cris by Fawn Pea
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September 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
This pattern is available for free.

from the designer: “I am still amazed that other knitters want to make a star-nosed mole! Amazed and delighted. As you know, Cris is short for Condyluria cristata, and if you haven’t already read about what those 22 nose tentacles are for, and how Cris is the only semi-aquatic rodent species, then by all means learn more here. Ready to knit him? All you need is a sense of humor and a couple of free evenings - this is a weird knit, but not a difficult one at all. Enjoy!”


You will use less than 1 skein of both yarns.

color A: Lamb’s Pride worsted, color #M-06, Deep charcoal.

color B: Cascade 220, color #9477

US size 8 DPN’s (5 mm)

US size H crochet hook (5 mm)

stitch markers

tapestry needle

two 1/8 in buttons, black or gray

sewing needle & thread to match body yarn

gauge before felting: 4 st and 6 r / inch

felt shrinkage: around 35% length-wise; around 21% width-wise

measurements (before felting): 6.75 in long, 3.6 in wide at widest point

(after felting): 5 in long, 3 in wide at widest point

The mole is more or less tear-drop shaped, with a narrow head and wide rear end.