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Round Hen

Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 yards (46 m)
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A Mother Hen, (6” tall), she’s cute and cuddly, but also proud and has a magnificent comb on her head. This pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which features the pattern for a baby chick as well as a pig, cow, sheep and duck

For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and picking up stitches. The Mother Hen is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping. The neck and face are knitted in the round on dpns. Other parts of the Hen are knitted separately and then sewn on.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch in the round on dpns
PU sts
K2tog
Sewing together
Knitting on dpns in the round

MATERIALS REQUIRED
Approx 40 yds cream Worsted weight yarn
Approx 5 yds red Worsted weight yarn
Approx 5 yds orange Worsted weight yarn
US size 4 (3.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes
Tapestry needle
Fiberfill

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