Bob the Blue-Footed Booby
Boobies! Here’s the second installment in my “You asked for it you got it!” patterns! The folks in the Danger Crafts Ravelry group said they wanted a monkey, so I designed a pattern. They also said they wanted a Blue-Footed Booby named Bob, so here he is. How much do you love this guy (and me for listening to what you want and designing a critter just for you)? And I mean seriously, it is so ridiculously funny to get to tell every one you are knitting a “Booby.” You will want to knit this pattern just so you can!
This knitting pattern from Danger Crafts will show you how to knit Bob the Blue-Footed Booby. This pattern is so much fun to knit, and this is my first pattern where I have included instructions on how to to work him in one piece so you have minimal finishing. (If this seems terrifying to you, I have also included my normal knit-it-separately-and-sew-it-together-in-the-end directions as well. You pick, but either way, it is sure to be tons of awesome booby-knitting fun! (See, booby knitting, it doesn’t get old). This pattern is very fun and once you knit one Booby, you will find you want to knit a whole flock!
Skill Level: Intermediate if knit separately and sewn together, or Experienced if knit all in one piece
Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, basic sock knitting skills, and basic sewing skills. This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See my Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn’s vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html
Amount of Time To Complete Project: About 10-15 hours depending on skill level
Pattern Format: Adobe .pdf file
Yarn: 230-280 yards of white yarn, 220-270 yards of brown or gray yarn, and 100-150 yarns of blue yarn. This pattern is knit with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout, this yardage is correct for the doubled yarn amounts.
If you need Booby yarn, I carry the Lorna’s Laces Worsted yarns to make the largest sample shown in the pattern in my etsy shop and on my website.
Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing wont show through,
Needles: You pick! A set of 4-5 dpn’s in your chosen size. See the pattern for more info
Notions: safety eyes or scrap yarn, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, stuffing, straight pins, row counter.
Three sample Boobies with material lists to create them are included in this pattern. Sample brontys range in size from 12” tall to 18” tall and are knit using Sock and 2 different Worsted Weight yarns.
This 6 page pattern is very clearly written with photos, and I will be doing a whole series of in-depth tutorials on the techniques used in it on my blog after this release: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com, look under the categories section for “BFB KAL”. Plus you unlimited email help from me in case you get stumped. I also have a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html. Plus, there is lots of fun stuff in the pattern, like a little bio about Bob and tons of great finished Booby pictures.