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Claire Garland

My Dear - A Deer Trophy by Claire Garland

Size Guide
  • Garnstudio DROPS Alaska
  • Aran 
  • 9 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch
  • 126 - 130 yards (115 - 119 m)
  • one size - 12 ins total height x 8.5 ins - total width
  • This is a downloadable pattern!

This pattern is knitted in the round over 4 needles with no seaming. The ears and antlers are knitted separately (in the round) then whip stitched onto the head afterwards. The whole head is then felted in a washing machine to give it stability when positioned on a wall (a simple ‘d’ ring sewn onto the back of the neck then hooked over a nail or hook on the wall is all you need). The eyes are toy safety eyes though circles of felt or a pair of buttons will also suffice. 
The size of the trophy I made - I used aran yarn and 5mm (size 8) needles - measures 12 ins total height (includes the antlers) x 8.5 ins - total width (includes the ears). 
The head is stuffed with toy filling - no wires are needed as the felting helps it hold its shape.

P.S you DO stuff the antlers which you’ve knitted on 3.5mm (US 5) needles!