Knitapotamus is the first of my knitted animals, based on my crocheted animal patterns. He is put together using various polygonal shapes in a specific order to make a recognizable 3D hippopotamus :) Over time, I will create knitted critters from all of my crocheted animals, so knitters can look forward to making their own 3D animals.
Knitapotamus is constructed virtually seamlessly, with only the last motif needing to be sewn to the body instead of being joined seamlessly. Each motif is knitted on a circular needle, using the Magic Loop technique.
Although the basic techniques used in this pattern are in and of themselves not difficult, I would grade this pattern overall as intermediate to advanced. This does not mean that newish knitters will not be able to make Knitapotamus...it just means they'll have to practice some of the techniques a bit and take it slowly :) I have tried to give as much detail as possible on the required techniques, so that newbies can learn too...
I left full-time medical practice when my first daughter was born, and wanted to make some cute outfits for her. That led to learning a host of new skills in various crafts, including sewing, ...
I left full-time medical practice when my first daughter was born, and wanted to make some cute outfits for her. That led to learning a host of new skills in various crafts, including sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, photography, decorating, making artist teddy bears, embroidery, quilting etc etc...the list is never-ending :)
Please NOTE: All of my patterns that are listed for sale are for digital downloadable PDF's NOT for hard copies of the actual patterns...you will need to download the patterns from Craftsy and print them yourself if you wish to have a paper copy.
Please kindly make contact with me via Ravelry if you have a question or need help with a pattern...I am always happy to enable ;) My username on Ravelry is HeidiBears. This is the best way to make contact! Thank you folks! :D