Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How to have a HeNrY of your own.. (^_^)

Henry's body-Lion brand wool-ease , Natural, Blue Heather (scraps of any worsted yarn)
Red Heart super saver light blue.
Henry's hat- caron simply soft.. MC- red, CC- white
Needles size US 6 and US 7
size 6 DPNs
yarn needle
2 buttons for eyes, one for the nose, 3 buttons for the front of his shirt.
2 smaller pipe cleaners.
sewing needle and thread
Poly-fill beads

The body of the snowman is knit in garter stitch and the hat is knit in the round

The basic ball pattern is from the lion brand free pattern listing.. under knitting. It's called the Christmas Ornament Catnip Pet Toy. To view this pattern you will need to set up a screen name and password ... but all is free. I followed this pattern to knit each of the balls using size 6 needles and wool-ease . I knit the bottom ball with red heart super saver and size 7 needles.
Sew up the side of the ball leaving a hole at the top for filling.
*Before closing up each ball I cut a small piece of nylon panthose , pushed this into the opening of each ball and filled with poly-fill beads. Use a needles and sewing thread to close up the nylon stocking. Push the rest of the stocking into the ball and finish sewing it up.* I filled the balls so that the expanded a little.

Next using a yarn needle and some yarn I sewed all three balls together starting at the bottom.. going up through the center of each ball and then back down to the bottom again making sure that they are secure and not wobbly.

Sew on buttons for eyes and nose.. buttons for his body. ( these can also be glued on)

With a pipe cleaner pick up 2 stitches on the side of the body where u want his arm to be. Pull the pipe cleaner so that the stitches are at the center. Pinch the 2 ends together and twist them so they are smoothly twisted until there is about 1/2" left open for his fingers. Repeat for the other arm.

Henry's Hat.
With red MC(or the color of your choice)and size 6 DPNs cast on 36 stitchs and place and equal amount on 3 needles. PM(place marker)
Work K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rows.
Change to CC(white) knit 4 rows.
Change to MC,
knit 1 row,
Next row-* Knit 4, k 2tog, * rep around (30sts)
Knit 2 rows,
Change to CC-*Knit 3, k 2tog* around.(24sts)
knit 1 row.
Next row-*Knit 2, k 2 tog* around.(18sts)
knit 1 row.
Change to MC-* Knit 2, k 2 tog* around.(12sts)
Knit 1 row.
*Knit 1, Knit 2 tog* around(6sts)
Next row-* Knit 2 tog* around(3sts)
Last row.. knit 1, knit 2tog pass 1st stitch over the k2tog. 1 st remains end and weave in ends.

YOur very own HeNrY..!!
Happy Holidays!!

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