While watching a disappointing NASCAR race with my boys, I knitted a snake. It’s a simple fella made to use up a full skein of yarn. Sometimes you just need a little rainy Sunday, race day project, right? Actually, my motivation was to have a snake for my Halloween costume, and the clock is ticking. Meanwhile, my younger fella has named him Rick. (Note: This is not meant as a toy or used without supervision because it’s super long and a possible choking hazard. It would be a great jump rope though.)
Anyways, if you wanna make this super simple snake, here’s what you’ll need:
1 skein Lions Brand Homespun USA (green)
2 Size 11 double point needles
Knit as an i-cord until 131 inches long, (almost all the yarn is gone). Don’t worry, it goes by very quickly because it’s so chunky.
To form the head: (continue these rows in i-cord fashion, no need to pull super tight, this head will be “one-sided”)
Row 1: kfb, k3, kfb (slide and continue as i-cord knitting until the end)
Row 2: kfb, k5, kfb
Row 3: k
Row 4: k2tog, k5, k2tog
Row 5: k*
Row 6: k2tog, k3, k2tog
Row 7: k2tog, k1, k2tog
Row 8: ssk, k1
Row 9: k2tog
Knot off. Shape the head and weave in loose ends.
Shape the tail point by gathering CO yarn tail, weave it in and pulling it tight.
Sew on buttons for eyes.
Can you guess what I’m going to be for Halloween?
(I was Medusa. This snake was my scarf.)