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You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog

The Elvis Collection
Northern Lace's Ravelry store
Knitting
January 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
7.0 mm
470 yards (430 m)
about 23 ins long and 15 ins wide
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She can be a toy or a pyjama case. Either way she will be well loved.

The pattern should work for other chunky yarns with a yardage of about 65 to 70 yds per 100g but you MUST check your tension.

Note that the pattern works on numbers of stitches and rows, so can be used with other yarns to get different sized dogs.

Materials
700 g chunky loop mohair for the soft toy, plus150 g for the pyjama case lining
(I used ColourMart 3/2NM mohair loop ribbon yarn, mohair 96% / merino 4%)
pair 7 mm (US 10½) needles
row counter
toy stuffing (I used 250 g polyester)
pair 30 mm eyes and 25 mm nose if preferred
black yarn for eyes and nose if preferred
length of black yarn for mouth

  • I used 375g grey, 200g chestnut, 75g dark brown, 55g yellow, plus 150g chestnut for lining