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Fridolin the Bunny

23 Jan

My latest pattern, Fridolin, is now available for purchase.

Fridolin’s long, skinny legs and arms together with his long floppy ears make him perfect for small hands. He can easily be grabbed and carried around. He also makes a perfect snugly companion for anyone, who could resist his charm?

You can make Fridolin different sizes by using different yarn weights. Below are the information for sock yarn using two strands and worsted weight yarn, you can of course use a different yarn type if you want but keep in mind that the size will also be different.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
The sock yarn version is knit using two strands of yarn
About 200 yds / 185 m of MC and 310 yds / 285 m of CC of sock yarn
Or about 70 yds / 65 m of MC and 110 yds / 100 m of CC of worsted weight yarn

Notions
Needles: US6/4.0mm circular needle (or dpns) for sock weight yarn or US7/4.5mm needle for worsted weight yarn or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: darning needle, 1 stitch marker, toy stuffing

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, ssk, k2tog, picking up stitches

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows / 10 cm – 4” with sock yarn
18 sts x 26 rows / 10 cm – 4” with worsted weight yarn
in stocking stitch (stockinette) in the round

Size
40cm/16” tall in sock yarn
50cm/19.5” in worsted weight yarn

Pattern costs: US$ 3.75

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New Pattern Coming Soon: Fridolin

20 Jan

Just a little teaser while the pattern is being tested…

I have a new toy pattern coming out soon, it’s currently being tested by a few trustworthy testers and should be published within 10 days.

The pattern is for a toy rabbit called Fridolin. Here are a few pictures of my two prototypes, already getting some children love.

Hope you’ll like Fridolin as much as I and my boys like him 🙂

A Few More Owls

20 Jun

Here are a few more versions of Bubo I knit before knitting the final versions for the Petite Purl Edition…

My prototype, Bubo the First

Bubo the Second made for a friend’s little girl

Bubo the Third, my pillow sized prototype

And, last but not least, Bubo the Tiny, a key-ring version I made for myself

Bubo the Owl

12 Jun

The Summer 2011 Edition of Petite Purls is now online and I’m excited to announce that I have a pattern published in it, Bubo the Owl.

When I designed Bubo, I really wanted a cuddly, friendly and funny looking owl, rather than a realistic one. For me, the most striking features of an owl are its eyes, so I focused on big, googly eyes and just added some shaping to suggest the animal. Children can use their imagination to “fill the gaps”.

Bubo has a dual personality; Bubo the Great, a big pillow ideal to cuddle with, and Bubo the Small, perfect for playtime.


Picture by Brandy Fortune

Ravelry pattern page, where you can see other versions:

Finished a Birth Present Set

21 Jun

And, to keep working on my crochet skill, I crocheted it all, in Bernat Baby Jacquards, “I’m a Big Boy” colourway.

I made a hat, a pair of booties, a blanket and a little kitty. All of it going to my friend Lisa for her baby boy who should be born in about two weeks.

Une Souris Verte

14 Apr

There is a kid song in French called “Une souris verte”, which my boys love, we sing it every evening at bed time.

It’s the story of a green mouse (souris verte). Connor requested that I knit him a green mouse, so here it is.

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