Liam the Lion by Nicky Epstein
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Liam the Lion

September 2016
Rowan Anchor Artiste Metallic
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 yards (229 m)

With his crown of gold, Liam can easily be king of your jungle and guard your yarn stash. Knit him with a basic Stockinette stitch square, a loop stitch main, I-cord and loop stitch tail, garter stitch ears, and a shiny crown. After assembling, embroider his face. You may add beads for eyes, but do not add beads if giving Liam to a child.

Lion Brand Yarns Heartland
- I skein each in #169 Shenandoah and #124 Big Bend
Rowan Anchor Artiste Metallic
- 1 ball lin #300 Gold

Like all of the cuddly creatures in this book, Liam can be knit to different sizes by using different yarn weights and gauges. Need it oversized? Use bulky or jumbo yarn. Need it tiny? Try a finer weight. It’s as simple as that.