forrestnew5Here he is! My first stuffed animal! Truthfully, I’ve never even made a stuffed animal, let alone designed a pattern for one. It was so much more fun than I could have imagined! I’ve knit through this pattern six times, so I’m confident you’ll find it workable. Also, I’ll say it’s a pretty simple pattern, in that any beginner at knitting in the round can probably accomplish this guy! I wanted to link to some helpful tutorials on a couple of techniques I use for Forrest.

First up, the increase:

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very-nearly-invisible-increase.html

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I love TechKnitting’s awesome illustrations! One of these days, I’m going to figure out how they make these! LOL

The other tutorial I want to leave you with is a simple “pick up and knit” on a cast on/bind off edge. I really like pick up and knit, though I know not everyone uses it as frequently as I do. Maybe this is because I use it for hats quite often… so I feel the need to use it in other applications. Anyway, If you’re not as comfortable with this technique as you’d like to be, this is a pretty good link for you. It really is the same for knitting in the round as it is for knitting flat work.

http://www.knittingdaily.com/articles/how-to-2/picking-up-stitches-cast-on-or-bound-off-edges/

You can find Forrest the Moose-Deer on Ravelry.com as well as the Etsy shop:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forrest-the-moose-deer

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236759153/pdf-knitting-pattern-forrest-the-moose?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

Thanks for checking him out!!!