Hen & Chicks by Chris de Longpré

Hen & Chicks

Knitting
May 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
71 yards (65 m)
Hen is about 4" tall; chicks are about 1" tall
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Yardage is for one hen, one chick. Each chick uses about 6.75 yds.

For all of the worsted weight toys in this book, I used a gauge of 20 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in stockinet stitch, which I achieved with US size 6 needles. For Cotton Fleece and Serendipity Tweed, I went down two sizes in needles, resulting in a different gauge, but producing a dense fabric suitable for knitted toys. It is extremely important, whatever yarn you are using, to produce a firm, dense fabric.

Colors used in the model:

  • M10 (Creme)
  • M155 (Lemon Drop)
  • M197 (Red Hot Passion)
  • M05 (Onyx)
  • 520 (Butter Yellow)