Swinging Snowmen by Phoeny

Swinging Snowmen

by Phoeny
October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
8 inches/20cm high standing and 5/13cm inches high sitting
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A pair of fun Christmas Snowmen, great for hanging on the Christmas tree or a mantelpiece - in fact anywhere around the house - even off your front door!

The standing snowman is 8 inches/20cm high and the sitting version 5 inches/ 13cm high.

Both are knitted flat using the suggested yarn or ordinary white DK for the main bodies and scraps of standard DK for the scarves, hats and swing seat.

The pattern is clearly written and is simple to follow with many pictures to help you through the making up.

I class this pattern suitable for a confident beginner.

Materials needed
These are for making BOTH snowmen.

50gr white DK yarn
(I used James Brett Twinkle) Ordinary white DK will do fine.
Less than 25gr of two colours in DK for the hats and scarves
Less than 10gr medium brown DK for swing base
Scrap of black DK yarn
Scrap of orange DK for nose
Pair of 3mm straight needles (used throughout)
Stitch holder or one double pointed needle
Two oblongs of stiff card 77mm/3inches long – 38mm/1.5 wide
2 x 2 metre lengths of gold yarn for swing ropes
Pink powdered blusher or pink colouring pencil (optional)
Small crochet hook (useful)

Abbreviations used
K = knit
P = purl
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Ss = stockinet stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
Gs= garter stitch (knit every row)
Inc1 = make a new stitch by working into the front and the back of the next stitch. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU USE ANY OTHER METHOD OF INCREASING OTHER THAN THIS, YOUR STITCH COUNT MAY NOT WORK OUT.
Tog – knit/purl stated amount of stitches together to decrease