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Who wants to knit Spud with me?

April 26, 2011

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am getting ready to launch a knitalong for Spud starting next Monday, May 2nd, 2011. I can’t wait to start working on some of the projects from the new Spud & Chloë at the Farm book together. There is no better character to start with than the star of the show. If you are interested start gathering your book and materials and we’ll work through the pattern together. I’ll give tips and tricks along the way for making Spud but also just for toy making in general.

I have been getting a few requests for a video tutorial on how to do the loop stitch for Spud’s wooly coat. It is a little tedious but it is only for a few short inches. The extra effort is well worth it in the end because when you hold Spud and feel his loopy coat there is something different and special about it.

I will have the video tutorial for the twisted loop stitch ready for the kick off on Monday!

Here is a list of the materials you’ll need to make Spud along with the book, Spud & Chloë at the Farm:

Finished measurements:

8-inches tall (not including hair on head), 5-inches wide across the body, 5 ½ -inches long from the front end of the body to the back end of the body

Yarn:

Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each in Ice Cream #7500, Toast #7506 and Firecracker #7509

Tools and Materials:

U.S. size 4 double-pointed needles, set of 4 or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch marker

Scissors

Yarn needle

Polyester fiber-fill

Tape measure or ruler

Black embroidery floss

Optional: poly pellets (Do not use for young children or babies as it poses a choking hazard.)

Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Let me know if you’re planning on jumping in and making your own Spud.

I’ll post a thread on our Ravelry group and will make announcements on our Facebook page as well.

I hope to see you there!

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