Pookies by Barbara Prime


February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 - 440 yards (219 - 402 m)
3", 3.5", 4"
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Bean-bag animal toys in 3 sizes. To make a set of 3 toys (one of each size) you need 50 g each of 3 colours. However, this is a great project for using left-over worsted weight yarn. The toys are completely knit in the round, on DPNs or circular needle (your choice). The ears and hood are knit separately, then attached to the toy. The pattern gives instructions for 5 ear styles: mouse/hamster, bunny, puppy, kitty, and bear.

Other materials required: polyester stuffing, ¼ cup dried beans or plastic beads per toy, 3 pairs of 9 mm safety eyes, black yarn to embroider face, tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

The pattern sold on Knit Picks is essentially the same, with just some added instructions to help with construction and finishing.