Monday, November 2, 2015

Marshmallows

I whipped up these little knitted marshmallows for a pretend marshmallow roasting set. Isaac has been asking for more "pretend food" lately, and this goes nicely with the A-frame tent we're making for his birthday.

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They're the same size as real marshmallows, but 100% less sticky. I pushed them onto skinny sticks so they're ready for pretend roasting.

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Knitted Marshmallow Pattern (ravelry link)
Yarn: any worsted weight yarn. I used a single-ply yarn because I think it will hold up better to being poked with sticks.
Needles: US3

Cast on 3 stitches
Round 1: Kfb all stitches
Round 2: K all stitches
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 twice more - total of 24 stitches
Round 7: P all stitches
Round 8-19: K all stitches
Round 20: P all stitches
Round 21: K all stitches
Round 22: K2tog all stitches
Stuff your marshmallow before continuing on.
Repeat rounds 21 and 22 twice more - total of 3 stitches.

Break yarn leaving an 8-inch tail. Draw yarn through 3 remaining stitches. The ends of my marshmallows stuck out too much for my liking - making more of an egg-shape than a cylinder. If you want a more cylindrical marshmallow, stitch through the marshmallow, from the cast-off stitches to the cast-on stitches, a few times. Pull yarn just taut enough to make the marshmallow top and bottom flat. Knot your yarn and bury the end inside the marshmallow.

Happy camping!

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1 comment:

  1. […] If you want to knit your own marshmallows, see my pattern post here. […]

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