There is not a lovelier holiday decoration than a pretty lacy snowflake hung in a window, draped on a tree or included in a greeting card. If you knit a couple of snowflakes each week through spring, summer and fall, you'll have plenty to decorate anything you want come December. You can even knit enough to join together as a pretty holiday tablecloth for a special family gathering.
Things You'll Need
- Size 10 white crochet cotton thread
- US #2 double-pointed or circular knitting needles
- Snowflake knitting pattern
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Gather your materials. Before you begin knitting you will want to determine how many snowflakes you'd like to make. The pattern provided (originally by Judy Gibson) makes one 4-by-4 inch snowflake. You will need to repeat the pattern for each snowflake you need for your project.
Cast on 12 stitches and join on double-pointed or cord joined knitting needles.
Knit 12, and then follow the pattern below. Repeat six times per round. On alternating (or even rounds), repeat k12. Rnd 1: k1, yo, k1, yo Rnd 3: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo Rnd 5: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, (slip 2 as if to knit together, k1, p2sso), k1, yo, k1, yo Rnd 7: k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, (sl 2, k1, p2sso), k2, yo, k1, yo Rnd 9: k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, (sl 2, k1, p2sso), k3, yo, k1, yo Rnd 11: k1, yo, k1, yo, k4, (sl 2, k1, p2sso), k4, yo, k1, yo Rnd 13: k1, yo, k1, yo, k5, (sl 2, k1, p2sso), k5, yo, k1, yo
Bind off on an even row and join your snowflake together.
Finish your project. Once you've knit enough snowflakes, finish your project by starching and adding ornament hooks/suction cups to make ornaments. Or, join your snowflakes together to make a tablecloth or other lacy piece.