Here’s an adorable wee project for the makers and yarnsters amongst you! This hibernating hedgehog decoration kit from Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs comes with everything you need to produce this snuggly scene: patterns, yarn, safety eyes and nose, a cardboard pompom template, soft fabric for the ears and feet, and a papier mâché globe for displaying your finished item. (Paint and tools not included.)
Charlotte says “To make this kit as eco-friendly as possible I have upcycled a lovely tin for packaging and the pompom templates are made from thin recycled card (usually from tea boxes). The yarn is wound onto cardboard bobbins for you to use and the safety eyes are packaged in paper.” Nice one!
This kit is suitable for someone who is able to knit basic stitches already. Techniques used are knit and purl stitches, working a small i-cord, and making basic increases and decreases.