Lorraine Pistorio

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Knitting: Doll
These darling Play Pal Dolls are knit in the round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The legs, body, arms and head are knit on as you go along. Only the ears and hair are attached later. The underpants are knit on and there is an option to knit on socks. The larger doll (approx. 14” tall) is created using worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yar...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This Polar Bear Cub is knit in the round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs, body and head are knit on as you go along. Only the ears and tail are attached later. Approximately 9 ½” (standing on four legs and not including ears), Polar Bear Cub is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 200 yds. This littl...
Knitting: Animal Toy
These Little Sea Creatures are knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the parts are all knit on as you go, so no attaching parts later. Sea Creatures (with their heights) include Octopus (3 ½”), Starfish (2”), Turtle (2 ½”), and Crab (1 ½”).
Knitting: Doll, Animal Toy
These sweet Little Loveys (Set 1) are knit in the round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and are knit from top to bottom, as one piece. Ears and tails are knit separately and added later. Only the head, “hands” and “feet” are stuffed. The body, “arms” and legs are NOT stuffed. The body, “arms” and legs are knit in Garter Stitch. The ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
These sweet Little Loveys (Set 2) are knit in the round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and are knit from top to bottom, as one piece. Ears and tails are knit separately and added later. Only the head, “hands” and “feet” are stuffed. The body, “arms” and legs are NOT stuffed. The body, “arms” and legs are knit in Garter Stitch. The ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
These Knit Little Kittens are knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the arms, legs and body are all knit on as you go. Kitten versions include small or larger kitten, with or without white patches, and a kitten lovey blankie. The white patches on the kitten’s face and body front are knit in using intarsia.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This Knit Leprechaun, with his rainbow hat and pot o’ gold, is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the arms, legs, body and head are all knit on as you go. Sitting approx. 9 ½” tall, Leprechaun is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 282 total yds., plus small amounts of super bulky wt. yarn for ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Puppy Love is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 9 ½” tall, Puppy Love is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 275 yds. Puppy Love would make a wonderful gift for a special puppy-lover!
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This Snowman, with his darling face, removable hat and boots, and bright orange nose, is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the arms, legs, body and head are all knit on as you go along. Sitting approx. 10” tall, Snowman is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 180 yds white, 60 yds black, 40 yds...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This Christmas Mouse, with his darling face, is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the arms, legs, and body are all one piece. Sitting approx. 6 ½” tall (not including ears or hat), Christmas Mouse is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 100 yds white, 50 yds red, 30 yds green. He’s a wonderful ...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This colorful Knit Turkey, inspired by our local Knights of Columbus Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser Event, is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, with some parts knit flat. Approx. 9” tall, this darling Turkey is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 330 total yds. Unlike the turkey you’ll be eating, t...
Knitting: Doll
This sweet Witchie, with her broom, is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles, and the arms, legs, body, skirt and head are all knit on as you go. Sitting approx. 9” tall, Witchie is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 285 total yds., plus small amounts of super bulky/bulky wt. yarn for her hair and bro...
Knitting: Animal Toy
An Australian knitter requested that I design an Australian animal. Kangaroo Joey is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely standing approx. 10” tall (without the ears), Joey is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 170 yds. As little children enjo...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Ladybug is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The six legs, body, wing covers and head are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 7 ½” tall, Ladybug is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 170 total yds. Dressed in a darling removable hat, Ladybug is a sweet little knit that will bring a smil...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This sweet little piggy is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 10” tall, Little Piggy is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 260 yds., and piggy’s clothing, using approx. 120 yds. (each set). All clothing is removable, so there...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Little Unicorn is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 10 ½” tall, Little Unicorn is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 460 yds. Little Unicorn would make a magical gift for someone special!
Knitting: Animal Toy
This lovable lion is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 11” tall, Lovable Lion’s body is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 235 yds., and his mane is worked in bulky wt. yarn, using approx. 35 yds. Lions are usually ferocious...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This darling lamb is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs and body are all knit on as you go. Freely sitting approx. 9 ½” tall, Baby Lamb is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 260 total yds. A sweet lamb would make a great Easter gift for someone special!
Knitting: Animal Toy
This sweet Baby Giraffe is knit in-the-round, using Magic Loop or double pointed needles. The four legs, body, neck, and head are all knit on as you go, so the only parts that will have to be attached later are the ears, ossicones, mane and tail. Freely sitting approx. 10 ½” tall, Baby Giraffe is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using a...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This sweet Baby Ducky is knit in-the-round, and legs, body, wings, and head are all knit on as you go, so the only part that will have to be attached later is the bill plus add a few curls on top of the head. Freely sitting approx. 8” tall, Baby Ducky is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 126 total yds. A darling little duck...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
This Christmas Elf, with his darling face, is knit in-the-round, and the arms, legs, body and head are all one piece. Sitting approx. 10” tall, Christmas Elf is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 270 total yds. He’s a wonderful Christmas decoration, ready to sit on a ledge or shelf and enjoy the holiday season.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This Baby Bear, with his darling face, little muzzle, and chubby belly, is knit in-the-round, and the arms, legs, and body are all one piece. Sitting approx. 9 ½” tall, Baby Bear is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 250 yds. His removable overalls are worked in the same weight yarn, using approx. 100 yds. Baby Bear will bec...
Knitting: Animal Toy
I was inspired to design this Little Rattie by someone who goes to Barn Hunt Trials. Worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 150 yds., this little rattie, with his sweet face and chubby belly, is knit in-the-round, and the begging arms and body are all one piece. He stands freely at approx. 6” high and his head could be stitched ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This Baby Bunny, with his darling face and chubby belly, is knit in-the-round, and the arms and body are all one piece. Sitting approx. 8” tall, not including this little ears, Baby Bunny is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 170 yds. Baby Bunny has a sweet innocence that will capture the heart of a special someone.
Knitting: Animal Toy
This Baby Monkey, with his darling face, chubby belly, and bent knees, was born with 10 fingers and 10 toes. Knit in-the-round, the arms and body are all one piece. Sitting approx. 11” tall, Baby Monkey is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 350 yds. Baby Monkey has a sweet innocence that will capture the heart of a special s...
Knitting: Animal Toy
I received a request for a knitted elephant. I decided to design my elephant as a baby elephant, complete with chubby cheeks and belly. Knit in-the-round, the front legs and body are all one piece. Sitting approx. 10” tall, Baby Elephant is worked in worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn, using approx. 300 yds. Baby Elephant has a sweet innocence that ...
Knitting: Pullover
My new grandson was the inspiration for this sweater design. Knitted from the collar down, (so there’s NO picking up stitches around the neckline later!), it is knit in-the-round from the armholes down, (so there’s NO seaming afterwards!). Worked in #3-light wt./DK yarn, these button-tab sweaters can be knit in five sizes (3m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m, 24...
Knitting: Pullover
My new grandson was the inspiration for this sweater design. Knitted from the shawl collar down, (so there’s NO picking up stitches around the neckline later!), it is knit in-the-round from the armholes down, (so there’s NO seaming afterwards!). Worked in #3-light wt./DK yarn, these lovely sweaters can be knit in short- or long-sleeve versions i...
Knitting: Booties
NOTE: This pattern is KNIT IN THE ROUND, using Magic Loop (or DPNs could be substituted).
Knitting: Ball
NOTE: This pattern is KNIT IN THE ROUND, using Magic Loop (or DPNs could be substituted).
Knitting: Animal Toy
Sno and Forest are sweet, free-standing bunnies, dressed in their removable vests, perfect for someone special, girl or boy. Standing 9” tall, without their ears, they are knit in-the-round, using approx 250 yds of #4-worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn. These could easily be made larger or smaller, simply by changing yarn weights. And they are defin...
Knitting: Decorative - Other
Meet Rudy Reindeer! He’s all wrapped up in his removable, cozy warm outfit, relaxing, standing freely in his big boots, hooves in his pockets, awaiting Santa’s call to duty. Standing approx. 16 ½” tall (not including his antlers), he’s ready to go at a moment’s notice, complete with his red nose and jingle bell collar. Rudy’s knit in-the-round i...
Knitting: Animal Toy
After designing my mini hippo blankie, I was asked to consider designing a whole hippo. After designing the larger hippo, I thought a little friend was needed, too. So these two darlings were born. Sitting approx. 9” and 7”, Hippos are knit in-the-round, using approx. 290/152 yds. of #4-worsted wt. (Aran/10-ply) yarn. Large or small, these hippo...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Pretty Crystal Teddy is knit in-the-round, using approx. 285 total yds. of #4-worsted wt. yarn. Freely standing at 9 ½”-10” tall, her body, legs and hind feet are knit in all one piece. Crystal’s dress is removable for fun dress-up time.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Newsboy Teddy is knit in-the-round, using approx. 310 total yds. of #4-worsted wt. yarn. Freely standing at 9 ½”-10” tall (without the hat), his body, legs and hind feet are knit in all one piece. Newsboy Teddy’s overalls and hat are removable for fun dress-up time.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Super Teddy is knit in-the-round, using approx. 160 total yds. of #4-worsted wt. yarn. Freely standing at 9 ½”-10” tall his body, legs and hind feet are knit in all one piece. His clothes are not removable. Super Teddy is small, but mighty, and ready to protect and defend those he loves in his wee world.
Knitting: Animal Toy
I received a request to design a knit zebra, and this little one was born. Sitting approx. 11” (including the mane), Zebra is knit in-the-round, using approx. 475 total yds. of #4-worsted wt. yarn. Zebra’s got big hooves, a sweet face, a lovely mane and wears those stripes proudly! If you know of a zebra-lover or are looking for an unusual anima...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My popular Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie pattern has brought requests for MORE animals. This new mini blankie pattern is one of 6 new animals included in my pattern collection: MORE Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie. And since I’ve received so many requests to design them knit in-the-round, they’re now even quicker to make. Even the mini blanket (12-1...
Knitting: Animal Toy
I received an email from a dairy farmer in Canada, asking if I would consider making a cow mini lovey blankie pattern. Her request so inspired me to create not just a cow lovey blankie, but also a larger cow and rattle/bottle buddy. So here is my tribute to the dairy farmers of the world! Except for the ears and the blanket, these cows are KNIT ...
Knitting: Booties
NOTE: This pattern is KNIT FLAT/SEAMED. If you prefer to KNIT IN THE ROUND, using Magic Loop (or DPNs could be substituted), please see my pattern store for my other version of this pattern.)
Knitting: Booties
NOTE: This pattern is KNIT IN THE ROUND, using Magic Loop (or DPNs could be substituted). If you prefer to KNIT FLAT/SEAM, please see my pattern store for my other version of this pattern.)
Knitting: Home - Other
What child’s dresser would be complete without an adorable photo and a bank? Though these are two essentials for a child’s room, I wanted to design a dresser set that would put the FUN in FUNctional. So I designed 2 delightful sets that would make a great gift for a little girl or boy. The snout of the piggy unties to reveal a hidden chamber to ...
Knitting: Pet Toys
Toys that rattle and contain catnip can keep a kitty busy for hours! But a cat’s claws can do major damage to knitted fabric, so upon my son’s request for cat toys for my grandcat, I set out to create some fun toys that would hold up to serious cat-play. Hand wet-felting provide a tight surface that could withstand the claws and catnip and airti...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Wanting to make a gift for a little boy’s turtle-themed room was the inspiration for the design of adorable, all-boy, Poke Turtle, dressed in the colors of the room. This soon blossomed to another, more feminine, frilly, darling turtle, Shelly. Sitting approx. 10 ¼” without their sweet removable hats, both are knit in the round, using #4-worsted...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
I love creating designs that will stimulate learning in a fun ways! And my Knit Baby Rattle Assortment of wrist, ring and stick rattles fits the bill! With 9 design choices your special someone will benefit from the first wiggle. Airtight mini rattle inserts within soft surroundings provide gentle rattle sounds inside contrasting colors and patt...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This 26” Colors “Count”erpillar will be a friendly aid in reinforcing skills in color and number recognition, and numerical order and values, as preschoolers place the rings onto the lacing cord to complete this fun learning toy they could then play with. Knit with approx. 845 yds. total of #4-worsted weight yarn of many colors, their small hand...
Knitting: Toy Vehicle
One of my favorite charity organizations is Smile Train (http://www.smiletrain.org ). This organization provides free cleft surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries. As they do, I believe every child deserves a beautiful smile. So I decided to design a Knit Smile Train in honor of these children and DON...
Knitting: Animal Toy
The holidays are such festive occasions! Fond memories of Christmas or Hanukkah are conjured up for many of us. I’ve always loved hearing stories of a Christmas mouse, so I thought I would design a knitted one. Then one became two and then I thought why not Hanukkah mice, as well?! And these adorable Christmas and Hanukkah Mice were born! My Chr...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This Mini Lovey Blankie Menagerie, with their darling little faces, will capture the hearts of little ones. There are 6 animals to choose from: bear, monkey, lamb, elephant, bunny, and of course, piggy in a blanket. A choice of 2 blanket easy stitch patterns, with each blanket only 12” square, makes them easy grab ‘n’ go loveys that can fit just...
Knitting: Animal Toy
While I have some designs for bunnies already, I received a request to design a bunny “family”. I had so much fun as I went along, I decided to create THREE sizes of bunnies. And then I couldn’t stop, so I decided to design stitched-on clothes for them, too! So there are actually SIX patterns included in this pattern: three sizes undressed (PLAI...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My Knit Giraffes pattern offers you choices… two sizes (10” or 12”, sitting) and styles, using two different size needles and yarns (super bulky or worsted weight)…all included in one pattern! So you could create the giraffe of your choice: big or small, striped or spotted! The smaller giraffe is a “grab-‘n’-go” little guy. The larger giraffe is...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Graduation time is upon us! I’ve never seen a knit graduation bear, so I decided to create School Colors Graduation Bears…in two sizes (approx. 9” or 12” sitting, without ears or caps) and different yarns (both worsted weight or bulky fuzzy or eyelash)! What a wonderful gift for your special graduate to receive a bear dressed in cap, gown and ho...
Knitting: Animal Toy
What says springtime more than darling little lambs? And Sweet Cheeks, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Itty Bitty, with their adorable faces, chubby cheeks and soft, fluffy fuzziness are a perfect Spring trio! And they’d be a welcomed guest come Easter, as well. They come in three sizes, (sitting) approx. 11”, 8”, and 6”, all in one pattern, so there’s a lamb ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Cocker Spaniels have always been a favorite of mine, with their long, wavy fur ears and their sweet faces. So I set out to capture the look, using Red Heart Boutique Fur Sure super-bulky yarn (280 yds…8 balls) in Camel. This yarn creates a very thick, soft fur that’s oh, so squeezable, you can’t resist picking him up and giving him a good hug! S...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Easter time…a time for eggs, bunnies, and dressing up in spring colors! And Bella & Bentley Bunnies, all dressed up in their finest spring outfits, are ready to join in the festivities! What child wouldn’t love to find Bella or Bentley in their Easter basket this year?! With their chubby cheeks and toes, and looking oh, so adorable, who coul...
Knitting: Animal Toy
My Westie Puppy was inspired by my sister’s dog, Duffy, a beautiful, playful Westie. I’ve never seen a knit Westie puppy anywhere, so I thought I’d take on the challenge of capturing Duffy in yarn. Long, white eyelash yarn (approx. 440 yds), combined with pink worsted weight yarn for his inner ears, gave me the material I needed to get the lovab...
Knitting: Blanket - Other
What says “love” more than a heart?! And this cuddly blanket is covered in them. And the fact that this blanket is Double-Knit creating two blankets at once, back-to-back, means double the love! It’s reversible, so it’s just as lovely on the back as it is on the front and it creates quite a substantial blanket. Though this will make a blanket 46...