Alien by Vanessa Mooncie

Alien

Knitting
October 2016
Twilleys of Stamford Goldfingering
all 3 are used in this pattern
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch using medium sized needles and heavier yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
7.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Child, Adult
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This pattern is available for free.

This monster is out of this world, featuring a cable design down the centre of the head, and embroidered details to enhance the glistening gaze of the bug-eyed alien.

Materials
Wendy Serenity Chunky, 70% acrylic, 20% alpaca, 10% wool (87yd/80m per 100g ball): 1 [1] ball in 3205 Oyster (A)

Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK, 100% cotton (219yd/201m per 100g ball): 1 [1] ball in 1949 Poppy Red (B)

Twilleys of Stamford Goldfingering, 80% viscose, 20% metalized polyester (109yd/100m per 25g ball): 1[1] ball in 38 Red (C)

Oddment of DK yarn in black (D)

1 pair each of 4mm (UK8:US6), 6mm (UK4:US10) and 7mm (UK2:US10.5/11) knitting needles

Cable needle

Small amount of toy stuffing

2 x 6in (15cm) long pipe cleaners

Blunt-ended tapestry needle

Sizes
To fit: child, up to 20in (51cm) head circumference adult, up to 22in (56cm) head circumference

Tension
13 sts and 18 rows to 4in (10cm) over stocking stitch using 7mm needles and A. Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.