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Three Wise Snowmen Ornaments

Make your tree decorations extra unique (and adorable) this year with free knitting designs that cater to the magic of the Christmas season. With just some white-and-black worsted weight yarn and double pointed knitting needles, you'll be able to make these Three Wise Snowmen Ornaments in no time at all. Have fun adding personal touches like mini knit scarves, carrot noses and more. Special thanks to tamster01 for coming up with the name! Make sure to contact us so we can send you your prize!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MEASUREMENT: Approx 3" [7.5 cm] tall.


MA TERIALS

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
    • Snowman with Knit Scarf:  Main Color (MC) White (00001) 1 ball (10 m/11 yds) Contrast A Red (00095) 1 ball (7 m/8 yds) Contrast B Black (00002) 1 ball (4 m/5 yds) Note: 1 ball each of MC, A and B makes approx 10 Snowmen
    • Snowman with Ribbon Scarf: White (00001) or Ecru (00004) 1 ball (10 m/11 yds) Note: 1 ball makes approx 10 Snowmen
  • Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Stuffing
  • Snowman with Knit Scarf only: Small amount of black embroidery thread for eyes. Small amount of orange embroidery thread for nose. Black pipe cleaner 4" [10 cm] long
  • Snowman with Ribbon Scarf only: Small amount of black yarn or embroidery thread for cross stitch and eyes. Ribbon 8" [20 cm] long
  • Green craft wire or pipe cleaner 2" [5 cm] long. 5 red beads size 6 mm

GAUGE: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches
together
Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting
into front and back of next stitch.
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side


INSTRUC TIONS
Snowman with Knit Scarf
With MC, cast on 6 sts. Divide sts on 3 needles, 2 sts on each needle.
Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit.
2nd rnd: (Inc1) 6 times. 12 sts.
3rd rnd: Knit.
4th rnd: (Inc1. K1) 6 times. 18 sts.
5th rnd: (Inc1. K2) 6 times. 24 sts.
6th to 12th rnds: Knit.
13th rnd: (K2tog. K4. K2tog) 3 times. 18 sts.
14th rnd: Knit.
15th rnd: (K2tog. K2. K2tog) 3 times. 12 sts.
16th rnd: Knit.
Stuff body firmly as you work.
17th rnd: (K2tog) 6 times. 6 sts.
18th rnd: Knit.
19th rnd: (Inc1) 6 times. 12 sts.
20th rnd: Knit.
21st rnd: (K1. Inc1. K2) 3 times. 15 sts.
22nd and 23rd rnds: Knit.
24th rnd: (K2tog. K1. K2tog) 3 times. 9 sts.
Stuff rem Body firmly.
25th rnd: (K2tog. K1) 3 times. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely.

Scarf
With A, cast on 3 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until Scarf measures 1½" [4 cm] from beg.
Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
Cont in garter st until Scarf from beg measures 5½" [14 cm].
Next row: K1. M1. K1. 3 sts.
Cont in garter st until Scarf from beg measures 8" [20.5 cm].
Cast off.

Ear Muffs
With B and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 2 sts.
1st row: K1. Inc1. K1. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
4th row (i-cord row): K2. Do not turn work. Slide sts to other end of needle.
Rep last row for i-cord 8 times more.
Next row: K1. Inc1. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
Cast off.

Finishing
With black embroidery thread, embroider eyes and buttons. With orange embroidery thread, embroider nose using a French knot.
Cut 2 pieces of black pipe cleaner each, approx 1¼" [3 cm] long. Insert into each side of Snowman for arms.


Snowman with Ribbon Scarf
Cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit
Turn work upside down. With WS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 10 sts along cast on edge. 20 sts.
Divide sts into 5 sts on 1st and 2nd needles and 10 sts on 3rd needle.
Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: 1st needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of needle. 2nd needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. 3rd needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. 24 sts.
2nd and 3rd rnds: Knit.
4th rnd: As 1st rnd. 28 sts.
5th to 10th rnds: Knit.
11th rnd: 1st needle: ssk. Knit to end of needle. 2nd needle: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 3rd needle: ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 24 sts.
12th rnd: As 11th rnd. 20 sts.
13th rnd: Knit.
14th and 15th rnds: As 11th rnd. 12 sts at end of 15th rnd.
Stuff Snowman Body.
16th to 20th rnds: Knit.
Stuff Snowman Head.
21st rnd: (K2tog) 6 times. 6 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and
fasten securely.

FINISHING
With black yarn, embroider 3 X's for button detail evenly spaced down front of Body. Embroider eyes using French knots. Thread beads onto craft wire or pipe cleaner, bend into a circle to make halo and twist ends to secure. Sew in position at top of Head. Tie ribbon around neck and tack ends down.

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