Friday, October 24, 2008

le gland du chêne

le gland du chêne

more commonly known as, an ACORN!

long acorn (on left) 2.5x3.5 inches
stout acorn (on right) 2.5x3 inches

yarn: brown sheep lamb's pride worsted
bronze patina (light brown)
chocolate souffle (dark brown)

needle: US size 8
i used a circular needle, but dp would work as well.
anything written between *asterisks* should be repeated throughout the row.

other necessities: tapestry needle, poly fiber fill

simple abbreviations:
k1fb - knit one stitch front/back.
k2tog - decrease by knitting two stitches together.
p2tog- decrease by purling two stitches together.

also, don't worry about knits and purls matching up on the acorn cap- they end up being kind of random but are mostly just there for varied texture!

0: with lighter brown, cast on 3 st.
1,2: work two rows of i-cord
3: *k1fb* to end (6st)

redistribute stitches on needle(s)

4: *k1fb, k1* to end (9st)
5: knit all stitches
6: *k1fb, k2* to end (12st)
7: *k1fb, k3* to end (15st)
8: knit all stitches
9: *k1fb, k4* to end (18st)
10 - 15 : knit all stitches (for a longer acorn, knit 2 or 3 extra rows of stockinette)

break yarn, switch colors to darker brown.

16: k1fb all stitches (36st)
17: *k1fb, p1* to end (54 st)
18: *p1, k1* to end
19: *k1, p1* to end
20: *p2tog, k2tog* to end (27 st)
21: *k2tog, p1* to end (18st)
22: *p1, k1* to end
23: *k2tog, p2tog* to end (9st)

at this point, fill acorn with polyfiberfill.

24: p2tog, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p2tog (5st)

move all stitches onto one needle

25-27: work 3 rows i-cord with 5st.
pull yarn through remaining st.
weave in ends.



pyropagan said...

Beautiful! I love making glass acorns- now I want to make wool ones in tons of colors :D Thank you!

TransplantedOkie said...

Lovely! I am going to make some with lavender to be used as sacehts. Lots of Thanksgiving festivities and these will make a great hostess gift! THANKS!

(PS - found your pattern on Ravelry - I am Transplantedokie)

Bibi said...

Waouh...j'aime c'est génial!!!