Knitting at Knoon Patterns - Safari Friends Pattern Reviews
Huggable, tote-able, adorable, stuffed friends just the right size for your favorite tot. Pattern includes all four friends (each with his Swahili name): Tembo (elephant), Simba (lion), Punda milia (zebra), and Twiga (giraffe), to make in natural or whimsical colors like ours. You can also read the full description or view all Knitting at Knoon Patterns.
These are just an adorable bunch of animals. So far I've only worked on the Elephant. They're quick to work up, but they aren't for the beginner. I'm experienced with DPN's, but beginning the animal with only 6 sts on 3 dpn's is very akward. You also have to be extremely neat with all your finishing as the critters are worked completly in the round and you can't turn them to the wrong side to finish your work. But these are great projects for knitters who are comfortable with dpns & have great finishing skills - or for someone looking to improve their skills. My 2-yr-old loves her purple elephant! I can't wait to work up the rest of them!