Peckish (the little hen) by Say Little Hen

Peckish (the little hen)

Knitting
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in stocking stitch across colour work pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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Peckish is a happy little hen. Place her on your desk or arrange her in a vignette on your favourite shelf with your house plants and other treasures.
Peckish is simple to knit, with fun stranded colourwork and a cosy round shape.

You’ll find supply kits for Peckish here.

Skill Level
Peckish (the little hen) is worked flat on two needles. Instructions for the colour work include written instructions for the borders and a chart for the hearts - instructions & tips are given for first-time colourwork knitters.

If you’re new to stranded knitting, this pattern is suitable for first-time colourwork knitters. Other techniques include basic shaping.

Needles
3.25mm straight knitting needles

Yarn
Colours given are those used in the sample. Feel free to get creative with your own colour choices to match in with your home decorating scheme - or choose one of our kits!

KPC Novomerino DK 50g ball
1 x ball in Ivory (yarn A)
1 x ball in Navy (yarn B)
5g in Flame (yarn C)
5g in Beehive (yarn D)

Oddment of 4ply yarn, approx. 60cm.
Note: The eyes are worked in 4ply yarn. The drop in yarn weight makes embroidering the eyes easier. You could also use 3-6 strands of embroidery floss.

The yarn quantities given are enough to knit at least 2 chickens.