NINJA FIG­URE

Knit Today Magazine - - Ninja Figure -

LEGS AND ARMS (MAKE 4) Us­ing Black, cast on 4 sts. Row 1 (RS): Kfb to end. 8 sts Row 2 (WS): Pfb to end. 16 sts Next row: Knit. Next row: Knit. Start­ing with a knit st st. Next row: (K2­tog, k2) to end. 12 sts Start­ing with a purl row, work 9 rows st st. Next row: (K2­tog, k1) to end. 8 sts Start­ing with a purl row, work 9 rows st st. Next row: (K2­tog) to end. 4 sts Cut yarn and thread through sts. Pull up tightly then sew seam to cen­tre of leg/arm. Gather round cast on sts at base and pull up tightly. Sew seam, leav­ing a 2.5cm (1in) gap. Turn right side out and stuff firmly with fill­ing, a lit­tle at a time. Sew rem seam.

row,

work

10

rows

BODY AND HEAD Us­ing Black, cast on Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): Kfb to Next row: Purl. Next row: (Kfb, k1) to end. 18 sts Start­ing with a purl row, st st 3 rows. Next row: (Kfb, k2) to end. 24 sts Start­ing with a purl row, st st 9 rows. Next row: (K4, k2­tog) to end. 20 sts Start­ing with a purl row, st st 3 rows. Next row: (K3, k2­tog) to end. 16 sts Start­ing with a purl row, st st 3 rows. Next row: (K2, k2­tog) to end. 12 sts Next row: Purl. Next row: (K1, k2­tog) to end. 8 Next row: (P2­tog) to end. 4 sts Next row: Kfb to end. 8 sts Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows twice more. Next row: (K1, kfb) to end. 48 sts Start­ing with a purl row, st st 7 rows. Change to Apri­cot and st st 4 rows. Change to Black and st st 4 rows. Next row: (K4, k2­tog) to end. 40 sts Next (and ev­ery alt) row: Purl. Next row: (K3, k2­tog) to end. 32 sts Next row: (K2, k2­tog) to end. 24 sts Next row: (K1, k2­tog) to end. 16 sts Next row: P2­tog to end. 8 sts

6

sts.

end.

12

sts

32

sts

sts

Cut yarn and thread through. Pull up tightly and se­cure. Gather cast on sts and pull up tightly. Sew body seam, leav­ing a gap near

round

neck Nin­jas wear black, but why not dare to be dif­fer­ent and knit him in yarn from your stash

and sew head seam, leav­ing a small gap in head. Turn right side out and stuff with fill­ing, a lit­tle at a time. Sew rem body seam. Run a length of black yarn around neck and pull up tightly. Mark po­si­tion of eyes in the apri­cot stripe with 5 sts in be­tween. Sew a black bead for each eye, ty­ing threads tog in gap at back of head. Add a lit­tle more fill­ing be­fore sewing rem seam. Sew a small straight st di­ag­o­nally to the out­side of each eye for eye­brows. Sew legs and arms to body se­curely.

HEAD SCARF Us­ing Black, cast on 38 St st 4 rows. Cast off. Place on top of apri­cot stripe round head, sew in po­si­tion, en­sur­ing amount of sts on ei­ther side of eye are equal.

sts.

TIES (MAKE 2) Us­ing Black, cast on 7 sts. Cast off. Sew ties on ninja’s head scarf.

right

side

of

STRAP Us­ing Mata­dor, cast on 40 sts. Cast off. Sew ends tog and place strap over right shoul­der. Se­cure in place at shoul­der to fin­ish.

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