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If you love looking at the night skies, this little ringed planet would be the perfect companion to cheer you up during the long winter!

He also makes a super cute (and quick) gift knit for the astronomer, physicist or geek in your life.

The ButterflyLove pdf Little Ringed Planet knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions and handy hints along the way. It is suitable for a beginner/intermediate knitter and you can whip your little planet up in a matter of minutes.

The standard pattern can be easily adapted to make the ring wider or narrower and you can use different amounts of blocking/pressing to make it super flat or gently undulating, depending upon your own personal preference. The rings also have holes between the grouped matter - just like the real thing!

You can also contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US2/2.75mm or size required to match tension advice)
1 knitting needle (US3/3.25mm)
10g white yarn
10g of variegated or otherwise patterned yarn
2 plastic toy safety eyes (9mm)
Acrylic toy stuffing (polyfil)
1 tapestry needle for sewing up

Skills used:

Casting on and off
Picking up

Stitches used:

Stocking stitch
Garter stitch

The pdf file will be made available for download once payment has been received.

Why not checkout the ButterflyLove geek knitting pattern collection at:


This pattern is sold on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.

(c) 2011 Dawn Finney

Knit your own Little Ringed Planet (pdf knitting pattern)

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