Happy Year of the Horse!

horse knitting patternsIt’s officially the Year of the Horse in the Chinese zodiac, so I thought it might be fun to take a look at some knitting patterns that incorporate horses.

How about a knit hobby horse? Of course! Here’s one from Destany Fenton that has lots of great pictures. Or knit a hobby horse washcloth with this pattern form Smariek Knits.

You can knit an actual horse with help from the post How to Knit a Horse by womantalk, the Dream Toys horse pattern from Claire Garland and the Self-Supporting Knit Horse from Tricoty (translation).

If you’re looking for kid’s hats that look like horses, check out Horsing Around by NimCraft and the horse among Barbara Bazzocchi’s hats for kids patterns.

Kimberly Kwan’s Horse Illusion Knit would make a fun scarf or washcloth.

Knit a big felted bag with a horse on the side via the Berroco pattern Hippodrome, designed by Lina De Montigny.

DROPS Design has a cute kid’s sweater with a horse head on the front, while Susan Springett has the Wild Horses Vest on Ravelry and Crochet Knit Wits has an awesome double-knit scarf with horses running along the length.

Happy New Year to all my fellow Horses and everyone else out there!


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