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.
Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color
(Examples include Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar 'n Cream)
5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle / crochet hook to weave in ends
Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met.
Finished size: Approx. width = 4 inches (10.2 cm) X height = 4 inches (7.6 cm)
Gauge: Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
k2tog-knit 2 stiches together
pfb-purl into the front and back of a stitch
p2tog-purl two together
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front
For this pattern I used a Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker:
Any cast on that you would normally use to start a sock "Toe-up" will work well.
Increases: The left and right lifted increases (lli & rli) can be swapped for any other type of increase you prefer, just be consistent with the "left" and "right" markings so that your ornament stays symmetrical.
Passing Increased Stitches: Because some increases are made in the first stitch of the next dpn, you should pass these sts back to the last dpn so that the number of stitches for each dpn remains the same.
Binding Off: I used a variation of a 3-needle bind off. The instructions call for binding off from one side to the middle, and then from the other side back to the middle. This makes the bind off symmetrical. You can certainly bind off straight, all in one direction.
Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)
25 yards of Worsted weight