To ring in the start of spring, I’d like to introduce my newest pattern, Domenic.
Domenic was inspired by my little cousin once removed. When I found out he would be soon be joined by a little sibling, I told him I’d like to knit a toy for his little brother or sister and asked him what kind of animal he’d think they’d like. After a little thinking (and a little encouragement from mom) he decided resoundingly – a duck!!
Domenic is knit in the round from the bottom up and features a short row tail. The wings and beak are picked up from holders and worked using the magic loop technique. Knit seamlessly in a sturdy cotton yarn, Domenic can handle a lot of cuddling and go in the wash.
11 inches/ 28 cm tall.
(MC)1 skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Solids in 18010 Yellow: 200 yd/ 184m per 113g/4 oz skein; 100% Cotton.
(CC)1 skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Multi in 19605 Creamsicle: 150 yd/ 138m per 85g/3 oz skein; 100% Cotton.
Scraps of black or dark-colored yarn for eyes.
Several lengths of scrap yarn
20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette on size 6US/ 4 mm needles.
Needles & Notions:
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles in 24 and 40 inches.
Set of Size 6 US/ 4mm double pointed needles
(Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.)
Removable Stitch Markers
You can queue up the pattern on Ravelry or you can purchase the pattern here:
Purchase by Easter (April 24, 2011) and get $1 off.