This is a pattern that I designed for the wonderful Rhythm of the Home online magazine a few months ago and I would like to share it here today:) Rhythm of the Home went live today with their Autumn edition of their magazine, it is amazing, you must pop over and have a look.
Enjoy the cherry pattern…
Hand spun yarn in red and green
Merino fleece for stuffing
Wool needle for sewing up
Size 4.5 mm circular needles
2 Double pointed needles
Cast on 4 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop technique or you could also knit with double pointed needles in the round.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (8 stitches)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (16 stitches)
Rows 5-8: Knit
Row 9: Knit 2 stitches together across the round. (8 stitches)
(Start to add the stuffing now so that when you are ready to cast off, your cherry is full of fleece).
Row 10: Knit
Leave a long thread of yarn, cut the thread and thread it onto the wool needle. Thread the wool needle through the remaining stitches, stuff your cherry firmly with fleece, pull tight and finish off.
Stem I-cord Pattern:
Pick up 2 stitches from the top of the cherry with the double pointed needle and join the green yarn.
Knit an I-cord for 16 rows, cast off and sew in the ends neatly.
Knit a second cherry with an I-cord.
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch
Row 2: Knit into the front and the back of the first stitch, purl 1, knit into the front and back of the last stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 3: Knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches.
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit 2 stitches, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches.
Row 6: Purl 2 stitches, knit 1 stitch, purl 2 stitches.
Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together. (3 stitches)
Row 8: Knit 2 stitches together, purl 1 stitch. (2 stitches)
Row 9: Knit 2 stitches together.
Sew the top of the cherry stems together and then sew on the leaf halfway down the stems.
You are finished 🙂
See you all tomorrow for Creative Friday…