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.
I could not have had more fun with this pattern. It was an entire education in one project. I learned how to knit on DPNs (something I'd been terrified of), make I-cord, do raised increases, pick up stitches, and many more. Just the little mittens--they are entirely functional, by the way--were a little master class in themselves. I am not an expert knitter, but I was able to work everything out. I won't even mention the yarn shopping I got to do, as of course I wanted to incorporate some luxury fibers. Because the items are small, it is not a huge time commitment to make the set, and the results are magically appealing. Do not be afraid of this pattern!