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Snake Baby Toy

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This toy uses stitches with different textures to stimulate the development of a baby's tactile sense, which is very important in the early months. It exploits the self-striping pattern of the yarn as a cue to change stitch patterns. The project is a sampler of some classic and very basic stitch patterns: stockinet, garter, seed, 11 rib, but it also uses more complex techniques - bobbles and loops/fur stitch. This pattern is not written in the style where each little step and stitch is written out and explained. It leaves room for experiment and imagination. Please read carefully through the whole pattern before starting the project. This pattern is not meant to serve beginner knitters. However, if you are a beginner that likes challenges and happily plunges into unknown waters, I'd be glad to help. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl GAUGE 30 sts =10 cm/ 4 in 8 rounds in stockinet or seed stitch gives 1 stripe of colour (2cm/0.8in wide) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS circumference - 12 cm / 4.7 in, length - 30 cm / 11.8 in. SUGGESTED YARN 90 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN KnitPicks Felici

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2mm / US 0 needles
  • upto 90yds/80m of self striping fingering sock yarn
  • Machine washable stuffing

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Silk and Wool
Silk and Wool
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