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Horse Power
« on: October 10, 2007 01:05:35 PM »

I just tried one of these little pumpkins out and was surprised at how cute and easy and fast it was:



Here's the pattern:
http://www.curlypurly.com/pumpkin.html

Anyone want to join me while I make some more? It's a great little project for practicing with your dpn's. (or use a different pattern if you want, there's also one on Knitty that uses straights)

*editing to add: I just realized you can make these with straights! Cast on requisite number of stitches, follow the k4, p1 pattern across, then do k1, p4 on the way back, and continue to alternate. Continue with pattern directions, seaming up the side before cinching ends.*

Lots of people have been posting about them ~ I rounded up a few threads in case anyone wanted to look at pictures and variations.

fuzzy pumpkin!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200717.0

'Tis the season for PUNKINS
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200502.0

My turn for pumpkins
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200891.0

Little Pumpkins
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195419.0

Knitted Pumpkins!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195419.0

« Last Edit: October 13, 2007 07:09:55 AM by Horse Power - Reason: learned something new :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

catwhisperer
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 01:18:11 PM »

Count me in!  Grin
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Horse Power
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 01:20:36 PM »

Yay!  Grin
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shopdaughter
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007 08:01:18 PM »

Oooo!  I love yours!!!  What did you use for the curly parts? 

I'm totally game for making more!! 
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Horse Power
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007 06:07:24 AM »

Hi shopdaughter! I loved the gourds you made, and your variegated orange yarn!
The green vine above is the same yarn as the icord stem, I just wrapped it around a pencil for a minute before taking the picture so it had some loopiness.

I'm halfway through Pumpkin the Second. I cast on five extra stitches this time, and am making him a bit taller than Pumpkin  the First.
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shopdaughter
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007 08:14:57 AM »

I'll probably CO some time today.  I want to do another gourd version, but I'm not sure I have yarn that would work  Roll Eyes  I think I'll follow your lead and make a larger one this time. 

Does anyone know how to make mini knit leaves?  I suppose you could just CO 2 sts and increase a few and then decrease down to 2 again? 
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Horse Power
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007 09:03:50 AM »

Oh, adding leaves is a cute idea! I haven't tried any of these personally, but I pulled up a few patterns with a search:

Knit flower leaves:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTpetals.html

Knit leaves on a cosy:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/teacosies/daffodil-st-cosy.htm

Knit Aspen leaves:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html

If you crochet, these looked pretty ~
Crochet leaves:
http://www.fablehandmadegoods.com/Crochetpattern-leaves.html
(and there's a cute crochet bat on that site, too!)

And while I'm looking stuff up, here's Knitty's pumpkin, which has a cute corkscrew vine:
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall05/PATTpumpkins.html

Maybe someone else has a good small pumpkiny type leaf?
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Horse Power
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007 07:03:16 AM »

Well, I can't get my webcam to work again, but I've finished two more pumpkins. I tried the crocet leaf pattern I posted above and it's really pretty, and I also made a tendril-y vine by making a long chain and fastening it to itself every so often to make loops.

Pumpkin the third was made on straights! And it was so fast, it only took one afternoon of intermittent TV watching. I just casted on the specified number, followed the k4, p1 across, then on the way back did k1, p4. A tiny bit of seaming up the side, and voila.
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Horse Power
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007 06:50:30 AM »

Camera sorta functional again ~ Here are the first three:



The one on the left is the one made with extra cast on stitches and extra rows, and the one in front was done on straights.

And I've got a fourth in progress. Why, no, I'm not obsessed or anything. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007 04:10:59 PM »

So cute!
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