Racoon by Claire Garland


September 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch with both yarns held together and larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
One - finished raccoon measures 30 cm 12in long not including tail
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I doubled up with yarns - as I most often do, this time choosing Drops Sky with Kid-silk for a fluffy furry texture.

This little fellow is knitted almost in one piece - bar the ears and nose which are joined on at the end.

I’ve used toy eyes which can be found widely on the web and a heavy weight un-carded stuffing which I bought from a site that sells bear-making tools & materials (you can get it on eBay too).

The BIG PLUS here though - is that I’ve added a link within the pattern for a making up video-guide - it’s quite long but you can duck in and dive out as and when you need to.

AND - another new thing for me - there’s a coloured-marker guide included which I wholly recommend you adhere too - you’ll find it a revelation!

Enjoy knitting this/ these, they are so fun to knit and to photograph afterwards - if that’s your thing

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