Three French Hens by Susan B. Anderson

Three French Hens

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
370 yards (338 m)
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These adorable French Hens are the perfect size to sit on a windowsill or, better yet, to fit lovingly into the small hands or pocket of a child. They have a fun, smooth, and slick construction with lovely results. This completely seamless design makes for a fun and fast knit. In fact. knitting the hens can be somewhat addicting. You may end up wanting to knit an entire brood!

Finished Measurements:
Each hen is 3.5” (9 cm) tall and 3” (7.5 cm) long

Barrett Wool Co.’s Home Fingering Weight (100% American Wool; 370 yards 338 m / 100 grams). 1 skein each in Picket Fence, Red Flannel, and Peppercorn

Hen #1:
Main Color (MC—background): Picket Fence
Contrast Color 1 (CC1—base): Red Flannel
Contrast Color 2 (CC2-woven lines): Peppercorn

Hen #2:
MC: Peppercorn
CC1: Red Flannel
CC2: Picket Fence

Hen #3:
MC: Red Flannel
CC1: Peppercorn
CC2: Picket Fence

One set of 4 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 2 2.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge

7.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1” 2.54 cm in stockinette stitch

Notions & Materials
Detachable stitch marker
Scrap yarn to hold stitches
Tape measure or ruler
Tapestry needle
Poly-Pellets stuffing beads, optional (A note of caution: these are a choking hazard for small children.)
Polyester fiberfill
Black embroidery floss