Not quite a baker’s dozen

knit donuts
The trip to Michigan went well this past weekend though living in San Francisco you forget what midwest summer humidity is like. I did find time to get some knitting done especially on the flights to & from Chicago (btw needles are still fine to take on domestic flights just in case anyone is wondering.) I worked on more donuts as they were a quick portable project & got all these done. I love how the beads work as sprinkles. The mini donut is just a half size of the large donut pattern & I may try to do a few more before the window goes up this weekend. I may just have to buy some mini dounts so I can use the box for the display.

jelly donut
Matt helped me design the jelly donut (sometimes it takes a mathematician) on the flight home & it was super simple. Here’s the pattern…

Jelly Donut

Supplies:

  • Worsted weight yarn in light brown & dark brown (or frosting color of choice)
  • 4 size 6 double pointed needles
  • polyfill

Cast on 6 stitches with light brown and divide them evenly on 3 needles. Join together being careful not to twist. Place stitch marker to mark the beginning of the row.
Row1: kfb 6 times (12 stitches)
Row 2: (k1, kfb) 6 times (18 stitches)
Row 3: (k2, kfb) 6 times (24 stitches)
Row 4: (k3, kfb) 6 times (30 stitches)
Row 5: (k4, kfb) 6 times (36 stitches)
Row 6: (k5, kfb) 6 times (42 stitches)
Row 7: (k6, kfb) 6 times (48 stitches)
Row 8: (k7, kfb) 6 times (54 stitches)
Row 9: (k8, kfb) 6 times (60 stitches)
Row 10: (k9, kfb) 6 times (66 stitches)
Row 11: (k10, kfb) 6 times (72 stitches)
Row 12: k
Row 13: (k11, kfb) 6 times (78 stitches)
Row 14 – 16: knit
Row 17: (k11, k2tog) 6 times (72 stitches)
Row 18: k
Row 19: change to frosting color (k10, k2tog) 6 times (66 stitches)
Row 20: (k9, k2tog) 6 times (60 stitches)
Row 21: (k8, k2tog) 6 times (54 stitches)
Row 22: (k7, k2tog) 6 times (48 stitches)
Row 23: (k6, k2tog) 6 times (42 stitches)
Row 24: (k5, k2tog) 6 times (36 stitches)
Row 25: (k4, k2tog) 6 times (30 stitches)
Row 26: (k3, k2tog) 6 times (24 stitches)
Row 27: (k2, k2tog) 6 times (18 stitches)
Row 28: (k1, k2tog) 6 times (12 stitches)

At this point using a tapestry needles weave your cast on end into the inside. Using polyfill stuffing stuff you donut through the top hole. It takes a bit of stuffing & prodding to get it into a circular shape.

Row 29: k2tog 6 times (6 stitches)

Break your yarn leaving a six inch tail. Weave the tail through the remaining stitches & pull tight to close up the top. Use waste embroidery thread or yarn to embroider a circle of jelly on the side.

2006 Kathy Lewinski. Please do not sell my pattern or items you make from it. If you make a jelly donut I’d love to see it!

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19 Comments to Not quite a baker’s dozen
    • Amy
    • Those are toooooo cute. I totally have to make some- I love knitted food! (Where in Michigan did you go?)

    • Heidi
    • These are so adorably yummy looking!! I called everyone over the to computer to see them! Well done!!!!! Thanks for the comment at my blog too! :o)

    • Joanne
    • I am fairly new to knitting and fell in love with your donuts! I was wondering if you think i can make a jelly donut using size 3 double pointed needles (instead of size 4)? That was all I could find at the store. Thanks!

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