Humpty Dumpty by Cilla Webb

Humpty Dumpty

Knitting
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
15 cm
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Everyone is familiar with the old rhyme Humpty Dumpty and the telling of it may be used as a cautionary tale to prevent children climbing on things that could easily topple over. It is believed that Humpty Dumpty was actually a large cannon positioned on top of a wall and the wall was either blown to pieces, causing the cannon to fall, or the force from firing the cannon broke the wall and caused it to crumble. Either way… poor Humpty couldn’t be put together again. Until now! My version of Humpty Dumpty is a reversible toy. During the first part of the song Humpty can look like his usual self. However once he’s fallen of the wall you can pull the egg white and yolk out and use his former self to stuff the inside of the yolk.

You Will Need
Wendy Merino DK; 116 m per 50 g (2 oz) ball; 100 per
cent Merino wool in the following quantities and
colours:
25 g (1 oz) Wind Chime
25 g (1 oz) Jet
25 g (1 oz) Persian Red
50 g (2 oz) Cloud Dancer
25 g (1 oz) Crêpe
Small amount of Purple
3.5 mm (US 4) knitting needles
Tapestry needle
Safety toy stuffing