Peached by Hunter Hammersen

Peached

Knitting
October 2019
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
30 - 50 yards (27 - 46 m)
Peach and leaf each written in two sizes, in fingering weight yarn they're a bit smaller than real peaches
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Peached verb
- informed upon or against

A few weeks ago I was watching the news when I found myself suddenly possessed by the urge to knit a peach. A lovely, soft, round little peach.

I wanted the sort of thing you can squeeze if you’re feeling stressed. Or throw against a wall. Or maybe even stab full of pins (call it a pin cushion and that’s suddenly totally appropriate and not at all creepy).

So I knit one. And because I apparently can’t help but share my frivolities with the internet, I posted it online. And then it came to my attention that more than a few of you also seemed to be in want of a peach. You asked for the pattern. And patterns are something I do, so I made it happen.

But…this is a special little peach. Adorable yes, but also filled with all sorts of big feelings and fervent wishes. And I want to see if we can maybe do some good with it! (Edit: Oh my goodness, you are all awesome, see the updates at the end of the listing for the cool things you helped make happen!)

And if you’re wondering about the knitting itself, I promise it’s quick (it’s about as much knitting as a pair of sock toes) and not hard! If you’ve never made something 3D before, don’t worry, the pattern is extremely detailed (really, it’s 14 pages long…it holds your hand the whole way through). I’ve got a four-page photo tutorial showing you every step of the process. And I’ve included all sorts of helpful tips on everything from what to fill them with to how to block them to how to weave in your ends. I’ve totally got you covered, you can absolutely do this!

Oh and if peaches aren’t your thing, there are also instructions for how to modify this to make a rather adorable little apple (but really…I suspect you’ll end up wanting to make both)!

These are perfect for you if:

  • You’ve been feeling a little ragey lately
  • You suddenly find yourself filled with the urge to take a selfie in front of your senator’s office and spread the im(peach)ment vibes

They’re not for you if:

  • You are delighted with the state of politics at the moment
  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)

So…the first $500 this pattern makes will go to RAICES, an organization that, in their words, “promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.” And if it proves as popular as I hope, well then I’ll be delighted to donate more.

edit to add: Oh my goodness, you totally did it! I’ve sent off a $500 donation to RAICES. I’ll attach a screenshot of the donation as a picture here (it’s not a pretty picture like the rest, but wow does it feel good). Thank you so much for making this possible!

Now let’s see if we can do it again. I’d love to send the next $250 this pattern makes off to the Southern Poverty Law Center, who are “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society” and are certainly busy these days!

edit to add: Holy smokes you are all awesome, you totally did it again. I’ve just sent a $250 donation off to Southern Poverty Law Center. Screenshot attached down below.

I can’t begin to tell you how good this has made me feel. Thank you all so much for making this possible!