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22 stitches and 26 rows over 10cm stocking stitch.

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© 2018 Debbie Harrold / Pavilion · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    Head and body
    (make 1 for each swan)
    Using 3.75mm needles and yellow yarn, cast on 3 sts.
    Row 1 (WS): Purl.
    Row 2: [Inc 1] twice, k1. (5 sts)
    Row 3: Inc 1, p2, inc 1, p1. (7 sts)
    Row 4: Inc 1, k4, inc 1, k1. (9 sts)
    Work 3 rows in stocking stitch.
    Break off yellow yarn, join in white yarn.
    Row 8: [Inc 1 knitwise] 9 times. (18 sts)
    Row 9: Purl.
    Row 10: [Inc 1, k2] 6 times. (24 sts)
    Work 7 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 18: Inc 1, k9, [k2tog] twice, k8,
    inc 1, k1.
    Row 19: P10, [p2tog] twice, p10. (22 sts)
    Row 20: K9, [k2tog] twice, k9. (20 sts)
    Row 21: P1, p2tog, p5, [p2tog] twice, p5, p2togtbl, p1. (16 sts)
    Row 22: K1, k2togtbl, k3, [k2tog] twice, k3, k2tog, k1. (12 sts)
    Row 23: P1, p2tog, p1, [p2tog] twice, p1. p2togtbl, p1. (8 sts)
    Work 34 rows in stocking stitch, ending with a purl row.
    Row 58: K3, [inc 1] twice, k3. (10 sts)
    Row 59: Purl.
    Row 60: K4, [inc 1] twice, k4. (12 sts)
    Row 61: Purl.
    Row 62: K5, [inc 1] twice, k5. (14 sts)
    Row 63: Purl.
    Row 64: K6, [inc 1] twice, k6. (16 sts)
    Row 65: Purl.
    Row 66: K7, [inc 1] twice, k7. (18 sts)
    Row 67: P8, [inc 1] twice, p8. (20 sts)
    Row 68: K9, [inc 1] twice, k9. (22 sts)
    Row 69: P10, [inc 1] twice, p10. (24 sts)
    Row 70: K11, [inc 1] twice, k11. (26 sts)
    Row 71: P12, [inc 1] twice, p12. (28 sts)
    Row 72: K13, [inc 1] twice, k13. (30 sts)
    Row 73: P14, [inc 1] twice, p14. (32 sts)
    Row 74: K15, [inc 1] twice, k15. (34 sts)
    Row 75: P16, [inc 1] twice, p16. (36 sts)
    Row 76: K17, [inc 1] twice, k17. (38 sts)
    Row 77: P18, [inc 1] twice, p18. (40 sts)
    Row 78: K19, [inc 1] twice, k19. (42 sts)
    Row 79: P20, [inc 1] twice, p20. (44 sts)
    Work 2 rows in stocking stitch.
    Row 82: K20, [k2tog] twice, k20. (42 sts)
    Row 83: Purl.
    Row 84: K19, [k2tog] twice, k19. (40 sts)
    Row 85: Purl.
    Row 86: K18, [k2tog] twice, k18. (38 sts)
    Row 87: Purl.
    Row 88: K17, [k2tog] twice, k17. (36 sts)
    Row 89: Purl.
    Row 90: K16, [k2tog] twice, k16. (34 sts)
    Row 91: Purl.
    Row 92: K15, [k2tog] twice, k15. (32 sts)
    Row 93: Purl.
    Row 94: K14, [k2tog] twice, k14. (30 sts)
    Row 95: Purl.
    Row 96: K13, [k2tog] twice, k13. (28 sts)
    Row 97: Purl.
    Row 98: K1, k2togtbl, k9, [k2tog] twice, k9, k2tog, k1. (24 sts)
    Row 99: P1, p2tog, p18, p2togtbl, p1.
    (22 sts)
    Row 100: K1, k2togtbl, k6, [k2tog] twice, k6, k2tog, k1. (18 sts)
    Row 101: P1, p2tog, p12, p2togtbl, p1. (16 sts)
    Row 102: K1, k2togtbl, k3, [k2tog] twice, k3, k2tog, k1. (12 sts)
    Row 103: P1, p2tog, p6, p2togtbl, p1.
    (10 sts)
    Row 104: K1, k2togtbl, k4, k2tog, k1.
    (8 sts)
    Row 105: P1, p2tog, p2, p2togtbl, p1.
    (6 sts)
    Work 2 rows in stocking stitch.
    Cast off.

  • Step 2

    Making up
    For the head and body, starting with the beak, partially sew up side seam using mattress stitch or backstitch and insert two pipe cleaners twisted together in the neck section. Insert stuffing in the head, neck and body, but not the tail and complete the seam.
    Using picture as guide, embroider eyes using satin stitch.

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