Knitting Turkey Trot 2020 – Days 6, 7, 8

It’s okay if you are not ready for this part yet. When you are, it will be here! Turkey Trot – Knitting – 2020. Remember, the knitters have 3 extra days. I’ve added the clues for day 6, 7, and 8 to this post. The clue for day 9 will be available on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Don’t miss those instructions!

Where to post questions and progress pictures?

In the Marly’s Minions Group on Facebook (if you haven’t joined yet, do that now >> click here << ) there will be a dedicated thread for each day. I pin those threads in ANNOUNCEMENTS so you can easily find them.


This is very important. The testers will be checking these threads to help answer questions and it really helps them if we keep the questions for each day in the appropriate thread. I hope that makes sense. Also, the testers can be easily identified by their fb image. Each one is using a picture like this:


As you finish the clue for each day (no matter if it is 3 days later) post a picture of your progress in the progress thread for the day you are working on. It really inspires all of us. Plus, it is fun to see all the different yarns getting used!

Okay, now here is your clue

Below, you will find everything you should need for this Knitting Turkey Trot 2020 – Days 6 , 7, and 8 Clues!

???? Good Luck ????

Knitting Turkey Trot 2020


To Fit Size

S-XL (2XL-5XL)

*the smaller of the two sizes is more of a one size fits all, and the larger size is a little bit larger

Finished Measurements

S-XL: 64” (162.5 cm) chest circumference x 22″ (56 cm) length 

2XL-5XL: 75.5” (192 cm) chest circumference x 30” (76 cm) length


18 sts 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch



Worsted Weight

  • The amounts are an estimated amount (because I don’t know what yarn YOU are using) so to make sure you have enough for the project, have at least the yardage listed for the size you are making
  • Size S-XL: 1500 yds
  • Size 2XL-5XL: 2200 yds


US 9 (5.5 mm) 24” circular 2 pair & 60” circular 1 pair, or size required for gauge


Cable needle, yarn needle, stitch markers, contrasting color string for holding stitches


  • beg – begin(ning)
  • k – knit
  • K2tog – knit 2 together
  • K2togtbl – knit two together through the back leg
  • K1tbl – knit through the back leg
  • p – purl
  • P1tbl – purl 1 through the back leg
  • pat – pattern
  • Pm – place marker
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right side
  • Sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped st over.
  • sl – slip
  • Slm – slip marker
  • st(s) – stitches
  • WS – wrong side
  • wyif – with yarn in front
  • Yo – yarn over


C2B (cable 2 back): slip 1 st onto cable needle and hold in back, k1, from left hand needle, p1 from cable needle.

C2F (cable 2 front): slip 1 st onto cable needle and hold in front, p1 from left hand needle, k1 from cable needle.



  • Sizes are written for the smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). 
  • For a petite larger size follow the stitch count for the larger size but row count for the smaller size. 
  • For a tall smaller size follow the stitch count for the smaller size but the row count for the larger size. 
  • Work both fronts at the same time using separate needles and yarn to ensure matching sides.
  • Add life lines as you work along. 
  • Circular needles are recommended to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.



Days 6, 7, 8 (don’t miss day 9 on Thursday Dec. 3, 2020!)

???? MARLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDS ADDING A LIFELINE TO YOUR WORK AS OFTEN AS YOU WISH. You have gotten this far and don’t want to have an unfixable mess up. Do yourself a favor and add a lifeline so you have a point to go back to should you mess up! ????

With the gift of the added time, we can now knit the back over the course of 3 days. If you have watched any of the live videos I’ve done on youtube you know that I designed the back to be a compliment to the front. You also know there are no new stitches!

Over the next three day, I want you to knit up about 1/3 of the back each day up to the ribbing. The back will measure the same distance to the ribbing as the front from the point of the join at the back of the neck.

I think that by breaking up the back into chunks of knitting it is a much more manageable task.

I really, really, really do hope you love your project so far. You are over the halfway point and the good news is that it is easier than the first half! So, let’s do this!


Row 1 (RS): K1, [k2, p2] three (five) times, slm, k1tbl, [c2f, c2b] eighteen times, c2f removing m, [c2b, c2f] six (ten) times, c2b removing m, [c2f, c2b] eighteen times, k1tbl, slm, [p2, k2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 2 (WS): K1, [p2, k2] three (five) times, slm, p1tbl, [k1, p2, k1] 43 (47) times, p1tbl, slm, [k2, p2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 3 (RS): K1, [k2, p2] three (five) times, slm, k1tbl, [p1, k2, p1] 43 (47) times, k1tbl, slm, [p2, k2] three (five) times, k1. 

Row 4 (WS): K1, [p2, k2] three (five) times, slm, p1tbl, [k1, p2, k1] 43 (47) times, p1tbl, slm, [k2, p2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 5 (RS): K1, [k2, p2] three (five) times, slm, k1tbl, [c2b, c2f] 43 (47) times, k1tbl, slm, [p2, k2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 6 (WS): K1, [p2, k2] three (five) times, slm, p1tbl, [p1, k2, p1] 43 (47) times, p1tbl, slm, [k2, p2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 7 (RS): K1, [k2, p2] three (five) times, slm, k1tbl, [k1, p2, k1] 43 (47) times, k1tbl, slm , [p2, k2] three (five) times, k1.

Row 8 (WS): K1, [p2, k2] three (five) times, slm, p1tbl, [p1, k2, p1] 43 (47) times, p1tbl, slm, [k2, p2] three (five) times, k1.

Repeat Rows 1–8 until the back matches the length of the Fronts to the Ribbing at the back neck join. 

Place a removable marker into the end of the row to use for measuring the ribbing.

  • Day 6: work 1/3
  • Day 7: work 1/3
  • Day 8: work 1/3

⭐️YOU MADE IT TO THIS POINT. Yes, this is A LOT OF KNITTING! But that is why you are getting three extra days. This piece is absolutely beautiful and I wanted you to have something absolutely beautiful! I did NOT sacrifice beauty for time on this piece. Like I’ve been saying, I decided that knitters, even though generally slower than crocheters (that is just the nature of the two crafts), deserve an equally BEAUTIFUL piece, and believe me, this is just stunning!

So stick with it and know that it doesn’t matter when you finish, just as long as you do. See you Thursday! >> click here to go back to main page <<

Marly Bird

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