Savannah Chaps by Barbara Prime

Savannah Chaps

Knitting
November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
10" or 14"
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Savannah Chaps is a set of African animals in my Scraps Chaps style. The pattern includes instructions for 4 animals: an elephant, a lion, a zebra, and a rhinoceros. The toys can be knit from a single type of yarn, or from multiple yarns like my Scraps Chaps pattern. They can also be knit from worsted or chunky weight yarn, in order to achieve the two different sizes.

The pattern is advanced beginner level. Skills required include stockinette stitch, left and right decrease, m1 increase, intarsia (optional), and mattress stitch. All pieces are knit flat, them seamed, stuffed, and assembled. The lion’s and zebra’s manes are made by knotting pieces of yarn onto the head.

If you’d like to dress your toys, try the Breton Shore outfit.

Elephant: 150 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC)
Lion: 100 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC), 20 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in cream (CC), 25 m of yarn to make a boy lion’s mane (darker shade of MC)
Rhinoceros: 120 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in main colour (MC)
Zebra: 70 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in white (MC), 50 m of worsted or chunky weight yarn in contrasting colour (CC)
Notions: stuffing, pair of 10.5-12 mm safety eyes or buttons for each toy, yarn to embroider the face, tapestry needle, small crochet hook for Lion and Zebra mane (helpful, but not necessary)
Needles: pair of 4 mm or 5 mm (US size 6 or 8) knitting needles
Gauge:
6.5 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1˝) with worsted weight yarn on 4 mm needles
5.5 sts and 7 rows per 2.5 cm (1˝) with chunky weight yarn on 5 mm needles
Sizes (both sizes are knit from the same pattern)
27 cm (10.5″) tall with worsted weight yarn on 4 mm needles
35 cm (14″) tall with chunky weight yarn on 5 mm needles

The last photo shows the original version of this pattern.