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Oatmeal the Snowman


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"What will we call him?" "Yeah, shall we call him Harold?" "Or Bruce?" "Or Christopher Columbus?" "How about Oatmeal?" ALL: "Oatmeal!?" -Frosty the Snowman television special, 1969 Oatmeal is a very special snowman. He is knitted from super chunky yarn, making him a rather quick project, and his cables are simple enough for a beginner, or for a first try at doing cables without a cable needle. His arms can be fitted with pipe cleaners on the insides to make him poseable, or without pipe cleaners to make him suitable for a small child. He would make a very lovely holiday gift for someone, but, be forewarned-- you are probably not going to want to give him up! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting purling knitting in the round basic increases basic decreases basic cables GAUGE Gauge is not important for this pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Appx 11" tall with an arm span of 13" SUGGESTED YARN 90 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade Lana Grande for body and scarf, Cascade 220 for nose and arms COLORWAY Body: 6010(ecru) Scarf: 6032(Baker's Chocolate) Nose: 7824(Jack O Lantern) Arms: 9471(Amber)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 set of size US 10.5(6.5mm) double pointed needles
  • 1 set of size US 3(3.25mm) double pointed needles
  • Yarn needle

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I live in Maryland with my husband and two kids. I've been designing toy knitting patterns for about 6 years now, and keep shops on etsy and ravelry.