Winter Tree Cork Topper by Marie Schurk

Winter Tree Cork Topper

Knitting
December 2016
Lion Brand mini skeins
Sport (12 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in knitting, rib stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
10 - 15 yards (9 - 14 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

You will need:

  • 4 Double pointed needles in U.S. 2, mm 2.75
  • One or (preferably) two yarn skeins of different colors in weight 3. I used Lion Brand’s mini skeins that I found at Joann Fabrics. This is also a great project for yarn scraps!
  • A tapestry needle to tie in tails
  • A scissors to cut yarn
  • A wine cork

Skills and Abbreviations:

  • knitting in the round with double pointed needles, simple rib stitch, incorporating color, decreasing, Kitchener stitch bind-off
  • R (round), St/s (stitches), K (knit), P (purl), SL1K (slip a stitch knit-wise), SL1P (slip a stitch purl-wise), K2TOG (knit 2 stitches together)

CAST-ON:
With a 20” tail, cast-on 24 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method then slip (transfer) to get 8 st/s onto 3 d.p. needles.

R 1-3: joining in the round k around (for 3 rounds)

R 4-6: k2, p2 around (work this stitch up until the piece measures ½” - it took me 3 rounds)

R 7-9: k around (for 3 rounds)

Download the free pattern to see the rest!