Virgil the Hippogriff by K.M. Bedigan

Virgil the Hippogriff

Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
162 yards (148 m)
One Size
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Popularised in recent times thanks to their inclusion in the Harry Potter series; these unusual creatures are an older invention. While the Hippogriff is first mentioned obliquely by Virgil in the 1st Century BCE-1st Century ACE, he doe not name the beast - instead he simply describes its parentage. It is not until the 16th Century, that the beast is named as a Hippogriff in the poem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. Both writers describe how the Hippogriff is the offspring of a mare and griffin, that combines attributes from both.

Sample uses:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Colour 1: Shade FC58 (Medium Brown)
Colour 2: Shade FC64 (Light Brown)
Colour 3: Shade 202 (Cream)

Materials
162 yds / 148 m fingering weight yarn.
Colour 1: 82 yds / 75 m
Colour 2: 72 yds / 66 m
Colour 3: 8 yds / 7 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