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Swan Sweethearts

Alan Dart Website
Simply Knitting 89, February 2012
Knitting
December 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
This pattern is available for download for £2.50.

A classic symbol of true love by Alan Dart

February is the month for romance so what better wsy to knit than one of the most enduring images of devotion, a pair of swans?
Alan Dart has created this pretty pair, which would be lovely as wedding decorations as well as a gift for a spouse or sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

An eight page pattern

Measurements: 6½in (16.5cm) tall, 8in (20cm) long.

You will need: Of Hayfield Bonus DK 100g balls: 60g in White 961 and 4g in Charcoal 837; of Hayfield Bonus Toytime DK 25g balls: 6g in Black 965 and 4g in Bright Orange 981; 2g oddments of honey and red DK yarns; pair of 3mm (no.11) knitting needles; 75g of washable toy stuffing; two 4in (10cm) squares of polyester wadding; six 8in (20cm) white pipe cleaners; clear adhesive; hair spray; gold glitter glue; long tweezers.