Snowflake Biscornu Ornament

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Snowflake Biscornu Ornament Pattern


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Knitting: Snowflake Biscornu Ornament
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stranded Colorwork (Fair Isle)

Pattern Description:

A biscornu is a strangely shaped little object which is really quite simple. It is two squares sewn (bound off) together while mis-matching the corner points and centers of the sides.

This ornament is knit in two pieces - each of them squares made in the round with decreases to make the points for the corners.

The pattern is charted two ways; first as a single chart for reference as to how each round is worked, and also as 4 separate and larger font-sized charts for each of the 4 different snowflakes which make up the square.


32 sts & 32 rows = 4" (10cm) over stranded colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements Approx. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" before stuffing


  • Small amounts of Fingering weight yarn in blue, white, and red. Sample knit in Knit Picks Palette. Set US Size 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 yds smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color, Small amount of poly fiber filling or unspun wool, 2 small buttons

About Designer

About Designer

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Terry Liann Morris lives full-time aboard her 50-ft sailboat and knits while cruising the Western Caribbean. She is a CYCA Certified Knitting Instructor and has patterns published in the "Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure" and "Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders" books as well as several issues of the Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calendar.

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