- Worsted weight yarn in caramel color (CC), apple color (AC), and stick color (SC). I used Wool-Ease.
- US4 dpns (set of 5)
- Polyfil or other stuffing
- Yarn needle
With CC, CO 4 st and knit I-cord for 3 inches.
Without turning work, kfb into each st (8 st total). Arrange over 4 needles (2 st per needle) and join to knit in the round.
Round 1: K1, kfb (3 st per needle, 12 st total).
Rounds 2-6: On each needle, k to last st, kfb. End with 8 st per needle, 32 st total.
Rounds 7-10: Knit plain.
Rounds 11-18: On each needle, k to last 2 st, k2tog.
With 6 st per needle (24 st total), break CC and change to AC.
End with 2 st per needle, 8 st total. Tie off or weave in ends from color change.
Stuff the apple firmly. Break AC and change to SC.
Round 19: K2tog (4 st total), knitting st onto one needle. Tie off or weave in ends from color change.
Knit I-cord for 2 inches. Break yarn, thread tail through live stitches, pull tight and weave in end.
Use yarn tail to tack the first bit of I-cord into a circle, to make a base for the caramel apple.