Wednesday, 9 January 2013
The jelly needles have been click clacking like mad this week and it's time for me to unveil the latest little hedgehog pattern.
A few year ago I very generously recieved a big parcel of yarn from a lovely Ravelry RAK member which contained this brown fuzzy eyelash yarn. I wanted to use it to create a hedghog as it was perfect for the job - but i'll confess now that it intimidated me! I've also had a request for a hedgehog for a while now so he's been long overdue.
This pattern is classed as advanced beginner as it uses basic beginner skills with some simple intarsia involved. I suggest that you use regular brown yarn rather than the eyelash yarn if you have never worked with the eyelash yarn before. It's fairly tricky to work with as you can see your stitches so it's quite difficult to keep track of what has been knit. The brown pieces are knit in reverse stockinette so even if you use a regular yarn then the 'bumps' give the detail of the spikes.
I hope you like him, he was super fun to make. I really enjoyed the challenge of using unfamiliar yarn and my kids absolutely love him.
The hedgehog pattern is available from the website, Etsy and Ravelry.
The littl efuzzy one brings the Jelly Bum pattern total to 35! As I mentioned before I still have another pattern in progress and it has mostly been knit up and i'll be releasing it before the end of January so keep checking back for any updates.
Friday, 4 January 2013
This one was a little tricky to take a photo of as without a side shot it's difficult to tell what the animal is as its distinguishing feature is obviously its hump. I just wanted to point out that if you make this little guy, he wont fit into any of the dress up clothes as him hump makes him a lot wider than the other animals.He's really easy to knit up as you only really require increasing decreasing and a small simple colour change.
The Camel pattern is available from the website, Etsy and Ravelry.
I'm still riding this creative wave at the moment and have got cracking with the next new design which I planned. Also good news as i found all my notes on that half finished toy o told you about in the last post which i will complete as a fouth new release. I hope you enjoy the new pattern and remember if you knit then id love you to share.
Have a great weekend and happy knitting.