dusty & satchel knitting pattern


I created this pattern when my sons and I wanted a horse for our seasonal table, a place where we display seasonal bits of nature. 

The horse is knit in three main pieces plus two ears. Two mirror-image sides are joined and a gusset adds width. Felt the horse until no visible stitches remain. To be sure your yarn will work, make a test swatch and felt it thoroughly.

This is a pdf pattern which you will receive immediately after payment. 

US10½/6.5mm  double-pointed knitting needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Stitch holders (2)
Sharp scissors
Tapestry needle, beading needle, and embroidery needle
Knitting needle or chopstick
Wire cutters
Wooden block that measures 5½” x 2¾” x 1½”, or comparable object
Wooden block, or comparable object, 14” long
Dishpan and dish soap

Worsted-weight wool yarn: approx. 100 yards
The horses pictured are  knit in Cascade 220, colors #2347 and #8400. 
Embroidery floss:  
Color that matches the body color 
Black or dark brown
Thin yarn or crochet thread for the mane and tail
Small piece of wool felt in a matching or contrasting color for the hooves.
Onyx beads, 6mm (2)
Thread-wrapped floral wire (4 pieces)
Wool for stuffing

finished size
Finished horse size after assembly: Approx. 8" tall and 6" long.

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