SANTA

Simply Knitting - - Christmas Wreath -

FIRST LEG

Cast on 5 sts us­ing 3mm nee­dles and Yarn H. Row 1 (RS) *Kfb; rep from * to end. [10 sts] Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 *Kfb, K1; rep from * to end. [15 sts] Break off Yarn H and join in Yarn G.

Beg with a purl row, work in st st for 7 rows. Break off the yarn and leave First Leg to one side.

SEC­OND LEG

Work ex­actly the same as First Leg, but do not break off the yarn.

JOIN LEGS FOR BODY AND HEAD

Row 11 Kfb, K12, (kfb) twice, across Sec­ond Leg, (kfb) twice, K12, kfb, across First Leg. [36 sts]

Beg with a purl row, work in st st for 7 rows. Join in Yarn H. Do not break off Yarn G. Us­ing Yarn H, work in st st for 2 rows. Break off Yarn H and con­tinue in Yarn G. Work in st st for 6 rows.

SHAPE NECK

Row 27 *K1, k2­tog; rep from * to end. [24 sts] Break off Yarn G and join in Yarn K. Row 28 Purl.

SHAPE HEAD

Row 29 K4, (kfb) 16 times, K4. [40 sts] Beg with a purl row, work in st st for 13 rows. Row 43 *K2, k2­tog; rep from * to end. [30 sts] Row 44 Purl.

Row 45 *K1, k2­tog; rep from * to end. [20 sts] Row 46 Purl.

Row 47 *K2­tog; rep from * to end. [10 sts] B&T.

ARMS (MAKE 2)

Cast on 4 sts us­ing 3mm nee­dles and Yarn K. Row 1 (RS) (Kfb) 3 times, K1. [7 sts]

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 *Kfb; rep from * to end [14 sts] Row 4 Purl. Break off Yarn K and join in Yarn G.

Beg with a knit row, work in st st for 6 rows. Cast off.

HAIR

Cast on 8 sts us­ing 3mm nee­dles and Yarn F. Row 1 (RS) *Kfb; rep from * to end. [16 sts] Row 2 and ev­ery foll WS row Knit.

Row 3 *Kfb, K1; rep from * to end. [24 sts] Row 5 *Kfb, K2; rep from * to end. [32 sts] Row 7 *Kfb, K3; rep from * to end. [40 sts] Row 9 *Kfb, K4; rep from * to end. [48 sts] Knit 5 rows. Cast off.

BEARD

Cast on 12 sts us­ing 3mm nee­dles and Yarn F. Knit 2 rows.

Row 3 (RS) Kfb, knit to the last st, kfb. [14 sts] Row 4 Knit.

Row 5 Kfb, knit to the last st, kfb. [16 sts] Cast off.

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