Transform your leftover fingering and sport weight yarn bits into whimsical little Toadstools to decorate your world. Knit in the round on double pointed needles, they come to life quickly, just like those that spring up in the wild! ♥
Small Amounts of Fingering to Sport Weight Yarn
Size 2.25 mm needles (double points or circular needle for magic loop)
C4f – put next 2 stitches on cable needle and hold to front of work. Knit next 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
C4b – put next 2 stitches on cable needle and hold to back of work. Knit next 2 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
co 15 stitches, join to knit in round
purl 3 rows
round 1: knit in back, then front of each stitch around (knitting in the back first, then front of stitch makes a neater edge)
rounds 2 – 4: [k1 through back loops, p1] around (3 rows)
join new color
loosely purl 2 rows (purling too tightly here will limit the circumference of your mushroom cap)
knit 2 rows
[p1,k8,p1] around (x5 rows for fingering weight yarn, x6 rows for sport weight yarn)
[p1,c4f,c4b, p1] around (1 row)
[p1,k8,p1] around (x4 rows for fingering weight yarn, x5 rows for sport weight yarn)
[p1,c4f,c4b,p1] around (1 row)
[p2 tog, k2tog 3 times, p2tog] around (1 row)
break yarn, leaving about a 6 ” tail. Draw end thru live sts and fasten off.
Pull over cork and you may shape as desired by pulling out on purl ridge row and/or using cotton balls for stuffing. Block by dampening before shaping and pin into cork to hold desired shape while drying. pictured corkshrooms are unblocked and unstuffed.
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