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San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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Snake Maker

from Natty Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Snake Maker
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • I-cord
  • Knitting flat
  • Knitting in the round
  • K2tog
  • SSK
  • M1L
  • Sewing using mattress stitch

Pattern Description:

Make a snake to your own specifications!

The Snake Maker pattern is split into sections; a head, a tail, a tongue and left or right coiling body sections. The body sections can be knitted in any order, to create the snake you want. Knit a sidewinder snake, a coiling snake or even a traditional long snake draft excluder. All from one pattern.

The Snake Maker pattern was originally published in Knit Now magazine in the UK as part of their Halloween edition.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because there is a lot of shaping and some knitting in the round, the coils are made by short row shaping, which is fully explained in the pattern,

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


16 sts and 22 rows in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5" diameter around Snake body


  • Approx 75 yds Bulky weight yarn for 8 sections, a tail and a head
  • US size 8 (5mm) Double Pointed Needles
  • Approx 1 yd Fingering weight yarn for the tongue
  • US size 1 (2.25mm) needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill

You Will Also Need:

  • buttons, beads or felt for eyes

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Chunky weight

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