Bruce by Victoria Magnus


November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
24 - 30 yards (22 - 27 m)
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Bruce is a really quick, easy, and cute little fellow (although he could easily be a ‘she’ too). He is ideal for all ages, and having no easily removable small parts is just as good for babies. The small size also makes him good for carrying around in a child’s pocket or bag. Make him in Bowland DK and he can go through the washing machine too (on a delicate cycle). Furthermore, he has lots of opportunity for letting your imagination get creative: turn him into a rabbit or cat (instructions included), add a bow, bow tie, hat, flower, tail, or patch for extra cuteness and personality, have fun making each one different!

Height: 7cm (2.75 inches)
Width: 6.5cm (2.5 inches)
Circumference: 16.5cm (6.5 inches)

Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland (DK; 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester; 44m/49yds per 20g skein)
Shade: Pennine Mist; 1 x 20g skeins
(samples shown use 10g per Bruce; broken down into 8g for the body and 1g for each ear)
Black yarn for the faces (samples shown used Bowland DK in Coal)
Approximately 4g toy (a handful) stuffing

Needles and Accessories:
3.5mm (US4) single pointed needles (or size required to obtain correct gauge)

Notions: tapestry needle, scissors

20 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch on 3.5mm needles, stretched/stuffed