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Vampire Bat

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June 25 2011
August 2 2011
Project info
Vampire Bat
Going Batty by Alan Dart
Softies → Animal
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Patons UK Diploma Gold DK
0.5 skeins = 65.5 yards (59.9 meters), 25 grams
Get Knitted in Brislington, Bristol, City of
Patons UK Diploma Gold DK
Get Knitted in Brislington, Bristol, City of

Project stages:

  1. I was really excited about the prospect of making this little chap. Colours used: black, cherry, burgundy, white and a small amount of mid-brown. 25.06.2010

  2. Having made my choice for the colour of the cape lining I began. Though I noted that the pattern says 100g balls I only needed 50g balls.

  3. I’ve only been knitting him on Mon afternoons, otherwise I’d have finished him sooner.

  4. Nearly completed I just have to stuff and assemble him.

  5. Now stuffed and assembled and face applied. I assembled each part as I made it so I didn’t get left with lots of tiny, curious knitted shapes that (if you are like me), you may not remember where they belong.

  6. A fabulous, fun project. 11.08.2011

  7. I applied the FACE once the whole bat was constructed. I experimented with placing pins where I thought the eyes and nose might be, then sewing on the mouth in relation to these.

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by Patons UK
55% Wool, 25% Acrylic, 20% Nylon
131 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: June 25, 2010
  • Finished: October 28, 2010
  • Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Progress updates: 3 updates