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« on: December 05, 2008 11:43:52 AM »

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!

« Last Edit: December 09, 2008 02:10:59 PM by MommyMac » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 12:22:17 PM »

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.

these are *TOO* cute. oh my... i love them.

« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 10:50:29 PM »

Made them up? You are a great designer!
but ...
does that mean we will not be getting any sort of pattern?

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008 09:18:41 AM »

They are cute. I love finger puppets myself.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008 10:41:35 AM »

Aww. I have a friend who would absolutely adore those.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008 06:18:51 PM »

very impressive!
and I'd love some hints/pointers on how you modified
the pattern!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008 07:12:59 AM »

AWW. I love them.  Especially the elephant Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008 02:09:41 PM »

Adorable!  I think I would enjoy playing with these!  I'm making lion sounds right now!


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