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Orbital Ornaments

from Laura Chau
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Orbital Ornaments
Orbital Ornaments
Orbital Ornaments
Orbital Ornaments
Orbital Ornaments
Orbital Ornaments

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

Celebrate the season (any season) with these fun, nontraditional ornaments! These space-themed ornaments work up quickly and are great for your stash of sock yarn leftovers, in all sorts of colours. They would also make a great baby mobile or playtime toys. Embroidered initials would be lovely for personalized gifts - embellish to your heart's desire. All of the Orbital Ornaments are worked in the round on double pointed needles.

Includes Patterns For: Ringed Planet, Sun, Flying Saucer, Satellite, and Rocket.

Finished Sizes
Ringed Planet: 6" / 15cm in circumference around planet, 9" / 23cm around the ring, 3.25" / 8cm tall
Sun: 8.5" / 21.5cm in circumference at equator; 3.75" / 9.5cm tall
Flying Saucer: 7.25" / 18cm in circumference at widest point, 2.25" / 5.5cm tall
Satellite: 4.5" / 11.5cm long, 5.5" / 14cm wingspan
Rocket: 4.5" / 11.5cm long from nose to exhaust; 3.5" / 9cm wingspan

Fingering weight yarn, small amounts. About 50g of each colour will make many ornaments.
Lace weight yarn, a small amount, for Sun ornament only.


7 sts and 10 rnds = 1" square in St st


  • US 1 / 2.25mm double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • batting
  • row counter

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