The entire time I was creating the companion friend for the Sleepy Polar Bear, which happens to be a pig, I couldn’t stop calling it Some Pig. Thus, this became the name. It is a project to be knit with a sense of humor. As I sat knitting away one evening on the almost finished Some Pig, I was in my living room with my daughter and husband 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.
Some Pig is an enjoyable, fairly simple knit. I hope you love this new hand-crafted toy from Barrett Wool Co.
Finished Measurement: About 17-inches in length from the tip of the nose to the backend of the body.
Pig: Home Worsted by Barrett Wool Co., 100% American Climate Beneficial Wool (230 yards/100 grams); 2 skeins. The sample is made using the Priscilla colorway. Other suggested colorways in Home Worsted are James (light peach) and Strawflower (blush pink).
Flower Sweater: Home Worsted by Barrett Wool Co., 100% American Climate Beneficial Wool (230 yards/100 grams); 1 skein in Grassland.
Marled Sweater: Home Bulky Twist by Barrett Wool Co., 100% American Climate Beneficial Wool (160 yards/100 grams); 1 skein. The sample is made in the Peppermint Stick colorway.
Pig: US size 6/4mm double-pointed needles and 16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge.
Flower Sweater with Home Worsted Weight: US size 6/4mm, 16-inch circular, and US size 7/4.5mm, 16-inch circular and double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
Marled Sweater with Home Bulky Twist: US size 10/6mm double-pointed needles and 16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge.
Pig: 5.5 stitches and 8 rows per 1-inch in stockinette stitch
Flower Sweater: 5 stitches and 7 rows per 1-inch in stockinette stitch
Marled Sweater: 3.5 stitches and 6 rows per 1-inch in stockinette stitch