Little Rattie by Pat Alinejad

Little Rattie

by Pat Alinejad
Knitting
September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in n/a
US 3 - 3.25 mm
82 - 87 yards (75 - 80 m)
9 inches/23cms
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A dear friend in US has been asking me to design a rat for a couple of years. Not being a rat lover I put her off but eventually I decided to give it a go. I’m very pleased with how has sweet this little rattie work out, still not a rat lover, but getting there!

Little Rattie stands just 9 inches/23cms (approximately) tall. He is knitted flat and assembled and has a choice of a tutu or little vest to keep him warm. He has whiskers and embroidered eyes, full directions are included to create these. You could of course use toy safety eyes, I would advise 8 or 10mm.

If these are being given to a baby I would suggest knitting these with nice soft cotton Aran/worsted weight yarn but I have had great results using acrylic and wool yarns too.

For an older child/adult of course you can use a variety of textured, furry/fuzzy yarns. There are so many readily available today that we are quite spoilt for choice. Please see yarn suggestions below to see what I have already tried.

If you wish to use double knit please lower your needle size to 3mm/3US. Your character will be a little smaller.

Available:

http://www.loveknitting.com/little-rattie-knitting-patter...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/478747017/littlie-rattie?...

https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/patterns/little-rattie/3...
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/toy/little-rattie...