My knit version is made in 100% cotton worsted weight yarn. I knit with much smaller needles than what is recommended for this yarn to get a dense fabric. The ventral side of the snake is worked in reverse stockinette and the dorsal side is stockinette. It's worked in the round on double pointed needles. I made a spreadsheet and filled the cells with gray and white to picture how it was going to look and wrote the instructions out row by row as a checklist.
After most of the snake is finished, cut a strip of white fleece fabric that rolls up to the right size to fit inside your snake.
|If the width of fleece on the bolt is wide enough you only need to buy 1/4 yard.|
|Cut a rectangle that rolls up to the right size to fit inside the snake. I cut off triangles to make tapered ends.|
|Sew a piece of nylon trimmer line inside the rolled up fleece filling.|
When I got almost to the end I cut the fleece and the cable and sewed some black fleece on top and closed up the fleece with needle and thread.
I finished by grafting the stitches together with black yarn to make the blunt nose.
I worked out where they eyes should go just behind the white band on the nose. Bandy Bandy's have tiny eyes so I used 4 mm glass eyes from CR's Crafts. They're $0.70 for a package of two. I bought them at the same time as those magnificent amber eyes for the Dugite scarf. These have a little wire loop embedded in the glass for sewing on.
And sewed the eyes on. I used the needle and thread to be sure to secure the fleece filling inside the head so it wouldn't twist around.
I decided to sell this pattern for $3. Here's the link to it on Ravelry. You can search Patterns for Bandy Bandy if you want to check it out later. Click here to Buy Now if you aren't a Ravelry member.