Furuset Gingerbread People by Megan Kreiner
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Furuset Gingerbread People

Knitting
October 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st, unstuffed
US 4 - 3.5 mm
720 yards (658 m)
4" wide and 7" tall

Plump gingerbread dolls with brightly colored dress-up accessories make great gifts for kids. The Furuset IKEA store in Oslo, Norway, has held the Guiness World Record for largest gingerbread man since 2009.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 4” wide and 7” tall.

Yarn Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (100% cotton): #631 fossil (brown; MC), #502 white (CC1), #515 blue (CC2), and #509 red (CC3), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; small piece of pink felt; craft glue; polyester fiberfill; sewing needle and thread; six size 3 eye hooks (see Notes); tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st, unstuffed.

Note These dolls are worked in the round from the bottom up.