Roary is knitted as a top down with the head front legs and body knitted in one flat piece, the back legs, ears and tail are knitted separately. I was after a realistic looking Lion.
I hope that you will enjoy knitting him as much as I enjoyed designing him.
Not important, just ensure that your knitting weave is tight enough so that the toy filling does not show.
I am now retired, having worked as a Laboratory Analyst for 25 years. I have always loved to knit and sew but didn't have the time while working shift work and raising my 2 sons. I now have 5 grandchildren and lots of time to indulge in craft work.
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