Binkylove Safari by Little Yarns

Binkylove Safari

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
50 - 90 yards (46 - 82 m)
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Is it a lovey? Is it a Binky? Nope….it is a Binkylove!!

Binkylove Safari is perfect for little hands to grasp, and is small enough to get chucked in a diaper bag when out and about. Made in a cotton blend yarn - it is also easy to chuck in the wash to get clean - the dream for new parents.

Binkylove is also a speedy wee knit, perfect for last minute gifting or an upcoming baby shower (also great for stash-busting!)

While gauge isn’t super important, if you have larger needles or yarn, it will result in a bigger Binkylove. Binkylove is also great for using up yarn from your stash!

The Binkylove Safari introduces four new friends: a lion, monkey, rhino and elephant. It is similar construction to the original Binkylove but has a different method of constructing the head, as well as two different stitch patterns on the squares.

A massive thank you to the wonderful testers of this pattern and their feedback - it was invaluable! Thanks susdbella, Margitm, roonel, cb187, BentOnHandmade, eowynofrohan, sussasigne, gumboots64!

To make a Binkylove Safari you will need:

Needles: 4mm/US 6 knitting needles, 4mm/US 6 double pointed needles. One tester used the “magic loop” method using circular needles and reported that it worked well

Yarn: DK yarn in a washable blend. You will need approximately 40 yards/36.5 meters of each color yarn.

Notions: Yarn needle, thread for embroidering the face, stuffing.

Stitches Used:
k = Knit
p = Purl
kfb = knit into the front and back of a stitch (making one new stitch)
k2tog = knit two stitches together
p2tog = purl two stitches together
p3tog = purl three stitches together
m1= make one stitch
BO = bind off