DROPS Extra / 0-1170

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DROPS Halloween: Knitted DROPS pumpkin in "Nepal".

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-203
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements: Small pumpkin (filled): Circumference: approx. 34 cm Height: approx. 5.5 cm without stem Large pumpkin (filled): Circumference: approx. 48 cm Height: approx. 8 cm without stem
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
For both pumpkin:
100 g colour no 2920, orange
50 g colour no 2923, goldenrod
50 g colour no 7238, olive

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 33 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
ACCESSORIES: Some cotton wool for filling

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Tags:

theme: decoration, halloween, kitchen,

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TIP:
If you want a larger pumpkin cast on more sts and work more row vertically by doing as follows:
Cast on half the no of sts on desired height of pumpkin (must be divisible by 2) + 1 edge st in each side (= 1st row in diagram). Cast on the extra sts at the beg and end of row. I.e. on first row with short rows from RS (= 5th row in diagram A.1) work until 11 sts remain + the extra sts you cast on, before working back from WS (= 6th row in diagram) until 6 sts remain + the extra sts you cast on. Work back and forth the same way as in diagram, but continue short rows until 7 sts remain from RS and 2 sts from WS before working over all sts (= 15th row in diagram). Follow the same procedure until dec row (= last row in diagram).

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2. Diagrams show pattern seen from RS, 1st row = RS.
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LARGE PUMPKIN:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 18 sts on needle size 5 mm with orange - READ TIP. Work A.1 6 times in total vertically. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Cast off.

STEM:
Work back and forth from the side of pumpkin (along first st from edge from RS). Pick up 26 sts evenly with orange along right edge (seen from RS in knitting direction), beg from RS, turn and K 1 row from WS. Switch to olive and work in stocking st with 1 edge st in each side - AT THE SAME TIME on every row from RS dec 6 sts evenly until there are 8 sts on row. On next row from WS, dec 1 edge st in each side by P 2 tog = 6 sts.
Now only work from RS without cutting the yarn: K over these 6 sts until stem measures approx. 11 cm (measured from beg with olive). Cut the yarn and pull it through all the sts, tighten tog and fasten.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog stem inside 1 edge st with olive. Fill the stem with some cotton wool. Sew tog pumpkin in the side by sewing cast-on and cast-off edge tog in outer loops of edge sts with orange. Fill the pumpkin with some cotton wool - NOTE: Do not overstuff it, but fill a little amount in each arch and a little amount in the middle of the pumpkin. Baste in edge sts around the entire bottom, tighten tog and then baste up and down around opening. Fasten off.
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SMALL PUMPKIN:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 12 sts on needle size 5 mm with goldenrod. Work A.2 6 times in total vertically. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Cast off.

STEM:
Work back and forth from the side of pumpkin (along first st from edge from RS). Pick up 20 sts evenly with goldenrod along right edge (seen from RS in knitting direction), beg from RS, turn and K 1 row from WS. Switch to olive and work in stocking st with 1 edge st in each side - AT THE SAME TIME on every row from RS dec 6 sts evenly until there are 8 sts on row. On next row from WS, dec 1 edge st in each side by P 2 tog = 6 sts.
Now only work from RS without cutting the yarn: K over these 6 sts until stem measures approx. 9 cm (measured from beg with olive). Cut the yarn and pull it through all the sts, tighten tog and fasten.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew tog stem inside 1 edge st with olive. Fill the stem with some cotton wool. Sew tog pumpkin in the side by sewing cast-on and cast-off edge tog in outer loops of edge sts with goldenrod. Fill the pumpkin with some cotton wool - NOTE: Do not overstuff it, but fill a little amount in each arch and a little amount in the middle of the pumpkin.. Baste in edge sts around the entire bottom, tighten tog and then baste up and down around opening. Fasten off.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= K 2 tog from WS
= 1 YO between 2 sts, knit YO twisted on next row to avoid holes


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