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Welcome to week 4 of our tiny sweater KAL. This week’s sweater is a pull over with a whimsical snowman knit into it.IMG_2469

So far this winter this is the only kind of snowman I have been able to make as we haven’t had any real snow yet in Massachusetts…and I am NOT complaining 🙂

The sweater is knit all in one piece with no seaming. It is made using only 3 double pointed needles. . You knit in the round as you would with 4 or 5 needles but it is so much less awkward on such a tiny garment. Snowman’s eyes, nose buttons, and ends of scarf are embroidered on after sweater is finished.

Sweater is approx. 3″ tall

Materials:

  • Size 2 Double pointed needles (set of 3)
  • Sport Weight, dk, lace or DMC #5 pearl cotton weight yarn. 30 yards for main color, 3 yards of white, 1 yard ea of purple, green and black.  Yarn used in sample is Lion Brand Bon Bons
  • miniature doll coat hanger or Large paper clip to make your own coat hanger.
  • large darning needle

Abbreviations:

st= stitch

inc.= increase. Increases are made by knitting in front and back of stitch.

dec. = decrease

ssk = Slip, slip, Knit

st st = Stockinette Stitch

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Cast on 35 stitches and divide onto 2 needles, 17 sts on first needle (front of sweater) , 18 sts on second needle (back of sweater)

Join, knitting in the round on 2 needles, using a 3rd needle to knit the stitches.

Rounds 1-2″  p1, k1 across

Round 3: knit

Rounds 4-16 Begin working snowman chart  for the next 20 rows over first 17 sts only , k last 18 sts in main color.

Divide for sleeves, working on first 17 sts only and continuing chart

Rows: 17, 19, 21, 23 Knit across first 17 sts. Turn

Rows: 18, 20, 22 , 24 Purl across first 17 sts.

Break yarn. Join new yarn and work 8 rows in St St on back 18 sts.

Join Front to back again. 

Round 25: Knit

Round 26: K2, K2 tog. across, ending K2 tog.

Rounds 27, 28: Knit

Rounds 29 and 30: K1, P1 across

Bind off all sts in ribbing.

Sleeves

Pick up 14 sts around arm hole and divide onto 2 needles and knit 6 rounds.

Next 2 rounds: k1, p1 across

Bind off all stitches in ribbing and repeat for second sleeve.

 

Finishing: 

Weave in all ends and stitch up any holes under the armhole. Embroider french knot buttons and eyes in black. Use orange and embroider a straight stitch nose. Use 2 colors used in scarf and finish the scarf by embroidering the ends and fringe using straight stitches.

Add miniature coat hanger and hang on tree.

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Here is a video I found on You tube to make your own coat hangers out of large paper clips:

 

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