August 2023
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
13cm/ 5in tall
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Such an iconic animal, so distinctive and with an aura of mystery and, wrongly assumed, spookiness and the macabre!

Yes - I’m fascinated by them but to look at them and study photos of them, what a difficult challenge to characterise in knit-form!
Truly hope I’ve done it justice!!

My bat is knitted almost in one piece (as with all of my animals) and I decided on an easy-to-sew pair of felt wings, (bought felt sheet not ‘felted’)… I tried to knit some but the felt was just so perfect as you can shape it to really look like bat wings.

He’s/ she’s so fun to arrange in the house, barn or garden - ooh and I’d love to see a micro knit one!
… And with plenty of time before Halloween you’ll be on target to knit a whole ‘cauldron’ (no wonder they have that spooky attachment!!)

Within the pattern I’ve given lots of detailed instructions on not only how to knit but also how to add the wings - I’ve also given you two variations:- with forelegs (cutesy) or without (anatomical more correct) - depends whether you feel he/ she needs a sweater or not!?

Yarn-wise - I’ve used stash Drops Alpaca but you can use any 4-ply/ 3-ply (or finer if micro) yarn, and I knitted mine on 2mm needles.

I hope you enjoy this little pattern and enjoy having her/ him hanging upside down around the place!


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