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Lizzie Lizard (free pattern)

Here is the lizard pattern as promised, I try to add a pdf to my Ravelry store (you can find me, with the username Minttusuklaa)

You will need: DK yarn, two colours. 50g of MC 1 and a little bit of MC2 Filling 3mm needles and DPNs Safety eyes (size of choice, I used approximately 18mm/20mm)
Abbreviations: MC1 main color 1 MC2 main color 2 K knit P purl M1 make one kfb knit front and back of the st knitwise Kwise knitwise Pwise purlwise CO cast on st stitch st -st stocknitte stitch k2tog knit 2 together k3tog knit 3 together skpo, slip 1 knit 1, pass slipped stitch over psso pass slipped stitch over yrn yarn round needle
Head: CO 13 sts with MC1. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K3], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K4], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K1, [m1, K5], repeat [_] to end. P1 row Next row: K4, m1, K1, m1, K15, m1, K1, m1, K4. St-st 5 rows Next row: K6, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k13, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k6. P1 row Next row: K6, k2tog 3 times, k11, k2tog 3 times. P1…

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I've graduated from university and started working, and I already miss lectures (even the boring ones) and I've just realised how much I still have to learn and keep on learning.
It has been a task to find time to knit, going to work at 8 a.m and being back home at 16.30 and then cooking, household tasks and so on... It is quite a change in life.

This past month had a very cold weather and I had to dig up from the bottom of my parents' closet my knitted socks and I got an inspiration to pick up knitting needles after a while.

I've had an idea to knit  a lizard for about 10 years now and I thought that it would be challenging enough for this week. I didn't have a plan for on how to make the hands (or the 15 yr old me couldn't figure it out). My first sketch was green, but I didn't have that colour. So after a quick google search I decided on orange.

I had to reknit hands at least 6 times and thumbs are still missing (I figured out how to do that while…