Knit a Father Christmas

Kit has shared this knitting pattern, it would be great if you can knit some finger puppers for our stall at Hampton lights on.

Father Christmas can be made from oddments in brown, red, white and beige double knitting wool.  Use a pair of size 12 knitting needles.

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Using brown wool, cast on 14 stitches.
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  purl
Change to white wool, and knit rows 3 and 4.
Change to red, and starting with a knit row, work 14 rows in stocking stitch.
Change to white wool.  Knit 5, on next 4 stitches leave long loops (for beard), knit 5.
Next row purl.
Change to beige wool, and starting with a knit row, work 4 rows in stocking stitch.
Change to white wool.  Knit 2 rows.
Change to red wool.  Knit 2 together 7 times.
Next row:  purl.
Next row:  knit 2 together 3 times, knit 1.
Next row:  purl.
Draw thread through remaining stitches.
Stitch down back and add features.#

 

Hope it makes sense to some of you as its double dutch to me I always assumed Purl was spelt Pearl !

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