P is for Pig by Emily Ivey

P is for Pig

August 2012
Farm Genevieve's Jacob Wool Handspun
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
plump piggy size
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Everybody loves a good wallow right? I prefer to wallow in a pile of yarn instead of a mud puddle, but each to his own.

You’ll need to be able to be able to work in the round on double pointed needles (Magic Loop is probably fine), and enough knitting ability to increase, decrease, graft (kitchener) and keep up with low-impact short rows of his ears. These are not even a little bit scary - I don’t even bother with wrapping - so that should not put you off of this pattern. In the FarmGenevieve handspun, finished Pigs are about 15” head to toe.

Intermediate and above knitters will be fine. Adventurous knitters who are just starting to work in the round, I say into the breach! This should be fun. Pattern support is always cheerful!

FarmGenevieve.etsy.com has created the the perfect yarn for this little piggy! Not only is it hand dyed and then spun into a great bouncy yarn, but the wool selected comes from a small flock of Jacob sheep, a critically endangered breed. This particular flock is working with scientists find a vaccine for Tay Sachs disease - this vaccine will help save both human and sheepy lives. You don’t have to make a pig - this pink would be great as another stuffed animal or a bright and snuggy cardigan! Find the yarn here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107949297/handspun-and-hand-d...