We love the detail in Alan Dart's new knitting pattern in Simply Knitting issue 156, the Hey Diddle Diddle mobile.
It’s one of the world’s favourite nursery rhymes: a cat plays a fiddle, a cow jumps over the moon, a dish elopes with a spoon and a little dog thinks the whole caper is simply hilarious.
Alan Dart has portrayed the rhyme to perfection with his little characters suspended from a fun mobile that children of all ages will adore. Hang it up and watch as smiles form on everyone’s faces.
All the characters are knitted separately; you then knit the words "hey diddle diddle" in intarsia to cover a triangle that supports the hanging animals.
To get the shape for the cow's legs, fold pipe cleaners in half. Wrap the knitted pieces around and oversew the side edges over the pipe cleaners. Once you've done all four legs, stitch them to the body. Bend them into a shape that suggests the cow is taking a fantastic leap through space and flying high over the moon.
To see more of the knitting patterns inside issue 156, and where to buy or download your copy with Alan Dart's amazing mobile pattern, click here.
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