Raccoon by Sherri Sagers


April 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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This pattern is a PDF, written in English for intermediate knitters knitting flat on two needles. It comes in two parts:

General instructions, which include: Body and leg variations, assembly instructions, special stitch and technique instructions

Specific animal instructions for shaping animal heads and tails, and adding animal-specific details

The raccoon might be my new favorite. The fur-stitched tail can be tricky, but otherwise, it’s a fairly simple pattern. Raccoons are smart, clean, and adorable. Farmers and gardeners consider them pests, but who can deny that they’re adorable? They are highly adaptable and omnivorous, and this has allowed them to spread throughout North America.

You need to have…
• Yarn in desired color(s) and weight (~4.5oz/100g for sport weight; ~18oz/525g for worsted)
• Dark contrast yarn for eyes and nose
• Knitting needles at least 2 sizes smaller than those recommended for the yarn being used
• Stuffing
• Tapestry needle

You need to know (or learn)…
• Stockinette stitch
• Increase and decrease stitches
• Mattress stitch for sewing seams
• Fur loop stitch for tail
• Basic color change techniques

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