We are ready to begin. Have you downloaded the pattern and gotten your supplies together? (see the prev post)
This week we will make the body. It is made in two pieces which we will stitch together later. You start at the neck and work down. You will do increasing for the belly by increasing each end and then knitting 5 rows and increase each end until you have all the stitches.
You will then work several rows and begin decreasing. You will be using 2 decreases: skpo and k2tog.
skpo – slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one and off the needle
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
As you get to the end you will find a combination of these two – sk2togpo, you will slip the 1st stitch, knit 2 together, then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch and off the needle.
You will find a k3tog. Think about it, you can do it. You did a k2tog, this time you will work with 3 stitches.
Cast on, let’s get started.
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