Knitted Angels

 

Double knitting wool,  3mm or size 12 knitting needles; a little stuffing for head.

For the body and head - Cast on 36 stitches and then knit 3 rows.
(K2 tog, knit 7) repeat 3 times, 32 sts.
Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

(k2 tog, knit 6), repeat 3 times, 28 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Purl 1 row.
(Knit 2 tog, knit 5), repeat 3 times, 24 sts. 

Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 rows.
(K2 tog k4), repeat 3 times, 20 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Knit 2 rows.
(K2 tog, knit 3), repeat 3 times, 16 sts.
Purl 1row. 

(K2 tog), repeat across row, 8 sts.  (this is the neck)

Purl 1 row.
Kfb in each st, 16 sts.
Starting with a purl row stocking stitch 7 rows. K2 tog across row, 8 sts. ( this is the head)
P2 tog across row, 4 sts.

Thread yarn through these 4 stitches and from the wrong side sew up the back seam. Put a little stuffing into the head of the angel and then sew a row of running stitches around the neck and pull tight, or tie wool tightly around the neck. 

 

For the wings - Cast on 21 sts 

K 1 row from RS. 

Then work short rows as follows: * K 7, turn and K back, K 1 row over all sts *,
repeat from *-* 6 times in total.

Then * K 2 tog, K 6, turn and K back, K 1 row over all sts *, repeat from *-*until there are 15 sts on needle.

*K 2 tog, K the rest of row *, repeat from *-* until 9 sts remain, cast off.

Sew wings to the back of the body with a line of stitches down the middle.

 

Christmas Angels – any colour!  All finished angels to St Botolph’s Church by the beginning of ADVENT SUNDAY 29th November, in order for them to be “aired” before we use them.   Thank you!


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