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Mother Hen


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This Mother Hen is cute and cuddly, but also proud, After all, she does have a magnificent comb on her head! This pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which features the pattern for a baby chick as well as a pig, cow, sheep and duck For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and picking up stitches. The Mother Hen is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping. The neck and face are knitted in the round on dpns. Other parts of the Hen are knitted separately and then sewn on. HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog this is mentioned in the pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Garter (knit) Stitch Stockinette Stitch in the round on dpns Knitting on dpns in the round Picking up stitches K2tog Sewing together GAUGE 5 stitches and 10 rows in garter stitch = 1" SUGGESTED YARN 50 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Approx 40 yds cream Worsted weight yarn
  • Approx 5 yds red Worsted weight yarn
  • Approx 5 yds orange Worsted weight yarn

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Natty Knits
Natty Knits
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. My Mum taught me to knit when I was 7 years old, I thought I'd forgotten it but when I came back to knitting 7 years ago I discovered that it was all still there. I love to knit in 3D and around corners, so I use knitting in the round and short row shaping in many of my designs. I'd also prefer not to sew lots of pieces together, so my knitted toy designs have as little sewing as I can manage.