Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gosling 2.0

This is the second time that I've knit this gosling. The Bird in Hand knitting pattern used to create these goslings came from the bookFamily Circle Easy Toys: 25 Delightful Creations to Knit and Crochet (Family Circle) by Trisha Malcolm.

The two goslings. The new one is a bit plumper than the old one.

Why did I knit another gosling? Well my friend Caroline has always loved this gosling, and at some occasions tried to steal it from my house. I wanted to make Caroline her own gosling, so I knit one to give her at her bridal shower.

I knit this second gosling in the same way, with the same materials as the first knit gosling. (Eyelash yarn, size 5 double pointed needles.)

The body of the gosling is knit flat as double knit fabric. At the end, you divide the stitches onto two needles so you can stuff the body!

In this one picture, the variegation of my eyelash yarn is very apparent. I love the striping!

In this profile of the gosling body, you really do see a classic Rubber Ducky shape!