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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

knitting: Christmas wreath

Adopted from ravelry

As the page is in wayback machine site,  I am afraid the instruction might be lost one day, hence I just copied the instruction over.

Approximately 27cm diameter when knit with DK yarn

The sample was knit with DK yarn on 4mm needles.
Red: 125gms DK wool at approximately 95m per 50gms
White 75gms DK wool at approximately 95m per 50gms
Polyester toy filling or wire (to hold the wreath in shape)

With 12 inch circular or double pointed needles, cast on 56 stitches.
Work in the following pattern until the tube measures the length of the circumference of the size wreath you want. I worked 30 pattern repeats.

rows 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8: knit
row 4: cable 8 front 7 times

When you have the length you want, bind off.
I alternated patterns done in red with patterns done in white.
Put something inside this tube to make it hold the shape of a circle. You could stuff it, or do what I did. I used five loops of electrical wire.
Once you get something inside the cabled snake, sew the cast on and bound off edges together.

For The Bow 
Cast on 15 stitches with white yarn.
Do k1, p1, ribbing for 20 rows.
Change to red yarn.
Do k1, p1, ribbing until you run out of red yarn, until you are 20 rows short of being bored to tears, or 300 rows; whichever comes first. Change to white yarn, and work in k1, p1, ribbing
for 20 rows, and gleefully bind off.
Use this long strip as a bow. Tie it around the wreath, and make a bow at the top.


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