Designed exclusively for RCY by Ann Budd.
Snowmen are a welcoming sight in winter. And how much more so when armed with
a hockey stick? This snowman is knitted all in one piece from the bottom up on double- pointed needles. Buttons and hockey stick (or broom) are attached with sewing thread. Substitute a broom for the hockey stick for a more traditional look.
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About 5 ins / 13 cm tall from base to top of hat and 2.5 ins / 6.5 cm across at widest part.
About 18 sts and 24 rnds = 2 ins / 5 cm in St st, worked in rnds. Eact gauge isn't crucial but will affect the size of the snowman.
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine)
Shown here: River City Yarns Hat Trick Semi- Solid (352 meters / 385 yards per 100 grams): Ride the Pine (cream), about 10 grams; Backcheck (black), about 4 grams; Penalty Shot (orange), about 1 meter / 1 yard.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
2.5 mm / US Size 1 or 2: set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpn).
Removable marker; two 1 3/8 ins / 3.8 mm metal washers (available at hardware stores); about 5 grams of polyester fiberfill stuffing; tapestry needle; one 5/8 ins / 1.5 cm cardinal button; five 1⁄4 ins / 6mm round black buttons; one 11⁄4 ins / 3.2 cm paper clip for hockey stick; dinner fork for making optional broom tassel; sharp-point sewing needle and black thread for attaching buttons.
Adaptation - Frosty the GnomeMan
You can turn Sure Shot Frosty into Frosty the GnomeMan using Epic Yarn and 3.75 mm dpns. We sell kits called Year of the Gnome - that include Four Balls of Epic wool yarn and a small pack of embellishments....various
Barb used the one called "Doing it in Denim"... and you can make lots of these gnomes and bigger Sure Shot Frosty's just by upsizing the yarns and the needles. Barb's pattern adaptations, including the mitten instructions are on Ravelry here.