Autumn Spice Pumpkin by Carol E. Herman

Autumn Spice Pumpkin

September 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12.25 stitches and 19.5 rows = 4 inches
in Charted pattern stitch, after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
One size
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This jumbo pumpkin is a joy to knit. Cables that twine over the surface are reminiscent of garden vines. Knit in the super-bulky yarn called for, your pumpkin will be a statement piece, but it will be amazing knit in any weight yarn.

Pumpkin may be knit in any weight yarn. Try sock yarn on US size 1 needles, sport weight on US size 2 needles, worsted on US size 5. You will want to knit the pumpkin at a tighter gauge than normal so that the fiberfill does not show through.

I used nearly 3 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta in Sunset for the body of the pumpkin, and about 1/2 skein of Rasta in Arequita for the stem and a large tendril.

Diameter: 14 in. 35.6 cm.
Circumference: 39 in. 99.1 cm.
Height: 9 in. (22.9 cm) (not including stem)
Stem Length (beginning at addition of new color): 15 in. 38.1 cm.
Diameter and height will vary depending on amount of fiberfill used.

Other materials needed: 1 stitch marker for beginning of round, additional stitch markers if desired, cable needle, tapestry needle, 1 bag (16 oz.) polyester fiberfill.

Tech edited and test knitted.