Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick Knit Ornament

I promised the other day that I would share the pattern for the sweater ornament with you....Here it is:

Cast on 13 stitches
Work 3 rows of K1P1 rib
Work Stockinet stitch (starting with a knit row) for 9 rows
Knit 13, Cast on 10
Purl 23, Cast on 10
Work in Stockinet stitch 3 rows
Purl 13sts, Cast Off 7, Purl 13
Knit 13, Cast on 7, Knit 13
Work Stockinet st 3 rows
Cast off 10, knit to end
cast off 10, purl to end
work 10 rows Stockinet St
Work 3 rows of K1P1 rib
Cast off

Using a contrast yarn, and long stitches, add initial to front of sweater
Fold sweater in half, with intial on the inside and sew up the sides and sleeves
Turn right side out, add a hanger (I would just use a loop of yarn) and you're done!

You may have noticed that I didn't give you a yarn or needle size....that's because you can really use any size yarn. For the example I used Cascade 220 and size 6 needles. I have also done with with Homespun (Lion Brand) and size 8 needles....the size yarn and needles you use will determine the size of your finished sweater. I think using some scrap sock yarn would make REALLY cute little sweaters.

I can finish one of these in about an hour so there really is still time to get some done before Christmas.

If you run into any trouble with this pattern, please let me know so I can correct it. Also, I'd love to see any mini sweaters you knit up.

1 comment:

Me said...

Jordan wants to know if you'd help her make this one & if it's adaptable for American Girl sized dolls. Give her a call when you get a chance.