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Snake Maker

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY I-cord Knitting flat Knitting in the round K2tog SSK M1L Sewing using mattress stitch GAUGE 16 sts and 22 rows in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 5" diameter around Snake body SUGGESTED YARN 75 yards of Chunky weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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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.