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Cow

Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Around the Barnyard
Knitting
August 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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A cuddly knitted Cow (7.5” tall) who stands on her own four feet and has curved horns. She is made entirely through the power of yarn engineering, there are no wires in those horns or inserts in her legs. This pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which also features the patterns for a pig, sheep, duck, mother hen and baby chick.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern), some increasing and decreasing and a little bit of knitting in the round on dpns. Parts of the cow are knitted separately and then sewn on.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch
Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
M1L 
SSK and K2tog (or left and right leaning decreases)
Sewing together
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

MATERIALS REQUIRED
Approx 150 yds brown DK weight yarn
Approx 10 yds cream DK weight yarn 
US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Polyester fiberfill
Colored felt for the eyes and nostrils
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle and thread to sew on features

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.