Wickedly Plucky Pocket Pig (With Optional Wings) by Rebecca Danger

Wickedly Plucky Pocket Pig (With Optional Wings)

Knitting
July 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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We do sell this as a kit, too!

Ok, so we all get a good fuzzy feeling about pigs with wings, right? But a knitted, pocket-sized pig with wings takes it up a level to complete and utter awesomeness. Forgive us for being forward, but you absolutely need this in your life and we are sure you know it.

These magical little pigs are perfect to give as gifts, or even to make up as party favors (if you can manage to part with the adorableness once you are finished!). Plus this is a quick and fun knit and you will find yourself making a whole house full of little-knitted flying pigs! Or, if you are not into flying pigs you can easily knit this pig in a more typical way without wings for an equally adorable little creation. You can also use the pattern to make multiple sizes of pigs, with or without wings, depending on what weight yarn you use as illustrated in the photos. We know, you didn’t think this pattern could get any better, but it totally did once you found out you could knit all kinds of sizes of pigs, complete with wings or not. That “Buy Now” button is right there up to your right…

This pattern was written by Rebecca Danger for Wicked Chickens Yarn. Rebecca is a prolific knitting pattern designer and author with more than 160 published designs. She is known for her whimsical monster and creature patterns, making her the perfect fit to design a Wickedly Plucky Pocket Pig (With Optional Wings) for us!

More Info:

Skill Level: Intermediate as determined by the Craft Yarn Council. We would recommend this pattern for beginning knitters that are comfortable knitting in the round or who want a bit of a challenge. We have rated it “intermediate” because according to the Craft Council skill level guidelines, anything knitted in the round is intermediate.

Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, i-cord, Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round, and basic sewing skills.

This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See Rebecca’s Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn’s vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-...

Pattern Format: Instant download Adobe .pdf file

Yarn:
40-65 yards of pink yarn for pig
20-45 yards of white yarn for wings
The heavier the yarn weight, the more yardage needed.

This pattern is written round by round so that you can use any weight yarn you want to create all sorts of sizes of magical friends. Try sock yarn for pocket size pigs, or bulky yarn for a large buddy perfect for keeping you company on your desk.

Want this to be a prepackaged, ready-to-go project? We can make that happen! We also sell this pattern as a kit in our shop.

Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing won’t show through.

Needles: You pick! A 40” or longer circular needle (for Magic Loop Method) in a size right for your yarn. OPTIONAL: Two double pointed needles in the same size as your circular needle for I-cord on the tail. See the pattern for more info.

Notions:Scissors, tapestry needle, beginning of the round stitch marker (removable or closed) and optional row counter. 26 removable stitch markers, stuffing, and a set of safety eyes (or other eye choice such as buttons or scrap yarn for embroidery).

Finished size: Your finished size will depend on what weight yarn you use. If you are knitting this pattern in sock weight yarn like the smallest samples shown, your finished friend will come out about 2” tall (excluding wings) and 2.75” long with 6mm safety eyes. The worsted weight sample measures approximately 3.5” tall (excluding wings) and 3.5” long and uses 9mm safety eyes.

This 4-page pattern is very clearly written, and Rebecca offers many tutorials on the techniques used in it on her blog to keep you from feeling confused while knitting: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com. She also has a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-....

Selling patterns provides income for our families. We know it is easy to share patterns, but please ask your friends to purchase the pattern from us.

This pattern is copyright Wicked Chickens Yarn. If you would like to sell finished items using these instructions, we are OK with that as long as you let your customers know the pattern used is from Wicked Chickens Yarn.

Check out our online shop for kit versions of this pattern!