Fancy Hen by Ella Austin

Fancy Hen

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
528 yards (483 m)
One size, 30cm/12" tall
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for £4.50 GBP buy it now

Fancy Hen makes a cheerful addition to the home. The colourwork design is inspired by patterned ceramic tiles and the flower motif is similar to traditional fairisle designs.

You can use Fancy Hen as a cushion or soft toy; or add weights and use as a doorstop or bookend. Finished size 28 cm/11.25” long and 30 cm/12” tall from base to tip of comb.

You will need:

Two hanks of Dovestone DK, 1 each of MC and CC1, and 10g of CC2.

Hen 1 is shown in Parkin (MC) and Filey (CC1). Hen 2 is shown in Yorkstone (MC) and Endeavour (CC1). CC2 for both hens is Bantam.

3mm/US2.5 25cm/10” long dpns or 80cm circular for magic loop; 2.5mm/US 1.5 dpns.

Two buttons for eyes, a stitch marker, scrap yarn and toy stuffing.