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Knitting for Xmas Knit a Snowman

Knitting for Christmas

Snowman Tree Decoration


Materials
2 ply white cotton
2 ply red cotton
Fine Lurex thread
5 beads to knit in (if beading)

Needles Required
1 Pair No. 2 mm, UK 14 or US 0

Tension
Knitted in Garter Stitch (every row knit), knitting needs to be reasonably firm.

Abbreviations

Notes
As a guide, the illustrated snowman is 3½ inches (9 cms) high.
The snowman can be beaded or embroidered with French Knots for his buttons and eyes.
This pattern can also be knitted with thicker yarn, using appropriate needles, to make different sized versions.

Pattern


Row : Instructions

Using white cotton and Lurex thread together, cast on 9 sts
1: K
2-3: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (13 sts)
4-5: K
6: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (15 sts)
7-9: K
10: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (17 sts)
11-21: K
22: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (15 sts)
23-24: K
25: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (13 sts)
26: K
27: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (11 sts)
28: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (13 sts)
29-31: K
32: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (15 sts)
33-42: K
43: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (13 sts)
44-45: K
46: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (11 sts)
47: K
48-49: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (7 sts)
50: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (9 sts)
51: K
52: K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1 (11 sts)
53-61: K
62: S1, K1, psso, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (9 sts)
63: K
Change yarn to hat colour
64-65: Cast on 2 sts at beg of row and K row (finish with 13 sts)
66: K
67-68: Cast off 3 sts at beg of row and K row (finish with 7 sts)
69-72: K
Cast off rem 7 sts

Making Up
Block out to correct shape, if required, and leave to dry.
Make a hanging loop at the top of his hat.
Embroider eyes, mouth and buttons where needed.




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