Little Giraffe is published in Making No. 3 / Dots, a compilation of knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, embroidering patterns as well as cooking recipes. Little Giraffe is not only a super-sweet knit toy but it is also a clever new toy construction where the limbs, horns, and ears are knit first. The body is started at the bottom and then the arms and legs are knit in as you go! 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.
Kit includes Making No. 3 / Dots (pattern inside) and selected colors which include 1 full Skein MC, 1 Mini Skein of 100 yds in CC, black embroidery floss for eyes, fiberfill. Does not include optional material for scarf.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Home Worsted Weight by Barrett Wool Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/230yds): 2 Skeins. Shown in Picket Fence & Bluff
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245yds): 1 Skein MC & 1 Mini Skein CC. Please note that this yarn will felt with washing and playing (This is not a bad thing! It makes the outer fabric very durable and indestructible).
ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Fleece Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (80% Pima Cotton / 20% Merino Wool; 100g/215 yds): 1 Skein MC & 1 Mini Skein CC. Please select Cotton Fleece if you want stitch definition over the life of the toy as well as a mostly cotton yarn. The wool provides a bit of bounce and elasticity. This yarn will not felt to any extreme extent with washing and playing. Please pre-wash yarn to prevent color bleeding from vibrant colors.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 10" tall while seated including horns
YARDAGE: 140 yds MC & 60 yds CC
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Colorwork, shaping
NEEDLES: 2 sets of Size US 5 / 3.75mm Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Waste Yarn or Stitch Holders, Tapestry needle, Ruler/Tape Measure, Fiberfill, 10mm safety eyes (set of 2) or embroidery floss
Giraffe images courtesy of Madder