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Ace the Pilot Knitting Pattern
Here is our take on a World War 2 Pilot soft toy knitting pattern. He was seen on duty in the skies above our cities to keep us safe during World War 2. Created to commemorate 75 years since VE Day in 1945.
Pattern Number KBP-367
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On 8th May 2020, it will be 75 years exactly since Victory in Europe was declared. It was a time of celebration but also a time to reflect on the sacrifice and courage that millions of people had shown during World War 2. As the anniversary approaches, we reflect again on the great sacrifice everyone made during our darkest days. On the 8th May 1945, millions of people took to the streets to show their relief at the end of many years of war.
This is an opportunity for knitters to come together and mark the 75th anniversary with this series of knitted toys that can be displayed and gifted during the commemorations.
Approximately 30cm tall
Double knitting. 25g Brown, black, blue, white, cream/flesh, oddment of light brown. Toy stuffing
3mm Single Pointed Knitting Needles (UK 11, US 3)
Cast on, 'k' – Knit, 'p' – Purl, 'inc' – Increase by Knitting into the Front and Back of a Stitch, 'k2tog' – Decrease by Knitting Two Stitches Together, Cast Off, Sewing Pieces Together, Inserting Toy Stuffing
Double Knitting (Light Worsted, 8ply, No.3, Approx 300m/100g)
Toy Stuffing (Fiberfill or Wool Stuffing)
Yarn Sewing Needle
Knitting – With 2 Single Pointed Needles
Knitting by Post Toy Knitting Pattern Designers. You Can be Confident as This Pattern Has Been Lovingly Crafted by Specialists.
A5 Professionally Printed Leaflet. Your pattern is compact enough to fit on a chair arm or into a knitting bag, OR Instant Digital PDF Download. You can read from and carry your knitting pattern on your mobile device or print it at home yourself.
26 sts x 33 rows = 10cm x 10cm in St-St With Double Knitting Yarn
All Pieces are Knitted Flat and Seamed
Black, Blue, Brown
Advice for Knitters
A quick guide to the right yarn and needles to use
Help with understanding your new knitting pattern
Help to avoid wobbly knitted heads
A guide to sewing eyes to your finished toy
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No. (Well, not unless you want to!) Just use up some of your stash. The patterns don't use any brand in particular. If you keep the yarn a consistent thickness for all colours and you can pretty much use what you want.
We tend to use acrylic yarn for our toys as the thickness is consistent and colours are vibrant.
We only use 2 thicknesses of yarn for all patterns. Either Double Knitting (Light Worsted, 8ply, No.3, Approx 300m/100g) or Chunky (Bulky, 16ply, No.5, Approx 150m/100g) See the listing to see which one we used.
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What About Knitting Needles?
We use either 3mm(UK 11, US 3) needles with Double Knitting yarn.If you use chunky / bulky then 4.5mm single pointed knitting needles(UK 7, US 7) are what we use.
Is That Right?It Seems Too Small
If you look at a ball band or have knitted garments before, you will know the recommended size is for larger needles.We do this so when you knit the pieces the knitting stays dense and the toy stuffing doesn't show through.
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