Sunday, November 20, 2011
Shabby chic Snowman pattern
I knitted this little snowman with pure handspun thickish wool. I tried to find a 'dirty' natural color to give him a little character. He is also stuffed with wool fleece. I mentioned in my last post that I am not that great at writing patterns so here we go...
(Work in st st using size 4 mm straight knitting needles)If you find that he needs an extra stitch or two please add them in....
Cast on 7 stitches
~st st 2 rows starting with a plain row
~row 3 - increase into every stitch ( the knit into front and back of stitch method)
~row 4 - purl
~row 5 - increase into every stitch ( the knit into front and back of stitch method)
~row 6 purl
~row 7 -18 st st (12 rows)
~row 19 knit 2 together until the end (if you have a stitch remaining somewhere, just knit it.)
~row 20 purl
~row 21 knit 2 together until the end (same if a stitch is remaining just knit it.)
~row 22 purl (about 6-7 stitches remaining)
~row 23 increase into every stitch to the end (this starts to form the head)
~row 24 purl
~row 25-32st st
~row 33 knit 2 together until the end (about 6-7 stitches remaining)
~row 34 purl
then thread needle through the remaining stitches and pull together and sew up the whole little body. Leave a small opening at the bottom to stuff the snowman with fleece. Sew up.
Add eyes and a smiley face with black embroidery thread .Take a piece of orange fleece and wet felt it by rubbing it with soap and hot water between your palms to create a pointy nose. Dry and glue on.
I then threaded a loop of hemp or ribbon to hang on the tree.
cast on 4 stitches and garter stitch about 35 rows. Wrap around the snowmans neck and sew into place
Thank you and happy knitting