Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer

The Marvellous Mishi is back with another seasonal pattern for us all – everybody’s favourite reindeer! And doesn’t he look smashing. Its a funny thing though – when MY nose goes that red everybody assumes that I’ve been knocking back a few snifters of brandy. And yet Rudolph gets the all-clear to guide Santa’s sleigh without so much as a breathalyser test!

 

Rudolf closeup

Rudolf has been spotted

Yarn:  Small amounts of 4ply yarn in brown, red and black.

Knitting tools:  1 x 2.75mm 50cm circular needle or set of dpn’s.  Small wool sewing needle.

Other: Stuffing for toys or other suitable fill

Abbreviations: sts – stitches; K – knit;  P – purl; K2tog – knit 2 together; R – round;

Instructions:

Head: Using brown cast on 20 sts, join into a circle ensuring the sts are not twisted.

R1:  K

R2:  P

R3-20:  K

R21:  (K2tog) 10 times (10 sts)

R22:  (K2tog) 5 times (5 sts)

Cut yarn and thread onto sewing needle and pass through the remaining 5 sts and draw up to close the top of the head.  Weave in the ends.

Nose:  Using brown cast on 10 sts, join into a circle ensuring the sts are not twisted.

R1-3:  K

R4:  (K2tog) 5 times (5 sts)

Join red leaving tail on the inside of the nose.

R5:  K

Cut yarn and thread onto sewing needle and pass through the remaining 5 sts and draw up to close the top of the nose.  Pass the needle through the centre of the nose and exit at the join with the red yarn.  Position a round of running sts around the base of the red and draw up to make Rudolf’s famous red nose.  Stuff nose with wool or stuffing and sew onto the head.

Ears:  Make 2:  Using brown cast on 5 sts.  K 1 row.  Cast off.  Attach ears.

Using the black yarn make a 2 eyes.

Mishi logo

 

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Published in: on December 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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