Squirt, the squirrel by Stana D. Sortor

Squirt, the squirrel

February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
135 - 155 yards (123 - 142 m)
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Squirt, the squirrel is a funny and adorable bookmark, or toy, or a great gift for anyone on your list.
Knitted in the rounds, with some intarsia work done in flat knitting, top to bottom with the head, body and tail knitted as one piece, and arms and legs knitted separately and sewn on. Optional to stuff the tail with a bit of stuffing.
Some embroidery required for the tire tracks.
Finished bookmark/ toy size: approximately 13” (33cm) including the tail.
Yarn: About 1.5oz (44gr) total of medium weight yarn in grey, white, and Fun Fur or other type of novelty yarn for the tail. You will use about 100 – 120 yards (91 – 110 meters) of grey, about 15 yards of white, and 20 yards of Fun Fur. Small amount of black yarn for the eyes, and tire track, small amount of red yarn for the tongue.