Just like with the Fetch! project, I decided I would rather knit this duck dog toy in the round. This time it is a very simple conversion: Just knit the rows where it says purl!
I decided not to felt the duck, so I knit the bird with size 3 needles so it would be tight enough to stand up against Indy's teeth. The pattern consumed 2 g of Berroco Peruvia in brown, 3 g of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (WOTA) in Evergreen, 1 g of WOTA daffodil and 8 g of WOTA lake ice heather.
I wasn't sure if I would have enough of the lake ice heather to finish the back of the body... but I am prepared to have a short and fat duck if I have to! I cut rows 26-33, and picked up at row 34 in the pattern instructions. When I finished with this color, I had about 16" remaining. Man, I could have done one more row in the mid-section! For my other color changes:
- Row 40 I switched to brown.
- Row49 use some scrap white for a single row .
- Row 50 changed to green
- Row 68 changed to yellow
Indy already loves this toy. Too bad he cannot have it for keeps until Christmas!