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Orbital Ornaments

Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 yards (183 m)
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Celebrate the season (any season) with these fun, nontraditional ornaments! These space-themed ornaments work up quickly and are great for your stash of sock yarn leftovers, in all sorts of colours. They would also make a great baby mobile or playtime toys. Embroidered initials would be lovely for personalized gifts - embellish to your heart’s desire. All of the Orbital Ornaments are worked in the round on double pointed needles.

Includes Patterns For: Ringed Planet, Sun, Flying Saucer, Satellite, and Rocket.

Finished Sizes
Ringed Planet: 6” / 15cm in circumference around planet, 9” / 23cm around the ring, 3.25” / 8cm tall
Sun: 8.5” / 21.5cm in circumference at equator; 3.75” / 9.5cm tall
Flying Saucer: 7.25” / 18cm in circumference at widest point, 2.25” / 5.5cm tall
Satellite: 4.5” / 11.5cm long, 5.5” / 14cm wingspan
Rocket: 4.5” / 11.5cm long from nose to exhaust; 3.5” / 9cm wingspan

Yarns
Fingering weight yarn, small amounts. About 50g of each colour will make many ornaments.
Lace weight yarn, a small amount, for Sun ornament only.

Yarns Shown
» Colour A: Silver in Handmaiden Casbah (81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere; 355 yds / 325m per 4 oz / 115g skein)
» Colour B: Ocean in Handmaiden Casbah (81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere; 355 yds / 325m per 4 oz / 115g skein)
» Colour C: Indigo in Dream in Color Everlasting Sock (100% superwash merino, 420 yds / 384m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein)
» Colour D: Red in Alisha Goes Around Marmalade (of Ponies) Fingering B (100% fine superwash wool, 420 yds / 384m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein)
» Colour E: Gold in Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace (45% silk, 55% merino, 915 yds / 1000m per 3.5 oz / 100g skein)

Gauge
7 sts and 10 rnds = 1” / 2.5cm square in Stockinette stitch

Needles and Notions
» US 1 / 2.25mm double pointed needles, set of 5
» small stitch markers
» small tapestry needle
» small cable needle
» row counter or paper and pencil
» wool or cotton batting or polyfill
» thread, yarn, or ribbon, for hanging loops

More Info
9 page PDF pattern with 5 patterns. Suitable for intermediate knitters.