Dec 10, 2015

Holiday Snowman Square (double knit)

Loom Knitting Advent, Day 10, brings you another lovely double knit square! Frosty the snowman! Add this beautiful intarsia design to any of your double knits!

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Day 9

Designed by Pat Novak

Loom: All-n-One Loom set up for double knit with 1cm spacing

Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool Roving, 100% wool #5, 120 yds per skein. Hand wash and dry flat. Colors Grey/blue (G), White (W), Cranberry (C), Black (B), Cherry Red (R), Orange (O). 1 skein of G and W yarn and 1 skein B, and ½ skein of C, R, and small amount of O yarn for nose.

Black yarn will need to be of another yarn company. Any wool or blend #5 yarn can be used.

Stitches: Stockinette and back- to- back weave

Notions Needed: Knit hook, crochet hook, large tapestry needle

Size: 10 X 10 inches

Abbreviations: R=right, L=left, Back to back weave=b/b, This is a single pass to cover both pegs of one stitch by wrapping top peg, straight down to bottom peg. See photo at end of instructions.

Pattern Notes:

1-Always start the square at the bottom of the graph, working from L to R. Focus only on that row, until completed.

2-Be sure to start each row with the loom facing you. The cast on yarn tail will be on the left side. Check this before starting a new row, so the design will be correctly applied.

3-If you have a stitch that you want to stand out, such as a snowflake, or the snowman’s eye, you can wrap the pegs with a double wrap.

4-When following the graph on paper, be sure to line-out each row once it is complete. You may also want to fold the printed graph over after each row, so that you are always looking at the current row.  Also, best to number the stitches 1-30 across the bottom.

5-Try to use one continuous stockinette stitch on any color that has several rows, or more than just a few stitches. Then use the b/b wrap on pegs of just a single, or a few stitches.

6-If you carry the main background color throughout the square, it will connect the colors next to it. If you choose to cut separate yarns for each color used, you will need to twist the 2 yarns together at each joint, or cut and tie the colors together.

7-If you have just a few stitches of a color, it is best to cut a piece of the yarn, tie it into the row when needed. Leave it attached until all the stitches are complete for that color, even when it consists of several rows, then you can tie it to adjoining yarn and knot. Example of this would be orange nose of snowman.

8-You can add some accents to the square after it’s complete with some extra stitches, using yarn and tapestry needle, if desired. Example of this would be some falling snow around the snowman.

The (W), and (G), and (C) yarns will be done in stockinette weave, unless otherwise noted. Follow instructions for accent colors of (B), (O), and (R).

Instructions

Cast On 30 stitches in (G) yarn in stockinette. (This row not shown in graph)

Row 1: Cut 2 pieces of (B) yarn, 4’ long, and 2’ long. Tie on the skein at stitch #5, and 4’ one at stitch #27. Set aside the 2′ piece until next row.  Weave each of these stitches with (B) in b/b weave. Tie on (W) yarn at stitch #6. Work stitches 6-26 in stockinette. Complete row in stockinette with (G) yarn on all pegs not covered with accenting yarns by dragging from L side across to peg #28-30. Hook over all.

Row 2: Tie on the 2’ piece of (B) yarn to peg #16 and wrap in b/b. Wrap peg #5 and #27 with (B) yarns attached. Work pegs #6-26 in (W) and complete with (G) on all other pegs in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 3: Tie on (C) yarn at peg #23 and work pegs 23 and 24 in stockinette. Work pegs 5 and 27 with respective black yarns in b/b. Complete row with (W) and (G) yarns, in stockinette, and hook over all.

Row 4: Work pegs 22 and 23 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work (B) yarns on peg 6, and 26, b/b. Work the center pegs with (W) yarn on pegs 7-25 skipping the pegs wrapped with (C) yarn. Complete row with (G) yarn skipping all pegs already wrapped and hook over all.

Row 5: Work pegs 6, 16, and 26 in respective (B) yarns in b/b each. Work pegs 21-24 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work (W) pegs in center skipping pegs wrapped in other yarns. Complete with the (G) stitches on pegs 1-5, dragging over to wrap pegs 27-30 in stockinette. Hook over all. Cut and weave in the (B) yarn, center,  at buttons.

Row 6: Work pegs 6 and 26 with respective (B) yarn. Wrap pegs 19-24 with (C) yarn. Complete row, working yarns (W) and (G) in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 7: Work pegs 7 and 25 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 16-23 in (C) yarn, stockinette. Work (W) yarn on center stitches 8-24 skipping the (C) stitches. Complete row in stockinette with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 8: Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarn, b/b weave. Work pegs 15-20 with (C) yarn. Work pegs 9-23 in stockinette with (W) yarn skipping the pegs with (C) yarn. Work pegs remaining in stockinette with(G) yarn to complete row. Tie and knot (W) yarn. The white snow flakes can be added with (W) yarn when the knitting is complete. Hook over all.

Row 9: Work pegs 9 and 23 with (B) in b/b weave. Work pegs 10-22 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Work pegs remaining with (G) yarn in stockinette. Tie and knot both (B) pieces of yarn and trim tails. Hook over.

Row 10: Work the (C) stitches on pegs 8-24 in stockinette. Work pegs 1-6 and drag to work pegs 25-30 with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 11: Work pegs 9-23 in (C) yarn in stockinette. Cut and tie off.  Complete row with (G) yarn and hook over.

Row 12: Tie on (B) (partial skein) yarn at peg #12. Work pegs 13-19 with (B) yarn, b/b weave leaving the yarn at peg 19 to work all R side stitches. Work pegs 1-12 with (G) and drag to pegs 20-30 in stockinette. Hook over all.

Row 13: Tie on remaining skein of (B) yarn to peg #12.  This will be used for all L side stitches.  Tie on (W) yarn at peg 13 to start the snowman’s face. Work pegs 12 and 20 with the (B) yarns in b/b. Work pegs 13-19 with (W) in stockinette. Work pegs 1-11 and drag to pegs 21-30 with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 14: Work pegs 11 and 21 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 12-20 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row, with (G) yarn in stockinette on all remaining pegs. Hook over.

Row 15: Work pegs 10 and 22 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 11-21 in (W) in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette on all remaining pegs. Hook over.

Row 16: Tie on bright red (R) yarn at peg #16 and weave stitch , b/b. Work pegs 9 and 23 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 10-22 in (W) skipping the (R) stitch. Complete row with (G) yarn on pegs 1-8 and drag to pegs 24-30. Hook over.

Row 17: Work (R) on pegs 15-17 in b/b weave. Work pegs 9 and 23 in (B) yarns. Work pegs 10-23 with (W) skipping the (R) pegs. Complete row with (G) yarn on all remaining pegs and hook over.

Row 18: Work pegs 14-15 and skip over to pegs 17-18 in (R) yarn in b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) skipping the pegs with (R). Complete row with (G) yarn skipping all the pegs with other colors. Hook over all.

Row 19: Work pegs 12-13 and 19-20 with (R) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-11 and 14-18, and 21-23 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row on remaining pegs with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 20: Work pegs 13 and 19 in (R) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the (R) pegs. Cut and knot (R) yarn. Compete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 21: Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette.

Row 22: With a piece of (O) Orange yarn aprox 2’ long, tie on at peg #16. Weave stitch with b/b weave. This is the start of Frosty’s nose. Work pegs 7-8 and 24-25 with (B) yarn, b/b. In stockinette work pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the (O) stitch. Complete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette and hook over.

Row 23: Work pegs 15-17 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 in respective (B) yarns, b/b. Work in stockinette on pegs 9-23 with (W) yarn skipping the pegs of the nose. Complete the row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 24: Work peg #16 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work stitches with (B) yarn on pegs 8 and 24. Complete the row working the (W) and (G) yarns. Hook over.

Row 25: Work peg #16 with (O) yarn, b/b. Work pegs 8 and 24 with (B) yarns, b/b. Work center of Frosty with (W) yarn on pegs 9-23 skipping the orange stitch. Cut and knot the (O) yarn. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 26: Work pegs 9-10, and 13-14 in 1st (B) yarn on L side. Work pegs 18-19 and 22-23 in (B) yarn from R side, all in b/b weave. Work pegs 11-12, and 15-17, and 20-21 with (W) yarn In stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 27: Repeat row 26.

Row 28: Work pegs 10 and 14 with (B) yarn from L side. Work pegs 18 and 22 with (B) yarn from R side, b/b. Work (W) yarn on pegs 11-13 and 15-17, and 19-21 in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn. Hook over.

Row 29: Work pegs 10-11 with (B) yarn from L side. Work pegs 21-22 with (B) yarn from R side, b/b. Work pegs 12-20 with (W) yarn in stockinette. Complete row with (G) yarn, in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 30: Repeat row 29. Tie off R side (B) yarn. Cut with 2” tail.

Row 31: Drag (B) yarn to peg 7, and work in stockinette from peg 7-25.   Complete row with (G) yarn, in stockinette. Hook over.

Row 32: Repeat row 31.

Row 33: Tie on (R) yarn at peg 13. Weave in stockinette on pegs 13-19. Tie, and knot. Work all other pegs with (G) yarn in stockinette skipping the (R) pegs of the hat. Hook over.

Rows 34-39: Work on pegs 13-19 with (B) yarn in stockinette. Complete each row with (G) yarn in stockinette skipping the (B) yarn.

After completing row 39, tie and knot the (B) yarn.

Row 40: Work in stockinette with (G) yarn. Cut yarn with 3” yarn tail.

Bind off with crochet hook, starting at end opposite the yarn tail, and work with 2-loop method.

Bind off at anchor yarn, starting at end opposite the yarn tail. Remove the anchor yarn. Weave in all yarn tails.

Snowflakes: Using the tapestry needle and (W) yarn, weave to cover each stitch where a snowflake is desired. Carry the yarn between the layers of knit to next location, and weave next snowflake. Only one stitch is needed for each snowflake. Once complete, just trim yarn tail and weave into the knitting.

Mist and lightly block the snowman square for a nice even look.

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Back to back weave:  White yarn is wrapped from top peg to lower peg in b/b.  The red yarn continues in stockinette stitch.

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  • So adorable! Don’t need to wait for snow to build your own “very” cute snowman. Thanks Pat

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