Sloth by Ginny Sturdy

Sloth

Knitting
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
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Sloths seem to be everywhere at the moment. I wrote this idea with the idea of hanging them on the Christmas tree, but it doesn’t have to be a seasonal decoration, and I can imagine them pinned on a pencil cases or rucksacks, or keyrings.

As with most of my patterns you could make it from oddments, and it will not take you long. There are a few fiddly bits, with casting on and off, shortrows, a chart for the face, and I grafted the top of the head, but it is fine if you want to just cast off and sew a seam. But on the positive side there are just 3 pieces to knit (the body and arms, the head, and the stomach). So if you are not used to some of the techniques I have mentioned, don’t let that put you off. A small project like this is quite a good way to learn something you have not done before.

The finished sloth is approx 8cm long.