Armando the Armadillo by Nicky Epstein
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Armando the Armadillo

Knitting
September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)

Tough, brilliant, and knit in the perfect stitch, no knight ever had better armor than Armando. Knit Armando’s body and tail in a simple welted pattern, adding easy feet and ears. Add beads for eyes. If giving to child, do not add beads for eyes but embroider eyes instead.

YARN
1 skein in #126 Sequoia
Small amount in black

Like all of the cuddly creatures in this book, Armando can be knit to different sizes by using different yarn weights and gauges. Need it oversized? Use bulky or jumbo yarn. Need it tiny? Try a finer weight. It’s as simple as that.