Note: This pattern originally appeared in a collection of 4 patterns entitled “Great Gifts,” which included the following:
- Bazaar Socks designed by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
- Carousel Horse designed by Ellen Sibelius
- Pea Pod Baby Set designed by Kate Gilbert
- Make Believe Crowns designed by Nicholette Hoyer
Photos of these projects are on pages 36-37 of Interweave Knits, Summer 2006. The patterns are NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for these ties on the website www.interweaveknits.com or send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Interweave Press, 201 East 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537 and request a specific pattern. The Carousel Horse pattern is not currently available online.
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006: “Bright colors, soft yarn and attention to detail make this little carousel horse come alive. The horse is worked in stockinette and garter stitch, and her prancing posture takes shape through short-rows. The tail and mane are worked in chain stitch and I-cord. Appliquéd trappings add the final touch: crocheted chains form the reins, and a traveling bind-off is used to form the bridle. Choose your own carnival colors and make a toy that could very well become a treasured keepsake.”
Yarn: Zitron Loft Classic (100% wool; 109 yd 100 m/50 g): #1223 red (MC), 3 balls; #1221 orange, #1222 purple, #1237 lime green, #1238 medium green, 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Additional Needle Information: 24” circular (cir)
Notions: Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook; removable markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle; sewing pins; plastic eyeballs (available in most craft stores); fiberfill stuffing
Not Currently Available