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This fun little lion has lots of character and a full-bodied mane that gives the shampoo models a run for their money. Knit almost entirely in the round with no seaming at all, he knits up quickly and requires little finishing. Details such as shaped foot and paw pads and a sassy little tail make this a fun and interesting project as well as a great gift for any kid or adult.

Techniques used in this pattern beyond knit and purl include increasing, decreasing, figure eight cast-on, 3 needle bind off and a small amount of short rowing.



32 sts x 38 rows =4” in stst

Recommended needles
US size 2 (2.75mm) set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge




150 yards of fingering weight yarn in main color (MC)
200 yards fingering weight yarn in contrast color (CC)
8 stitch markers
1 stitch holder (or use scrap yarn)
tapestry needle
piece of 2in (5cm) wide cardboard, wood, or metal, at least 10in (25cm) long
size F crochet hook
1-2 oz (30-60 g) stuffing (amount varies depending on how stuffed you want your finished lion to look)



Lionel can also be purchased with Roosevelt the teddy bear in the Toys Times Two pattern bundle, for a combined price of $9.00.
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