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Marie's Giraffe

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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
Yarn Weight DK (8 ply)
Sizing Other
Style Cute
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What needles did you use? US 4 / 3.5 mm

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What materials did you use? Bernat Baby Coordinates in Iced Mint & Candy Baby.

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My daughter (37) asked for pink lips and eyelashes. I gave her the option of striped spots or circles, and she chose circles. I used Size 4 Needles for the Iced Mint, and Size 5 Needles for the Candy Baby Multi-colored which is slightly thinner.

05/13/2014 Flag

I also used Make Ones instead of Knit Front and Back on this giraffe. I used kfb on the Wee Ones Elephant and didn't like the bars it made, so I changed it to make 1s for the giraffe.

05/13/2014 Flag

The circles were made by casting on 24 sts. 8 stitches on each of 3 double-pointed needles. Join round. Row 1 = k24 Row 2 = (k2, k2tog) 6 times (18 sts left, 6 sts per needle Row 3 = k18 Row 4 = (k2tog) 9 times (9 sts left, 3 sts per needle Cut the yarn, pull through the remaining sts, and gather up tight to close.

05/14/2014 Flag