Cable Knitted Banana by Ruth Haydock

Cable Knitted Banana

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
13cm end to end
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This is a fun, quirky and quick project that takes just a few hours (depending on how much monkeying around you do!). It is knitted using straight needles and made up in two parts, the outer part (skin) and the inner part (flesh). The outer part of the banana has cables along it, making it one classy banana.

I designed this banana because I wanted to challenge myself to use cables in a way that was a little different from the way I had used them before in jumpers, cafetière cosies and gloves. The idea came to me for a knitting and crochet competition I took part in and I wanted to make something funny that I had never seen online before. I must have been eating a banana at the time of contemplating my design submission because there really is no other explanation!

Finished size
13cm end to end

Skill level

Needle size and type
3mm straight needles

Yarn recommendations and weights
Small amounts of Double Knitting Yarn in:
Dark yellow for the skin
Pale yellow for the inner part of the banana
Brown for the end of the banana ( 2 grams)
I estimate that you will need no more than 20 grams of dark and pale yellow required. However, I will be updating this information within a few weeks to give a more approximately estimate.

13 stitches and 18 rows to measure 5x5cm (2x2in) over stockinette stitch using 3mm needles or size needed to obtain stated tension

Sewing needle
Cable needle
Toy stuffing

Use of this pattern
Pattern & Images © 2018 Ruth Haydock
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You are allowed to sell completed items that you have made using this pattern but you must credit me as the designer of the pattern (Ruth Haydock) and provide a link to my website,