Christmas Tree Mini Sweater Ornament by Fifty Four Ten Studio

Christmas Tree Mini Sweater Ornament

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
36 - 40 yards (33 - 37 m)
one size
This pattern is available for $4.50 USD
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This darling mini sweater ornament is knit in the round from the top down. In one or two evenings you will have a special keepsake ornament for your tree….or a memorable gift.

This handmade ornament makes a great gift for your aunt, cousins, neighbors, special teacher, or your dear friends.

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PATTERN INCLUDES:

• Detailed knitting instructions to make Mini Sweater Christmas Ornament.
• FIVE duplicate stitch charts to customize the front of the sweater: HEART, JOY, SAILBOAT, HO HO, & TREE designs.
• DUPLICATE STITCH INSTRUCTIONS - detailed photo instructions.
• MINI WIRE HANGER INSTRUCTIONS – 16 detailed step-by-step photos.
• Photos of finished ornaments in pattern for future reference.

SKILL LEVEL - Intermediate.

If you know how to knit, purl, increase & decrease stitches, and knit in the round, you can make this keepsake ornament. Most of the sweater is knit in the round with double pointed needles.

If you are a beginning knitter who has had success and is ready for a challenge this would be a good pattern to try because you won’t invest a lot in yarn or time. (It might help you decide if you are ready to tackle a full size sweater!)

SUPPLIES:

  • 40 yards worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn for main color. Lamb’s Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Company or a nice quality hand died yarn recommended. One skein Lamb’s Pride will make at least 4 sweater ornaments.
  • Miscellaneous scrap pieces in desired colors for designs. (2 - 3 yards to duplicate stitch heart, tree, sailboat or letters.)
  • Size 5 double pointed needles (DPN) (set of 4)
  • 3 stitch holders (at least 4” long)
  • Stitch markers (if desired)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Small scissors

FINISHED SIZE: approximately 4” high x 8” (sleeve end to sleeve end) x 3.5” (across chest of sweater).

DUPLICATE STITCH INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED:

This pattern includes FIVE charts for the heart, joy, tree, sailboat and “ho ho” designs to customize the front of your mini-sweater.

If you have never done duplicate stitch before (this is how you add a design after the basic knitting is completed), the pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions…with lots of photos!

BONUS – HOW TO MAKE WIRE HANGER INSTRUCTIONS:

Make a cute little wire hanger to use to hang the mini sweater on the tree!

Included in this pattern is a detailed one-page instruction sheet with 16 photos to walk you through how to make a wire hanger. You will need wire and three tools: needle nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters. You might have these in a basic household tool box or ask a jewelry making friend if you can borrow them for a little bit.