Herodotus the Griffin by K.M. Bedigan

Herodotus the Griffin

Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
140 yards (128 m)
One Size
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Artistic depictions of Griffin-like animals appear before 3000 BCE in ancient Egypt and Iran, this lion-eagle hybrid combines the king of beasts and the king of birds. Herodotus (5th Century BCE) has some of the earliest surviving descriptions of these creatures, but he bases this on a now lost work by the earlier author Aristaeus (7th Century BCE).

Sample uses:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Colour 1: Shade FC38 (Medium Burnt Orange)
Colour 2: Shade 1281 (Light Burnt Orange)
Colour 3: Shade 32 (Bronze)

Materials
140.5 yds / 128.5 m fingering weight yarn.
Colour 1: 72 yds / 65.75 m
Colour 2: 65.5 yds / 60 m
Colour 3: 3 yds / 2.75 m

2.00 mm / US 0 DPNs, or circular needles suitable for magic loop
Stitch markers (2)
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Thread
4mm 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.