Moley knitting pattern from The Wind in the Willows
If, like me, you grew up with a love of The Wind in the Willows, you might like to try your knitting needles out on this little chap. It’s Moley designed by Claire Garland and available to buy as a PDF download pattern on Etsy.
Finished size when knitted 4in/ 10cm tall
Moley knitting pattern comes complete with a pattern for his pair of knitted britches and – at his request – an ‘over-size jerkin’! (If it’s too ‘over-sized’ for your Moley then please feel free to drop down a needle size!)
My Moley is knitted on two straight knitting needles in Drops Sky – a very fine, almost 4-ply (fingering weight) DK (light worsted) soft yarn – but do use your own yarn if you wish.
He’s knitted flat but with minimal seams.
How to make Moley spectacles
And his spectacles – Claire has a quick little video on her @dotpebbles_knits Instagram account for those (also shared below) – they’re simply made using florists’ wire and you’ve got to admit, they’re very cute!
Moley – how he appears in the book…
‘The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.’
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame (1908)
Discover Claire’s other Wind in the Willows knitting patterns here:
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Purists might like to buy a copy of The Wind in the Willows with original illustrations by Arthur Rackham
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