A cozy little beaver for my fellow Canadians, and anyone who loves a sweet, toothy smile. Stranded colour-work is used to create his handsome coat, or make it plain with 40 g of a single colour. While the toy is intermediate level, the sweater coat is advanced because of the colour-work, garment construction, and pattern charts. The toy pieces are all knit flat, then seamed and assembled.
Beaver: 50 g of worsted weight yarn in medium brown, 10 g of yarn in dark brown or black, small amount of black and white yarn
Sweater Coat: 25 g of sport weight yarn in colour A (a light neutral), 15 g of sport weight yarn in colour B, 15 g of sport weight yarn in colour C.
Needles: 3 and 3.25 mm (US size 2.5 or 3) for the sweater coat, 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles for the beaver
Notions: 4 small buttons, pair of 9 mm safety eyes (or buttons or black yarn), tapestry needle, scrap yarn