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Lionel the Lion

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • instructions for making the lion plus photos
  • a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • a materials list and recommended yarns.
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.



Lionel is a funky lion with a crazy pink mane.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the tail which is i-cord knitted on two DPNs. You will also need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams and change colour at the end of a row (knit stripes). The hair is added after knitting.

FINISHED SIZE: The lion is approximately 24cm tall (standing).

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Two 3.5mm DPNs (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in pink, white and yellow
  • Buttons for eyes
  • Toy filling