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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: Arthur This oversized pencil pal is reproduced with permission from Huge & Huggable Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec, © 2013 Potter Craft.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
18" (45.5cm) long



640-103 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Blossom

Light cherry blossom pink

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Note: (A)

135-149 Hometown USA Yarn: Dallas Grey

Classic medium gray

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Estimated Price: $ 4.23
Note: (B)

135-158 Hometown USA Yarn: Pittsburgh Yellow

True bright yellow

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Estimated Price: $ 4.23
Note: (C)

135-214 Hometown USA Yarn: Virginia Beach

Painterly mix of tan and cream

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Estimated Price: $ 3.38
Note: (D)

135-153 Hometown USA Yarn: Oakland Black

True black

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Estimated Price: $ 4.23
Note: (E)
Additional Materials
Set of size 10.5 US (6.5mm) double-pointed needles and/ or size 10.5 US (6.5mm) circular needle One pair of size 18mm safety eyes Stuffing
2" (5cm) = 5 stitches and 7 rows in stockinette stitch (knit on RS, purl on WS) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


PENCIL With A, cast on 4 stitches onto one DPN.

Rnd 1 (work as I-cord): [Kfb] 4 times (8 sts).

Distribute stitches onto 3 needles to continue to work in a round.

Rnd 2: [Kfb] 8 times (16 sts).

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: [Kfb, k1] 8 times (24 sts).

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: [Kfb, k2] 8 times (32 sts).

Rnd 7: Knit.

Rnd 8: [Kfb, k3] 8 times (40 sts).

Rnds 9-18: Knit (10 rnds).

Switch to B.

Rnds 19-21: Knit (3 rnds).

Rnd 22: Purl.

Rnds 23-25: Knit (3 rnds).

Rnd 26: Purl.

Rnds 27 and 28: Knit.

Switch to C.

Rnds 29-58: Knit (30 rnds).

You will incorporate D with C in the next 2 rounds.

Rnd 59: [K1D, k3C] to end.

Rnd 60: K2D, [k1C, k3D] to last 2 stitches, k1C, k1D.

Switch to D only.

Rnds 61 and 62: Knit.

Rnd 63: [K2tog, k3] 8 times (32 sts).

Rnds 64 and 65: Knit.

Stuff piece and attach eyes, placed 5 stitches down from B section, and spaced 6 stitches apart.

Rnd 66: [K2tog, k2] 8 times (24 sts).

Rnds 67 and 68: Knit.

Switch to E.

Rnd 69: [K2tog, k1] 8 times (16 sts).

Rnds 70 and 71: Knit.

Rnd 72: [K2tog, k2] 4 times (12 sts).

Rnds 73 and 74: Knit.

Add a bit more stuffing to the end if necessary.

Rnd 75: [K2tog] 6 times (6 sts).

Break yarn and draw tightly through the stitches with a tapestry needle.

Weave in loose ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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