Ctesias the Unicorn by K.M. Bedigan

Ctesias the Unicorn

Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
127 yards (116 m)
One Size
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In European mythology, the Unicorn is a white horse- or goat-like creature with a long horn and cloven hooves. It is not a mythical creature to the ancient Greeks, instead the descriptions of this beast instead appear in accounts relating to natural history. The earliest description appears in Ctesias’ Indica (4th Century BCE) and provides a very different colour scheme – a white body, red head, and a white, red and black horn!

Sample uses:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Colour 1: Shade 202 (Cream)
Colour 2: Shade FC46 (Light Yellow-Cream)
Colour 3: Shade 28 (Gold)

Materials
127.5 yds / 119 m fingering weight yarn.
Colour 1: 4.5 yds / 4 m
Colour 2: 90 yds / 85 m
Colour 3: 33 yds / 30 m

2.00 mm / US 0 DPNs, or circular needles suitable for magic loop
3mm / US 2.5 crochet hook
Stitch marker (1)
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Thread
4mm round beads (2) (Black or preferred eye colour)
Toy stuffing
Embroidery thread (optional)

Gauge
8 stitches = 1 “ / 2.5 cm; 32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm

Size
Height: 6.5 “ / 16.5 cm
Length: 6 “ / 15.25 cm

Notes
Toy Safety
If the toys are for children, it is highly recommended that measures are taken to ensure that the toy is safe - for the eyes, use safety eyes or secure embroidery; and ensure that all limbs / wings / other additions - including manes and tails where appropriate - are secured firmly.

Sizing
The toys can be scaled up by knitting them in a heavier weight yarn (using the appropriate needles for that yarn weight). Please note that yardage / meterage requirements will change when altering size.