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Soft And Sweet Duck
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10676 Knit in Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool, this little duckling makes a sweet, cuddly friend for babies and young children. Each piece is knit separately and seamed to form the finished toy.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5400-557 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lemon Chiffon

Light yellow


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Note: (A)

5400-599 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Buttermilk

Soft off-white


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Note: (B)

5400-526 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Sable

Medium brown


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

Medium pink


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5400-556 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Green Eucalyptus

Mint green


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 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:
Centered Double Increase
A decorative double increase worked in the center of a row.
1.

Knit the next st, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2.

Yarn over (yo).
3.

Knit the same st once more.
4.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 2 sts.
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.
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.
yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.


2.

Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

NOTES:
1. Legs, Feet, Wings, and Lower Body are each worked back and forth in rows with 2 double pointed needles (dpn).


2. Stitches are picked up around edges of Lower Body, and Upper Body is worked in rnds.
3. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


INSTRUCTIONS



LEGS (make 2)
With dpn and C, cast on 10 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) in rows with 2 dpn until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.
Bind off.



FEET (make 4)
With dpn and D, cast on 5 sts.
Work in rows with 2 dpn.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K2, M1, k1, M1, k2 - 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: K1, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Row 4: K2, M1, k3, M1, k2 - 9 sts.
Row 5: K1, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 6: K1, (kfb, k2) twice, kfb, k1 - 12 sts.
Row 7: K1, (p2, k2) twice, p2, k1.
Row 8: Knit.
Rows 9 and 10: Rep Rows 7 and 8.
Row 11: Rep Row 7.
Row 12: K2, M1, k4, M1, k4, M1, k2 - 15 sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: K1, (p3, k2) twice, p3, k1.
Bind off.



BODY
Lower Body
With dpn and A, cast on 12 sts.

Work in rows with 2 dpn.
Row 1: Purl.
Increase Row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2 - 14 sts.
Rep last 2 rows for 4 more times - 22 sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even in St st for 6 rows.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 20 sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 12 sts when all decreases have been completed.
Bind off as if to purl.



Upper Body
Pick-up Rnd (RS): With RS facing, pick up and k60 sts evenly spaced all the way around outside edge of Lower Body - 60 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles, placing 20 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Next Rnd (WS): Purl.
Knit 6 rnds.
Decrease Rnd 1: (K2tog, k8) 6 times - 54 sts.
Knit 6 rnds.
Decrease Rnd 2: (K2tog, k7) 6 times - 48 sts.
Knit 5 rnds.
Decrease Rnd 3: (K2tog, k6) 6 times - 42 sts.
Knit 5 rnds.
Decrease Rnd 4: (K2tog, k5) 6 times - 36 sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
Decrease Rnd 5: (K2tog, k4) 6 times - 30 sts.
Knit 6 rnds.
Stuff Body.
Continue to stuff Body as work progresses.
Decrease Rnd 6: (K2tog, k3) 6 times - 24 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 7: (K2tog, k2) 6 times - 18 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 8: (K2tog, k1) 6 times - 12 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 9: (K2tog) 6 times - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



BEAK
With 2 dpn and D, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 (WS): K2, place marker (pm), k1, pm, k2.
Increase Row (RS): K to first marker, slip marker (sm), work Centered Double Increase, sm, k to end of row - 7 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 11 sts when all increases have been completed.
Bind off.



EYES (make 2)
With dpn and E, cast on 2 sts.

Knit the 2 sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * for a total of 3 rows.
Bind off.



WINGS (make 2)
With 2 dpn and B, cast on 9 sts.
Row 1 (Increase): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 11 sts.
Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1 three more times - 17 sts at the end of Row 4.
Row 5: Bind off 10 sts, k to end of row - 7 sts.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Cast on 10 sts, k to end of row - 17 sts.
Rows 8-10: Knit.
Rows 11-13: Rep Rows 5-7 - 17 sts at the end of Row 13.
Rows 14-17: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 9 sts at the end of Row 17.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Fold Legs in half lengthwise and sew edges together.

Sew 2 Feet together to make one foot.

Rep to make a second foot.

Sew a foot to end of each Leg.

Sew Legs to bottom of Body.

Sew straight edge of one Wing to each side of Body.

Sew Eyes to Head.

Sew cast-on edge of Beak to Head.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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