Holiday Cheer Ornaments by Kate Gagnon Osborn
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Holiday Cheer Ornaments

Knitting
December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
25 - 35 yards (23 - 32 m)
variable (See notes)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

After picking out a tree this year, we opened up our box of decorations and I found one of the knit ornaments I made about 10 years ago and gave as small gifts to our extended family. Remembering how fast, fun, and simple they were to make, I quickly set out to make a new set for our tree for our daughter Charlie to enjoy.

The end result is a gift to my family, but also a gift to you – a free PDF download with instructions for 3 different ornaments worked up in The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering and Canopy Fingering. Each style comes with two alternate options, from stripes, to cables, to embroidery.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:

1 / The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering: Parakeet and Orchid.
2 / The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering: Appleby Castle, Grizedale Forest, St Bee’s Beach, and Yew Tree.

Each ornament takes about 10 grams/35 yards total (not including pom pom).

GAUGE: 30 sts and 40 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - set US 1 (2.5 mm) dpns, or size to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS: Cable needle, Polyfill stuffing, tapestry needle, size 2.75 mm crochet hook, 1.5” pom pom maker.
SIZE:
Mittens: 4.5” (11.5 cm) length, 4” (10.75 cm) circumference.
Ball: 7” (17.75 cm) circumference, stuffed.
Hat: 4.75” (12 cm) circumference, 2.75” (7 cm) height.
SKILLS: Increasing, decreasing, working in the round, kitchener stitch, basic cables (optional), basic embroidery (optional).