Grande Gatto was originally created for jumbo weight yarn. The yarn company discontinued the yarn and sent me a replacement yarn to create an update to the pattern. I love to create toys in cotton yarn as it has proved over the years to be durable and last well through the years of play time, washing, and travelling. Therefore, I have picked two cotton yarns to held together to knit the new samples. I have used the Billow and Snuggle Puff yarn by Knitpicks for the samples. The first sample was knit as the original. Due to the yarn and needle size change the toy turned out to be about 10″ (25.5 cm) tall. I created a second sample, and then a third sample, which came close to the original Gatto size of 15″ (38 cm) tall.
The pattern is updated on Ravelry, and you can purchase it here: Grande Gatto on Ravelry.
You can also purchase the pattern on Payhip: Grande Gatto
Sometime this week I will add the pattern to Lovecraft website, and the pattern will be also at some point on Knitpicks website.
Cleo, is our next toy mystery KAL. During the next week I will add the pattern to Ravelry and create the timeline for the clues to be released over the period of 3 weeks.
I will add the link to the pattern here:
The pattern will be discounted during the period of toy mystery KAL, and there will be a coupon code for the subscribers of my newsletter to get the pattern for free. Visit my website to sign up for the newsletter to get the special discounts and savings.
Once the mystery toy KAL is over the pattern will be priced as my other toy patterns and will be added to Payhip and Lovecraft website.