A voracious reader and little poet, meet this little bookworm William Wormsworth (friends call him Billy). He has munched through an apple, which is weighed down with dried rice inside so it can be used as paperweight on your desk. This would make a super thank you gift for your teacher or librarian. I used doll’s spectacles for my worm, but if you don’t have these in your local craft store you can bend wire to shape instead. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the apple and worm are knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles (not in the round). For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.
- Measurements are metric
- The pattern is 4 pages and in English
- Photos are included
Materials you need at home:
- A pair of straight 2.75 mm (US 2) single-pointed knitting needles
- Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
- Toy safety eyes
- Toy filling
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My name is Amanda Berry, a designer and knitter specialising in creating knitted toys stuffed with a little fluff and fuzz!
My designs have been published in magazines including Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.