U.S. Size 7 Knitting Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn (Picture made with Peaches & Crème Yarn)- White for Body, Your choice for Hat and Scarf
Chenille Stems in Black (eyes), Orange (nose), Red (lips)2 -Three Inch Styrofoam Balls
Body -Cast on 25 Stitches
Row 2– Purl
Repeat above 4 rows 13 times or until piece measures 8 inches long.
Cast off and sew cast off edge to cast on edge to form a tube.
Slide tube over the two Styrofoam balls to create snowman body.
Hat– Cast on 45 stitches
Work in K1, P1 rib for 1-1/2 inches, decrease last row to 30 stitches and switch to stockinette stitch for 1-1/2 inches.
Decrease for crown as follows,
Row 1-K3, K2tog, (K6, K2tog) 3 times, end K1;
Row 2-4-6 Purl across,
Row 3-K2, K2tog, (K5,K2tog) 3 times, end K1;
Row 5-K1, K2tog, (K4, K2tog) 3 times, end K1;
Row 7-K1, K2tog across, end K1 (10 stitches remain);
Row 8 P2tog across.
Cut yarn leaving a tail for sewing seam and thread through remaining stitches pulling firmly and sew seam of hat.
Add Pom Pom (I usually secure hat to body with a long pin through the pom pom into the top of Styrofoam ball.
Scarf-Cast on 6 stitches and knit every row for 10 inches. Tie surely around neck
Add small pieces of chenille stem for facial features as shown in picture.©D. Trainor 2009
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