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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. Many of you may know that I love pears as I have written about this slight obsession many times. I thought I would share a quick and simple knitted pear pattern with you today. What a great use for your Spud & Chloë left-overs. The large pear is made in Sweater and the tiny pear is made in Fine.
These pears could be used as toys, pin cushions or home decor. Can you imagine a big bowl filled with knitted pears on your coffee table? Gorgeous! With a thread or ribbon loop added, the tiny pear would make a fantastic ornament. Maybe you want to add a small super ball inside to add some bounce! Why not? Go for it.
Here is some information you might like to know about the pattern for Pear-fecto!
Finished measurements (without the stem):
Large pear: 3 1/2 inches tall
Tiny pear: 2 1/2 inches tall
Note: The pears only use small amounts of yarn! One skein of Spud & Chloë Sweater or Fine will make many pears.
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards)
Pear: Firecracker #7509 and Firefly #7505
Stem: Rootbeer #7503
Leaf: Grass #7502
Needles: US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4
Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 65 grams/248 yards)
Pear: Popcorn #7800
Stem: Dachshund #7801
Leaf: Cricket #7804
Needles: US size 2 double-pointed needles, set of four
Gauge: 7 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Materials for both sizes:
Ruler or tape measure
Small amount of fiberfill
Optional: small amount of poly-pellets (if making the pear for a small child do not use poly-pellets as they are a choking hazard)
Have fun, Knitters!