Finally a new toy pattern from my side! It’s been way too long! After several months of designing, frogging, re-shaping and finally test knitting, this couple are celebrating their friendship and having a dinner tonight. Will you join in? I’d like to present to you the newest addition to the Mumpitz Design Family:
Best Woodland Friends – In English and German
I had a fun time figuring out the shape of the heads and making it as easy as possible for all knitters to follow the pattern, which features photo tutorials for all advanced steps. Nonetheless it is not my easiest pattern and I would recommend that you know the techniques listed below to make this couple.
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Both animals are knit in the round as far as possible and require only a minimum of sewing. Head, ears and tail are knit separately and attached to the body later. I like using cotton yarns as they are robust and machine washable and keeps it‘s shape well, which makes it ideal for baby toys, but you can use any yarn you like. For these two I used Cascade Ultra Prima, which is beautifully shiny and feels great while knitting.
Techniques used are:
- knit in the round and in rows
- German short rows (photo tutorial included)
- simple increases and decreases
- knitting with two colours
- kitchener stitch / grafting
What you need:
- Cotton or other dk weight yarn, for example Cascade Ultra Prima (200m/100g) in the following amounts:
- Fox: orange #3822 (40-50g), white #3728 (20-30g), black #3754 (5-10g)
- Raccoon: dark grey #3729 (30-40g), light grey #3808 (5-10g), off white #3718 (20-30g), black #3754(5-10g)
- A set of double pointed needles or cable needle (one size smaller than indicated on the yarn – I used 2.5mm)
- 1 stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round
- optional: leftover bits for embroidery on the animal, small scarf or top hat…
- Tapestry needle to weave in ends
- fibrefill and filling granule/rice or sand in a bag for better stability
I used Cascade Ultra Prima on needles 2.5mm for my Woodland Friends.
They measure 25cm from top to toe.
Thank you to my wonderful test knitters Binle, SiNessi, Sylie, Strickhummel2108, greatminds and Suzieqtee! I can’t believe how cute your peeps all turned out!!! Here they are: