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September 11th, 2022
Knit Cable Stitch Pumpkin – Free Pattern & Beginner Guide
Pumpkins are just about the most fun item to make – especially as summer begins to wind down and cooler evenings start to creep in. There are a million pumpkin patterns out there and they’re all going to get you to lively fall decor. This one just adds cables to it. There is nothing complicated about it and we’re going to walk you through everything you need to know to work it up on your own. From a step-by-step stitch guide to an assembly walkthrough. You’ve got this! Check it out and send me pictures as yours comes together!
This pattern is worked on a circular needle in rounds.
Approx. 8in wide, 5in tall. This pattern can be adjusted +/- in multiples of 9 stitches.
- 8.00mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needle with 16in cord
- Stitch holder
- Bulky #5 Yarn in various Autumn colors.
- Pictured used Bernat Maker Home Dec in Cream & Bernat Blanket Yarn Brights in Orange
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfill stuffing
- Cinnamon stick as stump
- Knitting Gauge: 13 sts and 17 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needle
With colour of choice, cast on 45 sts.
Rnd 1-3: *p3, k6* repeat within ** around.
Rnd 4: *p3, place next 3 sts on stitch holder and hold in front of work, k next 3 sts, return to 3 sts on holder, k3* repeat within ** around.
Here is a photo of this step: the bottom arrow is pointing to the 3 sts held in front and the top arrow is pointing to continuing to work next 3 sts.
Rnd 5- 10: repeat rnd 1
Rnd 11: *p3, place next 3 sts on stitch holder and hold in front of work, k next 3 sts, return to 3 sts on holder, k3* repeat within ** around.
Repeat Rnds 5-11 4 more times.
End with 3 rounds of row 1.
Bind off, leave a long tail, approx. 18in. to shape pumpkin.
This is what it should look like:
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Step 1: With a piece of scrap yarn, weave tapestry needle along bottom edge of work and bind tightly. Tuck loose end into the pumpkin (you won’t see it!).
Step 2: Stuff with polyfill
Step 3: With the long tail remaining from the knit work, weave tapestry needle along top edge of work and bind tightly – do not bind off.
Step 4: With long tail and tapestry needle, begin to shape the pumpkin. Pull the needle through the center of the pumpkin, wrap yarn around the side of the pumpkin between 2 cables and add tension to create a pucker/crease in the pumpkin. Repeat 4 more times between the remaining cables. Bind off and tuck in the loose end.
Step 5: Attach the cinnamon stick and enjoy!