Backyard Bandits by Barbara Prime
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Backyard Bandits

Knitting
September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
109 - 131 yards (100 - 120 m)
10-11" or 14-16"
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The updated version of this pattern is now available, with minor changes to the original 3 animals, and a new deer included in the group.

A set of animals in my popular Scraps Chaps style, this pattern includes instructions for a Badger, a deer, a Fox, and a Raccoon. There is also a bonus Roasted Chicken pattern, in case your animals need a snack. The smaller size is knit from worsted weight yarn, and makes a toy about 10” tall. The larger size is knit from chunky yarn, and makes a toy about 15” tall. Both sizes are knit from the same instructions.

The pattern is intermediate level. You will need to know how to knit, purl, m1 increase, decrease with different stitches, work intarsia and bobbles, sew seams, basic embroidery stitches, and assemble toy pieces.

Badger: 60 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in grey (MC), 50 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in black (B), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (W)
Deer: 125 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in tan (MC), 25 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (W), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in dark brown (B)
Fox: 120 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in orange (MC), 40 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in black (B), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (W)
Raccoon: 120 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in black (B), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (W)
Needles and Notions
pair of 4 mm or 5 mm (US size 6 or 8) knitting needles, stuffing, pair of 10.5-12 mm safety eyes or buttons for each toy, yarn to embroider the face, tapestry needle
Gauge
6.5 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1″) with worsted weight yarn on 4 mm needles
5.5 sts and 7 rows per 2.5 cm (1″) with chunky weight yarn on 5 mm needles