Pliny the Ethiopian Pegasus by K.M. Bedigan

Pliny the Ethiopian Pegasus

Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
194 yards (177 m)
One Size
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According to Pliny (1st Century ACE), there was a second type of Pegasus found on an island in the Red Sea off the coast of Ethiopia. It also appears in later Medieval Bestiaries – although while Pliny describes it as a winged horse with horns, the later depictions show it as being more goat-like.

Sample uses:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Colour 1: Shade 77 (Black)
Colour 2: Shade 1 (White)
Colour 3: Shade 122 (Reddish Brown)

Materials
194 yds / 185 m fingering weight yarn.
Colour 1: 72 yds / 65 m
Colour 2: 50 yds / 55 m
Colour 3: 72 yds / 65 m

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