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Knit Cocker Spaniel »
Type of item: Toy
Style: Whimsical, Cute, Classic, Casual, Traditional
#6-Super Bulky wt. furry yarn: Red Heart Boutique Fur Sure: approx. 280 yds (8 balls) Similar color worsted wt. yarn for seaming and attaching parts Knitting Needles: Size 8 (5mm) Approx. 18 yarn, cord or string (that does not stretch), to be used to define the muzzle Pair of 15mm toy safety eyes Toy Safety Nose: 25mm Large-Eyed Blunt Needle Long Straight Pins Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing
What was your inspiration?
Cocker Spaniels have always been a favorite of mine, with their long, wavy fur ears and their sweet faces. So I set out to capture the look, using Red Heart Boutique Fur Sure super-bulky yarn (280 yds.) in Camel. This yarn creates a very thick, soft fur that's oh, so squeezable, you can't resist picking him up and giving him a good hug! Sitting approx. 14" tall, he's got big fuzzy, floppy paws and soft, irresistible ears and eyes just begging you to come and play! Using size 8 (5mm) needles gets him made quickly, and gauge is not critical. Using similar color worsted weight yarn for stitching seams and attaching parts makes it easier to get him together.
What are you most proud of?
Capturing the Cocker Spaniel look in knitting.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Enjoy the creative process!