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.