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Pumpkin Head (small)

Knitting
September 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
40 - 50 yards (37 - 46 m)
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Knit your own cuddly pumpkin heads (2.5” tall). This pumpkin head is easy to make and would be a great Halloween gift, decoration or party favor.

For an ADVANCED BEGINNER knitter. The pumpkin is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). The stalk is knitted on dpns using i-cord.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Garter (knit) Stitch
Short Row Shaping (explained in pattern)
I-cord
Some basic embroidery

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
40 yards of orange worsted weight yarn
Scrap of green worsted weight yarn (approximately 1 yard)
US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 5 (3.75 mm)double pointed needles (dpns)
Scrap of brown yarn (approximately 1 yard)
2 buttons
Handful of fiberfill (Stuffing)
Tapestry needle

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.