Little Axe

Have you ever needed to attack / defend yourself from hoards of knitted monsters?

Or perhaps your little (or large) viking needs an axe-essory to sharpen their day?

No need to worry about gauge either!

-3mm needles
-Light silver/grey DK yarn
-Dark silver/grey DK yarn
-Brown DK yarn
-Tapestry/yarn needle for seaming

CO = Cast on
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St-st = Stocking Stitch – K 1 row, P 1 row
G-st: = Garter stitch – K every row
K# = knit # stitches
P# = purl # stitches
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
Inc = Increase by your preferred method (I prefer to M1)
Dec = Decrease by knitting (purling) 2 stitches together (if you’re on a K (P) row)
BO = Bind off
Three needle BO = Pick up CO sts whilst BO to create a neat edge seam

Finished size: Approx 13cm

Axe Head (make 1)
Start at the bit (sharp edge) then decrease for the beard, before knitting a length that forms the butt. Increase again for the other side of the beard and then finish on the bit again. Three needle BO the start and end to join the axe head together. Additional sewing will be required at the end around the other edges of the axe.

CO12 sts in In light silver/grey:
1 – 2 – Starting with a K row, work 2 rows st-st.
Change to dark silver/grey
3 – 4 – st-st 2 rows
5 – BO 4 sts, K2tog, K to end (7sts)
6 – P1, P2tog, P to last 2 sts, P2tog (5sts)
7 – 18 – St-st 12 rows
19 – K1, inc 1, K to last 2 sts, inc 1, K1. (7sts)
20 – P to last st, inc 1, CO 4 sts (12)
21 – 22 – st-st 2 rows
Change to light silver/grey
23 – 24 – st-st 2 rows
Three needle BO

Knit length of handle, fold in half edgeways to create a firm tube and stitch closed.

CO 30 sts in brown (less if you want a smaller shaft).
1 – 3 – In G-st, K 3 rows

Slide handle into axe head opening until enough of the handle is visible at the top to your liking (or use photo as a guide). Sew edges of axe head closed and firmly fix the handle in place.

You are now armed and ready to take on the world, one little axe at a time!

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