These were inspired by the finger puppets from Knitty, but I made them up as I went along. They are knit in the round on DPNs. They are for my son's stocking.
OK here is somewhat of a tute...
All were made with worsted weigth yarn from my scrap stash. Knitted on size 3mm Double Pointed Kneedles. Caso on 15 stitches and divide btw 3 needles. Knit in the round for about 20-25 rows. decrease row, K2tog, knit 1 K2tog. knit a row. Next decrease row: K2tog, knit 1. Knit one row. Break yarn and draw through all sts.
Instructions for individual animals are after each pic.
All the animals:
Knit 3 rows of white, 1 row black. repeat twice. FInnish in white. To make ears, pick up 2 stitches on side of head knit 3 rows, K2tog, break yarn and fasten. To make the hair, usingblack tie a row of knots and trim to desired length. Embrioder nose and eyes. For tail use 3 strands of black and braid.
For nose cast on 3 sts and work in I-cord until desired length. Ears cast on 5 sts work 2 rows then decrease every other row until 2 sts, break yarn and draw through.
work in one colour, embroider face. To make the mane I tied individual strands all around the face, trim to desired lenth.
Knit 5 rows of orange, 2 black, repeat finishing top with orange. Ears are worked the same as zebra minus a row, in black.
Ears are same as tiger, tail knit in I-cord.
PM if there are any questions!