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I'm GiGi. I was born in Colmar, France.

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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 Home Decor
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Sizing Other
Style Whimsical, Cute
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What needles did you use? US 5 / 3.75 mm / UK 9

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What materials did you use? Lang Yarn Merino+ Superwash, light brown, cream and purple. But, I would never again use this yarn for any project. The yarn splits easily, and it begins to fuzz as you are working. If this were a sweater I would be really disappointed. I used buckwheat and lavender instead of plastic pellets for weighting, simply because I could not find the pellets in France. Styrofoam ones were available, but they had no weight. I used Comfort Luxe polyester stuffing which is a great filler, but it is pea-sized bits that can make their way out of the knitted piece. So, I would use something else in future projects.

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What are you most proud of? This is a wonderful pattern, and easy to do with Susan's lessons and hints. I'm pround that she's finished and so darn cute!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't let the use of double points discourage you. It's a good skill to have and this is great project for learning or perfecting their use.

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