Little gray donkey by Irina Ferrer (Davydova)

Little gray donkey

Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
50 - 60 yards (46 - 55 m)
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“Little gray donkey” waldorf inspired toy.

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This toy donkey is knitted flat and seamed. The finished toy is approximately 5 inches (12 cm) tall – the perfect size for a small child’s hands!

The pattern is written as row-by-row description and contains helpful step-by-step photos for important parts.

The file is 11 pages long and contains 40 detailed step-by-step photographs along with complete pattern instructions how to make the toy donkey.
The pattern provides all necessary information to make the donkey, and also contains links to useful technique tutorials.

Details included:
– 2.75–3 mm Knitting Needles
– Original Yarn and shades used
– List of all materials required for your project
– Step-by-Step Instructions
– Useful links

Required knowledge:
– long-tail cast-on
– knitting flat
– stockinette stitch
– knit, purl, k2tog and kfb
– basic hand sewing skills for assembly

Materials needed:
Yarn: DK (double knitting) yarn (USA - light-worsted/Australia - 8 ply) – 25 g [0.7 oz] gray yarn for the body,
– 5 g [0.35 oz] dark gray yarn for mane,
– black embroidery floss for the eyes
– 2.75 mm [US2] knitting needles
– polyester filling or wool roving as stuffing
– tapestry needle for seaming pieces
– optional: sewing machine with zigzag stitch for the mane (may be substituted by hand stitching, photo tutorial included)
– bodkin for turning small parts (may be substituted with seaming from the outside)

The pattern comes in English, translated from the Russian by Katharina Sokiran. If you are interested in a Russian version, please leave a comment or pm, and it will be added later upon request.

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Copyright: This is my own original design of this toy. You are welcome to sell your finished items however you like, but please do not copy and/or redistribute this pattern including translations to other languages.