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Hamsterbeans

Crafty Hedgehog
Knitting
July 2009
Your favorite sport, DK or worsted weight
20 - 40 yards (18 - 37 m)
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This is a very easy pattern to work up. If you want a little practice knitting in the round on double pointed needles, this is a great way to get it!

The sample hamsterbeans were knit in Cascade Cotton Rich DK, on size 2 needles.

You can use any yarn that you please for this pattern, though I have learned through experience that knitting toys in a tight gauge with bulky yarns can really do a number on your hands, therefore I would recommend a sport/DK or worsted weight yarn, using needles that are 2 - 3 sizes smaller than what your yarn calls for.

The safety eyes that I used for these guys are 6mm black eyes. A similar effect could be achieved by embroidering the eyes with black yarn.