Paper Snowflake by Naomi Parkhurst
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Paper Snowflake

Knitting
July 2011
Lace ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
8 - 10 yards (7 - 9 m)
3.5 - 4 inches across (9 - 10cm)
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Knit these from the center out in cotton, linen, or hemp and then starch to use as ornaments. Knit in any fiber and use as appliqués. Good for using up leftovers from other projects.

For experienced or confident knitters. None of the techniques used are particularly difficult on their own, but the combination of some of them is a little finicky.

Techniques used:

  • casting on for the center of a doily
  • knitted cast on
  • multiple yarn-overs in a row
  • knitting through the back loop
  • knit two together
  • bind off (knit two, pass one stitch over)

You could easily use Magic Loop or 2 circulars; I used double-points. The pattern is needle agnostic.

(Out of curiosity, I tried this in worsted weight on size 8 needles and it took 19 yards.)

Pattern has been tech edited as of July 30, 2013

Many thanks to my test knitters: Harena, Llyfr, mcror001, Sylvianette, and WeeSandy. Any mistakes that remain are mine (and I would like to know about them).