Connemara Pony

A knitted horse is stuffed and sewn together. Worked in three yarns for a plush and soft product, this knitted toy features short-row shaping, embroidery, and grafting.

Designers Kathryn Martin and Evelyn Zlomke
Finished Size 17" from head to rump and about 12½" tall.
Yarn Classic Elite Montera Heathers (50% llama, 50% wool; 127 yd [116 m]/100 g): #3877 smoke (MC), 2 skeins. Classic Elite Alpaca Sox Hand Dyes (60% alpaca, 20% merino, 20% nylon; 450 yd [411 m]/100 g): #1875 pebbles (CC1), 1 skein. Classic Elite Lush (50% angora, 50% wool; 123 yd [112 m]/50 g): #4413 black (CC2), 2 skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): two 16" or 24" circulars (cir), or one of each length. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Markers (m);
• stitch holders;
• tapestry needle;
• two ⅞" oval buttons;
• 12" × 12" square of black felt;
• sewing needle;
• black sewing thread;
• batting;
• 4 plastic flexible drinking straws.
Gauge 16 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in St st with 1 strand each of MC and CC1 held tog.

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