I don’t usually add schematics to my knitting patterns, because three dimensional schematics are often complex and take up a lot of space. However, my Hedgehog Family pattern is being knitted a lot at the moment and two knitters have asked me the same question about how the body is sewn together. So, I’ve made some schematics and a short explanation, which should help anyone else who is scratching their head about hedgehogs.
When the body has been knitted it looks like the first schematic below:
The gathering for the underside of the hedgehog is actually done along the sides of the knitted piece. The underside of the hedgehog is the side with what looks like a tail on it.
The little flap at the Bind Off edge of the work does look, like a tail, but it’s actually the front part of the hedgehog where the pick ups in white are made. As shown below, the end loops are gathered together first and then the “tail” is folded back to be sewn to the Cast On edge.
And that’s all there is to it!
As usual, if you have any questions about this pattern or any other pattern I’ve written, please feel free to contact me, I’m always happy to help.