It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS ...
It all started when I was pregnant with kid #3. I had been using a Winnie the POO (pun intended) diaper bag for 5 years strait and the thought of lugging it around for another 3 years WAS UNBEARABLE!!! At the same time, I noticed a woman with a cute over sized bag and asked about it. When I found out how it was made, I thought, I can do that. And I did! Then all of my neighbors wanted one.
I am completely a self taught knitter. When I was an EXTREMELY BORED kid, I fashioned some needles from the dowels I pulled off of a couple of wooden coat hangers. I used an encyclopedia to learn the knit and purl stitches .
I did not touch another pair of needles again until I was 34 and needed that diaper bag. Since then, I have sold hundreds of bags, over 2,000 patterns. Although I mostly self publish, my designs have been included in bestselling books, magazines and knitting calendars.
"That will do pig. That will do...."
I knit this little cutie up on a rainy afternoon. I had no specific plan as to WHAT I was going to try to make. I had my size 4 needles and about tennis ball sized bit of yarn to play with. I just started knitting, enjoying my movie with an open and relaxed mind. A couple of hours later, I realized that I was holding a shape very similar to an adorable chunky guinea pig. So... I went with it! This pattern is a result of the extemporaneous knitting session.
Soft and cuddly....perfect for hugging. Add some catnip into the stuffing and watch your kitties "love" their new pet guinea pig.
"Wee! Wee!! WEEEEE!!!"
A great project for using those treasured remnants of hand painted yarns.
** 5 color pages of instructions include:**
Step by step/ row by row instructions
Fun & helpful color photos
Design notes & tips
Pattern support from the designer via email or Craftsy messaging
About 4 inches tall
About 7 inches long
About 4 inches deep (from hip to hip)
About 13" waistline. (Guinea Pigs have waistlines?)
NOTE: You can use any weight yarn for this. Of course, that will make your piggy larger or smaller than the pattern's models depending on the weight. Just choose a needle that is recommend for your yarn's weight.
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette