WIP: Knitted Donkey

Why a donkey? I don’t actually know, except that it’s small and doesn’t matter. I think that appealed to me. And this pattern is more challenging that the lamb and duck that I’ve knitted in the past. I’d been feeling a lack of handwork even though I’m discouraged because the sweater I was knitting for Asher would no longer fit him if I actually finished it—yes, it takes me THAT long! (Oh, and he hates sweaters.)

Anyway, this donkey has been a good way to practice (remember) how to increase and decrease stitches, and to read a pattern. The trickiest part was increasing in the center of the rows to produce the neck of the animal. There was MATH and everything! It was a great boon to have my friend Dakini_Grl (an accomplished knitter) over for dinner the night I first attempted that! She’s the BEST. It’s actually looking like a donkey now.

WIP: Knitted Donkey

WIP: Knitted Donkey

One Response to “WIP: Knitted Donkey”

  • dakini_grl
    June 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    So cute! And I was *so* disappointed when I learned that there is secretly a lot of math in knitting. I’m getting used to it, though.


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