Tinsel Tree by Heidi Atwood-Reeves

Tinsel Tree

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November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
225 - 1025 yards (206 - 937 m)
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This pattern is available for $6.50.

Growing up, one of my favorite holiday traditions was making new ornaments for the family Christmas tree. While I glued my fair share of macaroni to metallic cardboard disks and twisted pipe cleaners into snowflakes, my favorite homemade ornaments were (and still are) the ones fashioned from paper strips. The stitch pattern featured on Tinsel Tree’s front panel reminds me of those simple paper holiday trimmings.

This pattern includes instructions for dress and tunic lengths, as well as an option for long sleeves worked in a lighter weight yarn and made to look like a faux second layer. Tinsel Tree is worked from the top down. A portion of the yoke is worked flat before joining for working in the round. Aside from the kitchener stitch used to complete the tubular bind-off at the upper sleeve cuff and hem, Tinsel Tree is a completely seamless knit.

Finished Chest Measurements
18½(19½, 20½, 21¾, 22½, 24¼, 25¾, 27½, 28½, 29¾) inches; 47(49.5, 52, 55, 57, 61.5, 65.5, 70, 72.5, 75.5) cm

Yardage Requirements

Tunic - 225(295,350,400,450,495,550,625,700,775) yards; Dress - 350(400,445,515,585,650,745, 800,935,1025) yards Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted (55% Merino, 45% Cashmere, 200 yards/105 grams)
Lower Sleeves - 80(110,125,140,165,190,200,230,265,310) yards Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon, 390 yards/101 grams)

Skills Needed

  • Increasing/Decreasing
  • Knitting in the round
  • Chart Reading
  • Tubular Cast-On
  • Tubular Bind-Off
  • Picking up stitches

Designer Notes

Although written instructions will guide you through the pattern construction, including how to add stitches to the front yoke panel, you will need to be able to read the ribbing charts to complete the pattern.

Tinsle Tree includes several kinds of increases, including lifted increases. The specified increases allow the yoke pattern to expand over the front of the garment without interruption.