Jun 072012

Finally, a reptile in the Wattsolak collection!  I’m so happy to share this alligator.  Or crocodile.  I still haven’t fully decided what she is.  Does it matter?  They both give me the heebie jeebies.  The zoo in Denver has an exhibit with cute little tropical animals and some reptiles, plus a really great old sea turtle.  Then you turn a corner and – BAM! – you’re face to face with an alligator behind seemingly-not-strong-enough plexiglass.  My fight or flight instinct always pipes in and tells me it’s a really stupid thing to do to stand that close to a gator.

Mine is a little less intimating.  This one won’t spook you when you come around a corner in your darkened house.  I hope.

The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn but if you choose your needles wisely it could be done in any weight.  A tiny fingering one would be adorable!  Part of me really wants to knit one with worsted yarn doubled and size 13 needles for one the size of a true baby alligator.  Or crocodile.

The Details:

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn,
   shown here in Fancy Tiger
Yardage: 250yds/227m green,
   40yds/36m contrast color for
   stripes, 15yds/13.5m white
   yarn for teeth, 5yds/4.5m
   black for eyes
Gauge: 21sts and 26rows =
   4 inches / 10cm in
   stockinette stitch
Suggested needle size:
   US size 6 / 4mm
Finished measurements:
   approximately 24″ long
Price: $5

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  1. [...] I next have time to knit a stuffed buddy, Strelka the Valiant just might be it. But Watts’s Izzy Gator is also in competition for my knitting attention. Such clever [...]

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