Wire: 5-Pointed Star Ornament (Knitted)

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Wire: 5-Pointed Star Ornament (Knitted) Pattern

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Knitting: Wire: 5-Pointed Star Ornament (Knitted)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Item:

Jewelry

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Wire knitting
  • Increase & Decrease Stitches

Pattern Description:

I began working this ornament based on the pattern:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/home-decor/free-small-5-pointed-star-ornament/90726

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.

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MATERIALS

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
Crochet hook

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)


ABBREVIATIONS

BO-bind off
CO-cast on
dec-decrease; decreased
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
k-knit
ktog-knit together
k2tog-knit 2 stitches together
m-make st
rep-repeat
rnd(s)-round(s)
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
st(s)-stitch(es)
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front


NOTES

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.

Gauge:

18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. width = 3 inches (6.4 cm) X height = 3 inches (6.4 cm)

Materials:

  • Artistic Wire, 30 gage
  • Double-pointed needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook
  • Wire cutters

Suggested yarn:

13 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

none

Colorway:

any

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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 ...

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