Acorn Emery Cushion by Weldons

Acorn Emery Cushion

by Weldons

This pattern comes from Weldon’s Practical Knitter, Number 125, Thirty-First Series (1896). It is also published in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 11, Interweave Press, 2004.

The original pattern called for “knitting silk” and “four steel needles No. 18” whose modern equivalent is US 0000/1.25mm. The “cushion” is filled with “emery” in a separate “silk” bag which is then inserted into the knitted acorn, according to the pattern. The stalk is crocheted from the tail end of the knitted top of the acorn

As with most 19th century patterns, there is no gauge/tension stated in the pattern. There are also no stated finished dimensions although measurements relevant to the finished piece (however it may turn out) are suggested, including the stalk.. The pattern is written entirely in text and there are no charts. There is, however, an illustration.

The acorn is knit in one piece from the bottom up to the cap.