Cranky / Calm Chameleon by Tony Goddard

Cranky / Calm Chameleon

Knitting
September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 322 yards (274 - 294 m)
8inch (20cm) model
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Chameleons are intensely appealing reptiles that can change colour. Irritate a calm, green chameleon and it can change to a threatening red. Their famously long tongues are used to catch insects but you don’t have to add one if you don’t want to. With a curled up tail this is about 8 inches (20cm) long. I sewed one up with the curly tail and left the other unsewn to wrap around things.

To knit this you need:

  • Pair of 3mm needles
  • Pair of 3mm dpns
  • Pair of 2mm dpns (for the fly, optional)
  • Tapestry needle for sewing up
  • Stuffing material

The yarns I used were:
Main red yarn Lipstick (Stylecraft Special 100% acrylic DK): 25g (150 yds/m)
Main green yarn meadow (Stylecraft Special 100% acrylic DK): 25g (150m/ yds)
A few yds/m of pink DK yarn (for the tongue, optional)
Scrap of black 4 ply yarn (for the fly, optional)
but you can choose your own!