Sunday, December 16, 2012

Knitted Reindeer

I fell in love with the crocheted reindeer that my friend Hermine made
http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/rendiertjelittle-reindeer/
but unable to read the pattern (in dutch) and only possessing very basic crocheting skills when I came across a pattern for a knitted reindeer...I just had to give it a go.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-christmas-reindeer-rudolfino

I made my first one out of scraps of 4ply sock yarn...I found it in my stash and think it belonged to Auntie Erna (who died in 2001). Then when I was showing him off to Auntie Bett 2 of the staff in her nursing home facility showed a great interest in them.
I got some 5ply wool in browns and made 2 more! Quick to knit up but fiddly to sew together! They each have their own personality I think. The finished length of Rudolfino is approx 16cm (6 inches) the other 2 are a couple of inches longer.



2 comments:

herminesplace said...

Oh they are so cute!!!

Judi said...

Your deer are adorable. Still up in MN with family....fly back to warmth Mon:) Happy New Year & many creative fun days to you!