Jan Griffin - Seven Swans a Swimming

Innocent Smoothies Big Knit Hat Patterns
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BODY
Knitted on 3.75 needles
Cast on 27 sts > K 4 rows
Inc each end next and every alt row to 43sts
Cast off 18, k7,Cast off 18.
Rejoin your yarn on central stitches
SS 18 rows on the 7 sts
Next row: Right side, inc each end (9 st)
Next row: Purl
Next row: K4, inc in middle st , K4
Next row: Purl
Dec row: K2tog each end
Repeat the dec row until there is one st left
B&T
WINGS
Left:
Cast on 19
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 13: K to last 2 st, K2tog
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: P to last 2 st, P2tog
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: (K2tog)x3, K1
Cast off
 
 
Right:
Cast on 19
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Cast off 2 P to end
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Cast off 2 P to end
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Cast off 2 P to end
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: Cast off 2 K to end
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: Cast off 2, P to end
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: (K2tog)x3, K1
Cast off  
 
Making Up:
Lightly stuff head and neck.
Bring head down so chin meets neck, and tack with one stitch.
Sew from base to half way up then leaving side seam go straight up the body and along the top. This leaves 2 flaps at end to act as tail feathers.
Lean neck back against body and tack a stitch to hold it back, giving the swan the classic pose.
Gather the short straight side of wing and sew to side of body at angle with long straight side uppermost, so wing lifts above body.
End of beak needs black stitching and yellow above it.
Black thread for eyes and Bobs your uncle.
P.S. As you can see I wasn't too great at the beaks.....Improvisation is called for !!!!!