I'm so glad that the Hand Puppet Menagerie pattern is finally finished! It's been in the works a long time and I'm really pleased with the final result. Part of the reason it took so long is that I wanted to provide knitters with lots of options for making different animals. There could be many more, but I narrowed it down to four sets of five puppets:
Farm Animals- chicken, cow, horse, pig, sheep
Pets- bunny, cat, dog, frog, parrot
Safari- elephant, giraffe, lion, monkey, zebra
Woodland- bear, deer, fox, owl, raccoon
The pattern is set up with directions for multiple options for the arms, ears, muzzle, tail and extras. The body is the same for all animals. A table provides the information about which pieces and colors to use in order to make each animal shown. The knitter can also choose which pieces to make and colors to use, leaving lots of room for customizing and creating other animals.
Knit one or two, a set of five or knit the whole menagerie!