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Knitted Pig and Piglets
Source: Debbie Bliss' Toy Knits

Materials

  • Pig - Three 50g balls of Rowan Designer DK Wool
  • Piglet - One 50g ball of Rowan Designer DK Wool
  • Oddments of black yarn for embroidery
  • Pair of US size 3 knitting needles
  • Stuffing
Measurements:
  • Pig: approximately 20cm/8in high and 31cm/12.25in long
  • Piglet: approximately 10cm/4in high and 19cm/7.5in long
Tension: 26 sts and 50 rows to 10cm/4in square over garter st (every row k)

-----Pig

Upper Body
Cast on 80 sts. Mark center of cast on edge. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row.
Shape back legs - Cast on 4 sts at beg of next 6 rows and 6 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 116 sts. K 22 rows. Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 4 sts at beg of foll 4 rows and 2 sts at beg of foll 4 rows. 80 sts. K 36 rows.
Shape front legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows and 6 sts at beg of foll 4 rows. 116 sts. K 18 rows. Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows. 80 sts. K 9 rows.
Shape head
Next row - [K13, k2 tog tbl] twice, k20, [k2 tog, k13] twice.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K13, k2 tog tbl, k12, k2 tog tbl, k18, k2tog, k12, k2 tog, k13.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K13, k2 tog tbl, k11, k2 tog tbl, k16, k2 tog, k11, k2 tog, k13.
Cont in this way, dec 4 sts as set on 4 foll alt rows and 3 foll 4th rows. 40 sts. K 3 rows. Cast off.
Snout - Commencing at beg of cast off row of Upper Body, pick up and k 40 sts along cast off row. K 9 rows. Cast off.

Underside
Cast on 5 sts. Mark center st. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next 4 rows, then 2 foll alt rows and foll 4th row. 19 sts. K 25 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row and 2 foll alt rows. 13 sts. K 4 rows.
Shape back legs - Cast on 4 sts at beg of next row.
Next row - Cast on 4 sts, k4, k2 tog tbl, k9, k2 tog, k4.
Cast on 4 sts at beg of next 3 rows.
Next row - Cast on 4 sts, k12, k2 tog tbl, k7, k2 tog, k12.
Cast on 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. K 1 row.
Next row - K18, k2 tog tbl, k5, k2 tog, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, k2 tog tbl, k3, k2 tog, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, k2 tog tbl, k1, k2 tog, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, m1, k3, m1, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, m1, k5, m1, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, m1, k7, m1, k18.
Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 4 sts at beg of foll row.
Next row - Cast off 4 sts, k7 sts more, m1, k9, m1, k8.
Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 2 sts at beg of foll row.
Next row - Cast off 2 sts, k1 st more, m1, k11, m1, k2.
Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 13 sts. Inc one st at each end of 2nd row, then foll 4th row and foll 6th row. 19 sts. K 11 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row, then foll 6th row and foll 4th row. K 2 rows.
Shape front legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 3 rows
Next row - Cast on 3 sts, k6, k2 tog tbl, k9, k2 tog, k6
Cast on 6 sts at beg of next 3 rows.
Next row - Cast on 6 sts, k18, k2 tog tbl, k7, k2 tog, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, k2 tog tbl, k5, k2 tog, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, k2 tog tbl, k3, k2 tog, k18.
K 1 row.
Next row - K18, m1, k5, m1, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, m1, k7, m1, k18.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K18, m1, k9, m1, k18.
Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 3 rows.
Next row - Cast off 6 sts, k 5 sts more, m1, k11, m1, k6.
Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 13 sts. K 8 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row, then 2 foll 6th rows and 2 foll 4th rows. K 1 row. K3 tog and fasten off.

Snout Center
Cast on 3 sts. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next 3 rows and 2 foll alt rows. 13 sts.
K 11 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row, then on 2 foll alt rows and foll 2 rows. K 1 row. Cast off.

Ears (make 2)
Cast on 21 sts. Work in garter st throughout, k 10 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row and 3 foll 4th rows, then on every alt row until 3 sts rem. K 1 row. Cast off.

Tail
Cast on loosely 16 sts. Cast off tightly.

To make up
Join snout seam, then sew in snout center. Join upper body to underside, matching legs and markers and leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening. Make small pleat at center of cast on edge of ears and sew them in place. Sew on tail. With black, embroider eyes, nostrils and mouth.

-----Piglet

Upper body
Cast on 40 sts. Mark center of cast on row. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row.
Shape back legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. 58 sts. K 10 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. 40 sts. K 18 rows.
Shape front legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. 58 sts. K 8 rows. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows. 40 sts. K 4 rows.
Shape head - K5, k2 tog tbl, k6, k2 tog tbl, k10, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog, k5.
K 3 rows.
Next row - [K5, k2 tog tbl] twice, k8, [k2 tog, k5] twice.
K 1 row.
Next row - K5, k2 tog tbl, k4, k2 tog tbl, k6, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog, k5.
K 1 row.
Next row - K 5, k2 tog tbl, k3, k2 tog tbl, k4, k2 tog, k3, k2 tog, k5.
K 3 rows.
Next row - K5, [k2 tog tbl, k2] twice, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, k5.
20 sts. K 2 rows. Cast off.
Snout - Commencing at beginning of cast off row of Upper body, pick up and k20 sts along cast off row. K 5 rows. Cast off.

Underside
Cast on 3 sts. Mark center st. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next 2 rows, then on foll alt row. 9 sts. K 18 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. K 4 rows.
Shape back legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next row.
Next row - Cast on 3 sts, k3, k2 tog tbl, k3, k2 tog, k3.
Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row - Cast on 3 sts, k9, k2 tog tbl, k1, k2 tog, k6.
Cast on 3 sts at beg of next row. K 1 row.
Next row - K9, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k9.
K 4 rows.
Next row - K9, m1, k1, m1, k9.
K 2 rows.
Next row - K9, m1, k3, m1, k9.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row - Cast off 3 sts, k2 sts more, m1, k5, m1, k6.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 3 rows.
K 4 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row. K 9 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row. K 3 rows.
Shape front legs - Cast on 3 sts at beg of next row.
Next row - Cast on 3 sts, k3, k2 tog tbl, k3, k2 tog, k3.
Cast on 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row - Cast on 3 sts, k9, k2 tog tbl, k1, k2 tog, k6.
Cast on 3 sts at beg of next row. K 1 row.
Next row - K9, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k9.
K 2 rows.
Next row - K9, m1, k1, m1, k9.
K 2 rows.
Next row - K9, m1, k3, m1, k9.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next row - Cast off 3 sts, k2 sts more, m1, k5, m1, k6.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 3 rows. K 8 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row and foll 4th row. K 3 rows. K3 tog and fasten off.

Snout center
Cast on 2 sts. Work in garter st throughout, k 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next row and foll alt row. 6 sts. K 6 rows.
Dec one st at each end of next row and foll alt row. Cast off.

Ears (make 2)
Cast on 11 sts. Work in garter st throughout, k 6 rows. Dec one st at each end of next row and foll 4th row, then on 2 foll alt rows. Work 1 row. K 3 tog and fasten off.

Tail
Cast on loosely 9 sts. Cast off tightly.

To make up
Join snout seam, then sew in snout center. Join upper body to underside, matching legs and markers and leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening. Make small pleat at center of cast on edge of ears and sew them in place. Sew on tail. With black, embroider eyes, nostrils and mouth.