Bead "ornaments" peek in and out of the trellis lace branches on this tiny traditional-looking Christmas tree. The branch tips are formed with serrated edging, giving a realistic look.
You can knit a bunch of Bitty Beady Christmas Trees in hardly any time. They are a great use for small amounts of yarn to make low-cost holiday house-warming gifts, ornaments and package decorations. Easily transform them, too, into unique fiber jewelry with the simple addition of a clasp or coiless safety pin.
Construction: Knitted flat in one piece from tree trunk to top of tree; beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting begins and pushed into place on each yarn over
Stitch instructions: Written
Special techniques included: I-cord; knitted cable cast on; purled cable cast on; center double decrease; serrated stepped bind off
5 stitches = 1" (2.5 cm) over trellis lace stitch blocked (gauge is not critical although it could affect size and amount of yarn used)
Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles :: Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable to knit. Knitters of all skill levels have come to have the utmost trust and confidence in HeartStrings knitting patterns to make their own heart-felt creations. We think you will, too!