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Skill level: Expereinced

Suggested Needle(s): US #1 (2.25 mm)

Sizes Offered: one size

Yarn Weight: fingering

Yardage Required: 200 to 250 yards

Techniques Used: Provisional cast on, short rows, wrapped stitches, crochet and grafting with Kitchener Stitch

Promotions:  directions for an inexpensive, easily assembled (and disassembled) puppet theater are included in the pattern.

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Every sock knitter has it—an ever-growing stash of leftover sock yarn. If ever there was yarn with a personality, it’s this motley collection of (ahem) cast-offs. It whines “I’m so pretty, please use me.” It nags: “Don’t you love me anymore?” It mocks: “Ha! I cost a small fortune and I’ll never be used.” If the voices of abandoned sock yarns have filled your head for far too long, then Jake is the snake for you.

Jake is a snake with attitude and sass. Jake is a snake that nourishes the creativity of even the most jaded adult. Most importantly, if you make Jake with remnant yarn he’s not only quirky and charming, he’s free!

The inspiration for Jake came from an episode of the BBC comedy Coupling called “Jane and the Truth Snake”. The relevant clips can be found on You Tube—but be aware that while Jake is for all ages his inspiration is most definitely for adults only.