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Let It Snow!

Alan Dart Website
Simply Knitting 87, December 2011
Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
13 inches high
This pattern is available for download for £2.50.

Even in the depths of winter, nature still finds a way to brighten up our days with the fun and excitement of building snowmen. Alan Dart has captured all this joy in his latest creation, a snowman that feels as soft as snow, decorated with authentic-looking coal eyes, a carrot nose and brightly coloured accessories!
Alan has given the snowman a sweet Christmas tree to hold, inspired by some of his own Victorian decorations. Although you should take your time to get the best finish, Christmas is fast approaching, so start knitting soon. As Alan says, “There’s snow time like the present to knit yourself this frosty fellow!”

An eight page pattern

Measurements: 13in (33cm) tall.

You will need: Of Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK 25g balls: 24g in Milky 630; of Hayfield Bonus Toytime DK 25g balls: 8g in Chocolate 947, 6g each in Signal Red 977 and Black 965, and 4g in Bottle Green 839; of Hayfield Bonus DK 100g balls: 2g in Walnut 927; of Sirdar Snuggly DK 50g balls: 4g each in Duckling 418 and Elf 414; 1g oddment of orange DK yarn; pair of 3mm (no.11) knitting needles; 2.5mm crochet hook; 75g of washable toy stuffing; four plastic drinking straws; stiff card; pair of compasses; clear adhesive; long tweezers.