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Category Knitting
Type Toy
Sizing Unisex
Style Cute
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Name of website or photo Cutie Pie Pumpkin

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This little pumpkin is about 3" across and 2.5" high, including the stem. You only need one ball of the main yarn, but you will need two strands of it, so either work from the center and outside of the same ball or wind off part of a ball to use as your second strand. I stuffed mine with cosmetic squares. That's just what I had in the house, to be honest, but you could use cotton balls, polyfill or beans. Really whatever you happen to have. A change in gauge will change the size of the piece, but the only really important thing is that your stuffing doesn't show through. My gauge came out to about 7.5 stitches to the inch, but don't be scared. A lot of that comes from the structure of the stitch pattern. The puffed look of the garter stitches come from stranding two yarns across the work, similar to fair-isle knitting. Unlike fair-isle knitting, the desired look here is achieved by pulling the floats (the strands that run behind the work) as TIGHTLY as possible. This is a variation of what is sometimes called corrugated ribbing or cartridge ribbing. Although, both of those terms are also used for many other kinds of two-strand (or even one-strand) ribbing.

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cool,my sis is gonna try to make that,thx you r helpful!!!!!!!

10/23/2011 Flag

So glad you like it!

10/23/2011 Flag

It is pretty cute!

10/24/2011 Flag