Hobby Horse for Little Knights by Aurélie Colas

Hobby Horse for Little Knights

July 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round (before stuffing)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
252 - 295 yards (230 - 270 m)
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For all the little knights and princesses… knit them a best friend to ride and play with! When you are done, hand the shiny new mount to your brave rider, and watch proudly for their exploits.

Horsey Horsey don’t you stop
Just make your feet go clipetty-clop…

Length of head (back of head to nose): 25 cm (10 in) approximately
Height (from base of neck to top of ears): 32 cm (12 ½ in) approximately
Total height depends on length of stick. Following instructions in pattern will produce a hobby horse approximately 110 cm high (44 in) from tip of ears to bottom of stick.

Message aux francophones: Si l’anglais n’est pas votre premiere langue, mais que vous souhaitez vous lancer et tricoter un de mes designs, n’hesitez pas ! Je peux vous aider a traduire des passages qui vous poseraient probleme, et, si il y a une demande suffisante, me lancer dans la traduction complete de mes modeles.

Yarn requirement
Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky (110m/120yds per 100g ball):

  • 2 x (MC) in Shade 954 ― Steel Grey Suffolk
  • 1 x (CC1) in Shade 950 ― Bluefaced Leicester (approximately 10 g used in sample)
  • 1 x (CC2) in Shade 955 ― Shetland Moorit (approx 40-50 g used in sample)

+Oddments of Black yarn (to embroider eyes)

Needles and Notions

  • 5 mm (US 8) needles ― Or size required to achieve gauge.
  • Toy stuffing, stitch markers, darning needle, sharp tapestry needle, crochet hook (5 mm / US 8 / H)
  • Old broomstick handle ― or dowel: 120 cm x 25-30 mm diam (48 in x 1 - 1¼ in diam)
  • Wooden or Plastic Toy Wheels (x 2) + matching axis / bolt and nuts (long enough to go through both wheels + washers + dowel), 2 washers.
  • Saw, drill, sanding paper, wood screws and screwdriver.
  • Old sock or piece of fabric, lengths of string (approx 5 m / 5 yds)

16 sts and 21 rows / 10cm (4 in) measured over stockinette in the round (before stuffing).

8-Page Pattern includes:
Detailed instructions.
Chart for Face marking.
Lots of photographs and diagrams.

Detailed tutorial on how to work in intarsia can be found on the designer’s blog.