Canadian Mountie by Kath Dalmeny
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Canadian Mountie

Knitting
DK / Sport ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm

Mounties, in their splendid red uniforms, always cut a dashing figure as they uphold the law in Canada. This knitting pattern is for a Canadian ‘mounted policeman’, and in the book from which it comes, a pattern for a horse is also provided.

This is a variation of the basic person pattern in the book Kath Dalmeny’s World of Knitted Toys. The pattern calls for:

  • 50g DK in skin color
  • 40g DK in red and mid brown
  • 40g DK in dark brown
  • 10g DK in black
  • No specific yarn is mentioned in the pattern.

A pattern for a knitted horse is also included in the book, as well as other forest animals - a grizzly bear, beaver, raccoon, chipmunk and moose. A full list of the book contents is shown below.

The pattern also calls for a pair of 10 mm (3/8 inch) safety eyes, but the eyes can also be worked as stitches.

KATH DALMENY’S WORLD OF KNITTED TOYS patterns list

The book contains over 50 patterns for making adorable knitted toys – people and animals from all over the world. Each chapter covers a different habitat, the animals that make their homes there, and one of the people who live there, with accessories to represent their lives or work. The knitting patterns are listed under three categories – Easy; Straightforward; and Challenging, to help knitters choose the project that is right for you. The projects are as follows:

BASIC PERSON PATTERN
(which is then adapted for the people patterns below)

IN THE JUNGLE

  • South American Indian
  • Spider monkey – mother and baby
  • Snake
  • Tiger cub
  • Gorilla
  • Orang utan
  • Parrot
  • Banana

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

  • Australian sheep farmer (complete with corks hanging from his hat!)
  • Merino sheep
  • Koala bear
  • Duck-billed platypus
  • Wombat
  • Kangaroo and Joey

DOWN ON THE FARM

  • Farmer
  • Highland bull
  • Pigs and piglets
  • Cat
  • Mallard duck
  • Chicken, cockerel and chicks

THE DEEP BLUE SEA

  • Pearl fisherman
  • Dolphin
  • Shark
  • Killer whale
  • Turtle
  • Octopus
  • Clownfish

FOREST FRIENDS

  • Canadian Mountie
  • Horse
  • Grizzly bear
  • Beaver
  • Raccoon
  • Chipmunk
  • Moose

ON SAFARI

  • African Park Ranger
  • Zebra
  • Lion family – lion, lioness and lion cub
  • Rhinoceros
  • Elephant
  • Warthog

THE SNOWY REGIONS

  • Eskimo
  • Husky dog
  • Fish
  • Penguins – Emperor penguins and Adelie penguins – parents and chicks
  • Seal
  • Walrus
  • Polar bear

PATTERN VARIATIONS

  • Sea lion
  • Panda bear