Meet Alamo the Armadillo. My daughter named this guy Alamo, and since the armadillo is the state animal of Texas, it seemed fitting.
I totally fell in love with Alamo while knitting him up. I used a free pattern designed by Gabrielle Theriault. I did make a few changes to the pattern.
- The stitch count of the ears is incorrect. I missed the note on the Ravelry page, so I fidgeted with the first ear until it looked right. Then, I tried to remember what I did and made the 2nd and 3rd ear – It took an extra try to make 2 ears that looked the same.
- I loved that the pieces were written in the round. However, the pattern uses the phrase “bind off” when they likely meant to cut the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. For example, the head and the back of the body – why bind off, which creates a hole that will need to be stitched, when pulling the yarn through would finish the piece neatly?
- I did not have any bulky yarn for the shell. I used the same weight yarn I used for the body and larger needles. I did find it necessary to cast on a few more stitches to make up the difference. I also added another ridge to the shell.
I am definitely keeping this pattern to use again. You can download the pattern from Ravelry (here).