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#25 Giraffe Trio

Knitting
August 2006
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
450 yards (411 m)

Pattern description from Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2006: “Cold little necks deserve to be warmed by a long scarf in the form of a friendly garter-stitch giraffe. His stripey stockinette friends happily snuggle hands and head.”

Knit Tip: “The cheerful faces on the hat and mittens are knit on separately, then attached with a chain stitch that matches the fringed tails on topper and muffler.”

Materials:

  • Encore DK by Plymouth Yarn Co., 1¾oz/50g balls, each approx 150yd/137m (acrylic/wool)
  • 1 ball in #1383 orange (A)
  • 2 balls in #1382 yellow (B)
  • One pair each size 4 and 6 (3.5 and 4mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch holders
  • Two ½”/13mm and two 3/8” / 10mm white 4-holed buttons
  • Tapestry needle, black sewing thread, fiberfill.

Measurements:

  • Hat and mittens are sized for Child’s size 2 (4).
  • Scarf shown in one size.
  • Scarf 4.25” x 42”/11.5 x 106.5cm
  • Hat circumference 16.5 (18)”/42 (45.5)cm
  • Mittens (length of hand) 5 (6)”/12.5 (15)cm