Knit Recipe for Squash

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Squash is in season, and perfect for roasting or making soup

Here’s a Knit Recipe for Squash taken from Natural Suburbia blog below.
Enjoy!

Materials:
A few grams of handspun butternut squash yarn
Green yarn for the stalk
4mm circular needles or DPNs
Merino fleece
Wool sewing needle
Pattern:
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch. (20 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and back of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 5: Knit
Round 6: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the front and facb of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (34 stitches)
Round 7: Knit
Round 8: (Knit 2 stitches, knit into the fron and fack of the next stitch) all across the round and knit 1 stitch on the end of the round. (45 stitches)
Rounds 9-19: Knit
Round 20: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together all across the round) (30 stitches)
Round 21: Knit
Round 22: Knit
Round 23: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together) across the round, knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (26 stitches)
Round 24: Knit
Round 25: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 23 stitches)
Rounds 26-31: Knit
Round 32: (Knit 5 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 5 stitches on the end of the round. ( 20 stitches)
Rounds 33-45: Knit
Round 46: (Knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (17 stitches)
Round 47: Knit
Round 48: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together across the round) knit 2 stitches on the end of the round. (12 stitches)Break thread and thread yarn onto a wool needle. Thread the wool needle through the stitches, remove the knitting needles, stuff with fleece, shaping as you go to get the butternut shape. When finish, pull tight and finish off. Sew in the thread at the base of your butternut.Stem:
Pick up 4 stitches with a double pointed needle and knit an i-cord for an inch or so.
Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together, keep knitting together until you have one stitch left and bind off.

Measurements when finished:
7 inches tall to the top of the stalk, knitted in a handspun yarn.

And there you have it, a finished knitted butternut!

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