92269. GÄVLE GOAT

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92269

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Description information
Version number: 1
Designer: Edith Kristine Nielsen
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Photo: Lasse Åbom

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS  Length: approx. 8¼ in / 21 cm Width: approx. 3½ in / 9 cm Height, excluding horns: approx. 9¾ in / 25 cm
YARN Léttlopi (100% wool; 164 yd/100 m / 50 g, CYCA #4, Aran)
YARN AMOUNTS Color 1: approx. 150 g (color 11418, Oatmeal): Color 2: approx. 25 g (color 19434, Red)
YARN SUBSTITUTE Järbo yarn group 5 or CYCA #4 - note that yarns within this group may differ in yardage/meterage and quality
NOTIONS Wool filling, approx. 6 oz / 170 g (art #76051)
HOOK U. S. size E-4 / 3.5 mm
GAUGE Approx. 25 sts and 26 rnds in single crochet with hook U.S. E-4 / 3.5 mm = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm. Adjust hook size to obtain gauge if necessary.
Tip: Use the red yarn to swatch for gauge so you will have enough of the other yarn for the goat

EXPLANATIONS
The Gävle goat is crocheted tightly with a smaller hook than usually recommended for the yarn. The materials in this kit include the yarn and wool for filling that will suffice for the whole piece if you crochet at the recommended gauge. If you crochet too loosely, you will need more yarn and filling, so, be careful with the gauge. 5 sc = ¾ in / 2 cm in width. All the pieces are joined with the WRONG SIDE out so the finished results will look like the original goat as much as possible. REMEMBER to make color changes on the right side so they won´t be visible when the goat is assembled. Crochet into both loops of stitch below unless otherwise specified.

BODY
Color 1: Ch 65 and join into a ring with 1 sl st into 1st ch. Work around in sc (= 65 sts per rnd) until piece measures 3 in / 7.5 cm. Change to color 2 and continue in sc for 1 in / 2.5 cm.
Change to color 1 and work around in sc until body measures a total of 6¾ in / 17 cm. End with 1 sl st. The body is now complete. The front of the body is worked as a circle (to be sewn to body´s foundation chain later).
Color 1: Begin with ch 2. Work 7 sc in 1st ch.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *2 sc in each st* = 14 sts.
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc 1* = 21 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc 1* = 28 sts.
Rnd 4: *3 sc, inc 1* = 35 sts.
Rnd 5: *4 sc, inc 1* = 42 sts.
Rnd 6: *5 sc, inc 1* = 49 sts.
Rnd 7: *6 sc, inc 1* = 56 sts.
Rnd 8: *7 sc, inc 1* = 63 sts.
Join with 1 sl st into 1st sc of rnd. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Now the front piece is complete.
The diameter of this piece should be 3 in / 7.5 cm when worked to specified gauge. Make another piece the same way for the back.

LEGS
The base of each leg is worked as a circle and then leg continues up from the base.
Color 1: Begin with ch 2. Work 7 sc in 1st ch.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *2 sc in each st* = 14 sts.
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc 1* = 21 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc 1* = 28 sts.
Rnd 4: *3 sc, inc 1* = 35 sts.
Rnd 5: *4 sc, inc 1* = 42 sts.
Next Rnd: Now crochet in FRONT loops only and, at the same time, sc2tog 4 times evenly spaced around = 38 sts rem.
Place marker and measure leg length from this point.
Continuing with sc through both loops, work around for 1¼ in / 3 cm, change to color 2 and work 3 rnds.
Change to color 1 and continue working around until leg measures 3¼ in / 8 cm from marker.
The rest of the leg is worked back and forth as follows: 27 sc, turn with ch 1. Skip 1 st, 14 sc, turn with ch 1; skip 1 st, 12 sc, turn with ch 1; skip 1 st, 10 sc. Cut yarn and fasten off. Make the other 3 legs the same way.

HEAD
The front of the head is worked as a circle and then the head is worked up from the front.
Color 1: Begin with ch 2. Work 7 sc in 1st ch.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *2 sc in each st* = 14 sts.
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc 1* = 21 sts.
Rnd 3:*2 sc, inc 1* = 28 sts.
Rnd 4: Work in FRONT loops only. *1 sc in each st* = 28 sts.
Continue with sc through both loops.
Rnd 5: *13 sc, inc 1* = 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *1 sc in each st*. Change to color 2.
Rnd 7: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 8: *9 sc, inc 1* = 33 sts.
Rnd 9: *1 sc in each st*.
The rest of the head is worked with color 1.
Rnds 10-11: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 12: *10 sc, inc 1* = 36 sts.
Rnds 13-14: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 15: *11 sc, inc 1* = 39 sts.
Rnds 16-17: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 18: *12 sc, inc 1* = 42 sts.
Rnds 19-20: *1 sc in each st*.
Join with 1 sl st in 1st sc of rnd. Cut yarn and fasten off.

The back of head is worked as a circle.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *2 sc in each st* = 14 sts.
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc 1* = 21 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc 1* = 28 sts.
Rnd 4: *3 sc, inc 1* = 35 sts.
Rnd 5: *4 sc, inc 1* = 42 sts. J
oin with 1 sl st in 1st sc of rnd. Cut yarn and fasten off.

NECK
Color 1: Ch 30 and join into a ring with 1 sl st into 1st ch. This piece forms the top of the neck.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *1 sc in each st* = 30 sts.
Rnd 2: *9 sc, inc 1* = 33 sts.
Rnd 3: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 4: *10 sc, inc 1* = 36 sts.
Rnd 5: *1 sc in each st*.
Rnd 6: *11 sc, inc 1* = 39 sts.
Rnd 7: *1 sc in each st*.
The rest of the neck is worked back and forth to shape back of neck which will later be sewn to the back: 11 sc, turn with ch 1. Skip 1 st, 10 sc, turn with ch 1; skip 1 st, 8 sc, turn with ch 1, skip 1 st, 6 sc. Cut yarn and fasten off.

TAIL
The top of the tail is worked around and the rest of the tail worked up from it.
Color 1: Begin with ch 2. Work 7 sc in 1st ch.
Always repeat from * to * around.
Rnd 1: *2 sc in each st* = 14 sts.
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc 1* = 21 sts.
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc 1* = 28 sts.
Rnd 4: Work in FRONT loops only and, at the same time, decrease with sc2tog 2 times evenly spaced around = 26 sts rem.
Place marker on this rnd.
Continuing with sc through both loops, work 1 rnd with 1 sc in each st. Change to color 2 and work 3 rnds. The rest of the tail is worked with color 1. Continue as est until tail measures 1¼ in / 3 cm from marker. Join with 1 st st into 1st sc. Cut yarn and fasten off.

HORNS
The horns are worked back and forth, folded down the length, and sewn together.
Color 1: Begin with ch 6 + ch 1 to turn.
Work 4 rows sc. Change to color 2 and work 2 rows sc.
Change to color 1 and work 6 rows sc = 6 sts.
Next Row: 1 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc = 5 sts rem.
Work 3 rows sc. Change to color 2 and work 2 rows sc.
Change to color 1 and work 7 rows sc = 5 sts.
Next Row: 1 sc, sc2tog, 2 sc = 4 sts rem.
Work 2 rows sc. Change to color 2 and work 2 rows sc.
Change to color 1 and work 8 rows sc = 4 sts.
Next Row: 1 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc = 3 sts rem.
Work 1 row sc. Change to color 2 and work 2 rows sc.
Change to color 1 and work 7 rows sc = 3 sts.
Next Row: 1 sc, sc2tog = 2 sts rem.
Work 2 rows sc. Change to color 2 and work 2 rows sc.
Change to color 1 and work 6 rows sc = 2 sts.
Next Row: Sc2tog = 1 st rem.
Work 1 row sc and then cut yarn and fasten off.
Make the other horn the same way. 

ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING
All the pieces are joined with the wrong side facing out.
Sew the front and back pieces to the body. Fill the body with wool before completely joining opening.
Fill the legs and sew firmly to body. Sew longer part of each leg securely to the outside of the body. Don’t forget to add extra filling before you finish seaming.
Join the head by sewing the back part together - don´t forget to add filling.
Sew the foundation chain of the neck to the underside of the head. Turn the longest part of the neck to the back and then sew it securely to the back. Fill and sew the neck to the body.
Fold each horn and seam down the length to form long narrow horns. Pull yarn in at the seam to round the horn. Sew the wider end of the horn to the head. Sew the point of each horn to the side of the tail.
Beard (if desired): Sew fringe (approx. 2 in / 5 cm long) under the chin and carefully comb out to shape into a beard. The Gävle goat is now finished.

KIT DETAILS
For one Gävle goat, the kit includes:
5.3 oz / 150 g yarn of color 1 – 328 yd / 300 m
. 7 oz / 20 g yarn of color 2 – 48 yd / 40 m
6 oz / 170 g Järbo wool for filling
Time for producing goat: approximately 36 hours, including 4 hours for assembly and finishing (this will vary by individual).

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Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
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Knitting
alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

Crocheting
approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

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