Swaddle Pals Vol. 2 is here. This is a sweet little collection of characters that are fairly simple and quick to make. Vol. 2 includes a Koala, Puppy, Piglet, and Bluebird, and their squishy garter swaddles. It’s a good assortment if you ask me. The Swaddle Pals Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 make the best gifts around for anyone who loves a charming handknit toy. Each toy contains a tiny rattle insert which is great for little ones, they love it, but of course, this is optional.
As I said last time, gifting, keeping, loving, squeezing, shaking, wrapping, unwrapping… Swaddle Pals are the epitome of simple toy-knitting fun. More to come!
Toy: 5.5-6 inches in length from toe to 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: Birdie (blush pink), Thimble (heathered light gray), Toast (tan), Cove (medium heathered blue), Greenland (icy mint green), and Apple (bright heathered red).
Yarn Amounts Needed
Each animal takes about 12-13 grams
Each swaddle takes about 20 grams.
Swaddles use an assortment of all of the colorways.
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 for the i-cord loop.
OR size to obtain gauge
Animals: 7 sts per inch in stockinette
Swaddle: 5.5 sts per inch in garter stitch