January 15, 2011
I want to put together a little set of knitted play food. I was inspired by all the fancy schmancy play kitchens I’ve seen lately and some adorable knitting patterns I found on ravelry. I’ve started with the fruit bowl:
Figure 1. Still life with fruit
Orange (ravelry link)
With US5 DPNs, cast on 6 stitches and join in round.
Row 1: Kfb all sts
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: knit
Row 3: K1, Kfb. Repeat 6 times
Row 5: K2, Kfb. Repeat 6 times
Row 7: K3, Kfb. Repeat 6 times
Row 9: K4, Kfb. Repeat 6 times
Row 11: K5, Kfb. Repeat 6 times
Row 12-15: knit
Row 16: K5, K2tog. Repeat 6 times
Rows 17, 19, 21, 23: knit
Row 18: K4, K2tog. Repeat 6 times
Row 20: K3, K2tog. Repeat 6 times
Row 22: K2, K2tog. Repeat 6 times. At this point, you should start stuffing your orange with fiberfill.
Row 24: K1, K2tog. Repeat 6 times
Row 25: K2tog. Repeat 6 times. Finish stuffing your orange with fiberfill.
Cut yarn, thread tail through remaining 6 stitches. Embroider a green asterisk
(*) on the top. Weave in all ends. Play with your food
February 2, 2009
I just finished writing up a pattern for staghorn cable wrist warmers. The pattern starts at the wrist, so it’s easy to make them longer or shorter depending on the amount of yarn you have. Mine each used up a ball of yarn about the size of an apricot. These are a super quick knit and a great use for small amounts of yarn left over from other projects.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, can substitute any worsted weight wool
Needles: US6 and US7 dpns
Gauge: 5 sts and 5.5 rnds per inch
December 23, 2008
My beaded bias-knit scarf pattern is now available for download here.
Ravelry page can be found here.