Bug Finger Puppets by Joanne Seiff
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Bug Finger Puppets

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
one size fits all fingers!
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Doesn’t everyone need a buddy? These finger puppets, made from a variety of fingering weight yarns on size 1(2.25mm) and size 2 double pointed needles, are just right for bug enthusiasts of every age. Knit Doug the Dragonfly Dude, Carl the Caterpillar, Lacey the Ladybug, Buck the Butterfly, Manny the Mosquito and Luna Moth for hours of creepy crawly knitting and play pleasure. Use scraps leftover from your sock knitting, or purchase yarn colors to match your local fauna. I consulted field guides, along with a convenient butterfly geneticist, in order to offer you puppets that look a lot like the real thing!

Note:
Here are yarn requirements for each puppet--any fingering weight yarn will do--substitutions are fine!

Doug the Dragonfly Dude:
Yarn:
Small amounts of multi-colored gray fingering weight yarn, and solid gray and green
fingering weight yarn that knits at 7-8 sts to an inch.
Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Parade (75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon; 137 yards/50 grams): Forest
23704, 1 ball. Note: This yarn is has been discontinued.
and
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Mist 23733 and Black
23729, 1 ball each.

Carl the Caterpillar:
Yarn:
Small amounts of bright green eyelash yarn, and fingering weight green and yellow yarns
that knit at a gauge of 8 sts to an inch.

Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Butterfly Kisses (100% Polyester; 220 yards/50 grams): Lime 23630, 1 ball.
and
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Grass 23726 and Sunlight
23712, 1 ball each.

Manny the Mosquito:
Yarn:
Small amounts of multi-colored gray fingering weight yarn, and solid black, gray and red
fingering weight yarn that knits at 8 sts to an inch.

Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Simple Stripes (75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon; 231 yards/50 grams):
Storm 23548 , 1 ball. Note: This yarn is has been discontinued.
and
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Black 23729, Mist 23733
and Red 23716, 1 ball each.
Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Butterfly Kisses (100% Polyester; 220 yards/50 grams): Lime 23630, 1 ball.
and
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Grass 23726 and Sunlight
23712, 1 ball each

Lacey the Ladybug:
Yarn:
Small amounts of fingering weight yarn which knits at 8 sts to an inch in red, black, yellow and brown.
Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Black 23729, Sunlight
23712, Red 23716, and Wood 23734, 1 ball each.

Buck the Butterfly:
Yarn:
Small amounts of multi-colored autumn colored fingering weight yarn, and solid black
and brown fingering weight yarn which knits at 8 sts to an inch.

Model is knit with:
Knit Picks Sock Landscape (100% Merino Wool; 192 yards/50 grams): New England Foliage 23482, 1 ball. Note: This yarn is has been discontinued.
and
Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Wool; 231 yards/50 grams): Black 23729 and Wood 23734,1 ball each.