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Knit your own Olympic athlete!
Size
Approximate height: 33cm (13in)

Tension
25 sts x 34 rows = 10cm (4in) square over stocking stitch using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.

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  • Step 1

    Body and Head

    Cast on 28 sts.
    Row 1 (WS): Purl.
    Row 2 (RS): K6, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1, k6. (32 sts)
    Row 3: Purl.
    Row 4: K7, m1, k2, m1, k14, m1, k2, m1, k7. (36 sts)
    Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 10: K6, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k12, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k6. (32 sts)
    Row 11: Purl.
    Row 12: K5, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k10, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k5. (28 sts)
    Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 18: K6, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1, k6. (32 sts)
    Row 19: Purl.
    Row 20: K7, m1, k2, m1, k14, m1, k2, m1, k7. (36 sts)
    Work 3 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 24: K8, m1, k2, m1, k16, m1, k2, m1, k8. (40 sts)
    Work 7 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 32: K7, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k14, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k7. (36 sts)
    Row 33: P6, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p12, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p6. (32 sts)
    Row 34: K5, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k10, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k5. (28 sts)
    Row 35: P4, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p8, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p4. (24 sts)
    Row 36: K3, k2tog, k2, k3togtbl, k4, k3tog, k3, k2togtbl, k3. (18 sts)
    Work 3 rows in stocking stitch

  • Step 2

    Head

    Row 40 (RS): K4, m1, k2, m1, k6, m1, k2, m1, k4. (22 sts)
    Row 41: P5, m1, p2, m1, p8, m1, p2, m1, p5. (26 sts)
    Row 42: K6, m1, k2, m1, k10, m1, k2, m1, k6. (30 sts)
    Work 11 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 54: K5, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k8, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k5. (26 sts)
    Row 55: P4, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p6, p2togtbl, p2, p2tog, p4. (22 sts)
    Row 56: K3, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k4, k2tog, k2, k2togtbl, k3.
    Cast off.

  • Step 3

    Arms (make 2)

    Cast on 12 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work
    32 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 33: K1, [k2tog] twice, k2, [k2tog] twice, k1. (8 sts)
    Row 34: Purl.
    Row 35: K2, [m1, k2] 3 times.
    (11 sts)
    Row 36: Purl.
    Row 37: K2, m1, k3, m1, k4, m1, k2. (14 sts)
    Work 7 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 45: K1, [k2tog] 6 times, k1. (8 sts)
    Break off yarn and thread through stitches on needle.
    Draw tight and secure the end.

  • Step 4

    Legs (make 2)

    Cast on 15 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work ­­­
    4 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 5: K4, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k4. (13 sts)
    Work 33 rows in stocking stitch.
    Shape feet
    Row 39: K1, m1, k5, m1, k1, m1, k5, m1, k1. (17 sts)
    Row 40: Purl.
    Row 41: K8, m1, k1, m1, k8.
    (19 sts)
    Row 42: Purl.
    Row 43: K9, m1, k1, m1, k7, turn, do not work remaining sts on the left-hand needle.
    Row 44: Sl1, p16, turn.
    Row 45: Sl1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k6, turn.
    Row 46: Sl1, p14, turn.
    Row 47: Sl1, k6, m1, k1, m1, k3, turn.
    Row 48: Sl1, p8, turn.
    Row 49: Sl1, knit to end of row.
    Cast off knitwise.

  • Step 5

    Finishing
    Weave in ends.
    Gently press pieces.
    Body and head
    Using mattress stitch or backstitch, sew the side edges together to form the back seam. Sew together the edges on the top of the Head. Insert stuffing and sew the bottom seam.
    Neck
    Using a length of yarn without an end knot, insert the tapestry needle at back seam, just under the first row of increasing for head. Weave the needle in and out of stitches around neck, pull tight and tie a double knot, then sew in the loose ends.
    Arms
    Sew the side edges together to create the back seam. Insert stuffing and sew up the top opening.­ Using the same method as that described for the Neck, add wrists 3cm (11?8in) from the fastened-off stitches. Using the decrease stitches on the shoulders as a guide, attach the arms to the Body.
    Legs
    Fold the cast-off edge in half, then sew together the cast-off edge and back seam. Insert stuffing and sew up the top opening. Attach the legs to
    the Body.

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carmel.smith.963
carmel.smith.963 · London, GB · 7 projects
wow love them !!!
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