At Christmas I watched a brilliant documentary called “Hotel Armadillo”. While watching those cute armadillos (yes that is the correct plural) - the texture, the nine stripes, the joints - I found myself thinking “I could knit one of those”. I find myself thinking that quite a lot. So here is my new pattern - Armadillo. It is knitted with 4ply wool, and the finished armadillo is 16cm long from tip of tail to end of nose. I use quite a few of my usual techniques. Pieces are knitted flat, and there are some short rows to get the curve of the back, moss stitch to get the texture, and icord knitting on the tail and legs.