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Canadian Christmas Beaver

Knitting
December 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
0 - 50 yards (0 - 46 m)
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This festive beaver ornament is worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Two bobbles form the ears, while the large, paddle-like tail is cut from a small piece of wool felt and attached during finishing.

This ornament uses just a tiny amount of leftover sock yarn.

Gauge is not critical. Just aim for a relatively dense fabric that does not show stuffing between the stitches.

Materials needed:

  • Leftover sock yarn
  • Scrap of black yarn for nose
  • Scrap of white yarn for bucktooth
  • Small square of black or brown wool felt for tail
  • Small amount of toy stuffing

Finished measurements: Approx. 6 cm tall and 12 cm around.

Facts about the beaver:

  • Species: Semi-aquatic rodent
  • Known for: Building dams and lodges
  • Favourite song: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
  • Favourite TV show: Leave it to Beaver
  • Favourite idiom: “Busy as a beaver”; “Eager beaver”
  • Claim to fame: Featured on the Canadian nickel; a national symbol for over 300 years