Oliver Pig by Susan B. Anderson

Oliver Pig

Knitting
May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
230 yards (210 m)
9-inches tall when seated including ears. 14-inches tall from the feet to the ears.
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I love this pig! I usually don’t name my toy designs with a specific name for many reasons but mainly because I would prefer that the knitter or recipient come up with their own name that is meaningful to them. However, while I was creating this cute pig with a knit-in colorwork sweater, jeans and a separate button-up hooded jacket, I kept calling him Oliver Pig in my head. So when coming up with a project name I decided to just go with it. Oliver Pig seems to suit him well. But I encourage you to feel free to change the name to whatever suits you and yours! I would love that. The pattern includes photo tutorial guides and exclusive video tutorial links.

Construction Notes:
The project is worked from the top-down started with the head. After the head and ears are completed, the body is picked up on the underside of the head and worked down with markers placed for the arms and legs. Arms and legs are picked up and knit onto the body. The feet are knit separately and are whip-stitched to the bottom of the legs (an exclusive video tutorial link is provided in the pattern). This is the only seam in the entire toy. The separate jacket is worked top-down and seamlessly.

Finished measurements: 9-inches tall including the ears when seated or 14-inches tall when measuring from the feet to the top of the ears.

Yarn
Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American Wool; 240 yards/100 grams), 1 skein each in Strawflower, Field, Bluff and Folkstone.

The sample used approximately the following amounts (will vary slightly with any gauge differences):
Strawflower (pig color): 32 grams
Field (sweater color): 22 grams
Bluff (jeans): 16 grams
Folkstone (hooded jacket): 34 grams

Needles
Pig: US size 5 double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge
Hooded Jacket: US size 7, 24-inch circular and double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
Pig: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Hooded Jacket: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch