Mandy Lee - Soldier
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With 4mm needles cast on 28 st in red
Knit 2 rows
6 rows st st
Change to black and knit 4 rows for the belt.
Change back to red and st st for 6 rows
Row 19: K2tog to end
Row 20: Change to white leaving a longish tail to wrap round neck when finished and purl.
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: Purl
Row 23: K5 black K4 white K5 black
Row 24: P5 black P4 white P5 black.
Repeat rows 23 & 24 and then repeat 24 again
Row 28: P all in black.
Rows 29 -35: Stocking St itch in black.
Row 35: K2tog to end.
Row 36: P2tog to end.
Sew up back seam and use any leftover bits of wool to stuff the head and use the long white tail to wrap round the neck and secure. Mandy added a couple of small buttons to the tunic and drew on the face as her embroidery (according to her) leaves a lot to be desired!