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Aug 11, 2019 18:31:57   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
I've seen many creative knitted snakes on KP and decided to use up leftover sock yarn to make one for my grandson. Then he requested one for a little girl he's known since birth.

I used the pattern Striped Snake by Sarah Ann Thompson. And, I used two strands at a time of leftover sock yarn. The pattern is well written and easy to follow, but I used safety eyes over felt instead of embroidery for the eyes.

I also use a liner for knitted stuffed toys after learning the hard way the stuffing has a tendency to pull out. I make sheer liners using cheap nylon stockings, thigh highs for the snakes, hand stitching the toe of the stocking to the inside of the snake mouth. Photo below.




 
Aug 11, 2019 18:33:55   #
Altice
 
Very cute. That liner is a good idea. Thanks.
Aug 11, 2019 18:57:20   #
grannyfly81
 
Love your snakes
Aug 11, 2019 19:00:02   #
klmc
 
Cute, and love the liner idea.
Aug 11, 2019 19:02:22   #
Kay Knits
 
These are cute and thanks for sharing your great idea on stuffing!!
Aug 11, 2019 19:50:11   #
mattie cat (a regular here)
 
Love the liner idea and the girl snake.
 
Aug 11, 2019 20:15:54   #
gramknits (a regular here)
 
Your liner idea is very clever! I really enjoy seeing all the recently made snakes.
Aug 11, 2019 20:19:10   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Those look great.
Aug 11, 2019 21:32:13   #
edithann (a regular here)
 
Adorable...nice work!
Aug 11, 2019 21:42:06   #
gr8
 
I like those snakes!
Aug 11, 2019 22:36:59   #
krashdragon
 
Those woukd be great to put at the bottom of drafty doors...
 
Aug 12, 2019 05:21:25   #
cerdeirocas
 
Love them!!
Aug 12, 2019 06:17:24   #
katanamama (a regular here)
 
FYI: When you finish knitting the snake the length you want, pull the stretchy stocking up enough to twist, make a loop and pull the top of the stocking through the loop.

Then start knitting the tail decreases around the knot and top of the stocking, this will be enough to stuff the tail without using additional stuffing.

I use my own design for the tail because my grandson likes a "rattlesnake" tail.

Rattlesnake Tail:
Knit K 3 rows of final contrast color to start tail
Row 4 - P 1 row
Row 5 - K decreases based on pattern
Rows 6 & 7- Knit
Repeat Rows 4 through 7 until the tail is the length you want, using a tapestry needle pull the remaining stiches together and finish.
Aug 12, 2019 06:36:30   #
cinknitting (a regular here)
 
So cute!
Aug 12, 2019 07:00:21   #
kathycapp (a regular here)
 
Won’t they have fun with them! Very cute❣️
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