Tuesday, February 8, 2011

pookies now available

Can you knit just one of these cute critters? 


The pattern is now available on Ravelry and Etsy (the difference in price is due to fees, but you don't need a Ravelry account to buy the pattern there, and you don't need to wait for me to email it!).*

Here are the main details. Pookies are bean-bag animal toys in 3 sizes (3", 3 1/2", 4"). To make a set of 3 toys (one of each size), you need 50 g each of 3 colours of worsted weight yarn. However, this is a great project for using left-over yarn. The toys are completely knit in the round, on 4 mm DPNs or circular needle (your choice). The ears and hood are knit separately, then attached to the toy. The pattern gives instructions for 5 ear styles: mouse/hamster, bunny, puppy, kitty, and bear. Other materials required are polyester stuffing, ¼ cup dried beans or plastic beads per toy, 3 pairs of 9 mm safety eyes, black yarn to embroider the face, tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.

If you're a member of my Ravelry group, I would love some photos and feedback on the pattern, since these toys are very different from my other designs.

Happy knitting everyone, and I hope you all have a great day!



*I won't be listing the pattern on Lulu, because their fees are too high, and we're going to move away from selling anything but the books there.

8 comments:

RoxanneZYG said...

Awwwww, these are so cute Barbara that I had to buy the pattern and I'm going to try them out with handdyed yarns.

pip said...

what a cute little family/gang/gaggle of pookies! I love 'em ^..^

K said...

Yipee! Bought it. Joined the group. YAY!!

Yarn Miracle said...

Their name is just too perfect!

Lee said...

These are adorable! They will be the next pattern I get!

Mrs Woo said...

I've never knit in the round before...do you think this pattern would be ok to start with?

Barbara Prime said...

While the over-all pattern is quite simple, these could be a little tricky for your first knit-in-the-round project. The base starts with a small number of stitches, with several rows of increases, which can be a pain if you're not comfortable with dpns.

Zibeline Knits said...

How cute, cute, cute! I just downloaded the Well-Dressed Bunny pattern, but this one will definitely have to be next on my list!