Susan B. Anderson, author of "Itty-Bitty Toys," shares her secrets for fun and easy toy creation. The included giraffe pattern is shaped with simple increases and decreases and finished with a sweet hand-stitched face, perky horns and pompom mane and tail. He measures 20" (50 cm) from horns to hooves – the perfect size for snuggling – and knits up fast and seamless in just a few hours. Because you stuff and stitch together as you go, when you're done, you're done! Finish with a soft and sturdy handmade toy to be treasured for a lifetime.
Knit along with Susan B. Anderson as she shows you how to use double-pointed needles to shape three different heads: a baby elephant, an adorable bunny and a winsome hippo. Then pick up stitches to create the rest of the toy, using the same body for all three Wee Ones. Add arms and legs, perky ears and tails and an embroidered face and your Wee Ones are ready to give, or keep for yourself! Along the way, you'll learn to master the wrap and turn technique to make short rows, create afterthought features, work top down and finish with the Kitchener stitch — all great skills for future projects! Sign up today and get a bonus itty-bitty striped sweater lesson. These sweet little animals will become your go-to knitted gift!