Good enough to Eat!
Not quite so tasty but they certainly last much longer! This ice cream knitting pattern shows you various styles and designs to help create a knitted ice cream for a summer gift. From a traditional style to a fancy waffle cone with trimmings. Sit them on the sideboard or support and encourage children learning through play by incorporating a few into a kitchen or picnic playset; great imaginative role play ideas for children. Especially playing shops or the ice cream van turning up!
Strawberry pink, creamy vanilla or minty green, you can vary your yarns to help make your perfect ice cream. This is great for gifting especially for those who have their usual (salted caramel for me!) As well as choosing your cone, try some added sprinkles, a chocolate flake or a wafer.
Just hoping that seeing them around wont trigger that “ooh, ice cream!” thought, followed by the secret trip to the freezer…
I can never seem to work out these pattern without a little trial and error. However, I think I’ve got the cone just about right after making it initially too large, then too small and too skinny. You may also wish to adjust the pattern as you see fit to adjust the height (amend number of rows) or width (amending cast on and decreases). The waffle cone was especially tricky as the decreasing stitches had to coincide with the K2, P2 stitch pattern, making sure it did not step out of sync. The downside is that the decreases are mire visible when looking at the completed piece overall. For this reason, it may be neater or simpler to use the conventional cone style (stocking stitch).
Or fancy a Little Lolly?
Although the pattern is not quite ready, ice lollies may go perfectly with the ice creams to fill those ice cream holders. Whether its a fab or feast, knitting can keep that sweetness lasting longer. Anyway, beautiful weather – perfect day for a ice cream!
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Total time from 1 Hour 30 Minutes to 2 Hours 40 Minutes
Made from one knitted cone piece and one knitted ice cream piece. These are sewn together with added separate knitted pieces for a flake or wafer. Embroidered detailing may also be added for sprinkles and drips.
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