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Advent Calendar

Knitting
August 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
350 - 500 yards (320 - 457 m)
104" long

Hide small gifts in numbered pockets with jangling jingle bells. At the end of advent, the calendar reads “Merry Christmas to All.”

Note: The charts for this design were only available online. The magazine is no longer in publication and the links are down. The charts may be available via the Internet Wayback Machine.

Yarn Colors Needed:

  • 1 skein #0387 Soft Navy (A)
  • 1 skein #0256 Carrot (B)
  • 1 skein #0368 Paddy Green (C)
  • 1 skein #0706 Perfect Pink (D)
  • 1 skein #0376 Burgundy (E)
  • 1 skein #0320 Cornmeal (F)
  • 1 skein #0624 Tea Leaf (G)

Notions Needed:

  • 48 jingle bells,.5”/12.5mm diameter
  • 6 jingle bells,1⅜”/35mm diameter
  • Yarn needle small enough to fit through hole in bells
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill
  • 4 stitch markers

Finished Measurements:
Garland 104”/264cm measured from outer ends of hanging loops (approx. 116”/294.5cm when stretched)
Pocket 3.75 x 3.75”/9.5 x 9.5cm
Large ornaments 2.75”/7cm diameter
Small ornaments 2.25”/5.5cm diameter