Snowman by Susan B. Anderson


December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
100 yards (91 m)
6 3/4 inches tall
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Toys are among my favorite things to knit. For a new knitter, the snowman is the perfect starting point. The shape is simple to knit, and by adding eyes and a carrot nose, you have an instant snowman!

6¾ inches tall, about 4½ inches wide

Yarn: 1 skein white Bulky weight for the snowman (about 100 yards); small amount of Bulky weight for the scarf

Snowman: US size 9 / 5.5 mm, 12-inch circular needles. Scarf: US size 10 / 6 mm, 24-inch circular needles

Snowman: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. Scarf: 3 stitches per inch in garter stitch

Other things you’ll need:
Stitch marker
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
Two 4.5 mm safety eyes
Paper and pencil
Sewing pins
A small piece of orange felt
Sewing needle and matching thread
Embroidery needle (optional)
Black embroidery floss

“Excerpted from Susan B. Anderson’s Kids’ Knitting Workshop by Susan B. Anderson (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015. Photographs by Lauren Volo. Illustrations by Alison Kolesar.”