27 January 2012

Chichester the Pig on two needles

Jen Sloan got in touch with me to share her adaptation of the Chichester the pig pattern for knitting on straight needles. Here it is! (and thank you Jen)


Make bobble (ear): Kfb, turn work, purl 2 sts, turn work, k2tog
Make bobble (leg): Kfbf, turn work, purl 3 sts, turn work, knit 3 sts, turn work, purl 3 sts, turn work, k3tog
Kfbf: knit into front of next st, then knit into back of the st, then into front again. Makes 3 sts from 1.

Row 1: On 3.25mm (10) needles and using DK yarn, long tail cast on 6 sts.
Row 2-3: Purl 2 rows
Row 4: Kfb whole row (12 sts)
Row 5: Purl row
Row 6: (Kfb, K1) whole row (18 sts)
Row 7: Purl row
Row 8: Knit 6 sts, make bobble (ear), knit 3 sts, make bobble (ear), knit 7 sts
Row 9: Purl row
Row 10: Knit 2 sts, make bobble (leg), knit 12 sts, make bobble (leg), knit 2 sts
Rows 11-13: Purl row, Knit row, Purl row
Row 14: Knit 2 sts, make bobble (leg), knit 12 sts, make bobble (leg), knit 2 sts
Row 15: Purl row
Row 16: Knit row
Row 17: P2tog whole row (9 sts)

Run yarn through remaining sts with tapestry needle and leave long end so as not to lose stitches.
With pig inside out, join seam from nose to tail.
Turn right way in
Stuff
Fasten loose end. Poke the yarn end out of the pig's bottom and cut it short to make a tail.
Sew eyes with black thread.