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Tiny November Knitalong Part 4

November 3, 2009

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I’ve got some turkey feet for you! I wanted to make some funny oversized turkey toes to go with this guy. My intention was to make a solid base for the turkey to stand on and to make sure that the toes stuck out far enough from the body so any turkey passerby could spot them. Mission accomplished. Lovin’ the big turkey toes!

Here we go with the Tiny November Knitalong Part 4, entitled, Turkey Toes. Just because.

Foot and toes (make 2):

With Firecracker and the double pointed needles, starting at the back of the foot, cast on 9 stitches, placing 3 stitches on each of 3 double-pointed needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Rnd 1: knit

Rnd 2: (k1, kfb, k1) repeat on each needle (4 sts per needle, 12 sts total)

Knit every round until the foot measures 1 inch from the cast on stitches.

Toes (make three on each foot):

Continuing on to make the toes:

Next, knit the first 4 stitches on the first double pointed needle. Ignore the other 2 needles.

Work 4 rows of I-cord on these 4 stitches only.

Next row: k2tog twice, pass the first stitch over the second stitch (1 st remains)

Cut the yarn and pull the end through the remaining stitch.

Reattach the yarn to work the 4 stitches on the second double pointed needle and work the toe the same on the second 4 stitches.

Reattach the yarn to work on the last 4 stitches on the third double pointed needle and work the to the same on the last 4 stitches.

Flatten out the foot and arrange the toes. Place on of the ends from a toe on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the I-cord and then use this end to take a few stitches to close the opening at the base of the toes. Next weave in the other two ends from the toes ends to the inside and trim to stay inside.

Place the end from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle and take a few stitches to close the hole. Use this end to whipstitch the foot to the front underside of the body. Pin the feet in place before stitching down (optional but recommended) to make sure the body is balanced and the toes are sticking out. Sew down the foot leaving the toes loose.

And there you have it! Awesome turkey feet and toes for all to enjoy.

Now…. I am thinking about a waddle and wings before I hit the turkey feather tail. Are you having fun? I am.

’til morrow…or maybe the next morrow, we’ll see how much I get done.

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