For those of you participating in the KAL, here are some suggestions and ideas for yarn choices:
The pattern calls for a yarn that is actually more of a Sport or DK weight. If you are unsure of your yarn choice, please do check your gauge! If you haven't picked a yarn, here are some suggestions that we have in stock:
Any of the Sublime DK's , Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino DK, Rowan Pure Life, Pure Merino by Berroco, Venezia Worsted, Silky Wool, Cascade 220 Sport, Frog Tree Alpaca Sport, Solstice by Classic Elite, Epiphany, Heritage Silk, Sterling, Any of the Mirasol yarns, Degrade, Firefly, Soft Linen, Ultra Alpaca, Eco Cloud, Flicker, MiniMochi, Vintage, Vintage DK, Cascade 220 Superwash, BijouSpun Yarns, Intelacements Yarns, Strandavarious yarns, Shaeffer Yarns.
That should be plenty to choose from!
As for Otto:
You could knit him right to gauge with any DK weight yarn. He is done on DPN's and with a super tight gauge - which is key, because you don't want him bleeding his stuffins out all over!
You could knit him a SWEATER!!!!! How stinkin cute is that?! You know you just have to knit this for your kids, or grandkids, or cat, or dog, or baby elephant... Or your desk - Or your car window, or passenger seat, or bike basket - Or little red wagon!
Whatever or whomever you knit him for, he is just TOO cute to pass up!
You could change the yarn selection up EASILY - Like this:
Cascade 220, Vintage, Vintage Chunky, Peruvia, Comfort, Pima Fresca, Caccade Baby Alpaca, or even Plush!
Eco Wool, Lustra, Venezia Bulky, Mochi Plus, Sprout, handspun alpaca by CoeBear Alpaca Ranch, Puffin, Misti Alpaca, Eco Duo, or double strand any lighter yarn!
Let's make a big snuggly Otto!
How about Lanaloft bulky, or Brown Sheep Burly Spun, Thick & Quick Merino, Peruvia Quick, Campus, Magnum, or stack the lighter strands up to make your own bulky yarn!
The key is to keep your gauge SUPER TIGHT! And who says he has to be WHITE - He could be any color, make him brown or grey, or russet or fawn - Or make it fun and knit him up in red, orange, green, gold - Otto's fun possibilities are endless!