Christmas Jumper Wreaths by Zoe Michel

Christmas Jumper Wreaths

November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Plain stockinette and stranded
US 4 - 3.5 mm
328 - 492 yards (300 - 450 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern includes 4 different Christmas jumper wreath designs based on traditional Fair Isle and Norwegian motifs. Plus 2 different designs for the back, one of which you can personalise and one for you rude dudes out there. PLUS blank patterns to allow you to design your own wreath.

Designs included (front):
Red Cardinals
Ivy, oak and holly leaves

Designs included (back):
“Merry X-mas Love from ___”
“Merry X-mas Motherfuckers”

The pattern is knitted in the round in the same method as used when making traditional stranded yoke sweaters, such as Icelandic or Norwegian sweaters. Some of the variants include small portions of duplicate stitch.

Final dimensions:
35cm/13.75in diameter

Minimum materials required:
-200g background colour(s)
-100g pattern colour(s)
-~4m contrasting colour for the centre of the stranded pattern
-(Robin design) a small amount each of white yarn, brown yarn, red yarn and black yarn.
-(Red cardinal design) a small amount each of red yarn and black yarn.
-(Ivy, oak and holly design) a small amount each of white yarn, brown yarn, red yarn and black yarn
-EITHER a polystyrene floristry blank with outer diameter 35cm/13.75in, inner diameter 18cm/7in OR Cardboard to make into a form
-Toy stuffing
-Needle and thread

Optional materials:
-Metallic lace weight yarn to hold double with background colour to make a glittering effect
-10 stitch markers