Tom the Turkey

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Original pattern: Tom Turkey

Pattern: Tom Turkey
For: selfish knitting, yay! :) It’s meant as Thanksgiving decoration of course, I’m just a lil’ early!

I loved this turkey, but soon after buying the pattern I thought it could use a little more definition, especially the neck, so I changed the pattern a little bit:

First off, I wish I had used poly pellets, because he keeps tipping over.

BODY:
after rnd 13 in the pattern, I add a couple of new rounds:

Rnd 14 new: Needles 1 & 3: (k1, k2tog) 3 times, k1 (5 sts per needle)
Needles 2 & 4: (k1, k2tog) 3 times ( 4 sts per needle)

Rnd 15: knit
Rnd 16: knit
Rnd 17: knit
(The neck could do with just 2 rows of knitting so you can omit rnd 16 and 17)

Before getting his hairdo

Before getting his hairdo

Switch to ombre color
Rnd 18: knit
Rnd 19: knit

Switch to camel/creme color knit 4 rounds
Start shaping to make the head

Rnd 1: Needles 1 and 3: (k1, kfb) 2 times, k1 (7 sts per needle) Needles 2 & 4: (k1,kfb) 2 times(6 sts per needle)
Rnd 2 (like Rnd 1 from the original pattern): Needles 1 and 3: (k2, kfb) 2 times, k1 (9 sts per needle) Needles 2 & 4: (k2,kfb) 2 times(8 sts per needle)

Now go back to the pattern and start from ‘shaping the head rnd 2’. After rnd 17&18 I would decrease one more time, because the hole you have to draw together is quite big.

WADDLE: see pattern, but bind off in row 14.

HAIR: Lastly, I gave him some hair, because I thought he looked baby faced.

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I made a bit of a mistake here changing the colors/knitting the purl ridge. I couldn’t rip out the rows because of the curly character of the orange yarn, so I made the mistake twice, to balance it out ;).

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ps. I’ve been working on several sewing projects too, just haven’t finished any of them yet.

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