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Rosy Pony
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10402B

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 5 in. (12.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5400-503 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Gerbera Daisy

Medium pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (A)

5400-500 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Bakery Box White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
3 in. (7.5 cm) piece of heavy cardboard (to make tail) Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. Horse is knit in one piece then stuffed and seamed.


2. A diagram is provided to clarify construction.




INSTRUCTIONS



PONY
First Side
Note: First side of Pony is worked from bottom of legs up to head.
Rear Leg
With A, cast on 8 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Rows 4-12: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
At the end of row 12, Sl these sts to a holder.
Front Leg
Work as for rear leg, but do not place sts on holder.
Body
Row 13 (RS): Knit across front leg sts, cast on 7 sts, with RS of rear leg facing, knit 8 sts of rear leg from holder - 23 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 14-20: Work in St st.
Row 21 (Increase Row): K1, M1, k to end - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 22-24: Work in St st.
Rows 25-28: Rep Rows 21-24 - 25 sts.
Beg Neck
Row 29: K1, M1, k6, sl rem 18 sts to holder for back - 8 sts remain for neck.
Row 30: Purl 8 neck sts.
Shape Head
Row 31: Cast on 5 sts, k these cast on sts, k to end of row - 13 sts.
Row 32 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 33 (Decrease Row): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 12 sts.
Rows 35: Knit.
Row 37: Rep Row 33 (Decrease Row) - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 39 (Top of Head): Knit.



Second Side
Note: Second side is worked from head down to bottom of legs.
Shape Second Side of Head
Row 40 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 41 (Increase Row): Knit to last st, M1, k1 - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 43: Knit.
Row 45: Rep Row 41 (Increase Row) - 13 sts at the end of this row.
Beg Neck
Row 47: Bind off 5 sts, k to end of row - 8 sts.
Join Second Side to First Side
Note: When working next row, allow piece to fold across Row 39 for top of head.
Row 49: K1, ssk, k to end, k across 18 back sts on holder - 25 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 51: Work in St st for 3 rows.
Row 53: K1, ssk, k to end - 24 sts.
Rows 54-57: Rep Rows 50-53 - 23 sts.
Rows 58-64: Work in St st for 7 rows.
Divide for Front and Rear Legs
Row 65: K8 for front leg, bind off 7 sts, k8 for rear leg.
Rear Leg
Work over 8 sts of rear leg only.
Work in St st for 9 rows.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.
Front Leg From WS, rejoin yarn to 8 sts of front leg.
Work as for rear leg.



FINISHING
Beg at back of body, seam first and second sides of body, legs and head.

Stuff lightly through opening at back of head and neck before seaming closed.
Mane
Thread an 18 in.

(45.5 cm) strand of B into blunt needle.

Secure free end with a small st at back of Pony's neck.

With next st, make a loop about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) long and anchor it with a small st across the base of the loop.

Continue to make loops along back neck of Pony.
Tail
Wrap B around a 3 in.

(7.5 cm) piece of cardboard about 7 times.

Cut another piece of B about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) long and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Knot tightly around wraps.

Cut yarn wraps at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut another piece of B about 6 in.

(15 cm) long and wrap tightly around tassel 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) below top knot to form tassel neck.

Knot securely and using needle, weave ends to center of tassel.

Sew tassel to back of Pony and trim ends.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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