Monday, September 15, 2008

Knit Okra

All things Southern and all things knit. The photo at left is knit OKRA. I went to a new supermarket recently, one that has a distinct regional character. This market has specialties such as proper biscuit flour, and frozen, breaded okra. As I was making a totally Southern Sunday dinner (chicken, pulled pork, greens, cornbread, fried okra) I realized that okra looks just like ribbing.

The picture shown was essentially a tube of 2 x 3 ribbing, decreased down to a point. I started with 15 stitches on double pointed needles. I did decreases every inch or so then cinched the ends. The cavity can be stuffed a little if needed for support. Total length about 3".

5 comments:

littlestbirds said...

Fun! Reminds me of my time living in the south : )

Ria said...

I love okra! It can be tough finding it in NJ. I bought some frozen breaded in SC and drove home with it in a cooler 2 summers ago. SIGH\


Ria (tonyfan20 on Ravelry)

Carrie said...

That's so great. What do you think you'll do with your knitted fun-ness?

Amber said...

OH I LOVE okra. Never thought of knitting any, would probably make me angry that I didn't have any real okra lol ...but it turned out great!

I am a southern girl though, don't think there isn't some breaded and baked in my freezer!

bunnits said...

I love the knit okra. It is the greatest. Well, eating real okra is better, but as far as cute knitted things go, that is definitely at the top of the list.