Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
All of sudden I had this idea today. I have a few free pattern projects that are already finished but in my head I still had a seasonal toy that I really wanted to do for Spud says! for the month of November. Clearly I had to do it. I cast on this morning and started working and writing on the pattern for this very project. I started thinking that maybe it would be fun if you would work right along with me, kind of like a tiny knitalong. What do you think?
Here is the plan, if you are interested I am going to post this pattern in pieces in the hopes that you will join me in progress! I will also post the pattern at the end of the project as a regular free pattern in pdf format. You will be able to access the entire pattern at the end so don’t worry about piecing the pattern together, I’ll do that work for you. The pattern will create a small, seasonal for November-type toy.
I want to keep the finished project a secret but I don’t think it is too tough to figure out what I am knitting (play along just to humor me). We’ll get this one whipped up way before it’s time for Thanksgiving. Easily.
Here is some information for the project:
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein in Rootbeer #7503 and small amounts of Firefly #7505, Firecracker #7509, Pollen#7508, Toast #7506 and Grass #7502 (or any assortment of fall inspired colors!)
Needles: US size 6 needles, double-pointed needles, set of 4 OR size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Small amount of fiberfill
Small amount of poly-pellets (optional and do not use if the project is intended for babies or young children)
Ruler or tape measure
The fun thing about this knitalong is that the project is small so we’ll be finished quickly. I would love to see your finished November-themed toys at the end when we finish all of the steps.
Here we go for the first part of the pattern:
With Rootbeer and the double-pointed needles, cast on 9 stitches placing 3 stitches on each of 3 double-pointed needles. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: kfb in each stitch (6 sts per needle, 18 sts total)
Rnd 3: knit
Rnd 4: kfb in each stitch (12 sts per needle, 36 sts total)
Rnds 5 and 6: knit
Rnd 7: (k3, kfb) repeat to the end of the round (15 sts per needle, 45 sts total)
Place a stitch marker on round 7 and leave it there. Knit every round until the body measures 2 1/2 inches above the stitch marker.
Let’s stop there for now and I will be back with the next step as soon as I get it knitted myself! This will be very soon, I promise. There is nothing like a little pressure to really get me going. I’m always up for a challenge.
Well, I hope you’ll join me in my first ever Spud & Chloe “mystery project” knitalong. It should be a fun one.