A Pig

Jordan's picture

Here's a pig I made last summer.  Ollie will always be the most handsome pig on MWK, but this guy (named "Pig") is royalty in our home.  He's made from an 80-20 cotton-merino blend, which is very soft.  This was a gift for my partner, who fell in love with it in a book we saw at a shop. 

I learned a lot on this, my first "big" project.  Foremost: learn to finish and seam for real before attepting something I intend to wear! 

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Drew Emborsky's picture

What a fantastic gift!  You did an amazing job on it too!  Congrats! 

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So cute!

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kiwiknitter's picture

Beautiful stitches!  Where did you find the pattern?

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Jordan's picture

Thank you, Drew, Martin, Kiwiknitter, and Lars!  The pattern is in this book:

Knitted Toys (Fiona McTague)

(And here's a different link for the excellent UK folks!) 

The pig is the only thing in the book that I'd consider making, so I don't necessarily recommend the book as a whole.  Also, it seems that the pattern could be converted to a circular pattern, with the possible exception of it's rear end.  As is, it's in two main pieces on straight needles with lots of seaming.

chernocub's picture

Very cute pig!  I've been thinking about trying my hand at some knitted stuffed toys with the warmer months coming up.

Jeff1201PA's picture

ADORABLE!  I want to make one.  Was he hard to knit?

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.