January 5, 2014
April 18, 2014


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Capybara Caravan by Anna Hrachovec
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Knit Picks Brava Bulky
2.3 skeins = 312.8 yards (286.0 meters), 230 grams
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When my high-school bff asked me to make a gigantic rodent for her adorable three-year-old, well, I ordered the yarn immediately.

This pattern is fabulous. The capybara is enormous! Which is exactly as it should be. The instructions are clear.

The only modification I made was that I eliminated the short rows on the legs/feet. I was under a tight deadline to finish the project by then, and I just couldn’t figure out how to swing that easily on dpns. My problem, not the pattern’s. So I just made 15-round legs/feet (I think). It looked fine.

I used an entire bag of recycled fibre-fill, plus some more from a second bag. That’s how big this thing is!

I love it, and so does its tiny recipient.

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  • Project created: January 18, 2014
  • Finished: May 2, 2014
  • Updated: July 29, 2018
  • Progress updates: 2 updates