Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
This morning I have the second part of the knitalong pattern for you. Thanks for the great response here and on Ravelry. Here is the Ravelry link for the Tiny November Knitalong if you would like to hop over there to follow along as well.
Here is part 2 of the pattern after you have worked 2 1/2 inches above the stitch marker:
Rnd 1: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round (12 sts per needle, 36 sts total remain)
Rnds 2 and 3: knit
Rnd 4: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round (9 sts per needle, 27 sts total remain)
Rnd 5: knit
At this point, place the end from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Take a few stitches to close the hole. Pull the end to the inside. Weave in and trim the end. Fill the bottom (the cast on end is the back end so the body will sit horizontally) with a layer of poly-pellets on the bottom and stuff the rest of the body until firm with fiberfill OR stuff with fiberfill only. Continue to stuff the body as you work to the end.
Rnd 6: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round (6 sts per needle, 18 sts total remain)
Rnd 7: knit
Rnd 8: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round (4 sts per needle, 12 sts total remain)
Rnds 9: knit
Rnd 10: (k1, k2tog, k1) repeat on each needle (3 sts per needle, 9 sts total remain)
Finish any stuffing. Cut the yarn and place the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches and pull up tight to close the hole. Pull the end to the inside and trim to stay inside.
There you go! Stay tuned…I’ll be back soon with the next step.