Friday, September 27, 2013

Hand Knit Candy Corn Coasters


In honor of the coming month I decided to make these Candy Corn Coasters to help set the mood for Halloween.  I love October and everything it brings with the beautiful changing leaves, crisp air and not to mention the excuse of setting out candy in pretty dishes that doubles as decorative pieces and snacks, plus who could forget the scary movies!  Jamie Lee Curtis anyone?

I am so excited for October and yet terrified at the same time for it to come this Tuesday because I am scheduled to take the GRE that day.  I am super nervous so in between studying I have been constructing these Halloween inspired coasters to help evaporate some of my stress, and believe it or not it has kinda worked.  Try them out.  Knit them up.  Decorate your dinner table.  They are so easy and great for a beginner who is just learning to knit.  All you need to know is how to work the knit stitch and the basic knit 2 stitches together decrease.





Candy Corn Coasters

Size 8 knitting needles
Yellow, orange, and white worsted weight acrylic yarn

Start with yellow yarn and cast on 22 stitches
Rows 1-8: knit
Row 9: k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 (20 stitches)
Rows 10 -12: knit

Cut yellow yarn, and loosely attach orange yarn


Rows 13 - 16: knit
Row 17: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 (18 stitches)
Rows 18 - 22: knit
Row 23: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, 2tog, k1 (16 stitches)
Rows 24 - 26: knit

Cut orange yarn and loosely attach white yarn


Row 27 - 24: knit
Row 35: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 (14 stitches)
Row 36: knit
Row 37: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Row 38: knit
Row 39: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Row 40: knit
Row 41: k1, k2tog to last stitch, k1
Row 42: knit
Row 43: Bind off

Secure all loose ends.  Knit up four to make a complete set, enjoy!





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