Not real squirrels, of course, the supersecret type of squirrel.
I’m very excited to show you the collaboration I’ve been working on with Julia Stanfield (j-j on Rav). Julia is the talented designing mind behind the Little Rascals e-book. When she approached me to add some embellishment charts to her re-vamped e-book, how could I resist?
I haven’t knitted these patterns often since my sons have decided that knitted tops shall not be worn by them, but I’ve really enjoyed knitting those that I have and it’s very popular on Rav. Some folk have knitted it a dozen or more times.
Julia and I worked together to create some pretty fun designs for her e-book: a versatile caterpillar, a small and large bulldozer, and a daisy with ladybugs. These designs are exclusive to this pattern and will only ever be accessible by owning a copy of the Little Rascals e-book.
Julia worked with another Raveller, Christine (Prairiedog) to create this mini-hotshot pattern which is also a new extra in the e-book. I had lots of fun test knitting it so I could test my own charts. Other extras include a cabled raglan design, a number of pocket options and various other alternatives to personalise your FO.
And just for the sake of completeness, I need to show you the very first Little Rascal I knitted more than one year ago. At the start of this year I added the embellishment in the hopes that it would entice one of my sons to wear it since they’re both steam-train-mad. No such luck, but I’ll keep hoping.
This pattern is just a perfect canvas for embellishing, isn’t it.
Many special thanks to Julia for inviting me to be a part of this. And a giant heartfelt thanks to my supersecretsquirrels who keep me sane and give me a kick when I’m running out of puff. I really appreciate the time you give to test my rusty charts.