Knits for Little Scamps – volume 1 and 2
Small (medium) large
Circumference: 11½ (15½) 19¼ in.
Height, body: approx. 6 (9) 9½ in .
Gauge: 30 sts and 40 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Yarn: Arwetta Classic by Filcolana (80% merino, 20% nylon; 230 yards pr. 50 g)
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Yarn: Cinnia by Filcolana (100% wool; 164 yards pr. 50 g)
Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Yarn: Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana (100% wool; 109 yards pr. 50 g)
For all sizes
A scrap of black and red or pink yarn in the same thickness as Æggi himself, for the eyes and mouth
1 set of 2,5 mm/US1.5 (3,5 mm/US4) 4,5 mm/US7 double-pointed needles
Since I first had the idea for Knits for Little Scamps, I knew I wanted to include a design for a toy. There is nothing cuter or cuddlier than a knitted teddy, in my opinion (with the possible exception of crocheted Amigurumi).
The thing is, though, that I’m not a all fond of knitting little pieces that have to be sewn together, so it was important to me that my toy was really simple to knit – and had as little finishing work as possible.
I brainstormed ideas for over a years, but nothing I came up with was simple and easy enough – or cute enough.
I could write a long and very geeky tale about the day the idea for Æggi (or Eggy) was finally born and how the various different elements came together in my head. I won’t, though. Suffice it to say that I was very, very egg-cited. I immediately grabbed needles and yarn and cast on, while my kids looked on with puzzled expressions. A striped egg with arms and legs? But, why?
Fortunately they caught on as soon as the first Æggi prototype was finished, and demanded that I knit them each an Æggi. Pronto. There is no finer seal of approval, in my world.
The pattern for Æggi only has 1 set of numbers. The size depends on the yarn and needles you choose.