Don’t Kick the Baby: Ike Broflovski
What you need:
Small amount of blue and pink DK yarn
3.75mm DP needles
Blunt darning needle
Scrap of black yarn
Small amount of black felt
My Ike measures 14cm high and 10cm wide. You don’t have to use DK, just make sure to use small enough needles to give a tight fabric but it will effect the size of your Ike.
Abbreviation are standard and can be found on websites such as link.
The increases and decreases follow a very predictable pattern, I’ve only written them out fully for the more nervous knitter.
Head: (knit in the round)
Cast on 6stitches, join in the round
Round1: Inc in each st (12st)
R2 (and every round unless otherwise instructed): Knit
R3: *kfb, k1* repeat to end (18st)
R5: *kfb, k2* repeat (24st)
R7: *kfb, k3* repeat (30st)
R9: *kfb, k4* repeat (36st)
R11: *kfb, k5* repeat (42st)
R13: *kfb, k6* repeat (48st)
R14-15: knit round
R16: *kfb, k7* repeat (54st)
R17-24: knit straight
R25: *k2tog, k7* repeat (48st)
R28: *k2tog, k6* repeat (42st)
R31: *k2tog, k5* repeat (36st)
R34: *k2tog, k4* repeat (30st)
At this stage you should start to stuff the head
R37: *k2tog, k3* repeat (24st)
R39: *k2tog, k2* repeat (18st)
R40: *k2tog, k1* repeat (12st)
Finish stuffing the head
Break yarn, sew yarn end through remaining 12st, pull tight, tie off.
This is the top of the head.
Body: beginning at legs (knit flat)
Row1: *kfb* repeat (20st)
R2-4: Work straight in st.st.
Break yarn, leave leg on a spare needle
Repeat for second leg - don’t break yarn
R5: knit 20st, continue knitting the 20st from the other leg (40st)
R6-16: knit straight in st. st.
R17: k4, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k4 (36st)
CO - you can leave a long tail for making up
Arms: (make 2)
St. st. 3 rows, break blue yarn and attach pink
St. st. 3 rows
R7: *k2tog* repeat
Break yarn, sew through stitches and seam the side
Face: Using some tailor’s chalk or a soft pencil, mark a line for Ike’s mouth roughly 2rows above the last increase. Embroider a straight line with the black yarn. With the felt, cut two eye circles and a smaller nose circle and glue them in place. For the hair I first drew a circle about 4cm in diameter and then cut the locks. Glue to the top of the head.
Body: Close the seams of the inside leg and up the back. Lightly stuff the arms, place them between the decreases on the sides of the body and sew in place. Using the black yarn, embroider a straight line down the front of the body and three french knots along the side for the buttons. If you don’t know what a french knot is you can simply bring the yarn to the front, tie a knot next to the body and bring the yarn through the back.
Stuff the body then sew the head to the body.