Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and ...
Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and agent, and never leave home without something on my needles to keep me occupied on my trip. I hope you enjoy my patterns as much as I have enjoyed writing them down to share with you.
I began working this ornament based on the pattern:
However, the turns were too difficult to do in wire, so I rewrote that pattern.
You can also use 100% cotton yarn with this pattern, simply go down 2 or 3 sizes with the needles.
Artistic copper wire, 30 gage (or any other type / color wire you would like)
5 Double pointed needles, size 6 (4.0 mm), or any size needed to obtain gauge
Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met.
Finished size: Approx. width = 3 inches (6.4 cm) X height = 3 inches (6.4 cm)
Gauge: Approx. 18 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
k2tog-knit 2 stitches together
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front
For this pattern I used a knit cast-on. After making the first stitch with a slipknot, I used both the tail and the regular wire to knit my stitches doubled. This also helps hide the tail in the very loose and open wire knitting.
Increases: M (make stitch) is used consistently and means to knit into the lower row.
Binding Off uses a variation of a standard 3-needle bind off.
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
13 yards of Fingering weight