This is Dinky the Duckling. He was made using the Jean Greenhowe Duckling pattern, a pattern that is so simple yet perfect. The pattern creates a perfect duckling shape and with a few extras you have a beautiful little duckling. I’m really happy with how Dinky turned out! I feel like something extra could have been done with the eyes to make Dinky that little bit more adorable but I have no idea what that is. Dinky is a plump little duckling and I think that all of the elements are in ideal proportion. I particularly like how Dinky’s body is not only the perfect size for his head but also contains a tiny little tail, to add a little something extra. The wings are also a great shape for this pattern, they are small in size but you can just imagine dinky trying to take flight with his chubby little stature. Dinky was made with a white shimmer wool which catches the light perfectly. The beak and feet were made with a bright orange which I feel compliments the white wool wonderfully. The eyes were done in a simple black wool. Dinky is sporting a woolly hat made using the innocent smoothie pattern. The wool I used was fuchsia and lemon, giving the hat a rhubarb and custard kind of feel. The little bobble on the top makes Dinky look extra snug and warm. If you fancy making your own dinky he can be found on my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/dodgeknittingcat/the-duck-family Happy Knitting!
Dinky the Duckling!