The Big Red Barn by Fifty Four Ten Studio

The Big Red Barn

Knitting
March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
130 - 145 yards (119 - 133 m)
one size
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This barn is so fun to knit! The red part of the barn is knit as one piece and seamed at the corners.

Felt doors and windows are sewn on with embroidery floss. (I love layering materials!)

The roof is knit separately and sewn on the top.

There are detailed photo instructions in the pattern to walk you through all the steps!

For a special gift, knit up this cute red barn and give it to a new baby or young child…along with a farm themed book. (The knitted barn is almost exactly the same height as the Big Red Barn board book.)

By the way….you may have noticed that I live in Kansas in the U.S. Based on a certain famous movie about Dorothy and the Scarecrow, it might be easy to jump to conclusions and picture me living on a farm with a big red barn. Well…not quite! I live in a very suburban area. (Four grocery stores within two miles.) No barns around here anymore!

For more info see my blog post about this pattern.


SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate.

This pattern is tutorial style and includes more than 30 tutorial photos with step-by-step instructions.

I have assumed that you know how to cast-on stitches, knit & purl confidently, cast off stitches, knit two stitches together, sew up simple seams and have some basic hand sewing experience. Detailed instructions provided for all other steps which may be new to you.


MATERIALS NEEDED:
Size 5 knitting needles
Worsted weight yarn - 75 yards barn color & 60 yards roof color
Felt (black & tan)
DMC embroidery floss (white)
Poly-fil for stuffing

I used Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted ‘Red Hot Passion’ for barn and Berroco Vintage ‘Cracked Pepper’ for roof.


QUESTIONS: If you have any questions when using the pattern I am happy to help. I want you to be successful!


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