Colors "Count"erpillar by Lorraine Pistorio

Colors "Count"erpillar

Knitting
September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
845 yards (773 m)
approx. 26" long
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This 26” Colors “Count”erpillar will be a friendly aid in reinforcing skills in color and number recognition, and numerical order and values, as preschoolers place the rings onto the lacing cord to complete this fun learning toy they could then play with. Knit with approx. 845 yds. total of #4-worsted weight yarn of many colors, their small hands will love the soft, large, easy-to-grip rings, as they use their eye-hand-coordination and tactile skills to lace them and count the beads. They’ll be exercising all kinds of skills, but they’ll just think they’re having fun!!! You will also need: 12mm toy safety eyes, size 4 (3.5mm) straight knitting needles, 2 double-pointed needles, removable stitch markers, 55 beads, a 20 lb. picture hanger hook, needle & thread, large-eyed blunt needle, long straight pins, & polyester fiberfill stuffing.