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German Holiday Ornaments

Oct 28, 2009
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Set of three holiday ornaments. A pickle, acorn, and pinecone are the knitted versions of traditional German glass ornaments. Try beaded knitting in these quick projects that use just a little bit of sock yarn.

Designer Ann Weaver

ACORN
Finished Size 5½" circumference and 2½" tall, not including hanging loop.
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd [197 m]/57 g): harvest (MC) and chocolate (CC), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Marker (m);
• tapestry needle;
• size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook;
• 48 size 8˚ shiny brown seed beads;
• 105 size 8˚ shiny gold seed beads;
• fabric scraps, fiber, or commercial stuffing for fill.
Gauge 36 sts and 52 rows = 4" in St st.

Pattern Correction:

Nut:  With MC, pre-string 168 shiny gold seed beads.  Cut CC and join MC.

PICKLE
Finished Size 3" circumference and 2¼" tall, not including hanging loop.
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd [197 m]/57 g): carol green, 1 skein.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Marker (m);
• tapestry needle;
• size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook;
• 50 size 8˚ shiny green seed beads;
• 25 size 8˚ shiny gold seed beads;
• fabric scraps, fiber, or commercial stuffing for fill.
Gauge 36 sts and 52 rows = 4" in St st.

PINECONE
Finished Size 6" circumference and 3" tall, not including hanging loop.
Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd [197 m]/57 g): harvest (MC) and chocolate (CC), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
• Marker (m);
• tapestry needle;
• size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook;
• 27 size 8˚ shiny brown seed beads;
• 60 size 8˚ shiny gold seed beads;
• fabric scraps, fiber, or commercial stuffing for fill.
Gauge 36 sts and 52 rows = 4" in St st.


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