Let it snow! These pretty little baubles feature colorwork snowflake motifs over a stockinette background. Recognizing that no two snowflakes are alike, the pattern provides a selection of six motifs creating a set of similar but unique ornaments. Make one, make two, make an entire snowstorm!
Each ornament requires one 3” polystyrene or styrofoam ball and approximately 40 yards of fingering weight yarn in the main color plus 10 yards in the contrasting color. They work up quickly and are perfect for using up leftover sock yarn!
These ornaments are cleverly constructed without the necessity of awkward knitting around styrofoam balls. The ornaments are made in two sections with all shaping worked in stockinette in the main color. The pieces are later placed over a ball and grafted together using kitchener stitch. This requires a bit of patience but is much easier and enjoyable than trying to knit around a solid ball.
Sizing: finished ornament = 3 inches in diameter
Yarn Requirements: 45 yards (41 meters) fingering weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors
Needles: 2.5 mm (US 1.5) double point needles
Gauge: 32 stitches and 40 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette
(Pattern provides instructions and links to assist with unfamiliar techniques)
working small circumferences in the round
grafting using kitchener stitch
finger knitting for hanging loops