Wins the Race
May 9th, 2006 | View Comments
Pattern: Turtle, p. 70, World of Knitted Toys, modified
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK (#0377), Plymouth Dreambaby DK (#201), Baby Pure DK (#502), less than 1 skein of each
Needles: 2 sets 16″ Addi Turbos, US 1 (2.5mm)
His name is Fred and I may just have to keep him, he’s so cute.
Eyes were made out of the dreaded Microspun.
The gauge is really tight to avoid having stuffing pop out. The yarns all call for US 5-6 needles; I was knitting on US 1s. That made it a little hard on the hands. I think I would have been ok on US 2s, but needed to go down to 1s to get gauge. Since when am I worried about gauge? Especially for a toy? I think if I made it again, I’d use the 2s.
Time to cast on for something new!
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