Oooooh, what could be better than a beautiful green pear in the fall? A pear covered in a sweet knitted cozy, of course!
I bought the most spectacular big pears at the market a couple of days ago and while we were waiting for them to ripen up I started thinking of a pear fruit cozy. This is not my original idea to cover fresh fruit in knitting but I just think it is so cute. The thing I didn't like about the cozies I had previously seen for apples and pears is that they all had a button and loop. I thought to myself, I don't even like to button things for clothing that much, why bother with a button on this fun item. I know, once again, it's a little strange, but that's really how it goes in my head.
I started thinking about socks and how stretchy socks need to be to fit over your heel and ankle and then still fit snuggly around your leg. Why certainly there is a correlation here with the large bottom portion of the pear and the smaller top. A little ribbing should do the trick!