Wednesday, 27 November 2013

A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Patterns

Last month I did a post for Canada's Thanksgiving Day that was autumnal-themed rather than specifically related to Thanksgiving so I could save the turkey, pilgrim, and cornucopia patterns for the American Thanksgiving Day post. But when it came time to write today's post, I found I again had to fall back on selecting some generically autumnal patterns in order to fill out the set of patterns, because it turns out that a lot of turkey, pilgrim, and cornucopia patterns are really pretty tacky. However, I did find a rather decent set of patterns that were very much in keeping with the spirit of the day, and I hope you like them.

The above pattern is the Fall Pumpkin design, by Sarah Hawkins. This pattern is available for free and these little pumpkins might be used to make Thanksgiving decorations, such as a centrepiece. A little knit pumpkin might also be used as a pin cushion.

These little Pilgrim Bears, by Noreen Crone-Findlay, are just too cute. The pattern originally appeared in From Knitting Today! #7 in October/November 2011, and Your Knitting Life, October/November 2011. Back issues of these magazines can be ordered.

This is the Teeves Turkey, by Lisa Tomko. This pattern is available for $5.00(USD).

This Fall Wreath, by Lion Brand Yarn, is felted but too pretty not to include. This pattern is available for free.

This is the Pumpkin Patch Socks design, by Maggie van der Stok. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.

This is the Pilgrim Bonnet, by Heather Buelow. I can't imagine anyone other than a plain dress Quaker having any use for a pilgrim bonnet unless it's for a Halloween costume (even in the promo shot it's used for yarn bombing), but in the event that you do want one, this one is quite a well-designed example and the pattern is available for free.

This sweater with its striking wheat-like device is the Eastlake design, by Norah Gaughan. This pattern appeared in Berroco's pamphlet, Norah Gaughan Vol. 3.

The Waves of Grain scarf, by Rosemary (Romi) Hill, is a Knitty pattern and therefore available for free.

This is the Pumpkin Patch Baby Blanket, by Dawn Brocco, and of course it could be lengthened and/or widened to be a full-sized afghan. This pattern is available for $6.00(USD).

This is the Pumpkin Spice cushion pattern, by Michelle Treese. This pattern was originally published in Creative Knitting's September 2011 issue.

These are the Little Pumpkins fingerless mitts design, by Chris Abbott. This pattern is available for $4.00(USD).

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