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Jan in CA
10-07-2008, 04:45 PM
There aren't a lot of knitted pumpkin patterns available and what I found I wasn't happy with so I created my own. I am working on the pattern now and will share it when it's ready. This one is made with Plymouth Encore Worsted. It's also posted in my Ravelry.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2921971321_7381518e36.jpg

mwhite
10-07-2008, 04:48 PM
How utterly cute that is!!! And you're so smart!!!

sue in canada
10-07-2008, 05:02 PM
That is really cute. Nice work.

evona
10-07-2008, 05:07 PM
That is sooo cute :) Can't wait for the pattern.

thecatsmother
10-07-2008, 05:19 PM
That is so cute!!!and you made up the pattern......so talented

rachael72knitter
10-07-2008, 06:29 PM
There aren't a lot of knitted pumpkin patterns available and what I found I wasn't happy with so I created my own. I am working on the pattern now and will share it when it's ready. This one is made with Plymouth Encore Worsted. It's also posted in my Ravelry.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2921971321_7381518e36.jpg

That is adorable. I am always amazed at ppl that can make their own. I have to follow a pattern.

Thanks for sharing!

hainangel2000
10-07-2008, 06:54 PM
This is simply adorable!! :hug:

mks22300
10-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Ooo, it's adorable! I can't wait to see the pattern. :)

JasminJaquine
10-07-2008, 07:24 PM
Oh what a lovely pumpkin!! That is just adorable! Makes me want to start on the pumpkin pies early this year. :)

Dimpledapple
10-07-2008, 07:37 PM
I love the pumpkin! You always make the cutest things! :heart:

auntcrafty
10-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Love the pumpkin!!!! This what I have been searching for and I'm excited you are going to be sharing the pattern.

Hygiene Mama
10-07-2008, 09:29 PM
CUTE! I love it!!!!!!:inlove:

Gertie
10-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Great job! Is much better than many of the others I've seen. I also admire those who make up their own patterns. Looking forward to seeing your pattern.

HollyP
10-07-2008, 11:41 PM
:yay:I Love it!!!!!! That is great, you are right there aren't a lot of good pumpkin patterns out there. Can't wait for the pattern.

GrandmaLori
10-07-2008, 11:54 PM
It really looks good!

DeeJay
10-08-2008, 12:11 AM
That looks great.
I can't wait for the pattern, it's going to be fun to make up heaps of them and have them around the home (and driving DH nuttier than he already is) :)

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 01:03 AM
Wow..you are all so good for the ego! Thank you! :hug: It's only been in the last few months that I've started messing around with things on my own and I've been knitting for 3 yrs this month. I just finished the second pumpkin (1 day project!) so I'll be writing up the pattern and publishing it as soon as I can. :thumbsup:

momwolf
10-08-2008, 04:46 AM
Jan,That has to be the BEST pumpkin I have ever seen.:woohoo:Finally someone who knows what a REAL pumpkin looks like.:teehee: Can't wait for you to write it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

WandaT
10-08-2008, 06:41 AM
Ditto on what everyone else has said! it's a PERFECT pumpkin Jan! Can't wait for the pattern!!!

ncwanda
10-08-2008, 11:05 AM
Can U please email me that pattern and picture?? I would love to make that later, after I start learning to knit!! How hard is that? Thats is VERY pretty!!

nc_wanda@yahoo.com

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 11:30 AM
Can U please email me that pattern and picture?? I would love to make that later, after I start learning to knit!! How hard is that? Thats is VERY pretty!!



I don't have the pattern ready yet, but when I do I'll let everyone know.

It's not hard, but if you are a new knitter it might be a little tougher. I'd recommend you get a little experience under your belt first. It's knit in the round - I used two circs, but magic loop or DPNs are fine - It also has decreases and increases, uses an i-cord for the stem and then the leaf which is a series of increases and decreases as well.

Camila
10-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Cute, nice job.

margz3
10-08-2008, 12:17 PM
love it!!! Thanks for offering to share the pattern when you get it done - can't wait!

OffJumpsJack
10-08-2008, 03:30 PM
Or are you saving that for the advanced variations class? :)

No really, Jan, well done! :thumbsup: I also want that pattern and since I'll need plenty of time and halloween is just around the corner, can you please put a rush on it? ;)

If I start today, I might finish in time to wrap it up as a Christmas gift. :roflhard:

So, if you were to add a face, would you use stranding, fair isle, or intarcia? :waving:

--Jack

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 04:01 PM
Jack! :roflhard:

I will try to have it ready in the next few days. I was thinking of adding a face to one, but decided the face would look better w/o the leaf attached. So next one. I will just add the face with no special technique. After all pumpkins often look wonky so why make it perfect? :lol: You could of course use any method you choose though. ;)

Miss Kittie
10-08-2008, 04:10 PM
I just made one for a swap like this one..

http://www.curlypurly.com/pumpkin.html

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 04:20 PM
I just made one for a swap like this one..

http://www.curlypurly.com/pumpkin.html

It's cute, but I didn't care for that pattern for two reasons-
1. Because of the way it's done you can't enlarge it easily or the bottom and top won't close.
2. She has too many rules about using her pattern. I won't elaborate, but if you read them you'll see what I mean.

GirlChris
10-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Jan, LOL about us being good for your ego, heck that's what we are here for. Seriously that is a really cute pattern and it is an accomplishment to have designed it yourself so you deserve the kudos!

Debbie
10-08-2008, 07:14 PM
That really is the best pumpkin I have ever seen. This time of year I am always sort of looking at pumpkin patterns but like you, didn't ever really like them. THANKS for sharing, can't wait for the pattern!!!!!

Lollilulu
10-08-2008, 08:04 PM
That is pretty. Very nice job.

ritaw
10-09-2008, 01:51 AM
Our Jan , The Designer :) I love the pumpkin Jan . I will make one for sure :)

Shandeh
10-09-2008, 04:34 AM
Beautiful! :notworthy:

Ronda
10-09-2008, 07:38 AM
I love it!

Knit4Fun
10-09-2008, 08:55 AM
That is adorable - your work is always amazing... :muah:

twoxover
10-09-2008, 08:58 AM
what a great pumpkin!!

McKnitty
10-09-2008, 09:43 AM
That really is the best pumpkin I have ever seen.


I agree! I like this so much better than the other patterns I've seen.

pixiepurls
10-09-2008, 10:11 AM
how adorable!

ladyjessica
10-09-2008, 02:24 PM
I just love this too! It's adorable and perfect for this time of year. You should design more patterns - you definitely seem to have a knack for it. I'm anxiously awaiting the pattern for this one as well. :teehee:

Simply_Renee
10-09-2008, 02:42 PM
I love this so much I could eat it.

!

Jan in CA
10-09-2008, 07:27 PM
Another pumpkin, this one with a curl. The pattern is done (and I hope it's all correct) and as soon as I figure out how to add it to Rav or upload it I will.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2927297405_ecc1a62234.jpg

Dimpledapple
10-09-2008, 08:18 PM
Too cute!! :heart: The curl is adorable -- can't wait for the pattern!

sue in canada
10-09-2008, 10:10 PM
That is adorable Jan. Great work. Look forward to the pattern.

Jan in CA
10-09-2008, 10:49 PM
Eventually this will get added to Ravelry downloads, but here you go for now.
http://members.cox.net/janlewis1/Autumn%20Pumpkins.pdf

Gina V
10-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Jan, that is the cutest thing!! How big is it? You are so smart!

Jan in CA
10-09-2008, 11:40 PM
Jan, that is the cutest thing!! How big is it? You are so smart!

:aww: Thanks! I guess I should measure, but it's maybe a little larger than my fist.

Oh I love your little sig bear! Too cute! Nice to see you visiting! :hug:

saracidaltendencies
10-10-2008, 12:59 AM
I love it! Ya know, I was going to work on a pattern for a pumpkin too, but, this will save me some time :teehee:

Debkcs
10-10-2008, 03:57 AM
What excellent timing you have, Jan! My DIL and I were talking about knitting and crocheting pumpkins, squash, anything that would go into a cornucopia.

Looks like an great pattern, as the models came out so cute.

toomuch
10-10-2008, 06:10 AM
That is the cutest pumpkin !! Thank you for posting the pattern too. You've done a great job!
Julie

Debbie
10-10-2008, 10:39 AM
I really appreciate the way you wrote the pattern ... large enough font to read .... instructions for a whole "part" of the project on one page (pix, materials page 1, body, i-cord page 2, leaf etc. page 3) I am always re-manipulating patterns in word so that a complete step is on one page ... that way I don't think I am finished and wonder what I have done wrong, just to turn the page and find out there is more.
Can't wait to knit one !!!!! Thanks.

NoraCVT
10-10-2008, 10:42 AM
The pumpkins rock!

I am a new knitter and just figured out DPNs so I think I can tackle this pattern. I love little projects with new techniques for me to learn.

Thanks a million for the pattern!

kennedy
10-10-2008, 12:43 PM
It's so adorable! :cheering:

Jan in CA
10-10-2008, 12:57 PM
I really appreciate the way you wrote the pattern ... large enough font to read .... instructions for a whole "part" of the project on one page (pix, materials page 1, body, i-cord page 2, leaf etc. page 3) I am always re-manipulating patterns in word so that a complete step is on one page ... that way I don't think I am finished and wonder what I have done wrong, just to turn the page and find out there is more.
Can't wait to knit one !!!!! Thanks.

Oh good! That is something that bugs me as well so I made an effort to organize it. I just hope the pattern itself is as easy to understand. It's hard to write a pattern...things you do intuitively or to make something work can make things complicated.

CognizantAmiga
10-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Super cute!

mhansen
10-10-2008, 05:40 PM
Your pumpkin is so cute! I would love to have the pattern but my computer crashes everytime I click on the address to the pattern. I will try ravelry and hopefully it's there. You are so gooooood Jan!!!

Shandeh
10-10-2008, 06:28 PM
Excellent work! :notworthy:

Jan in CA
10-10-2008, 06:42 PM
Your pumpkin is so cute! I would love to have the pattern but my computer crashes everytime I click on the address to the pattern. I will try ravelry and hopefully it's there. You are so gooooood Jan!!!

Aww thanks! It's on Rav now. Let me know if you can't get it and I can send it to you.

newamy
10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
I love your pumpkins. I'm saving your pattern. I just don't know if I will have time to make some!

Marni
10-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your design. I have a new lunch project now :)

toomuch
10-11-2008, 08:45 AM
Hi Jan, I made one and your pattern is perfect! Mine doesn't look as good as yours because I tend to knit too tight, but here it is (hopefully). Thanks again for sharing your pattern.
Julie

Jan in CA
10-11-2008, 11:00 AM
Julie, it looks wonderful! Thanks so much for trying it out and I'm glad the pattern was okay! :yay:

Cynamar
10-12-2008, 12:19 AM
Love it! There is a kit in my LYS that looks a lot like that.

AAngels
10-12-2008, 12:38 AM
That is so cute!! Perfect for fall time.
Can't wait to see pattern.

Thanks
Kathy

Jan in CA
10-12-2008, 01:37 AM
That is so cute!! Perfect for fall time.
Can't wait to see pattern.

Thanks
Kathy

As the title says it's in post #43 or on Ravelry. ;)

Quiltlady
10-12-2008, 07:51 PM
I used that pattern last year and made a bunch of them. They came out beautiful.

Jan in CA
10-12-2008, 07:54 PM
I used that pattern last year and made a bunch of them. They came out beautiful.

Obviously not my pattern since I just created it. I like mine better, but to each his own. That's why we have lots of patterns available. ;)

Quiltlady
10-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks for sharing your pattern. I like the curly part and the leaves too. I will use your pattern now! Thanks again for sharing.

Daylilydayzed
10-12-2008, 08:17 PM
That is so cute! I can sew from a pattern but never make my own pattern, you are so talented

Jan in CA
10-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Thanks for sharing your pattern. I like the curly part and the leaves too. I will use your pattern now! Thanks again for sharing.

That would be nice of you to give it a try, but if you end up liking the other better then by all means use it. :hug:

dustinac
10-13-2008, 09:24 AM
:yay: very cute!!

Jan in CA
10-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks Dustina!

I'm working on a larger one now and have learned a few things about the increases so I'll let you all know if the pattern is updated.

MerigoldinWA
10-17-2008, 12:34 PM
Nice! I like the ridging, very pumkinish. How big is your pumpkin? I can't get any clues from the picture.

Jan in CA
10-17-2008, 12:36 PM
Nice! I like the ridging, very pumkinish. How big is your pumpkin? I can't get any clues from the picture.

It's actually pretty small..about the size of those little squatty ones in the market maybe. ;) I'll take a picture with one in my hand for reference.

new_knitter
10-18-2008, 03:56 AM
I love it! I especially like how the ridges came out! If I wasn't behind on my Christmas presents, I would make one this year!

beachwalker
10-18-2008, 03:17 PM
Jan, I knew that sometime I would find a use for the pumpkin orange worsted I've had for years!:thumbsup: Thank you for sharing the pattern!:)

Jan in CA
10-19-2008, 12:48 AM
Just to let you all know I've figure out a way to make a larger pumpkin and will update the pattern when it's ready. :thumbsup:

I'm glad so many people like my pattern and are enjoying it! :hug:

KnittingNat
10-19-2008, 01:48 PM
Jan, I just saw it - it's the most adorable pumpkin ever!

susanfitz
10-19-2008, 09:27 PM
All I can say is AWWWWWWWW! :)

ArtLady1981
10-22-2008, 03:50 AM
Love it Jan! Very nicely done! Your colors are spot on, too!

catcook
10-22-2008, 10:38 AM
This is the first time I have traveled through the what ch knittin posts and wow what a find. Your pumpkin is just the cutest thing. Now I can dig out that odd orange yarn at the bottom of my stash. Thank you so much for the pattern. >^,,^<

ttink
10-26-2008, 01:38 PM
Do you know where I can find the pattern now?

Shandeh
10-26-2008, 11:15 PM
Do you know where I can find the pattern now?

It's here:
http://members.cox.net/janlewis1/Autumn%20Pumpkins.pdf

sprig
10-27-2008, 11:28 AM
your pumpkin looks so great ... i'm glad you didnt like the other patterns and made your own cause ive never seen a better one ... great job ...

laikabear
10-29-2008, 07:18 PM
Jan, I just saw this! How cute!! And thanks so much for writing the pattern for the rest of us. :cheering: :happydance:

Puddinpop
10-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Thank you Jan. It is a very pretty pumpkin. Now, if I can just make mine look like yours. lol

vaknitter
11-15-2008, 12:18 PM
OMG I love your pumking pattern and am :knitting: feverishly to get enough made to give as gifts to all the ladies at Thanksgiving dinner. I was just wondering if perhaps you had instructions for making a bigger one too so that maybe I could give the hostess and my MIL a set of 2-3 pumkins?
I tried making one with bulkier yarn but it didn't look right...please I am addicted to our pumpkins.....

Jan in CA
11-15-2008, 12:21 PM
Actually, I did make a bigger one. I had to change the increase section a bit, but it was easy. Let me dig up what I did and I'll let you know...then update the pattern.

Glad you like them!