Mini-Stocking & Candy Cane Ornaments by Susan B. Anderson

Mini-Stocking & Candy Cane Ornaments

December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
mini-stocking: about 4 inches from toe to cuff; candy cane: about 4 inches when bent
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Here is some quick and satisfying holiday fun for you! My test knitter made both ornaments in one evening with time to spare!

Mini-Stocking Ornament:
Measurement: From toe to cuff about 4-inches

Yarn: Between 4 and 5 grams of fingering weight or sock yarn
Four of the samples used 4 grams, and one sample used 5 grams.

Needles: US size 1 set of four double-pointed needles
The pattern is written for dpns but is easily adaptable for Magic Loop or for knitting in the round on 2 circular needles.

Gauge: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not imperative for this project but varying the gauge will change the size and the amount of yarn needed.

Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Ruler or tape measure

Note: In the photo the pipe cleaner is sticking out of the bottom of the candy cane slightly. In the pattern I give instructions on how to prevent this from happening.

Candy Cane Ornament:
Yarn: Tiny amounts of red and white worsted weight yarn

Needles: US size 7 double-pointed needles or a circular needle for Magic Loop

Yarn needle
Ruler or tape measure
White pipe cleaner or chenille stem

4 options for working in the round on a small number of stitches:

  1. With three dpns to work in the round
  2. With 2 dpns to work in the round
  3. A long circular needle to work in Magic Loop.
  4. 2 dpns to work in I-cord