Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mr Mole and his Hill

At long last I think I've managed to get the pattern right - I really should have paid attention to the first mole. I've lost count of the number I've made trying to get him looking right, but here goes.... If anyone finds any mistakes let me know...




Hill - brown double knit, less than 50g
Mr Mole - black plume ‘yarn’ less than 50g (I got mine for 99p a ball from a cheap shop, but it is similar to Elle Plume)
Mr Mole - hands and nose - oddment pink double knit.
About three or four handfulls of toy stuffing.
All knitted with 3.25mm needles.


Hill.
Worked in the round on 3.25mm double pointed needles.
Cast on 9 stitches loosely, divide between three needles 3 stitches per needle.
Knit 1 round
Increase in all stitches (18 sts)
Knit 1 round
Increase in all stitches (36sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(knit2, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (48sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(knit3, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (60 sts)
Knit 3 rounds
(knit4, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (72 sts)
Knit 3 rounds
(knit5, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (84sts)
Knit 4 rounds
(knit6, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (96sts)
Knit 4 rounds
(knit7, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (108 sts)
Knit 5 rounds
(knit8, increase in next stitch) repeat for the round (120 sts)
Knit 2 rounds
Purl 1 round
Knit 1 round
(K2tog, knit4) repeat for the round (100sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(K2tog, knit3) repeat for the round (80 sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(K2tog, knit2)repeat for the round (60sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(K2tog, knit1)repeat for the round (40sts)
Knit 2 rounds
(K2tog)repeat for the round (20sts)
Stuff lightly whilst still on the needles (I used handfuls of stuffing to give a lumpy appearance)
It is now a bit difficult to knit, but you are just trying to close the hole in the bottom of the hill…
Knit 2 rounds
(K2tog)repeat for the round (10sts)
Draw thread through the stitches and pull tightly, fasten off.

Arms (make two)
Using 3.25mm needles and pink DK, cast on 7 stitches,
(cast off 6 stitches, move stitch to left hand needle, cast on 6 stitches) repeat 3 times,
cast off 7 stitches.
Using 3.25mm needles and black plume, pick up 8 stitches along base of ‘fingers’
K2tog four times. 4 sts.
Knit 16 rows.
Cast off.

Body.
Using 3.25mm needles and black plume cast on 24 stitches loosely.
Knit 3 rows
Knit 2, (K2tog)twice, Knit 2, increase in the next 8 stitches, knit 2 (K2tog)twice, knit 2. 28 sts
* Knit 1 row.
Knit 22 stitches, turn.
Knit 16 stitches, turn.
Knit to end of row.
Repeat from *
(Knit 1, k2tog, knit 1 ) repeat to end of row. 21sts
Knit 2 rows
(knit 1, k2tog) repeat to end of row. 14 sts
Knit 1 row
(k2tog) repeat to end of row. 7 sts
Change to pink DK.
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 1 row.
P2tog three times, Purl 1.
K2tog twice.
Break thread and pull through stitches and sew up nose and fasten off.

Sew up seam using black plume.

Attach arms to top of hill pointing forwards as if digging.
Lightly stuff body and sew on to hill over ends of arms and enjoy.

Feel free to make and share, and let me see your moles - the knitted variety that is ;-)Mail pictures to me - mad DOT knitter AT virgin DOT net

6 Comments:

Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

What is it about Moles? They are just so cute! Your pattern is great Sue, really life like!!!

8:08 am  
Blogger Rain said...

That is super cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern

11:06 am  
Anonymous Pattie Jarvis said...

Thank you very much for this pattern it is really cute. I look forward to knitting Mr Mole.

Pattie

1:29 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

Hurrah! Now do you think I ought to knit Mr Mole a Mrs? :-P

9:24 pm  
Anonymous angie cox said...

He is adorable ! Thanks for being generous enough to share for free.

5:58 pm  
Blogger jutupaun said...

Hi. That is really cute thing. But I hope you don't have them in your garden ;)

1:26 pm  

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