Mmm, garden fresh.
Using US #4 straight needles and light green yarn…
Row 1: CO1.
Row 2: Kfb
Row 3: K1, m1, k1
Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: P
Row 5: K1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Row 7: K1, m1, k3, m1, k1
Row 9: K1, m1, k5, m1, k1
Row 11: K1, m1, k7, m1, kn1
Rows 12 – 22: St st, ending on a P row
Row 23: K2tog, k7, ssk
Rows 24, 26, and 28: P
Row 25: K2tog, k5, ssk
Row 27: K2tog, k3, ssk
Row 29: K2tog, k1, ssk
Row 30: P2tog, p1
Row 31: K2tog
Draw yarn through remaining stitch to secure.
Peas (Make 2)
With the same yarn but switching now to US #4 DPN’s…
Row 1: C03, distributing stitches evenly between the needles
Rows 2 and 3: Kfb of each stitch
Row 4: [K1, kfb], repeat 6 times
Rows 5 and 6: K
You will probably want to try adding the stuffing at this stage. It can be very hard to keep in your little pea as you continue to knit and may even jump out a few times, but just wad up a tiny little marble-sized piece of batting very tightly and hold it in there as best you can.
Row 7: [K1, k2tog], repeat 6 times
Row 8: K2tog
Row 9: K2tog
Draw remaining stitches together with the excess yarn and pull tight. Tie off.
With the WS facing up, lay out your pea pod and figure out the approximate position of the peas. Fairly simply, take one pea out and sew the other in securely, then putting the second pea back in and sewing it in turn. To keep the piece more stable, it might help you to make just a small stitch or two between the peas so that they stay together. [Alternately, you could experiment with using Velcro or something and making the peas removable…? If anyone tries this, tell me how it goes!]
Take the ends of the pod now and cinch them together. Sew them so that the peas are comfortably nestled in the center and the ends are slightly pointed. Pulled only somewhat tightly, it should not curl anymore despite being knit in st st. Hide ends inside pod, and make a nice green salad!