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Connemara Pony
By Kathryn Martin and Evelyn Zlomke FinishEd siZE:
17" from head to rump and about 121/2" tall.

Classic Elite Montera Heathers (50% llama, 50% wool; 127 yd [116 m]/ 100 g): #3877 smoke (MC), 2 skeins. Classic Elite Alpaca Sox Hand Dyes (60% alpaca, 20% merino, 20% nylon; 450 yd [411 m]/100 g): #1875 pebbles (CC1), 1 skein. Classic Elite Lush (50% angora, 50% wool; 123 yd [112 m]/50 g): #4413 black (CC2), 2 skeins.

Yarn:

Size 7 (4.5 mm): two 16" or 24" circulars (cir), or one of each length. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

nEEdlEs:

Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; two 7⁄8" oval buttons; 12" × 12" square of black felt; sewing needle; black sewing thread; batting; 4 plastic flexible drinking straws.

notions:

16 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in St st with 1 strand each of MC and CC1 held tog.

GauGE:

Intermediate.

sKill lEvEl:

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Kathryn Martin

slip this stitch off. knit to last st on Needle 1. batting. over working Figure 2 Figure 1 yarn. 4 plastic flexible drinking straws. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles. pick out waste yarn to expose live stitches. turn—19 sts rem. ssk. Work 1 WS row. KItCHeNer StItCH Figure 1 Figure 2 Head aNd BodY Head: With one strand each of MC and CC1 held tog and using the invisible-provisional method (see Glossary). Hold waste yarn next to slipknot and around left thumb. *Bring needle forward under waste yarn. Repeat from *. ssk. and grab a second loop (Figure 2). Classic Elite Lush (50% angora. Dec rnd: *K1. two 7/8" oval buttons. Work Inc rnd every other rnd 6 times—42 sts: 21 sts each needle. It is helpful to knit horse on two different-looking needles in order to more easily differentiate between Needle 1 and Needle 2. k1. k2tog. k1. rep from * on Needle 2—4 sts inc’d. 2 skeins. Dec row: Sl 1 pwise. Insert right needle from back. Notions Markers (m). Rep Inc rnd every rnd 3 more times—30 sts: 15 sts Step 1: Bring threaded needle through front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle. Gauge 16 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in St st with 1 strand each of MC and CC1 held tog. and then into wrapped stitch as usual. 50% wool. Insert right needle from front. M1. making sure new stitch comes out under wrap. or one of each length.each needle. Bring yarn to front (Figure 1). slip next stitch purlwise to right needle. 20% merino. Hide wraps as follows: Knit stitch: On right side. bring needle through next back stitch as if to knit. Summer 2010 • Interweave KnItS • interweaveknits. Dec row: K1. hold working yarn over left index finger. k1. purl to end. grab a loop of working yarn (Figure 1). work to just before wrapped stitch. sewing needle. Step 4: Bring threaded needle through first back stitch as if to purl (as illustrated). Knit them together. then bring needle to the front. Rep Dec rnd every other rnd 2 more times—18 sts rem: 9 sts each needle. divide for top of head: Work back and forth on Needle 1 only. k1. Work 4 rnds even in St st. Body pieces are worked with one strand Montera and one strand Alpaca Sox held together. Knit 1 rnd. work to just before wrapped stitch. over both yarns. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. but short-row shaping is done in rows. Purl them together. Purl stitch: On wrong side. • • Work to turn point. M1. 12" × 12" square of black felt. black sewing thread. k2tog. wrapping the stitch as you do so.com . Yarn Classic Elite Montera Heathers (50% llama. k2tog. pick up Connemara Pony Kathryn Martin and Evelyn Zlomke Finished Size 17" from head to rump and about 121/2" tall. Work 5 rnds even in St st. Leave wrap if the purl stitch shows on right side. 2 skeins.half of horse are carried on all those for bottom half are on Needle 2. Shape back of head and jaw: With RS facing. under wrap from bottom up. knit to last 3 sts. leave this stitch on needle. k4. 123 yd [112 m]/50 g): #4413 black (CC2). ssk. Needles Size 7 (4. Classic Elite Alpaca Sox Hand Dyes (60% alpaca. Bring threaded needle through next front stitch as if to purl and leave stitch on needle. rep from * on Needle 2—4 sts dec’d. stitch holders. Rep last 2 rows 6 more times—5 sts rem. turn. Most work is done in the round. When you’re ready to work in the opposite direction. Join for working in the rnd. 450 yd [411 m]/100 g): #1875 pebbles (CC1). knit to last 3 sts on Needle 1.5 mm): two 16" or 24" circulars (cir). tapestry needle. turn—2 sts dec’d. Turn work and bring yarn in position for next stitch. Next row: (WS) Sl 1 pwise. 20% nylon. SHort-rowS: wraPPING a StItCH for top • All stitchesNeedle 1. 127 yd [116 m]/100 g): #3877 smoke (MC). Inc rnd: *K1. Slip same stitch back to left needle (Figure 2). NoteS GloSSarY BaCKStItCH emBroIderY INvISIBle (ProvISIoNal) CaSt-oN Place a loose slipknot on needle held in your right hand. under the wrap from bottom up. and put on left needle. CO 7 sts onto Needle 1 and 7 sts onto Needle 2—14 sts. Note: Hide wraps in a knit stitch when right side of piece is worked in a knit stitch. Step 3: Bring threaded needle through first front stitch as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle. sl 1. Step 2: Bring threaded needle through back stitch as if to knit and leave stitch on needle. 1 skein. 50% wool. knit to last 3 sts.

15 sts on Needle 2. knit to m. Stuff body and legs with batting. work 4 rows in St st. M1. knit to end—2 sts dec’d. sl 1. k1—4 sts inc’d. leG (maKe 4) Hoof: With one strand each of MC and CC2 ear (maKe 2) With MC. Remove waste yarn from provisional CO and arrange sts evenly onto two needles. Rep last 2 rnds 5 more times—42 sts: 21 sts each needle. wrap slipped st. with Needle 1. k1. ssk. ssk. Needle 1: purl. Needle 2: p8. yo. knit to end—38 sts rem: 19 sts each needle. k2tog. k1. transfer st to left needle. k2tog. 33 sts on Needle 2. p2sso. M1. CO 20 sts and arrange as foll: 10 sts Needle 1. k1. k1. k1. work 6" in St st. turn—28 sts rem: 13 sts on Needle 1. k1—3 sts rem. ssk. k3. turn. work wrap tog with wrapped st. With RS facing. k9. turn. sew a few sts at throat to shape. Cut black felt into circles to fit bottoms of hooves. poll. pm. Needle 2: k1. Break CC2 and join CC1.” Rep 21 more times—22 tufts. CO 1 st. mane and forelock: Cut fifteen 8" lengths of CC2. Shape hindquarters: Needle 1: knit. Needle 2: k1. rep from * on Needle 2—4 sts dec’d. knit sts on Needle 2. ssk. Sl first 4 sts from Needle 2 onto Needle 1. attach to head with back of ears in line with shaping line for back of head. k2tog. Rep last 2 rows once more—30 sts rem: 13 sts on Needle 1. Next rnd: Needle 1: *knit to 2 sts before m. remove m. Row 2: (WS) Needle 2: sl 1. ssk. Needle 2: purl to m. all wraps have been worked. sl last 4 sts from Needle 1 onto Needle 2.and knit 7 sts along slip st selvedge edge of Needle 1 sts. leaving 15" tails. ending with a WS row. and fasten off st. pm. Note: The foll sections use short-rows (see Glossary) that cont past the end of rnd. Using a separate 9" length of CC2. With MC. turn. pm. M1. Graft sts tog using Kitchener st (see Glossary). Next row: (WS) Needle 2: sl 1. 10 sts Needle 2. Position tufts in the desired tail position and sew in place. k1. purl to end. knit to last 3 sts of needle. k2tog. knit to end of needle. remove m. M1. turn. 21 sts on Needle 2. K5tog. turn. leg: With 1 strand each of MC and CC1 held tog. k2tog. ssk. k1. k1—5 sts rem. k1. pm. knit to last 3 sts of needle. Needle 1: purl. remove m. sew eyes to face. 41 sts on Needle 2. Shape throat: (RS) Needle 2: sl 1. sl 2 as if to k2tog. k1. She combines her love for these crafts as a photographer for Interweave Knits and other knitting publications. Work in rev St st (purl every rnd) until piece measures 11/2" from CO. turn. Kathryn Martin is a photographer and knitter in Napa Valley. BO all sts. Knit 1 rnd. Row 9: Sl 1. wrap slipped st. M1. Row 7: Sl 1. p2sso. Knit to end of Needle 2. remove m. place marker (pm). purl to end of needle. purl to end. wrap slipped st. Row 1: (RS) Needle 2: sl 1. California. With sewing needle and thread. Tie each group to form a tuft. pm. knit to end of needle. M1. embroider mouth using backstitch (see Glossary). Fold ears in half lengthwise with St st side to outside. interweave. Sl 4 sts from each end of Needle 2 onto Needle 1—21 sts on Needle 1. ssk. purl to end of needle. making sure to sew securely. yo. ssk. Next rnd: Needle 1: knit. Needle 2: k1. leaving a long tail. Needle 2: k1. k1—38 sts: 13 sts on Needle 1. k2. knit to last 3 sts. knit to last st. Graft hindquarters tog using Kitchener st. Next row: (WS) Needle 2: pm. remove m. tie the 15 strands tog in the center to make one “tuft. Break yarn. k2tog. NoStrIl (maKe 2) With CC2 and leaving a long tail. M1. k1. Shape neck: (RS) Needle 1: knit. Needle 2: knit to 2 sts before m.com/go/kdiwk Summer 2010 • Interweave KnItS 25 . Rep last 2 rnds 3 more times—54 sts: 13 sts on Needle 1. knit to end of Needle 2. remove m. M1. Next rnd: Knit. M1. pm. 17 sts on Needle 2. CO 9 sts. ssk. Sew on nostrils. knit to m. and neck. Row 8: Sl 1. Needle 2: k8. sl m. Needle 2: k1. Insert a straw into each leg. Row 6: Sl 1. FINISHING held tog. Rep last rnd 4 more times—18 sts rem: 9 sts each needle. k1—7 sts rem. Next rnd: Needle 1: k8. purl to end of needle. and with corners facing forward. turn—38 sts rem: 17 sts on Needle 1. Body: Work even in St st until piece measures 7" from last inc. Divide the cut strands into two groups. M1. ssk. Slipping first st of each row. k2tog. remove m. Row 10: Sl 1. k2tog. knit to last st of needle. pick up and knit 7 sts along slip st selvedge edge—40 sts: 19 sts on Needle 1. remove m. k1) in same st. break yarn and fasten off rem st. tail: Cut enough 22" lengths of CC2 to give the tail ample fullness. Needle 1: purl. 25 sts on Needle 2. k2tog. With CC2 threaded on a tapestry needle. Needle 1: knit. (K1. sew felt to bottom of leg. k1. Needle 1: purl. k1. Row 11: Sl 2 as if to k2tog. Break yarns. K5. sew tufts into place along the top line of the forelock. With CC2 threaded on a tapestry needle. k2tog. wrap slipped st. Next row: (RS) Needle 2: sl 1. work wrap tog with wrapped st. With sewing needle and sewing thread. pm. k1. Place sts on holders. Needle 2: purl to m. k1. k7. turn—2 sts inc’d. knit to m. Next row: (WS) Needle 2: sl 1. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times—34 sts: 13 sts on Needle 1. Needle 2: knit to 2 sts before m. Row 5: Sl 1. leaving a long tail. Needle 1: knit. 21 sts on Needle 2. Dec row: Needle 1: k1. Needle 2: purl to m. turn—4 sts dec’d. Join in the rnd. purl to end. k1. pm. 21 sts on Needle 2. Sew legs to horse at fore and rear flanks. Needle 1: k1. purl to end of needle.

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