We all love ice-cream, don't we? Especially, when were kids ice-cream was one of the most delicious food I could eat all day long. Those days are long gone, but my craving for ice-cream is still alive. Today I'd like to share with you an unusual type of gelato, the one made with needles, yarn, fur pom poms, buttons, and a bit of creativity. I hope you will enjoy knitting it and decorating one of your sweaters as I did with mine. There is one tricky part though - fixing all the pieces on a sweater, but don't worry I'll share my secrets with you :). Add a few thin strips to the cone first and fix it loosely to the sweater leaving enough space for the poms, then add pom poms, check if you like the way it looks and, if you satisfied, tighten everything. If not, then reposition the cone and poms till you find the perfect look ;). This way you can easily detach your ice-cream before the laundry.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Double Pointed Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (US/UK 7);
<> Alpacana Lanoso Yarn: 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color <0.3 skein;
<> Fur pom poms.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over
Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches
Knit ice-cream accessory pattern:
Cast on 24 stitches + 1 extra stitch to join in the round. Watch my video tutorial on how to join in the round on circular or double pointed needles if you don’t know how to do it or use hashtag #chknitting_joinintheround to find it.
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Round 1-4: knit in stockinette stitch.
Round 5: [k1, skpo, k6, k2tog, k1] – repeat twice. (20 stitches left)
Round 6-9: knit in stockinette stitch.
Round 10: [k1, skpo, k4, k2tog, k1] – repeat twice. (16 stitches left)
Round 11-14: knit in stockinette stitch.
Round 15: [k1, skpo, k2, k2tog, k1] – repeat twice. (12 stitches left)
Round 16-19: knit in stockinette stitch.
Round 20: [k1, skpo, k2tog, k1] – repeat twice. (8 stitches left)
Round 21-22: knit in stockinette stitch.
Round 23: [skpo, k2tog] – repeat twice. (4 stitches left)
Round 24: knit in stockinette stitch.
Cut the yarn leaving 5 cm (2”) tail. Use hook to pull the tail through the remaining 4 stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.
Use hollow fiber or cotton wool to stuff it. Sew the upper part and make waffle imitation embroidery.
Does not it look delicious now? You can also decorate cone with the bright buttons or beads.
Ice-cream cone is ready. Feel free to use ice cream accessory to decorate any of your knitted or crocheted items such as hat, scarfs, cardigans or sweaters. Take a look at my pattern of knit oversized sweater for kids and adults.
Each fur pom pom has two thin strips that will help to attach and in case of laundry detach it.