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Autumn

The foliage in our garden is slowly turning to yellow, such a welcome sight, I adore Autumn with all its shades and colours…

I love;
The cooling down of days
Going for walks through the fallen leaves
Roasting marshmallows with our family
Soon, to be knitting near a warm fire
Collecting kindling
Feeling cozy inside our warm home
Planting winter veg
Making many different soups

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

PS If you haven’t yet entered the lovely giveaway from Armadillo Dreams, you can go here to leave a comment.
They are giving away a gorgeous wooden Montessori Weather Set.

xo

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Butternut Squash Knitting Pattern

Today I have been knitting up butternut squash… It was a suggestion from Caiden, he loves butternut soup:) It’s an easy and simple little pattern I have knitted with the magic loop, but you can easily knit it up with DPNs in the round as well… I think a few of them knitted up and placed in a bowl would look quite fetching and even displayed on an Autumn / Fall nature table would look quite sweet too… We are venturing into Spring here in the southern hemisphere and we have just finished planting these lovely vegetables, so many varieties of pumpkin and squash, I can’t wait to see what they look like…
Materials:
A few grams of handspun butternut squash yarn
Green yarn for the stalk
4mm circular needles or DPNs
Merino fleece
Wool sewing needle
Love:)

Pattern:
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (20 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and back of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and facb of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (34 stitches)
Round 7: Knit
Round 8: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the fron and fack of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 1 stitch on the end of the round. (45 stitches)
Rounds 9-19: Knit
Round 20: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together all across the round) (30 stitches)
Round 21: Knit
Round 22: Knit
Round 23: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 24: Knit
Round 25: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 23 stitches)
Rounds 26-31: Knit
Round 32: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 20 stitches)
Rounds 33-45: Knit
Round 46: (Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (17 stitches)
Round 47: Knit
Round 48: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (12 stitches)

Break thread and thread yarn onto a wool needle. Thread the wool needle through the stitches, remove the knitting needles, stuff with fleece, shaping as you go to get the butternut shape. When finish, pull tight and finish off. Sew in the thread at the base of your butternut.

Stem:
Pick up 4 stitches with a double pointed needle and knit an i-cord for an inch or so.
Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, keep knitting together until you have one stitch left and bind off.

Measurements when finished:
7 inches tall to the top of the stalk, knitted in a handspun yarn.

And there you have it, a finished knitted butternut!
Enjoy:)

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Autumn Acorn Knitting Pattern

Thought I would share my Autumn / Fall Acorn pattern, it is perfect for nature tables, home decor if you knit a few and place them in bowls or even as a little gift that has been left by the tooth fairy:) It is a very easy knit, I have knitted mine in a handspun yarn with size 5 mm circular needles, left over scraps of yarn will work perfectly too:)
I have knitted this acorn with the Magic Loop Technique🙂 Enjoy:)

Materials:
Circular needles to suit the yarn you use
Yarn in acorn colours
Fleece for stuffing
Double pointed needles
Wool needle for sewing up

Pattern:
Cast on 6 stitches and join as for the magic loop technique.
Round 1 : knit
Round 2:  knit into each stitch (12 stitches)
Round 3 – 4 knit.
Round 5: purl
Round 6: change colour, knit round
Round 7-10 knit.
Round 11: (knit 1, knit 2 together) continue until end of round (9 stitches)
Round 12: (knit 2 together until the end of the round (5 stitches)
Thread a wool needle onto the end of the yarn and thread needle through your stitches, fill your acorn with
fleece. Shape it to a wonderfully round and firm shape, making it pointed at the end of the acorn and then pull your wool needle tightly and finish off the top of your acorn.
Sew in all you ends.

Stalk:
At the base of your acorn cap, pick up 2 stitches with a double pointed needle and knit an I-cord for a few rows to the desired length. Cast off.

Have a great day everyone, happy knitting!
xo
Linda

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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