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Because I couldn't find a pattern that made just the grapefruit I envisioned, I created my own using Amy Szczepanski's method of generating a knitting pattern for any surface of revolution (published in her chapter of Crafting by Concepts). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The only stitches needed are: knit, slip, make 1, knit two together. GAUGE 5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS the finished grapefruit is about 5" in diameter. SUGGESTED YARN 50 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Shepherd Colour 4 Me COLORWAY Yellow

Recommended with this pattern

  • 40--60 yds of yellow DK weight yarn
  • about 8 inches of green DK-or-heavier weight yarn
  • size 6 (4mm) needles, either one very long circular for magic loop or a set of double-pointed needles.

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I'm a math professor by trade, and (unsurprisingly) my designs are informed by mathematical concepts. I co-edited the books <i>Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects</i> and <i>Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics</i> with my colleague and friend Carolyn Yackel. You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about me and my way-too-many interests (including my ex-cat, socially responsible investing, dance, feminist philosophy of science,...) at <a href="">my website</a>.