MAK­ING UP

OT­TER

Simply Knitting - - Otter Toys -

Note The cast-off sts of the Body are the neck­line.

1 Sew the side edges of Body to­gether (this seam runs down the cen­tre back of the Body) and gather the cast-on sts to­gether at the bot­tom. Stuff the Body through the neck open­ing.

2 Sew the cast-on edge of the Snout to the cast-off edge of the Head. In­sert the toy safety eyes on the Head (see pho­tos as a

guide). If adding whiskers, cut lengths of ny­lon thread and knot each length onto the Snout on the WS, poke the ends of the thread through the Snout so that they are on the RS and trim to neaten. 3 Sew the side edges of the Snout and Head to­gether, stuff­ing as you sew (this seam runs down the cen­tre un­der­side), and gather the cast-on sts to­gether at the back of the Head to fin­ish.

4 Sew the black Nose onto the top of the Snout (the cast-on edge of the Nose is at the top).

5 Sew the side edges of each Ear onto the side of the Head with the WS fac­ing the front.

6 Sew the un­der­side of the Head onto the neck­line of the Body. 7 For each Arm, sew the side edges to­gether (this seam runs down the un­der­side of the Arm), add stuff­ing, but only lightly stuff the tops of the Arm and sew the cast-on edge of each Arm onto the top side of the Body.

8 For each Foot, sew the side edges to­gether (this seam runs down the side of the Foot), add stuff­ing and sew the cast-on edge onto the bot­tom front of the Body.

9 Sew the side edges of the Tail to­gether (this seam runs down the side of the Tail), add stuff­ing and sew the cast-on edge onto the bot­tom back of the Body.

10 To add a hem to the sweater, us­ing Yarn F/G, em­broi­der in chain stitch around the Body over the first sweater row, and rep with the Arms for cuffs.

FISH AND FISH­ING ROD

1 For the Body, sew the side edges to­gether (this seam runs down the un­der­side of the Fish). Add stuff­ing and over­sew the cast-on edge closed at the end of the Tail.

2 Us­ing Yarn E, sew a long stitch over the cen­tre end of the Tail, pulling the yarn taut to make in­den­ta­tions to de­fine the Tail fins. Tie the yarn around the base of the Tail, knot firmly and bury the ends of the yarn in­side the Fish.

3 Us­ing Yarn D, em­broi­der a French knot for an eye on each side of the Fish.

4 Sew the side edge of each fin onto the side of the Fish’s Body. 5 You can ei­ther sew the Fish onto the Ot­ter’s hands, or make a fish­ing rod. For the rod, cut a length of Yarn C and sew one end onto the mouth of the Fish. Tie the other end of the white yarn around one end of a 12cm length of a bam­boo skewer, and glue the yarn in po­si­tion. Sew the hands of the Ot­ter to­gether around the other end of the rod.

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