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Oct 18, 2011 10:57:58   #
FireballDave
 
To go with my acorn egg cosy, I thought it would be nice to have an acorn napkin ring. I've made mine a fresh acorn in green, but you might like to use one of the many colours they go through as they ripen, or maybe a selection.


Acorn Napkin Ring

Materials:
DK or similar weight yarn in beige, dark brown and pine green
Pair 4mm (US size 6) needles
Darning needle

Tension/Gauge:
22 stitches and 28 rows over 4"/10cms in stocking stitch with 4mm needles

Abbreviations:
K: knit
P: purl
Kfbl: increase one stitch in knit row by knitting into the front and back loops of the next stitch on the left-hand needle
Pfbl: increase one stitch in purl row by purling into the front and back loops of the next stitch on the left-hand needle
dec2pw: slip the next stitch from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle purlwise, purl the next two stitches on the left-hand needle together, then pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just purled, two stitches decreased evenly
SSK: slip the next stitch from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle knitwise, do the same with next stitch, insert point of left-hand needle into the front of both stitches and knit them together
K2tog: knit the next two stitches together

Instructions:
With beige yarn, cast on 27 stitches.
Row 1: P1, (K1, P1) to end of row
Row 2: K1, (P1, K1) to end of row
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: P11, join brown yarn: P5, with beige: P11
Row 5: With beige: K8, K2tog, K1, with brown: K1, Kfbl, K1, Kfbl, K1, with beige: K1, SSK, K8
Row 6: With beige: P10, with brown: P7, with beige: P10
Break brown yarn
Rows 7, 9 and 11: With beige: K11, join green yarn: K5, with beige: K11
Rows 8, 10 and 12: With beige: P11, with green: P5, with beige: P11
Row 13: With beige: K9, Kfbl, K1, with green: SSK, K1, K2tog, with beige: K1, Kfbl, K9
Row 14: With beige: P10, Pfbl, P1, with green: dec2pw, with beige: P1, Pfbl, P10
Break green yarn and continue with beige only
Row 15: Purl
Row 16: K1, (P1, K1) to end of row
Row 17: P1, (K1, P1) to end of row
Cast off purlwise.

Finishing
Stitch up sides to make ring and weave in ends to neaten.


Have fun!
Dave
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Acorn Napkin Ring
Acorn Napkin Ring...
 
Oct 18, 2011 14:42:59   #
siouxann
 
Oh Dave, I really like the acorn! It is one of my favorites of all the ones you have created. This one sings!!
Oct 18, 2011 14:48:45   #
PaKnitter
 
I agree...this is a nice napkin ring. Fall is my favorite time of year because of the colors. Winter is my second favorite...I know...I'm crazy.
Oct 18, 2011 14:53:30   #
Windbeam
 
How cute! So much talent!
Oct 18, 2011 14:55:02   #
FireballDave
 
siouxann wrote:
Oh Dave, I really like the acorn! It is one of my favorites of all the ones you have created. This one sings!!


Thanks! It's a simple motif and you could make matching drinks coasters using it.

Dave
Oct 18, 2011 14:56:58   #
FireballDave
 
PaKnitter wrote:
I agree...this is a nice napkin ring. Fall is my favorite time of year because of the colors. Winter is my second favorite...I know...I'm crazy.


I'm glad you like it, try varying the acorn's colours, that could look really effective on a dining table.

Dave
 
Oct 18, 2011 14:59:26   #
FireballDave
 
Windbeam wrote:
How cute! So much talent!


Thanks for the compliments, I just like playing with simple motifs, napkin rings are perfect for such things.

Dave
Oct 18, 2011 19:26:15   #
maryanne
 
Utterlly charming. Love it.
Oct 18, 2011 19:43:45   #
Judy in oz
 
PaKnitter wrote:
I agree...this is a nice napkin ring. Fall is my favorite time of year because of the colors. Winter is my second favorite...I know...I'm crazy.


No You are not crazy!!! I am with you!!!! Love fall and winter!!!!!!
So...why am I in Fla? my DH cannot be in the cold...
We come from the North and I miss it so very much....
Judy
Oct 18, 2011 22:24:30   #
FireballDave
 
maryanne wrote:
Utterlly charming. Love it.


Thanks Maryanne, I like Autumn themes, these looked good in soft light on the supper table at the weekend.

Dave
Oct 19, 2011 07:21:28   #
patocenizo (a regular here)
 
Wow that is awesome! I think I'll be making this one for the grandkids for Christmas.
 
Oct 19, 2011 07:59:43   #
whitley
 
Nice work Dave. Lovely.
Oct 19, 2011 08:02:46   #
lvchocl8nknitting
 
Thank you once again for sharing your incredible talent, Fireball Dave! Another winner!!! These will be great with fall table settings; and you're certainly right--the colors can be modified to fit the table setting. Thank you so much!!!
Love them!!!!!
Oct 19, 2011 08:57:57   #
TNmaid
 
I'm new to the forum but I've seen several of your designs and not only are they useful but they make me smile.

How about one for the Christmas season ... a holly leaf and berry or some other simple motif. I don't get very much time to knit / crochet so I need to start EARLY.

I would love to have new napkin rings and coasters for Christmas to go with Acorn ones for Thanksgiving.
Oct 19, 2011 09:20:32   #
shark
 
thank you very much -- I am going to try it.
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