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The mask of black fur that covers the raccoon’s eyes is its most familiar feature. It is believed that the dark fur may help reduce glare and enhance night vision.
Common Raccoon is worked very interestingly -- from the bottom of one front leg, up and over the shoulders, then down to the bottom of the other front leg. Stitches are then picked up along the back of this piece and joined in the round for the body, back legs and tail. Finished raccoon is about 18” long (including tail) and 7” tall.
Learn more about this wonderful animal and 24 others when you read the pages of a naturalist as she travels the world, documenting the animals she sees, and designing knitting patterns for each one. This book was a collaboration with my children who did the artwork.