Meet Thulani, the Rhino, the name Thulani means ‘peace’ in the Zulu language. This is a very special pattern and holds great meaning for me. I am sure you are aware of the barbaric poaching of Rhino that occurs here in South Africa. Rhino are brutally hunted and poached for their horns, last year 448 Rhino were killed and this year so far the numbers are increasing. I have knitted Thulani to raise funds to donate to an organisation called Stop Rhino Poaching Now. For each Rhino pattern that is sold in any of my pattern shops, I will be donating $ 1.00 to this fund. To read more about what this fund does and how even the smallest donations help, please visit the link above.
I will also be knitting up a limited number of Rhino to sell in my Mamma4earth Etsy shop and a portion of the sale money will be donated as well.
Here is some more information about the pattern:
Thulani is knitted flat on 2 needles in stocking stitch in aran weight wool, the horns are knitted in the round with the magic loop or you can knit them on DPNs in the round. The eyes are needle felted on with fleece and a felting needle or you could sew them on with wool and a needle.
4.5 inches tall and 8 inches from tail to horn
The pattern is 17 pages long with plenty of photos to guide you.
am giving away 2 patterns to 2 readers, to enter, please leave your comments here in this blog post, if you are a Google reader, please click on the Natural Suburbia heading in your Google email and that will bring you to my blog where you can leave a comment. I will announce the winners on Friday in this post. Please could you Tweet and Facebook this post to bring awareness to people, it will also give you extra entries, let me know by commenting here again. Every little bit will help these majestic creatures.
Please could you send your email addresses to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email the patterns off to you.
Love and light to you all