is about 17-inches in length, is an enjoyable, fairly simple toy knit. I hope you love this new hand-crafted toy from Barrett Wool Co.
Some Pig Kit Details
In the brand new Some Pig Kit you will get enough Home Worsted in your choice of either the Priscilla (pink), James (light peach) or Strawflower (light blush) colorways to make one pig. You will also get enough of the Home Worsted in the Grassland colorway to make one Flower Sweater. You can add on a skein of the Home Bulky Twist in either the Bluff Twist or the Peppermint Stick colorways if you want to knit your Some Pig an extra sweater.
We’ve also included the pattern at no additional cost to you with the kit in the form of a Ravelry download code on a printed card in the kit bag. You don’t have to be a member of Ravelry to use the code.
The kit includes extras like a cut length of the Woolens yarn in the Inkwell colorway for the face embroidery and a square of pink wool felt for the nose. The kit comes packed in a printed cotton project bag.
You’ll need some stuffing, your knitting needles, and some pink sewing thread and needle to stitch the nose on.
It’s a beautifully fun kit! I think you’ll love it. And might I suggest that, if at all possible, you knit both the Sleepy Polar Bear and Some Pig. Both of the toys have been sitting in my studio together, side by side, and they are nothing short of adorable with each other.