Patons Classic Wool (Green)
Patons Brilliant (Radiant Red)
Scraps (at least 3 yards) of light brown yarn
Size 3 DPNs
Crochet Hook (optional, to pull the toothpick through olive)
With size 3 dpns, CO 48 sts.
Divide stitches by placing 16 sts on each of 3 needles.
K first round and place marker to indicate the end of a round.
Round 1: Knit around
Round 2: (K2, ssk, K8, k2tog, K2) around
Round 3:Knit around
Round 4: (K2, ssk, k6, k2tog, k2) around
Round 5: Knit around
Round 6: (K2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2) around
Round 7:Knit around
Round 8: (K2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2) around
Round 9: Knit around
Round 10: (K2, ssk, k2tog, k2) around
Round 11: Switch to red, knit around
Round 12: (K1, ssk, K2tog, k1) around
Round 13: K2tog aroundBreak yarn and pull through remaining sts. Secure tightly.
To knit the toothpick:
Using 2 size 3 dpns, CO 2 sts. Work in 1-cord until toothpick is desired length. (I knit mine to about 4” and this seemed to work really well) Use the crochet hook to pull the toothpick ends from the back of the olive through to the front, as shown.
Cut a circle of the fabric about ½” wider than the diameter of your olive. Cut a triangle out of the fabric (using this tutorial) and fold the extra ½” so that it sits under the lining. Using the sewing needle and thread, sew the fabric onto the back of the olive body