Meet Harriet the Hippo, she is a sweet character and I just love her tremendously, she is sitting here right next to my computer as I am typing and she makes me smile each time I look at her face:)
I know I was saving her for the African Animals knitting book and she will still be in it but I really wanted to share her now so I have made her pattern available on my Mamma4earth shop.
She is knitted in Aran weight wool with 4mm needles, she is knitted in 2 parts, the body and the head, I did want her to be a single piece knit but then I couldn't get that wonderful head shape that I wanted so much. Harriet is an easy knit, the body is knitted flat in stocking stitch and the head is knitted in the round. The pattern has increasing and decreasing and a little braided tail.
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern MAY be sold on condition that, I, Linda Dawkins, Mamma4earth am credited as the designer and you link to my shop www.mamma4earth.etsy.com No production line selling of this item is allowed, thank you.
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I have always loved knitting, my mom taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. I live in South Africa with my wonderful husband and our four children. We have a little suburban homestead where we ...
I have always loved knitting, my mom taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. I live in South Africa with my wonderful husband and our four children. We have a little suburban homestead where we grow veggies and fruit and live a sustainable lifestyle. We have a whole troop of chickens, rabbits, cats, birds, fish and our newest pet that seems almost human at times... a Labrador called Sandy. I love to create designs of animals. I look at their shape, watch their movement and then I can see a pattern of stitches forming before my eyes, its like magic! Have an inspired day.