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Schaefer Yarn

Interlaken, New York www.schaeferyarn.com

#351 Lola Curly the Pig
Materials Schaefer Yarn Lola (100% merino wool SUPERWASH, 280 yards [256 m] / 4 oz [113 g]), 1 skein 1 yard contrasting color yarn for eyes and nose US size 4 [3.5 mm] straight or circular ndl (cord length does not matter) Tapestry ndl 4 st markers Stuffing (approx. 4 oz [113 g]) Finished size Approx. 12” long & 6” tall. Gauge 20 sts / 28 rows = 4” in st st Note that exact gauge is not crucial. However, fabric should be dense enough that stuffing will not show. Abbreviations ssk - sl 2 sts knitwise one at a time, then k them tog through the back loops Body CO 34 sts as follows: CO 3, pm, CO 13, pm, CO 3, pm, CO 13, pm, CO 2. Note that although sts are not arranged symmetrically between the 4 markers, the final piece will be symmetrical. Row 1: *K to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, slm, m1; repeat from * for rem 3 markers, then k to end (8 sts increased). Row 2 and 4: K1, p to last st, k1. Row 3: K across. Rep these 4 rows 8 times more. There will be 106 sts, arranged as follows: 12 sts, marker, 31 sts, marker, 21 sts, marker, 31 sts, marker, 11 sts. Leaving markers in place, k the first and last st of all WS rows for a selvage edge, work in st st without further shaping for 3” from last increase row. End with a WS row. Row 1: *K to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1, slm, k2tog; rep from * for rem 3 markers, then k to end (8 sts decreased). Row 2 and 4: K1, p to last st, k1. Row 3: K across. Rep these 4 rows 5 times more; 58 sts. Row 1: *K to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1, slm, k2tog; rep from * for rem 3 markers, then k to end (8 sts decreased). Row 2 and 4: K1, p to last st, k1. Row 3: K to first marker, * slm, k2tog, k to 3 sts before second marker, ssk, k1, slm, k to third marker, then rep from * and k to end; 4 sts decreased (2 between the first and second markers, and 2 between the third and fourth markers). Rep these 4 rows twice more (22 sts), then work

by Rebecca Hatcher

K1. centering ears on decrease line made by nose shaping. Row 2. p2tog 6 times. k2tog. ending on a WS row. Knitting the first and last st of every row to form a selvage. Ear will bend towards the stitched side. Row 1 (RS): K1. k2tog 11 times. To make ears bend forward: with RS out. and sew to underside of pig. 8. k1. ABBREVIATIONS: AH beg BH BO cn CO armhole begin(ning) buttonhole bind off cable needle cast on dec est inc k k1b meas decrease established increase knit k 1 in back of st measures ndl(s) p pm rem rep rev st st needle(s) purl place marker remaining repeat reverse st st rnd RS sl st(s) st st tog round right side slip st stitch(es) stockinette st together WS yo wrong side yarn over . slm. Row 13: K1. ending on WS. Ears (make 2 the same) CO 27. thread through live sts and pull tight. Use tail to sew selvage edges together.#351 Lola Curly the Pig (Page ) rows 3 and 4 again (18 sts). 5 sts. remove marker. Row 4: K1. 6. k1. Knot yarn. K 1 row. leaving 18” tail. k into the front and back of each st. Using tapestry ndl. Using main yarn and tapestry ndl. Cut yarn. p to 1 st from end. k1. using yarn tails if possible. 4. 7. k1. Row 3: K to 1 st before marker. leaving CO edge open. k. p to marker. p1. BO all sts and break yarn. p1. k2tog 8 times. Position ears on nose end of pig. 11: K1. *ssk. Using tapestry ndl. Do not stuff. 9. pm. then sew opening closed. embroider eyes and nose as shown in picture. k1. 12: K1. thread through live sts and pull tight. Carefully whip stitch ears to body. Legs (make 4 the same) CO 24. 13 sts. Row 1: K13. Row 2: K1. Sew tail to CO end of body. at base of back. p1. k to 3 sts before marker. 10 sts. Use tail to sew selvage edges together. Leave a small opening to stuff body. Tail CO 20. Rows 1 and 2: K all sts Row 3: K1. stuff firmly. Cut yarn. thread through live sts and pull tight. When all 4 legs are complete. k to end. work 9 rows in st st. Row 2: K1. sew through the fold at the center of one side of the ear. p to marker. fold open end of ear down around the tip (ear will resemble a wide-brimmed witch’s hat. p to last st. Cut yarn. and unfold the ear. along underside of pig. leaving 1 yard tail. p to 1 st from end. 10. k13. Using contrasting yarn. k2tog. Using tapestry ndl. 5. arranging them symmetrically on either side of seam. k1. Nose Work 2 rows even. Rep these 2 rows 3 times. 7 sts. p1. rep from * (4 sts decreased on each row). leaving a 18 inch tail. On next row. Row 1. Use tail to sew selvage edges together. leaving CO edge open. leaving 18” tail. 40 sts. with the WS facing out on the brim and RS facing out on the tip). k2tog. Stuff firmly.