Partridge or a Pear Tree Ornaments

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Partridge or a Pear Tree Ornaments

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Knit a partridge and a pear tree for your next holiday. Shown in Patons Classic Wool.

Size

Single Size
Approx 6 ins [15 cm] long
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The materials for this project cost $23.93

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Measurements
Approx 6 ins [15 cm] long

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Dark Beige Marl, 77250 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
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Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Natural Mix, 00229Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.15

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.80

Materials not included in this kit:

 Stuffing. 2 small black beads for eyes. Small piece of yellow felt. Length of satin ribbon for hanging loop.

The materials for this project cost $23.93

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements
Approx 6 ins [15 cm] long

MATERIALS

Partridge
Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
Main Color (MC) Dark Beige Marl () 1
Contrast A Natural Mix (00229) 1
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles and set of four size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. 2 small black beads for eyes. Small piece of yellow felt. Length of satin ribbon for hanging loop. 1 ball of MC makes 4 partridges.
Pear
Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
Contrast B Leaf Green (00240) 1
Contrast C Chestnut Brown (00231) 1
Set of four size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain

GAUGE

4 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

Partridge

Body
With MC, and double-pointed needles, cast on 6 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st and alt rnds: Knit.
2nd rnd: *Inc 1 st in each st around. 12 sts.
4th rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
6th rnd: *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
8th rnd: *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
10th rnd: *K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
12th rnd: *K5. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 42 sts.
14th rnd: *K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
Knit 5 rnds even.
Next rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around. 42 sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 30 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
Stuff body lightly.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Stuff rem of body.
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 6 sts.
Break yarn. Thread yarn through rem sts and draw tightly.
Fasten Securely.

Belly
With A and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. K2. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 7 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in first st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 9 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K6. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 11 sts.
Work 7 rows stocking st.
Next row: K1. ssk. K5. K2tog. K1. 9 sts.
Next and alt rows: Purl.
Next row: K1. ssk. K3. K2tog. K1. 7 sts.
Next row: K1. ssk. K1. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
Cast off purlwise.

Wings (make 2 alike).
With MC, cast on 14 sts.
1st row: (K2. P2) 3 times. K2.
2nd row: (P2. K2) 3 times. P2.
These 2 rows form Rib Pat. Cont in Rib Pat for 8 more rows.
Cast off 1 st at beg of next row and following alt row.
Work 1 row even.
Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row and following alt row.
Work 1 row even.
Cast off 3 sts beg next row. 5 sts rem.
Work 1 row even. Cast off.

Finishing
Sew Belly, Wings and Body as shown in picture. Cut yellow felt following Beak template. Pinch Beak in center and sew to Body. Sew beads to Body for eyes. Thread Satin Ribbon through top of body. Tie securely.

Pear
With B, make as for Partridge Body.

Stem
With C and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.
Next row: K3. Do not turn. Slide sts to other end of needle.
Rep last row (i-cord) until cord measures 1½ ins [4 cm].
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.

Finishing
Sew Stem to top of Pear. Cut green felt following Leaf template. Sew to Pear beside Stem. Thread Satin Ribbon through hanging loop. Tie securely.