Since I was a child I have always loved snowmen. One of my favorite wintery things about living here in Wisconsin is when there is a beautiful snowfall and shortly after the entire neighborhood is sprinkled with snowmen. It is magical. I’ve designed many different versions of snowmen throughout the years but this one is my current favorite.
The Snowman, which is about 4.5” tall without the hat and 9” tall including the pointy hat, is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. The safety eyes, or pieces of coal, in this case, are placed along the way in specific spots. Purl bumps are placed as a guide for picking up and knitting the carrot nose. The hat and scarf are knit separately. The tiny pom is made using a fork for which I have a video tutorial for you linked in the pattern.
The stick arms are optional. The twigs I used were found outside and trimmed. It’s really fun searching for just the right twigs, you’ll see.
Snowman Kit Information
* You get three skeins of Wisconsin Woolen Spun Sport Weight in the colors Birch (creamy white), Jam (Red), and Stone (brown/gray heathered). This is enough yarn to make 2 of the Snowman. You also get a cut length of Home Fingering Weight in the Marmalade colorway for the Carrot Noses.
* Included are 10 safety eyes, which is enough for two Snowmen. 3 buttons and 2 eyes for each Snowman.
* The pattern is included with the kit for no additional cost. It comes as a Ravelry download code printed on a square of paper inside the kit bag. You don’t need to be a member of Ravelry to download the pattern with the code.
* The Snowman Kit comes packed in a printed cotton bag with an illustrated tag by Susan.
* The twigs are NOT included for the stick arms. These are optional, of course.