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Manchas (Montezuma 1)

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The (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe taught by Susan B. Anderson

It's no stretch to knit the cutest toy giraffe ever. Make a big, soft friend and expand your circular knitting skills to double-pointed needles.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Toy
Sizing Infant / Baby
Style Funky, Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? Three skeins Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids

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What are you most proud of? I forgot to take a photo but I embroidered her name (Zoe) on the base using the O formed by the closed up cast-on edge. This personalization really made it special for her and for me. I am going to try to incorporate something like this in all of my toys in the future.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As always I would say to close up the body and the back of the head (the cast-on edges) last or as close to the end as you can that way you can add stuffing easily as it settles and squishes down a bit from its original stuffing. I always find that I stuff it good and full at first then after squeezing it and playing with it a bit to add the arms and legs, the body needs just a bit more stuffing.

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Love it! Especially the sunglasses!

05/17/2013 Flag

Thanks Sheila! The sunglasses are actually a "sticker" from the photo app I used to combine them but I couldn't help myself, they were too cute!

05/29/2013 Flag

Awfully terribly cute!

05/30/2013 Flag

Thank you!

05/30/2013 Flag