White Christmas: robin


Materials; Cygnet Superwash pure merino DK in brown, red and green, plus an oddment of black *

Polyester toy stuffing

Gold elastic cord (25cm) for tie **

Tension; 26sts x 32rows over 10cm in stocking stitch

Needles; 3.75mm

Finished size; approx. 10cm high x 6.5cm wide, excluding scarf


Cast on 5sts in brown.

r1: inc in all sts (10)

r2 and all even rows: p

r3: inc in all sts (20)

r5: k2, inc, *k4, inc* x3, k2 (24)

r7: k2, inc, *k5, inc* x3, k3 (28)

r9: k2, inc, *k6, inc* x3, k4 (32)

r11: k2, inc, *k7, inc* x3, k5 (36)

r13: k15 brown, k6 red, k15 brown

r14: p14 brown, p8 red, p14 brown

r15: k13 brown, k10 red, k13 brown

r16: p13 b, p10 r, p13 b

r17: k12 b, k12 r, k12 b

r18: p12 b, p12 r, p12 b

r19: k12 b, k 12 r, k12 b

r20: p13b, p10r, p13b


r21: k2, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k2, change to red, k3, k2tog, k5, change to brown, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k4 (31)

r22: p12b, p7r, p12b

r23: k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, change to red, k2, k2tog, k3, change to brown, k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 (26)

r24: p11b, p4r, p11b

r25: (all brown) k2, k2tog, *k3, k2tog* x4, k2 (21)

7 rows st-st

r33: k2, k2tog, *k2, k2tog* x4, k1 (16)

r34: p

r35: k2, k2tog, *k1, k2tog* x4 (11)

r36: p

r37: k2tog x4, k3tog

cut yarn and thread through 5 sts to tie off.

Making up:

Add french knots for the eyes in black yarn. Place these 4sts apart, between the shaping for the neck and top of the head.

Stitch up at centre back leaving a small gap, stuff, finish stitching


Cast on 100sts in green

(Be sure to leave at least 15cm at each end of the scarf each time you cut and change colour to make the tassels.)

r1: k all in red

r2: k all in green

r3: k all in red

r4: cast off in green

Tie knots at each end to secure the tassels and trim to a uniform length.

*available at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London. Please note that any DK yarn would be suitable.

** sample uses cord from Kleins in London’s Soho (www.kleins.co.uk).

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