Raccoon by Susan B. Anderson
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January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
170 yards (155 m)
7-inches tall
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Now the Raccoon joins the other Woodland Animals group of the Woodland Fox, Hedgie , Turtle, Bunny, Squirrel and Acorns, and Little Owl!

Raccoon is worked seamlessly from the bottom-up for the body and head (worked back to front), all appendages are picked up and knit on. The only whipstitch seam is to attach the head to the body. This is a fun and fairly simple knit that works up pretty fast due to the heavier yarn and larger needles!

Here is some pattern information for you:

Finished size: 7 – inches tall

Yarn: Aran weight yarn
Main color: 100 yards
Contrast colors 1 and 2: 50 yards each
Sample is made in Quince & Co. 100% wool, MC - 1 skein each of Storm #104, CC1 - Egret #101, CC2 - Crow #102.

US size 8/5mm, set of four double-pointed needles.
Use the size needles to achieve gauge.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Yarn needle
Detachable stitch markers
Ruler or tape measure
2 - 6mm safety eyes