Sunday, 4 February 2018


At Christmas I watched a brilliant documentary called "Hotel Armadillo". David Attenborough is just such a great guy. When my daughter was fairly young she wrote a letter to him, and he replied an ink-written letter, properly answering all the questions she had asked him. What a legend. Anyway I digress a bit, but while watching those cute armadillos (yes that is the correct plural) - the texture, the nine stripes, the joints - I found myself thinking "I could knit one of those". I find myself thinking that quite a lot.

So here is my new pattern - Armadillo. It is knitted with 4ply wool, and the finished armadillo is 16cm long from tip of tail to end of nose. I use quite a few of my usual techniques. Pieces are knitted flat, and there are some short rows to get the curve of the back, moss stitch to get the texture, and icord knitting on the tail and legs.

I think I prefer him beige, but I also had a go at making an armadillo with a sock wool with a hint of pink. Not quite sure about the result, so I am still looking out for the perfect armadillo wool.

The pattern for Armadillo is available on ravelry, and Etsy, and will be on LoveKnitting later today. Also many thanks to Jennifer, who super speedily tested and checked the pattern.

Just a reminder that I have opened my Ginx Woolly Linx party for February. The party will be running all month, so you can join in at any time. Click on the photo below or at the top of the page to find the party. I would love to see what you have been working on this month.


  1. He is so sweet, love him and think he could be popular

  2. Cute !
    Have a nice and creative week !

  3. A woolly armadillo, whatever next! He's amazing!

  4. I should knit one for my sister in law who just found a live armadillo in her yard:) This is really cute!!

  5. Oh my gosh! Your armadillos are adorable!

  6. They are so cute! Amazing work. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  7. So cute! It is so cool and love all the details. I like the beige one better personally, but the one that is multicolored looks so interesting!

  8. This Armadillo is so fun! I actually saw one for the first time about a year and a half ago, and there were about four out in a grassy area near the sidewalk scavenging. They looked like little armored rabbits. Hehe. Yours is way cuter! Pinned.
    Popping over to check out your new yarn link up. Helena of Crochet n Crafts and I just started a new link up ourselves,and would love if you came to link up with us! This month there is a giveaway for some sock yarn as requested in last month's link up.

    Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots
    Super Crafty Sunday Link Up #2:

  9. ahhh love ur beige one!!!! never seen such a funny animal in real life, only on tv.

  10. I absolutely love this little guy. He is so cute. I have to make him. :)