Dave the Stash Busting Dachshund
I’ve always wanted to call a dog, Dave. It just sounds so ridiculous that it works. If I had my way, I’d have a 3 dogs named Dave, Steve and Ian. The breed doesn’t matter. It’s the name that counts.
So, back to Dave. He’s a curious hound. Officially he’s a dachshund - unofficially he’s a sausage dog or a weiner dog. His long lost ancestors were bred to track down and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals and in the evenings would preventing draughts coming under the front door. Dave is different. Dave has been bred to track down and flush out your stash. He’ll find stash you thought had been eaten by moths years ago. That ball of sock wool you bought on a whim, smuggled into the house and hidden in the arm of a never worn winter coat? He sniffed it out straightaway (even if your other half didn’t).
Like all my toys, Dave can be made in any wool gauge; just choose needles which are a few sizes smaller than those recommended on the label. I knitted Dave in a DK/sportweight gauge with 3.25mm needles but if you want to knit a mini Dave in sock weight yarn or a humongous Dave in chunky yarn then the choice is yours. You can knit him plain or stripey, although he prefers stripey to put his stash busting skills to the ultimate test though.
In a DK weight he measures up at about 7in/18cm high and 11in/28cm in length. A thicker yarn will make him a bit bigger and a lace weight yarn, a bit smaller.
Pattern Info - Choose to knit him your own way! Dave can be knitted flat or in the round or a combination of both techniques! The pattern includes all the instructions you need to knit him either way or both!
Skill Level - Easy
You will need:
Approx 50g of DK weight in white
Approx 5 x 25g assorted colours
Pair of Safety Goo Goo Eyes in size 15mm*
Animal safety nose in size 18mm*
3.25mm DPN’s or straight knitting needles
Black thread for claw details
Row Counter and pins (optional but useful!)
All eyes and noses can found here in my Etsy shop
Eyes - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73084262/15mm-goo-goo-goggle-...
Noses - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73079985/18mm-black-animal-sa...
I am more than happy to provide email assistance with any aspects of the pattern you may get stuck with. This is usually provided within 24 hours unless a disaster of some sort has struck!
I am sorry but you are not permitted to transfer, resell or distribute the pattern without my permission. Please make as many Dave Dachshunds as you wish as gifts but please do not make for commercial purposes. You may sell for charitable purposes only.
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Name was: Dave the Stash Busting Dachshund - Knit Flat & In the Round Versions (now limited to 50 characters)