Snowman Family

Snowman Knitting PatternThe Snowman Family by Jesie Ostermiller is featured in Interweave Knits Holiday 2016 and can be purchased with the magazine or as an individual pattern.

This adorable Snowman Family is made in four sizes with different weights of yarn. Because these ornaments are worked in the round with easy embroidery for the eyes, you can whip out several ornaments for the tree and a larger version to adorn a couch or table.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Size Version 1: 5″ tall and 7¾” circumference. Version 2: 6″ tall and 9″ circumference. Version 3: 10″ tall and 15″ circumference. Version 4: 16″ tall and 25″ circumference.

Yarn Version 1: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #740S snow (white; MC), #135S hurricane seas (teal; A), and #136S chocolate kisses (brown; B), 1 ball each. Version 2: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yd [224 m]/ 3½ oz [100 g]): #740W snow (white; MC), #112W elf green (A), and #136W chocolate kisses (brown; B), 1 ball each. Version 3 (Version 4): Brown Sheep Nature Spun Chunky (100% wool: 155 yd [142 m]/7 oz [200 g]): #740C snow (white; MC), 1 (3) skeins; #N910 cherries jubilee (red; A), and #136C chocolate kisses (brown; B), 1 skein each.

Needles Version 1: Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Version 2: Size 5 (3.75 mm): set of dpn. Version 3: Size 10 (6 mm): set of dpn. Version 4: Size 15 (10 mm): set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); black scrap yarn for eyes; polyester fiberfill; tapestry needle; one ½ (½, 1, 1½)” button.

Gauge Version 1: 25 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in St st. Version 2: 21 sts and 24 rnds = 4″ in St st. Version 3: 13 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in St st. Version 4: 8 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in St st with 3 strands held tog.

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About sarahrothberg

Sarah Rothberg is the assistant editor for Interweave Knits. Graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has a diverse background in knitting, photography, videography, drawing, sculpting, writing, and painting. She started learning textile arts with embroidery and crochet from her great-grandmother and grandmother and started knitting in college by making scarves for her friends. She now aspires to take on more complex projects and break out of her scarf-centric comfort zone.