A collection of adorable animals to knit from scratch
Where page numbers differ in the 2009 edition, these are stated in square brackets.
Your edition of this book may require the following corrections, these appear in bold:
Page 54 – Forelegs
Dec row: (K1, k2tog) to end (16 sts).
Beg with a p row, stocking-st 5 rows.
Join on B and work stripe carrying yarn loosely up side of work, working the next 4 rows in B and then 4 rows in A, doing this alternatively throughout whilst shaping as follows:
Page 58 – Head
Third dec row from end of this section.
Dec row: (K2, k2tog) to end (27 sts).
Page 74 [Page 88] – Body and head
Row 80: P17, moss-st 31, p17.
Page 75 [Page 89]
Dec row: (P2tog) to end (7 sts).
Thread yarn through rem sts, pull tight and secure.
Page 79 [Page 75] – Muzzle
Inc row: K1, (m1, k2) to last st, m1, k1 (42 sts).
Page 84 [Page 80] – Head
Beg at neck using the thumb method and A, cast on 30 sts.
Inc row: K2, (m1, k2) to end (44 sts).
Page 92 – Head
Second inc row.
Inc row: K2, (m1, k4) to last 2 sts, m1, k2 (40 sts).
Page 93 – Snout
Join row-ends of snout and with seam at centre of underneath, over-sew cast-off sts. Stuff snout and with seam at centre of underneath, pin and sew snout to centre of lower half of head.
Join row-ends of each horn and stuff, pushing stuffing into tips with tweezers. Sew horns to snout with seams at centre back, the small horn behind the large horn.
Page 99 – Embroidering the features
To make the eyes, tie a knot in two lengths of black yarn winding the yarn round 6 times to make each knot (see page 122). Check that the knots are the same size. Tie eyes on head to 4th row above snout with 6 clear knitted sts in between and run ends into head.
Page 102 – Hind legs
Rows 4 –6: Beg with a p row, stocking-st 3 rows.
Rep last 6 rows 3 more times.
Dec row: K4, (k2tog) 4 times, k8, (k2tog) 4 times, k4 (24 sts).
Page 114 – Slip knot
Leave a long length of yarn – as a rough guide, allow 3/8in (1cm) for each stitch to be casted on plus an extra length for sewing up.