You are on page 1of 7

Baby Frank the Goat

Needles: US size 3 double pointed needles (see my double-pointed needle tutorial to learn how they work)

Wedge Portions
These wedge portions use short rows to create curves. I've typed them out in detail but experienced knitters will notice the common pattern to all of them; a Group of 5 wedge leaves 5 more stitches off per each successive short row, and a Group of 2 leaves 2 more stitches off per each successive short row. Each wedge is completed with a full round unless otherwise stated. For (25 25 25), Group of 5: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2. Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 20 of needle 1 (leaving 5 sts). Knit forward 20 on needle 1 and 20 on needle 2. Purl back 20 needle 2 (leaving 5 sts on needle 2) and first 15 of needle 1 (leaving 10 sts). Knit forward 15 on needle 1 and 15 on needle 2. Purl back 15 on needle 2 (leaving 10 sts on needle 2) and 10 on needle 1 (leaving 15 sts on needle 1). Knit forward 10 on needle 1 and 10 on needle 2. Purl back 10 on needle 2 (leaving 15 sts on needle 2) and 5 on needle

Knit forward 15 on needle 1 and 15 on needle 2. Group of 5: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2. Group of 5: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2.1 (leaving 20 sts on needle 1). Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles. Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 15 of needle 1 (leaving 5 sts). Knit forward 10 on needle 1 and 10 on needle 2. . Knit forward 8 on needle 1 and 8 on needle 2. Purl back 10 on needle 2 (leaving 10 sts on needle 2) and 8 on needle 1 (leaving 12 sts on needle 1). Purl back 18 on needle 2 (leaving 2 sts on needle 2) and 16 on needle 1 (leaving 4 sts on needle 1). Knit 1 full round. Purl back 15 on needle 2 (leaving 5 sts on needle 2) and 10 on needle 1 (leaving 10 sts on needle 1). Knit forward 10 on needle 1 and 10 on needle 2. Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 10 of needle 1 (leaving 5 sts). For (20 20 20). Knit forward 16 on needle 1 and 16 on needle 2. Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles. Knit forward 10 on needle 1 and 10 on needle 2. Knit forward 12 on needle 1 and 12 on needle 2. Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 18 of needle 1 (leaving 2 sts). Purl back 14 on needle 2 (leaving 6 sts on needle 2) and 12 on needle 1 (leaving 8 sts on needle 1). For (20 20 20). Knit forward 18 on needle 1 and 18 on needle 2. Knit 1 full round. Purl back 16 on needle 2 (leaving 4 sts on needle 2) and 14 on needle 1 (leaving 6 sts on needle 1). Group of 2: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2. Purl back 10 on needle 2 (leaving 10 sts on needle 2) and 5 on needle 1 (leaving 15 sts on needle 1). Purl back 10 on needle 2 (leaving 5 sts on needle 2) and 5 on needle 1 (leaving 10 sts on needle 1). Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles. Knit forward 14 on needle 1 and 14 on needle 2. For (15 15 15). Purl back 12 on needle 2 (leaving 8 sts on needle 2) and 10 on needle 1 (leaving 10 sts on needle 1). Knit 1 full round.

Knit forward 8 on needle 1 and 8 on needle 2. Knit 1 full round. Group of 2: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2. Knit 1 full round. Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 2 of needle 1 (leaving 2 sts). Knit forward 6 on needle 1 and 6 on needle 2. Purl back 2 on needle 2 (leaving 2 sts on needle 2). Knit forward 4 on needle 1 and 4 on needle 2. Knit forward 6 on needle 1 and 6 on needle 2.Purl back 8 on needle 2 (leaving 12 sts on needle 2) and 6 on needle 1 (leaving 14 sts on needle 1). Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles. 2 on each needle (2 2 2) Knit 1 round Inc1 in all (4 4 4) Knit 1 round . Purl back 4 on needle 2 (leaving 16 sts on needle 2) and 2 on needle 1 (leaving 18 sts on needle 1). For (4 4 4). Group of 2: Knit completely along needles 1 and 2. Purl back 4 on needle 2 (leaving 8 sts on needle 2) and 2 on needle 1 (leaving 10 sts on needle 1). Purl back 6 on needle 2 (leaving 6 sts on needle 2) and 4 on needle 1 (leaving 8 sts on needle 1). Purl back 6 on needle 2 (leaving 14 sts on needle 2) and 4 on needle 1 (leaving 16 sts on needle 1). Knit forward 4 on needle 1 and 4 on needle 2. For (12 12 12). Purl back completely along needle 2 and first 10 of needle 1 (leaving 2 sts). Knit forward 2 on needle 1 and 2 on needle 2. Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles. Knit 1 full round. Body Cast 6 sts. Purl back 8 on needle 2 (leaving 4 sts on needle 2) and 6 on needle 1 (leaving 6 sts on needle 1). Knit forward 10 on needle 1 and 10 on needle 2. Purl back 10 on needle 2 (leaving 2 sts on needle 2) and 8 on needle 1 (leaving 4 sts on needle 1). Knit forward all sts of round on all three needles.

Inc1. k1. repeat Knit 1 round Inc1. knit rounds for 3. repeat Knit 1 round Inc1. Head Cast 6 sts. k2. Knit 1 round. repeat around (6 6 6) around (8 8 8) around (10 10 10) around (15 15 15) around (20 20 20) Place marker. K2tog. k1. k3. k2. k1. repeat around (8 8 8) K2tog. leaving enough tail to run through any gaps left at the sides. repeat around (4 4 4) Break yarn and pull through remaining sts. Group of 5 as above. k3. repeat around (6 6 6) Knit 1 round Inc1. repeat around (10 10 10) Knit 1 round Inc1. k1. repeat around (15 15 15) Work two Wedge Portions for (15 15 15). repeat Knit 1 round Inc1. repeat around (12 12 12) Work one Wedge Portion for (12 12 12). repeat around (8 8 8) Knit 1 round Inc1. repeat Knit 1 round Inc1.25 inches Work one Wedge Portion for (20 20 20). k2. Knit 1 round. k3. K2tog. Knit 1 round. k3. K2tog. repeat around (15 15 15) Knit 1 round Inc1. k1. k2. repeat around (20 20 20) Knit 1 round Inc1. repeat around (25 25 25) . k2. Group of 5 as above. 2 on each needle (2 2 2) Knit 1 round Inc1 in all (4 4 4) Knit 1 round Inc1. Group of 2 as above.

k2tog. The head may look vaguely ape-like at this stage. Work five Wedge Portions for (25 25 25). Stuff firmly. Use the Kitchener Stitch to close between the two needles and leave a very long tail (at least 20"). but since you're going to sew that onto the body. Work one Wedge Portion for (20 20 20). find a point on the underside where you will want to attach the head to the body (neck). To shape the head. Group of 5. a total of 40 sts. k3. Group of 2 as above. nose. When complete. Knit 1 round. so you have 2 needles with 20 sts each. it doesn't matter. embroider on a mouth. repeat around (20 20 20). make several tight stitches along the kitchener seam. knit to last 2 sts of needle 2. Place a marker if desired. Using black yarn. There will also be some puckering at the neck point. and then back up through the kitchener seam.Place marker and knit rounds for 2. Legs Make four. Doing this carefully and firmly will cause the face to bend slightly against that seam. K2tog. down through the head to the neck point you've chosen. Using the extra-long tail from the close of the head.75". Repeat above step until needles 1 and 2 have 10 sts each. and nose line. and in fact allows the end of the body to nestle against the head in a very stable away (as opposed to sewing two rounded surfaces together). . Combine sts on needles 1 and 2 on one needle. K2tog. Cut two 1 1/4 inch ovals of black felt as eyes and sew them in place with black thread. knit rest of round. sew the head firmly onto the curved-up end of the body. use any excess tail to fill in any gaps. If desired.

Knit 12 rounds. 5 on each needle (5 5). Sew them onto the head. K2tog. working in rounds until each needle has 2 sts. knitting all other stitches. (3 3 4) Knit all on needle 1 and 2. Horns Make two. Work two Wedge Portions for (4 4 4). Stuff the legs. then use . Cast 10 sts onto TWO needles. With White. (2 2 2) K2tog. K2tog at the start and end of each needle. knitting all other stitches. (4 4 4) Knit 1 round. repeat around (1 1 1) Break yarn and pull through remaining 3 sts. k2tog twice on needle 3. Ears Make two. K2tog. repeat around. (2 2 2) Bind off. working in rounds until each needle has 10 sts for a total of 20. repeat around. (2 2 4) Knit all on needle 1 and 2. k2tog twice on needle 3. Knit rounds for 1 inch. (4 4 2) Move one stitch each from needles 1 and 2 onto needle three. Group of 2. cast on 12 sts. Break yarn with a long tail and pull through remaining 4 sts. You may wish to complete both horns and both ears first so they can be temporarily pinned in place before stitching to ensure good placement. Knit all on needle 1 and 2. 2 on each needle (2 2 2) Inc1 in all (4 4 4) Inc1 in all (6 6 6) Knit rounds for 4".Cast 6 sts. then sew the open ends to the body. k2tog twice on needle 3. Inc1 at the start of each needle. (3 3 2) Move one stitch each from needles 1 and 2 onto needle three. 4 on each needle (4 4 4).

Sew onto back end of body. repeat around (1 1 1) Break yarn and pull through remaining 3 sts. k1. Sew them onto the head.tail to carefully place some stitches inside the ear (ie sew the interior purl bars together so your sewing doesn't show) to hold it flat closed. three on each needle (3 3 3). You may wish to complete both horns and both ears first so they can be temporarily pinned in place before stitching to ensure good placement. K2tog. Knit for 1 inch. repeat around (2 2 2) Knit 1 round. Tail Cast on 9 sts. K2tog. .