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I love to teach people how to knit or crochet and then watch them get totally addicted.

As co-owner of Sweet Paprika Designs, I'm always surrounded by yarn and knitting, and enjoy exploring the ...

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Leif the Lucky

from Sweet Paprika Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Leif the Lucky
Leif the Lucky Earflap detail
Leif the Lucky
Leif the Lucky Leif the Lucky
Leif the Lucky Reverse side

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • cast on and bind off
  • knitting in the round
  • slipped stitches
  • picking up stitches
  • work with 2 colours at once
  • decrease
  • make a braid (for ties)
  • two circular method (optional)


40 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10cm) in double knitting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 221/2"
  • Length: 81/2" (not including earflaps)


  • Sweet Paprika Cambiata, 1 skein each in Hedgehog, Tayberry and Sage.
  • Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, 16" (40cm) long
  • Size 5 (3.75mm) set of double-pointed needles or Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, 16" (40cm) or longer, for two circular method

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers (8)
  • Smooth waste yarn
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sweet Paprika Cambiata


Hedgehog, Tayberry and Sage