25 Days of Handmade Ornaments, Day 14: Cape Buffalo

Cape BuffaloSmall Cape Buffalo, knit up in brown tapestry yarn with #3 (3.25 mm) needles. Pattern from the book Mini Knitted Safari by Sachi Ishii. Quick to knit, a bit slower to sew up but I’m getting the hang of this type of structure now so I anticipate it moving faster in the future. Horn and ears were improvised instead of following the pattern. The horn was knit as an i-cord (something like cast on 2, K for a couple of rows, KFB, knit a couple of rows, KFB, knit a few rows, then reverse, K2T to decrease, etc) and then stitched on. Ears began with 2 picked up stitches, then K2, P2, K3, P3, bind off. Eyes and nose stitched with black worsted weight yarn. He was impossible to photograph – I did the best I could but definitely cuter in real life. Another great little pattern.

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