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Knitted Radishes
Designed by Julie Hunter
(This Cosy Life)
Radishes, freshly my knitting needles! These fun knitted radishes look great
in a kitchen, would be fuel for a child's imagination as they "chop" them up in their play
kitchen or provide lots of fun for some lucky kitty. I use US size 2 needles with a worsted
weight yarn for a nice tight fabric.

*Several yards each, red, white and green worsted weight yarn. I used Patons Classic
*1 set of 4 size, US 2 double pointed needles
*Tapestry needle
* Fiber-fill

K1fb- Knit in the front and back of 1 stitch
K2tog- Knit 2 stitches together

With white yarn, cast on 3 stitches, leaving a few inches for the tail. This will be the “root”of your radish.
Round 1: K1fb all stitches. (6) Divide evenly onto 3 needles.
Round 2: K all stitches.
Round 3: (K1fb, K1) repeat to end (9)
Round 4: K all stitches
Break yarn and attach red.
Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until you have 7 stitches on each needle (21).
Decrease round 1: (K2tog, K5) repeat to end (18)
Round 2: K all stitches.
Round 3: (K2tog, K4) repeat to end. (15)
Round 4: K all stitches.
Continuing decreasing this way, knitting every other row, until 9 stitches remain.
Stuff radish firmly. Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches with the tapestry
needle. Fasten off and weave in tail.

With green yarn cast on 3 stitches. Knit I-cord for 2-2.5”. (An I-cord is knit on 2 double
pointed needles. Cast on stitches and then, instead of turning work, push to end, pull the
yarn around the back and knit.)
Next row, turn and knit.
Row 2: K1fb, k to last stitch, k1fb (5)
Row 3: K all stitches
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 9 stitches.
Decrease row 1: k2tog, k to last 2 stitches, k2tog
Row 2: K all stitches
Repeat these two rows ti1 3 stitches remain. Knit 3 together and fasten off, weaving in the
tail. Leave the tail on the bottom end.
Attach the end of the I-cord to the top of the radish, using the tail to sew it on.

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