I wanted to write a pattern that would not only be cute, but would also be easy and quick to make. This pattern is all three. This diminutive pumpkin measures about 1 inch tall and about 1.5 inches in diameter.
It is knit flat, seamed using mattress stitch, then shaped, basically by cinching up the top and bottom. Add a little fiberfill (I used cotton balls for the prototype, since I was on vacation when the inspiration hit), add a little stem, and you have a wee pumpkin.
They’re just the right size to make an adorable little gift. Very quick to knit, too. Mine was done, beginning to end, in under an hour. My friend Missy knit two in about 40 minutes.
The pattern for this little cutie is for sale in my Ravelry store for $1.25. It is available for free with the purchase of any of my other pumpkin patterns (past purchases also count). No coupon code is necessary. This promotion will run through November 10th, then look for it to return again early next year.
This wee little pumpkin also qualifies as an eligible pattern in the Knit Equals Joy Pumpkin-a-Long (PAL), which continues through October 31.
Get your Wee Pumpkin pattern today!
Wee Pumpkin photo at top of page, knit by and photo credit Carla Scott, used by permission.
Hello, dear knitters! I am so thrilled to announce our first annual Pumpkin-a-Long ! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and apparently I am also pumpkin-obsessed, so the idea of the PAL was hatched.
The PAL runs through October 31, 2018, so there is plenty of time to knit a pumpkin (or three). There are two ways to win prizes:
1. Winners of a coupon code good for one of my Knit Equals Joy patterns will be chosen randomly and at random times from among comments in the PAL thread.
2. Winners of yarn and other prizes will be chosen after the PAL ends from among posts in the Finished Objects thread.
Questions? Just come on over to the PAL thread and we will be happy to explain how it all works.
Autumn Spice Pumpkin. 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 (39 inches around!), but it will be amazing knit in any weight yarn. Use the coupon code pumpkins for 25% off through September 22.
Check out these beautiful Autumn Spice Pumpkins (photos used by permission). Each one is uniquely beautiful and I love them all:
We would love it if you joined us in our pumpkin madness in the Knit Equals Joy group on Ravelry. Questions? Send me a message here or on Ravelry. Follow the links in the sidebar or find me there as CarolEHerman.
This is a fun cable-and-lace spa cloth. It knits up quickly and the stitch pattern is engaging. The vintage stitch pattern, Tilting Ladders, looks somewhat like the TARDIS, hence this pattern’s name: Wibbly Wobbly. If you’re not familiar with these allusions, I refer you to Doctor Who. Start with the Ninth Doctor (2005) and work your way through the seasons. Some of you probably grew up on Classic Who; the series has been around for over 50 years.
You can purchase this pattern for $1.50 on Ravelry. It will be free through 4/19/18; use the coupon code TimeyWimey at checkout.
I hope you have as much fun knitting this spa cloth pattern as I did. As always, it was test knitted and tech edited.
I’ll also be hosting a knit-a-long of the Wibbly Wobbly Spa Cloth in my Ravelry Group through May 15th. I’ll be offering some fun yarny prizes and some coupon codes. Come check out the group here for more details.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and I hope to see you at the KAL!
Don’t miss out on the Indie Design Gift-A-Long sale on Ravelry!! The SALE ends tomorrow (Tuesday), November 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time! Grab those patterns now at 25% off!!! Use coupon code giftalong2017.
While the sale ends tomorrow, the Gift-A-Long is just getting started and goes through the end of the year.
Click GAL Sale Bundle to check out ALL the sale patterns – over 5,400 of them!
Find my 20 sale patterns here (click on the picture):
(My sale bundle and the jumbo GAL sale bundle will disappear shortly after the sale ends.)
One other item of note, you can knit (or crochet) any paid pattern by any of the participating designers during the GAL. This means that all of my paid patterns are eligible. You can use patterns already in your Ravelry library for the GAL – new purchases are not required! Check out the gift-a-long here: Indie Design Gift-A-Long.
Soon I’ll share about the patterns that have caught my eye and new designers I’ve discovered. Stay tuned!
As promised, now that the GAL is started, here’s a short post with links to the 311 designers (!!!), the sale patterns, and the prize-eligible patterns. It still blows me away: all the work that went into (and is still going into) organizing the GAL!!!
Click GAL Sale Bundle to check out ALL the sale patterns. Over 5,400 patterns are on sale at 25% off!!! Use the coupon code giftalong2017.
Be sure to catch the sale before it ends at 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, November 28, 2017!!!
The GAL Giant Bundle has links to all of the participating designers and to all of their paid patterns. If you begin and complete one of these designers’ paid patterns during the GAL, you will be eligible for one of the myriad of fun prizes.
Prizes are given away in the different threads throughout the GAL. These prizes are often given away randomly, to someone who answers a question, or to someone who posts a picture of their work in progress.
Once again it is time for the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! This is a six-week knitalong and crochetalong intended to encourage us all to get our holiday crafting done. It starts this Tuesday and finishes with a huge bang on New Year’s Eve!
The Indie GAL is organized by an amazing group of people who have already been doing a lot of work gathering designers (more than 300 of us!), organizing the creation of over 1800 prize codes for free patterns, collecting physical prizes, planning games, categorizing, and on and on! There will be maps, fun stats (which states and countries are the finished objects coming in from?), lots of chatter and encouragement, and the SALE!!!
The Sale: 25% Off All GAL Sale Patterns
Tues. Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM (EST) through Tues. Nov. 28 at 11:59 PM (EST)
Discount Code: giftalong2017
Each participating designer has selected 10-20 patterns that will be offered at 25% off during the sale period. You will find each designer’s sale patterns in a special bundle on his or her designer page. I’m not sure exactly what it will look like, but there will also be a jumbo bundle of all of the GAL sale patterns.
My bundle is here: Gift-A-Long Bundle 2017. Although you can view the bundle now, the coupon code will not work until Tuesday, November 21st at 8:00 PM EST. Be sure to use the coupon code during the week of the sale. Also of note – you can use it on as many GAL sale patterns as your heart desires!
All of a designer’s paid (not free) patterns are prize-eligible. That means that if you complete one of a designer’s paid patterns (whether is was part of the sale or not) and post your finished object picture in the related finished object thread, you are then eligible to win prizes.
Throughout the GAL, moderators and admins will offer random prizes just for fun. There will be fun games – again, with prizes. Did I mention fun?!?
If you’d like a little encouragement as you knit gifts for Christmas and for other holiday festivities, the GAL is really a great place to find it. If you’d like to make something for yourself, no one is going to mind whatsoever! I’m looking forward to using the time to make something designed by someone else. I’m not sure yet what type of item I’d like to make, and I’m looking forward to looking through other designers’ bundles or the mega-bundle to find just the thing. I’ll be sharing here, on Instagram, and on the Knit Equals Joy Facebook page about the patterns that catch my eye.