Knubbelchen is a great free pattern from Ravelry’s Pezzi888, available in German, Dutch, Danish and English.
This little guy is great fun to make. He’s knit all in one piece (except for his hat), with a clever use of double-point needle shapings. I love the sense of movement his floppy limbs evoke.
Knubbelchen is a creation of Raveller Pezzi888. Her pattern is available free on Ravelry. More than 1400 Ravelers have knit the little guy, or his girlfriend, and posted their projects on Ravelry. Mine is knit in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Multi in the Glenway Colorway.
I think soon his girlfriend will join him. They’ll make quite the pair. He’s waiting patiently for her for now. He already has another friend over at Isaac’s house.
This is Knubbelchen, the brainchild/needlechild of a designer known on Ravelry only as Pezi888 of Erding, Bayern, in Germany. The pattern is free on Ravelry (but you will need to join the site–as if every knitter hasn’t already). It’s available in German, Dutch and English. The English translation is excellent–no errors at all in the boy version. The pattern includes a girl version, with a knitted-on skirt. I haven’t tried that yet, but I intend to. The only translation oddity is that after the pattern says to hold stitches on waste yarn, you are later told to “unhold” them. Totally clear, just an atypical way of explaining that you are supposed to remove the stitches from the waste yarn to begin knitting with them again.
What is extra nice about this simple pattern is that, when you finish the knitting, there is almost no sewing up. You stuff the head (and only the head), close up the the top of the head, stitch through the neck to draw it in a tad, stitch on the hat–and you’re done. Of course, you can stitch on a face if you like. But I like the simple look of no features, especially for a young child. Later, you and the child can decide what the face should look like.
My Knubblechen is knitted in sportweight Blackberry Ridge wool left over from my Stained-Glass Window Mesi Hat. The pattern calls for sockweight. That would be excellent as well. This is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn–in any weight you decide will work.