(be sure to see the updated information added after my signature)
Did you get the body finished? You should have 2 pieces completed that will look like this:
We will seam these together later, so set them aside and let’s move on the head.
This week we will the head. The head form is made in one piece. The cast on edge will be the neck opening. You will work this piece flat, doing lots of increases and decreases to create the form. Later we will sew the seam to make it a round piece.
For now, look closely at the pattern. You will need to do knit front/back increases. This is accomplished by knitting into the stitch, then before you drop it off the left needle, knit into the back of the stitch, then slip off the left needle. You now have 2 stitches where there was one.
Pay attention to the decreases. There are 2 decreases used: skpo and k2tog.
SKPO – slip, knit, pass over. You will slip the first stitch to the right needle. Then knit the next stitch. Now, take the 1st stitch that you slipped to the right needle and pull it over the knitted stitch and off the needle.
K2TOG – knit 2 together. Knit 2 stitches as if they are one.
Work on this piece and then next week we will move on the snout and ears.
Until next week, keep on knitting,
UPDATE – added 10/28/13 If you are new to reading patterns let me help you. After doing 2 rows of knit your instructions read:
[Kf/b, k6, Kfb] 4 times
This means that you do what is inside the [ ] brackets 4 times. So for this row you will
Kf/b (this is you increase), then you will knit 6 stitches then you will Kf/b. You have now completed 1 set. Begin again, Kf/b, K6, Kfb, Kfb, K6, Kfb, Kfb, K6, Kfb. This has you completing the work inside the brackets as described,4 times.
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