Picasso's Peace Dove
This is a fun knitting pattern to create a felted dove stuffed animal. Great for animal lovers or as a holiday decoration. This pattern was inspired by Picasso’s drawings of doves.
This is for an intermediate level knitter. The pattern uses short rows, increases (M1 or kfb), decreases (SSK, K2tog), and knitting in the round on DPNs. The pattern includes step-by-step photos and instructions on felting. Eyes can be added with embroidery using a few yards of black feltable yarn (such as KnitPicks Wool of the Andes sport) or with needle felting which is explained in the pattern. The yellow beak can be knit with a few yards of yellow feltable yarn (such as KnitPicks Wool of the Andes sport) or with needle felting which is explained in the pattern.
The finished size will always vary due to gauge, yarn, and the felting process but the animal will be about 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.