Tinier Trees by Kathie Popadin
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Tinier Trees

Knitting
December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
20 - 30 yards (18 - 27 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Need a tiny gift in a hurry? Want to make the cutest little holiday ornaments? Like to attach something homemade to a gift? Love to use up pretty sock yarn leftovers? Tinier Trees to the rescue! Inspired by the Tiny Trees pattern, these are knitted in the round using the Magic Loop technique and are entirely seamless, with a minimum of ends to weave in. Best for intermediate level knitters!

Errata: V2 corrects a mistake in round 3 of the “Tree” section - make sure you’re working from version 2!

Techniques/Skills Needed

  • Simple increasing and decreasing
  • Judy’s Magic Cast-On, or similar
  • Knitting in the round using 1 circular & magic loop
  • Working an I-cord
  • Kitchener Stitch (grafting live stitches together)

Sizing*
Using fingering weight yarn:
Approximately 4” (10 cm) tall (including hanging loop and trunk) and 2” (5 cm) wide
*Finished size will vary according to yarn selection and personal gauge.

Materials
Yarn:
Fingering weight yarn in:
MC (tree): approx. 4g
C1 (trunk): approx. 1g

Needles:
US 1 (2.25 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle to work magic loop
US 1 (2.25 mm) dpns to work i-cord

Notions:
Lockable stitch marker (optional)
2 stitch holders (or waste yarn if you prefer) to hold trunk sts
1 large-eyed tapestry needle
1 smaller sewing needle