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Collect supplies from the "Yarns of Hope" bin on the art cart

Collect supplies from the "Yarns of Hope" bin on the art cart

Divide skein of yarn into 2 balls. You will knit double stranded, with two strands of yarn.

Divide skein of yarn into 2 balls. You will knit double stranded,\u00a0with two strands of yarn.

Make a SLIP KNOT and CAST ON 40 stitches using the simple long-tail cast on method holding our yarn double.

Make a\u00a0SLIP KNOT and CAST ON 40 stitches using the simple long-tail cast on method holding our yarn double.

Place a marker and make certain not to twist our stitches. Now begin knitting in the round!

Place a marker and make certain not to twist our stitches. Now begin knitting in the round!

Once you have knitted in the round for about 20 rows or until your nest reaches at least 4 inches in height, it is already time to begin your decreases.

Once you have knitted in the round for about 20 rows or until your nest reaches at least 4 inches in height, it is already time to begin your decreases.

Switch to our double pointed needles for your decreases. Follow the instructions for the next 7 rows to make your decreases.

Switch to our double pointed needles for your decreases. Follow the instructions for the next 7 rows to make your decreases.

DECREASE PATTERN Row 1: Knit 6 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (35 stitches remain)

Row 2: Knit 5 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (30 stitches remain) Row 3: Knit 4 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (25 stitches remain)

Row 4: Knit 3 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (20 stitches remain) Row 5: Knit 2 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (15 stitches remain)

Row 6: Knit 1 Stitches, Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (10 stitches remain) Row 7: Knit 2 Together. Repeat to end of row. (5 stitches remain)

Break the yarn with about 3 inches of yarn remaining. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through your remaining stitches.  Weave the yarn through and break it off.

Break the yarn with about 3 inches of yarn remaining. With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through your remaining stitches.\u00a0 Weave the yarn through and break it off.

Eh voilà! You have knitted a cozy nest for a critter in need! Thank you!

Eh voil\u00e0! You have knitted a cozy nest for a critter in need! Thank you!

  • 1.0 Skein of Yarn (wool)
  • 1.0 16″ #10.5 US Circular Knitting Needle
  • 4.0 10.5 US Double Pointed Knitting Needles
  • 1.0 Scissors
  • 1.0 Tapestry Needle
  • 1.0 Measuring Tape