Regular readers will know, I just love knitting itsy bitsy little things. Mushrooms are one of my favorites (here are some Chanterelles, a Porcini and here a Fly Agaric). Some of these patterns I posted on my Instagram page are awfully complicated. That’s why I decided to upload a much simpler little mushroom today.
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The story behind this mushroom knitting pattern
Originally these mushrooms were a little birthday present for my father. We went to Venice and saw these handblown glass mushrooms, but the shop was closed every time we passed by. He was quite sad and really seemed to want them. I tried to shop them online, but couldn’t find a way. So, I did what I do best: knitting. You can’t imagine how surprised he was when he saw them.
I have knitted quite a couple of them ever since because they look just amazing under a little cloche on my windowsill. Actually, everyone that sees them asks me where I got these because they are just so cute.
They are not all that hard to knit, but you need to know how to knit in the round with double-pointed needles. They are also quite a bit fiddly because I knit them with 2 mm needles (size 0). There is one round where you increase from 16 stitches to 96, but other than that, the pattern is easily accessible for intermediate knitters.
You’ll find detailed step by step (video) instructions for all the techniques used in this pattern here on my blog (and I linked everything in the pattern). So, I hope this pattern is as accessible as it gets. Also, you can knit them with bigger needles as a start as well.
Anyways, here is the download form once again for your convenience.