Approx 9" tall
Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 100g/220 yds)
• 12503 Charcoal Heather (MC) – 1 skein
• 12502 Smoke Heather (A) – 1 skein
• 71662 Turquoise (C) – 1 skeins
Universal Yarn Minou (52% nylon, 40% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool; 50g/158 yds)
• 104 Kitten (B) – 1 ball
Needles: US Size 6 32-40” circular for Magic Loop (recommended) or DPNS (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, two safety eyes, stitch holders or waste yarn, black scrap yarn (approx. 5g), white scrap yarn (approx. 5g), Poly-Fil stuffing
This stuffed toy is knit modularly. It begins with the Nose, which is worked flat. Then, stitches from around the edges of the nose are picked up and knit in the round for the Snout. Stitches for the bottom of the head are placed on hold, and the upper head is worked flat before rejoining in the round to form the back of the head. The ears are knit separately in the round and incorporate the stranded knitting method of trapping floats and carrying the contrast color along the inside of the work. They are sewn to the top of the head.
Stitches for the body are picked up from along the bottom of the head and from the held stitches, then joined in the round and knit seamlessly. Intarsia worked in the round creates the color-blocked chest. After the body is complete, stitches are picked up directly from the body for the legs and tail, each of which is worked in the round. Photos are included to illustrate where to pick these stitches up. This method minimizes the amount of seaming for assembly and creates a predominantly seamless project.