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Lion Basket by Cynthia Pilon Designs

Cynthia Pilon Designs

Copper Mountain LL43
Buckwheat LL41
Cottage White LL01
Lemon Pound Cake LL57
Pumpkin Spice LL235
Manor Grey LL33
Dark Ash LL36
Cherry Cherry LL12
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Petrified Wood LL999
Snow 740
Bronze Patina M175
Charcoal 880
Black Oak 800
Grey Heather N03
Pepper 601
Toffee Bar 750
Stone 701
Latte N93
Ash 720
Aran N91
Blue Marina 505
Victorian Pink N87
Sandy Heather M01
White Frost M11
Creme M10
Brown Heather M02
Grey Heather M03
Deep Charcoal M06
Highland Fleece 1303
Cast Iron 1300
Storm Cloud 1301
Grey Harbor 1304
Dark Chocolate 1313
Gravel Road 1302
Drift Wood 1312
Quartz Crystal 1319
Thermal Spring 1318
Ember Glow 1323
Spun Gold 1316
Rusted Roof 1311
Pattern Only

A gift basket for a child or animal lover, this little lion is knit in the round from the bottom up, then felted in a washing machine. Two strands of worsted weight wool yarn are held together throughout. The mane is applied post-felting, as is the simple yarn-embroidered face.

Directly from Cindy:  "I’ve found that many of my customers are accomplished knitters but unsure of their felting skills. I’ve recently started a newsletter where I answer customer’s questions and provide tips on felting, as well as announce new patterns and provide substantial newsletter-only discounts." Newsletter Signup

Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn and embroidery floss for face. For yarn winding services, click here.  PRE-ORDER now available in any color.  Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.

 Worsted Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool of the Andes Worsted by Knit Picks (100% Wool; 50g/110 yds): 3 Skeins.

ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 2 Skeins.  Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA!  Solids & heathers only.  

ALTERNATE YARN: Lanaloft Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/160 yds): 2 Skeins.  This single-ply USA wool is perfect for felting!  Available in many solids and several handpainted hues.

ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190 yds): 2 Skeins.  Add a little extra fuzziness and texture to your hat with a touch of mohair in this single ply, American made yarn.  

ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 3 Skeins. We will substitute 1x 150g skein if available.  This heathered and soft wool comes from Peru and is wonderfully soft, but not as soft as merino wool.  Very durable and can be knit several times without any fraying, just like NatureSpun.  Heathering adds extra depth and different colored "hairs" in the finished hat.  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: approximately 8" long x 4" wide x 5" tall
YARDAGE: 300 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - small circular knitting with double points, I-cord

NEEDLES: Size US 11 / 8mm Set of Double Points and small circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge 
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle & embroidery floss
GAUGE: 11 sts x 11 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.  This project will shrink approximately 20% once felted.

Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop

    Category: basket, child, felting, Halloween, Home, Merino Wool, toy, wool, Worsted

    Type: Pattern

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