I decided late last night to design a little knitting freebie for any of you who may be interested!

The Hugo pattern below can be easily printed out.

And, (as I have only just learnt useful computer stuff like this) here is what you need to do: hold your mouse over the chart, click the right hand mouse button, a menu comes up on the screen and then you just select ‘print’.

The chart is 35 stitches wide by 35 rows. It has been drawn on knitters’ graph paper, because knit stitches are wide and short, not square.

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I was wondering about drawing a cross stitch version too on ordinary graph paper. Anyone interested?

I’m not sure what I am going to knit him in yet, but I have been thinking about traditional Fair isle patterns a lot recently. I think he’d be fun on a fairisle patterned ground… tricky, but fun.

I won’t be knitting his black spots or nose in though- I’d swiss darn them in later.

Hope you like him! 

And don’t forget to show me what you make.

If I continue working at my current snails’ pace, I’ll be able to show you mine in a year or so…




4 Responses to “Freebie!”

  1. Susan Jonsson Says:
    May 1st, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    I don’t know how to knit but I think I could use this pattern as is to make a needle point or cross stitch embroidery. Thanks so much for sharing. You might want to think about selling your designs to transfers for embroidery. Love to see some of your applique designs as embroidery.


  2. janet clare Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Thanks Susan- I’m thinking about doing just that!
    The pattern above won’t come out well as a cross stitch- the graph paper grid is rectangular NOT square, because knit stitches are too! Hugo will be distorted with very long legs if you cross stitch from this chart.

  3. thevintagemagpie Says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Janet, this is wonderful I do so love your dog pictures… I’m definitely going to have a go.. just got to think what to put him on. Have a great weekend x

  4. Kathy Says:
    May 8th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    YES! Please do a counted cross stitch pattern.

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