Gingerbread Advent Calendar by Ruth Dorrington

Gingerbread Advent Calendar

DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Tweed stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 547 yards (400 - 500 m)
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A friend from the knitting and crochet guild mentioned she would like to knit a house shaped advent calendar. I thought a gingerbread house would be seasonal and cheerful with a slightly more informal look than a stone or brick house. The idea is that it looks like an iced biscuit.
The tweed stitch used creates a flat, non stretchy base and the looped slip stitch looks like icing/ snow on a tiled roof. The pockets are large enough for a wrapped sweety or maybe a riddle with slightly larger pockets for 23rd and 24th.