Poinsettia Christmas Ring by Denny Gould

Poinsettia Christmas Ring

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette gauge
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
30cm (12 ins)
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There are many people that absolutely love the Poinsettia, especially around Christmas time. It is sometimes known as the Christmas Star, Flower of the Holy Night and also Christmas Eve Flower. The coloured bracts—which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals, but are actually leaves.

I hope you enjoy knitting this striking wreath for your front door to display over the Christmas period.

The pattern has instructions for knitting the flowers and how to wire them for the arrangement.

Materials
Suggested Yarn
James C. Brett Top Value DK
Double Knitting Yarn
100 gram ball of Red (8426)
50 gram ball of Pink (8421)
50 gram ball of White (8428)
Small amount of yellow and light green yarn for centre

Knitting Needles
1 pair of 3mm (UK11-US2) needles

30cm (12 ins) Circular Rattan Wreath
Floristry Wire or 45m of 1 mm wire from the hardware store, cut to different lengths for the display
Self-Adhesive Gold Gems