Tiny DIY Mystery Christmas Card (or Ornament) by Magda Stryk Therrien

Tiny DIY Mystery Christmas Card (or Ornament)

December 2011
lace weight or #5 perle cotton
Lace ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
4 - 6 yards (4 - 5 m)
one size
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This cute little knit makes a great card or an ornament. Alternatively, you could send it as a “Do it Yourself” Christmas Card: send the supplies as a kit with the instructions and a blank fronted card (but do write a sentiment inside) to up to ten people. Each recipient then has the fun of knitting the front of their own Christmas card.

In addition to yarn, for each kit, you will need three toothpicks (I prefer the Japanese style toothpicks shown in the first photo), a bead (size 6 or 8) and a card for the finished work to be glued onto.

To make up the kits you will also need an emery board, a piece of sand paper (400 or 600 grit), wax paper (or wax and a cloth) and heavy scrap card (a cereal box, for example).
These is a pictorial on how to make a micro-skein on my blog: magdamakes

To make up the card, you will also need a tiny bit of white glue.

While you (or your kit recipients) will not know what the decorative element is before you make it, those that have seen the finished project have loved it!

Special thanks to Kris Broadhead for inspiring this pattern and to my testers for their feedback!