Nazareth Angel Christmas Ornament by Wendy Poush
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Nazareth Angel Christmas Ornament

Knitting
December 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
70 yards (64 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Nazareth Angel is a beaded Christmas ornament or tree topper. The body is worked in the round from the bottom up, with the beads added as you go with a crochet hook. The wings are worked flat and tied to the body. A tutorial for beading with a crochet hook is included.

Yarn: You will need approximately 70 yards of a fingering-weight wool or wool blend for best results. Yarns which are lofty and hold their shape well without sagging are recommended. Another weight of yarn may be substituted as long as it is thin enough to accommodate the beads. (Pictured: Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool Fingering Weight – fingering, 1 skein / 100g / 440 yards, 100% merino)

Supplies:

  • 4 US size 2 double-pointed needles
  • 2 US size 9 straight needles
  • 56 size 6/0 beads
  • 1 size 12 steel crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • thread (optional)

Gauge: 1 inch = 8 sts / 11 rows in stockinette on size 2s
1 inch = 5 sts / 8 rows in lace pattern on size 9s

Note: Gauge is not particularly important in this project.

Finished Measurements: Finished ornament will stand approximately 4.5” high.

This is the pattern for Week Forty-One of Pattern a Week at Running Jack Knits.