This July, London will host the 2012 Summer Olympics, and English knitter and designer Laura Long has created a book to help crafters celebrate. Olympknits is a book of 10 knitted athlete designs (and one horse!) representing popular Olympic sports like swimming, fencing, cycling and gymnastics. When I saw this video for the book, one of my favorite characters was Gloria the gymnast, whose shiny gold leotard hints at her hopes for a medal. Gloria’s segment in the video had me laughing like crazy, so I’m excited that we can bring you her project excerpt from Olympknits. Just download the pattern below and knit Gloria in anticipation of this summer’s games. You can use the pattern to knit some teammates for her as well! Be sure to check out all the projects available in Olympknits, by Laura Long.
|Download the Instructions and Template for knitting Gloria the Gymnast (excerpted from Olympknits by Laura Long)
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