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Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Lion Cub

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern #: L10401
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) tall



CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 14, 2013)
Body
Row 8 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Rows 7-17: Knit.

Rows 8-17: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 10 rows.
Row 18 and all WS rows: Purl.


Beg Neck
Row 25:
K14, sl remaining 16 sts onto holder for back - 14 sts remain for neck and head.
Continue work over 14 neck and head sts only.
Row 26: Purl 14 neck and head sts.

Row 31: Work in St st. Knit.

EARS (make 2)

Row 5 (WS): P2 1, p3tog, p2 - 4 sts at the end of this row.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

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*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend (Article #5400). 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (165yds/150m) pull skeins

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•  5400-556 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Green Eucalyptus
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$ 7.49  
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amount of ivory yarn for nose
 

Baby Lion Cub

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

GAUGE:

20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Cub is knit in one piece, then stuffed and seamed.
2. Ears are knit separately and sewn to Cub.
3. A diagram is provided to clarify construction.



CUB
First Side
Note:
First side is worked from bottom of legs up to top of head.
Rear Leg
Cast on 10 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Rows 4-6: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 3 rows.
At the end of Row 6, Sl these sts to holder.
Front Leg
Work as for rear leg, but do not place sts on holder.
Body
Row 7 (RS):
Knit across 10 front leg sts, cast on 4 sts, with RS of rear leg facing, knit 10 sts of rear leg from holder - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 8-17: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 10 rows.
Row 18 and all WS rows: Purl.
Shape Head
Row 19:
Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 27 sts at the end of this row.
Row 21: Rep Row 19 - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 23: Knit.
Beg Neck
Row 25:
K14, sl remaining 16 sts onto holder for back - 14 sts remain for neck and head.
Continue work over 14 neck and head sts only.
Row 27: Knit.
Row 29: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 31: Knit.
Row 33: K1, ssk, k to end - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Row 35 (Top of Head): Knit.

Second Side
Note:
Second side is worked from head down to bottom of legs.
Shape Neck and Head
Row 37:
K1, M1, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 39: Knit.
Row 41: Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 14 sts at the end of this row.
Row 43: Knit.

Join Second Side to First Side
Note:
When working next row, fold piece across Row 35 for top of head.
Row 45: K to end of 14 Head sts, k across 16 Back sts on holder - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 47: Knit.
Shape Head
Row 49:
Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 27 sts at the end of this row.
Row 51: Rep Row 49 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 52-62: Work in St st.
Divide for Front and Rear Legs
Row 63:
K10 for front leg, bind off 4 sts, k10 for rear leg.
Rear Leg
Work over 10 sts of rear leg only.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Knit for 3 rows.
Bind off.
Front Leg
From WS, rejoin yarn to 10 sts of front leg.
Work as for rear leg.

EARS (make 2)
Cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1-4: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 4 rows.
Row 5 (WS): P1, p3tog, p2 - 4 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Tie knot to secure.

FINISHING
Beg at back of body, seam first and second sides of body, legs and head. Stuff lightly through opening at back of head and neck before seaming closed. Sew Ears to head.
Tail
Pick up 3 sts across back end of Cub.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Bind off. Fold tail in half, sew side edges together and sew end to body.
With ivory yarn, embroider straight stitch nose.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Baby Lion Cub Reviewed by jaclyn Talbot on 2013-06-30 ****
This pattern is prety simple but there are some spots that don't match what you are actually doing, like row 33 it says to k1, ssk, knit to the end but on that row you were ready to purl not knit. over all a decent pattern and a cute toy for baby or toddler.


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