Monday, July 18, 2011

New Pattern: Paper Snowflake

I love cutting paper snowflakes, with twelve folds and six symmetrical points. This knitted snowflake looks very much like one of my paper ones.

Knit these from the center out in cotton, linen, or hemp and then starch to use as ornaments. Knit in any fiber and use as appliqu├ęs. Good for using up leftovers from other projects.

For experienced or confident knitters. None of the techniques used are particularly difficult on their own, but the combination of some of them is a little finicky.

8-10 yards of laceweight on size 0 needles; about 19 yards of worsted on size 8 needles.

Techniques used:
  • casting on for the center of a doily
  • knitted cast on
  • multiple yarn-overs in a row
  • knitting through the back loop
  • knit two together
  • bind off (knit two, pass one stitch over)

You could easily use Magic Loop or 2 circulars; I used double-points. The pattern is needle agnostic.


Kathy said...

Very cool, Naomi! I always learn so much from you about knitting (and its many possibilities!), whether by the river, at the park, or on your blog! - Kathy

Naomi said...

Thanks, Kathy!