Christmas Sweater / Jersey, Knitted Ornament Pattern, Handmade Holiday 2010

Today I knitted and needlefelted this little Christmas Sweater Ornament for the holidays. I am going to be gifting these to my close friends and family to hang on their trees or around their homes for Christmas and we will also be hanging these in our home too:)

Natural yarn, mine is a handspun Merino
4mm circular needles
Wool needle for sewing up
Colourful fleece for needlefelting
Felting needle
Wire for hanger

Cast on 28 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Purl 2 rounds.
Knit 14 rounds.
Now we are going to knit the front of the sweater as a row instead of in the round. Knit 14 stitches and place the other 14 stitches on a stitch holder to be knitted later. These will make the back of the sweater.
Knit the 14 stitches that are on the needle, knit 4 rows in stocking stitch, then purl 1 row and knit 1 row.
Cast off.

Place your saved stitches that were on your stitch holder onto a needle to knit the back.
Knit in stocking stitch for 4 rows.
Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.
Cast off.

This is the body of the sweater. Sew up the shoulders of the sweater, leaving an opening for the neck.

With your circular needles, pick up 12 stitches around the armhole of your sweater.
Continue knitting in the round to knit the sleeves.
Knit 14 rounds for the sleeves, purl 1 round and knit1 round.
Cast off.
Repeat above for the other sleeve.

Sew in all your ends.

Here is the little sweater / jersey with all its ends sewn in and the little hanger I made from a small piece of wire.

Once I had finished, I needlefelted a little Christmas tree in a pot onto the front of the sweater.
Happy Monday:)
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.
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30 Responses to Christmas Sweater / Jersey, Knitted Ornament Pattern, Handmade Holiday 2010

  1. Dawn November 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Oh Linda, that little Christmas sweater is so cute!

  2. Claire November 16, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    These are just too sweet!

  3. onegoldensun November 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    How very darling! I appreciate all the beautiful tutorials that you share.

  4. Linda November 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Thank you so much everyone!

  5. Anonymous November 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    This is so cute! I’m using a lot of these knitting pattern for christmas presents, thank you so much for posting them! 🙂

  6. ecoMILF November 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    so so cute linda!! xo m.

  7. Valarie November 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    So cute. You did such a great job on the felted christmas tree that I thought it was knitted in. Just charming. I’ll have to give it a go.

  8. Baa-Me Kniits November 18, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    That is just so cute!!

  9. Baa-Me Kniits November 18, 2010 at 1:46 am #

    That is just so cute!!

  10. Amy November 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Darling! I crochet, but I’m determined that one day I will learn to knit.

  11. karen November 19, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    how adorable!

  12. WonderWhyGal November 19, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    As usual, you creates the most darling items. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  13. fiberdance November 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    simply adorable

  14. Dutch Hollow November 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    The hanger is my favorite part!

  15. Allison November 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Your work seems to have a magical quality to it. Lovely!

  16. Melissa Plank November 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Darling! You know how much I love little tiny knit-ware!

  17. Inspiration Fibers November 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Oh I love seeing more patterns from you! Just wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Ren- Lady Of The Arts November 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Adorable- I would have loved one as a little girl!

  19. Kelly November 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

    Hi Linda
    I love all your beautiful creations. What an incredible woman you are!
    Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
    Best wishes

  20. AllyB November 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    The little x-mas tree applique is great. Thanks so much for sharing your little sweater. A great gift idea.

  21. Moogie November 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    You are so clever! I just love that little jersey which is even cuter because of the little coat hanger.
    Thanks for sharing!

  22. Rachel November 23, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    You do such fabulous tutorials. You really do Linda. Thank you for the time you put into these. I know they take a ton of time not only to make, but to get up on your blog.

    These little sweaters you are making are just adorable! Kristen has an ornament party every year. Me thinks…. I’ll make some of these!!

  23. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings November 27, 2010 at 4:04 am #

    So dang SWEET! I was lovin’ the sweater, and then I got to the little hanger part and nearly fell off my chair. Brilliant!

  24. Miss Cooksey December 6, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Just noticed this on your blog as well, so cute!

  25. Shelly December 29, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    Thank you so much for posting this adorable little sweater! I found one on Lion Brand’s site, but yours is much prettier & neater (theirs is in one piece & you stitch up the sides & arm seams). It’s not always easy to follow knitting instructions but I had absolutely no trouble with your directions. Thanks again!!


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