Aran Ornaments by Melissa Kelenske

Aran Ornaments

October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4-inch square
This pattern is available for $5.99 USD buy it now

The crisp scent of pine needles, fluffy snowflakes falling outside, sitting in front the of the fire curled up in a cozy, cabled sweater….my idea of a perfect holiday. This week’s pattern--a trio of sweater-inspired Christmas ornaments--reminds me of a real Northern Christmas. One features three classic cables, another highlights a slipped stitch pattern and the third is simple stockinette. Stuffed with wool roving, a bit of lavender and hanging by an ecru satin ribbon secured with a tiny button, these ornaments double as fragrant sachets when you take the tree down in January.

At Wool & Honey, we believe that the best way to celebrate the holidays is with a handcrafted gift.

Something special--a little slip of a silk scarf, a pair of fuzzy, wooly mitts, a handknit ornament--that with a little time, a little money and a little foresight could become the most treasured gift you give all year.

Every Friday, you’ll receive an email revealing a special pattern we’ve written exclusively for the shop--one that can easily be tackled within the course of a week. (With a little effort, of course--these projects don’t knit themselves!)

These patterns are super simple, even for beginner knitters. We make it that way because we realize that in addition to your knitting, there’s a good chance you’ve got a few other things to tend to between now and the holidays. (Ahem!)

Knitting should be fun, not work. And certainly not stressful. Most of these projects are One-Skein Wonders--a pretty fantastic way to see light at the end of the knitting tunnel, even when you’re elbow-deep in cookie dough.

With 12 full weeks ahead of us, if you pace yourself and try your best to keep up, you’ll have a nice collection of gifts come December 25th.

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