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Grapefruit

sarah-marie's knitting patterns
Knitting
September 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
40 - 60 yards (37 - 55 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Because I couldn’t find a pattern on Ravelry 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).

The finished grapefruit is about 5” in diameter.

Any DK-weight yarn will do for the body of the grapefruit, and any DK-or-heavier weight yarn will work for the stem.

The only stitches needed are: knit, slip, make 1, knit two together.

There are notes included on the mathematics used in creating the pattern.