Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bride and Groom Snowmen Ornaments

Knitted Bride and Groom

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A great gift for newlyweds celebrating their first holiday season together. Customize the colors to match the couple’s wedding attire or theme.

Materials
Size US 1 (1.25mm) dpn (x5)
Tapestry Needle
Card stock
Cotton Stuffing

Yarn
Patons Grace (or similar Light/#3 yarn)
Colors Used in this pattern:
White, Black, Red, Pink,
Natural, Orange, Brown

Pattern
Knitted Bride and Groom
The Groom, Body:
Cast on 8 stitches, white; separate onto 4 dpn (2-2-2-2)
Row 1: [Kfb, K to end of needle] X 4 (3-3-3-3)
Rows 2-7: Repeat Row 1 until you have 36 stitches (9-9-9-9)
Attach Red
Rows 8-10: Knit 3 Rows of red
Attach Black
Row 11: K2 black, K5 red, K2 black; K9 black; K9 black (9-9-9-9)
Row 12: K3 black, K3 red, K3 black; K9 black; K9 black
Row 13: K3 black, K3 white, K3 black
Row 14: K3 black, K3 white, K1 black, K2tog; K7 black, K2tog; K7 black, K2tog (8-8-8-8)
Row 15: SSK black, K1 black, K3 white, K2 black; K6 black, K2tog; K6 black, K2tog (7-7-7-7)
Stuff part of the body now, before the opening gets too narrow
Row 16: K2 black, K3 white, K2tog black; K5 black, K2tog; K5 black, K2tog (6-6-6-6)
Row 17: SSK black, K3 white, K1 black; K4 black, K2tog; K4 black, K2tog (5-5-5-5)
Row 18: K1 black, K2 white, K2tog white; K3 black, K2tog; K3 black, K2tog (4-4-4-4)
Row 19: SSK white, K2; K2 black, K2tog; K2 black, K2tog (3-3-3-3)
Row 20: [K1 white, K2 tog] X 4 (2-2-2-2)
Finish stuffing body

Head:
All white
Row 21: [Kfb, K to end of needle] x4 (3-3-3-3)
Rows 22, 23: Repeat Row 21 until you have 20 stitches (5-5-5-5)
Rows 24-26: Knit 3 rows
Stuff part of the head
Row 27: [K3, K2tog] x4 (4-4-4-4)
Rows 28-30: Repeat Row 27, decreasing the last 2 stitches of every needle, until you have 4 stitches (1-1-1-1)
Finishing stuffing head
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches

Carrot Nose:
Cast on 3 stitches Orange
Use I-Cord technique (see below for details)
Rows 1-3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: K2tog, K1
Row 5: K2tog
Cut yarn and thread through the center of carrot. Use tail to attach to
face.

Top Hat:
Cast on 6 stitches Black; separate onto 3 needles (2-2-2)
Row 1: Kfb on all stitches (4-4-4-4)
Rows 2-8: Knit all stitches
Row 9: Kfb on all stitches (8-8-8-8)
Cast off all stitches
Cut a 1"x3" rectangle strip of card stock. Roll and trim the strip so it fits inside the top hat. This will help keep the shape and flatten out the top of the hat.
Attach to the hat to head

Other Details:
Add knots of black for eyes, mouth, and buttons (not shown)
Tie a square knot for a bow tie.
Thread brown yarn through body for arms. Tie short pieces onto the
ends for hands.

The Bride, body:Knitted Bride and Groom
Cast on 8 stitches, white; separate onto 4 dpn.
(2-2-2-2)
Row 1: [Kfb, K to end of needle] x4 (3-3-3-3)
Rows 2-7: Repeat Row 1 until you have 36 stitches (9-9-9-9)
Attach Natural and Pink
Rows 8-13: Knit 6 Rows of “wedding dress”. In the picture shown, I alternated knitting 2 stitches of Natural, and 1 stitch of Pink, making sure to off-set the Pink in each row, as not to create stripes. Glittery yarn may also work nicely here.
Row 14: K7, K2tog; K7, K2tog; K7, K2tog (8-8-8-8)
Rows 15-20: Repeat Row 14 until you have 8 stitches (2-2-2-2), stuffing the
body along the way.

Head
All white
Row 21: [Kfb, K to end of needle] x4 (3-3-3-3)
Rows 22, 23: Repeat Row 21 until you have 20 stitches (5-5-5-5)
Rows 24-26: Knit 3 rows
Stuff part of the head
Row 27: [K3, K2tog] x4 (4-4-4-4)
Rows 28-30: Repeat Row 27, decreasing the last 2 stitches of every
needle, until you have 4 stitches (1-1-1-1)
Finishing stuffing head
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches

Veil
Knitted Bride and Groom
Cast on 13 stitches
Rows 1-2: stst 2 rows
Row 3: K1, [yo, k1, k2tog]; Repeat [ ] until 1 stitch remains; K1
Row 4: Purl all
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 4 more rows
Starting at Row 9, begin decreasing, depending on the shape you want your veil to be.
For the photos shown, I decreased like this:
Row 9: K2tog, [yo, k1, k2tog]; Repeat [ ] until 2 stitches remain; K2tog
Row 10: P2tog, Purl all until 2 stitches remain; P2tog
Row 11: K2tog, K2, K2tog . . . Etc
Until there were 3 stitches left
Cast off
Use the tail at the end to sew onto head. Use the tail at the beginning and thread through the bottom seam. Pull tight to add some puckering to the veil.

Necklace
Tie knots close together on a piece of white yarn, and tie around the neck. You may want to attach the ends to the back of the neck, so it stays put.

Other Details:
Add a carrot nose, eyes, mouth, and arms as you did for the groom.
Tie to bride and groom’s arms together.
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Hanger:
Print your message on card stock and cut it out. Fold the card stock in half with the seam along the bottom. Thread a piece of yarn through the snowmen’s heads (or wherever looks best to you) and tie in a knot. Sandwich the yarn in the fold of the card stock and tape closed at the top.

Key
stst = Stockinette Stitch
yo = Yarn Over
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
Kfb = knit into the back of the stitch to increase 1.
SSK = Slip 2 stitches knitwise. Insert left needle into the front loops of the
slipped stitches and knit them together from this position (through the back loops).
(2-2-2-2) = indicates 2 stitches on 4 needles, total of 8 stitiches
I-Cord = Knit a row. Slide row to other end of needle. Do not turn the work. Repeat.

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2 comments:

MrsKinne said...

Every time you post something, I want to comment with something along the lines of, "You are so crafty!"

Then, I realize that is the whole point of your blog.

Still, you are so crafty.

And, also fun.

Mollie Hartford-Chamberland said...

Thanks Kerri!