Prince Alder by Cilla Webb

Prince Alder

by Cilla Webb
Knitting
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Diameter 30cm, height 12cm
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A few years ago, I designed a lovely little princess blankie toy for my baby niece Scarlett. When a dear friend of mine became a grandma a few months ago, I figured it was time to design a little prince to match.

I hope I did you proud, Elizabeth :)

Yarn requirements
50g Wendy Merino DK Dutch Blue
25g Wendy Merino DK Birch (beige)
25g Wendy Merino DK Barley
10g Wendy Merino DK Persian Red
10g Wendy Merino Dk Jet (black)
Small amount of yellow
( I used Maize but this shade is discontinued. A suitable substitute would be Corn but it is not as vibrant)

Necessary tools
4mm and 3.5mm straight needles (this pattern can easily be adapted to knitting in the round if that’s your preferred method)
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing

Abbreviations
K: Knit
P: Purl
St(s): Stitch(es)
Rem: Remaining
Kfb: Knit in the front and back of the next stitch, creating 2 stitches.
Pfb: Purl in the front and back of the next stitch, creating 2 stitches.
K2tog: Knit the next two stitches together. This decreases the number of stitches by one.
P2tog: Purl the next two stitches together. This decreases the number of stitches by one.