Saturday, January 15, 2011

Meet Bob! Free knitting tutorial #2

I felt that Wolly needed a companion, so enter Bob! Bob is also simple to make.

I cast on 16 stitches and knitted a stripe pattern of 3 rows of garter stitch and 1 row of purl until I'd made 7 stripes. Then I swapped to stocking stitch for 6 rows.

Then I started decreasing at the beginning and end of each knit row until I had 10 stitches left; then I knitted another row and started increasing at the beginning and end of each knit row until I had 16 stitches again. Then I did another 6 rows of stocking stitch and started the 3 knit rows/1 purl row pattern until I'd matched the other side.

I made Bob up in exactly the same way as Wolly, knitting the same legs for him. I added a cute crest made from some spare 'ends' left over from sewing up Wolly, and although you can't see it, I made a little tail for him in the same way!

Darling daughter thinks they're really cute so once they've done their birdy duties as examples in my classes this week they'll probably find their way onto her bed, joining her other toys!