So let’s be clear right from the start. This is not somber, serious, grown-up knitting. This is not the thing you knit to win the approval of that one slightly scary person at the yarn shop who is always knitting intricately cabled sweaters on size two needles and who lets it be known that anyone not doing the same isn’t a proper knitter.
This is frankly adorable, borderline ridiculous knitting that absolutely no one needs and that serves no practical purpose at all. Despite that, I love it. I love it and it makes me happy. And some days, that’s really what I’m looking for in my knitting.
The pattern is tremendously detailed, and you can use just about any yarn you can imagine. I used everything from fingering to worsted weight yarn, and each acorn took less than ten yards of yarn. The fastest of them have about as many stitches as are in one row of a sock, and the slowest have far fewer stitches than are in a respectable swatch.