Swaddle Pals Vol. 1 is a sweet little collection of animal friends that are fairly simple and quick to make. The perfect little taste of toy knitting all wrapped up in a squishy swaddle of garter stitch. I’ve added a small rattle insert in each of the toys but, of course, this is optional. Gifting, keeping, loving, squeezing, shaking, wrapping, unwrapping… so much simple fun. I hope you enjoy Vol. 1 of my Swaddle Pals series which includes a bunny, kitten, lion, and bear. More to come!
Toy: 5.5-6 inches in length from toe to the top of ears
Swaddle: 8 by 7-inches
Woolens by Barrett Wool Co., 100% American wool (180 yards/50 grams. sport weight), one skein each in the following colorways, Snowbound (creamy white), Poundcake (yellow), Wells (heathered medium gray), Earthen (chocolate brown), Beck (medium blue), and Thulian (heathered muted coral).
Yarn Amounts Needed
Each animal takes 12-13 grams
Each swaddle takes 20 grams.
Lion: Poundcake for the body, arms, legs, ears, and tail. Earthen for the mane.
Kitten: Wells, and Snowbound for the paws on the end of the arms and legs.
Animals: US size 3/3.25mm double-pointed needles
Swaddle: US size 6/4.0mm 24-inch circular needle, and optional two US size 6/4.0mm double-pointed needles
OR size to obtain gauge
Animals: 7 sts per inch in stockinette
Swaddle: 5.5 sts per inch in garter stitch