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Aardvark With Jumper Toy Knitting Pattern

Aardvark With Jumper Toy

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Sachiyo Ishii

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 2 / 2.75mm, US 2.5 / 3.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Double-pointed

  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Rib, Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Sachiyo Ishii’s aardvark pattern is both fun and simple to knit.

Aardvarks are native to Africa so it’s no surprise Perry the Aardvark needs a sweater for the British summertime. The self-patterning yarn makes it a truly snazzy garment for this aardvark toy. He is simple to knit with basic decreases used to shape the body. The jumper is worked in a 4ply yarn and has a back opening that is fastened with a popper – so you could make a whole wardrobe of stylish sweaters for Perry!

What do I need?

Yarn: (A) King Cole Merino Blend DK, shade 041 Oatmeal DK, one 50g ball, (B) King Cole Zigzag, shade 1247 Mishmash, one 100g ball, oddment of Dark Brown DK
Needles: 3mm straight, 2.75mm double-pointed, set of four
Sewing needle and thread
Tapestry needle
Safety toy stuffing
Stitch holders

Note: only 15g of yarn B is required


20cm tall

Top knit tips

Although you are asked to use double-pointed needles for the jumper, you are not actually knitting in the round, but they will make it easier for you to pick up the stitches for the neckband and the sleeves.

Many toy patterns use smaller needles than recommended on the yarn ball band to create a tighter fabric and prevent the stuffing showing through.

Meet the designer

Best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii is a regular designer for Let’s Knit Together. She is an expert at creating knitted toys – George the Pig is one of her most popular designs on our site. You can see more designs from Sachiyo here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Rib, Stocking Stitch

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