Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pirate Gourd!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Decorate your fall gourds with an eyepatch!

I used remnant black WoTA worsted weight yarn, and size 3 needles. To make the eyepatch.
  • CO 13 sts, leaving a long tail.
  • Starting with a p row, work in stockinette stitch for 5 rows
  • Row 6: ssk, K11, K2tog
  • Row 7: p across
  • Row 8: ssK, K9, K2tog
  • Row 9: p across
  • Row 10: ssk, K7, K2tog
  • Row 11: p across
  • Row 12: ssk, K5, K2tog
  • Row 13: P2tog, p4, slip the last stitch over the 4th purled stitch
  • Row 14: ssk, K1, K2tog
  • Using a yarn needle, pull the remaining stitches together, leaving a long end. Weave the yarn up across the side so it can function as the eyepatch tie.
  • Attach to the gourd of your choice, draw other pirate features with a sharpie, and enjoy!
Credit to Keith for decorating the gourd and the idea for making a pirate gourd.

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