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Around our Home…

We have been busy decorating our home over the last few days, we usually wait for the 1st of December but this year we started a little early, there was just too much excitement to wait. Anyone else start early this year? We have made many decorations from felt for our tree, popcorn chains and paper ring chains too (in fact, there are paper ring chains all over the house:)

A gift from a dear friend…

This is a lovely gift I received from a special friend called Lori, if you haven’t discovered her blog yet, you simply must pop over and visit, you will be so glad you did…

The view from my studio window this afternoon, rain… and it is most welcome:)

The Winter edition of Rhythm of the Home went live today, too beautiful!


Minature Knitted Mittens Pattern, a Christmas Tree Decoration

We have been making plenty of Christmas decorations for our tree and home from felt over the last few days. I had some oddments of red wool and I knitted up these tiny mittens that will hang on our tree. They could even look sweet on a garland. I am still working on the red and beige project and will share it here soon, but for now I have this mitten pattern to share with you:)
Oddments of red wool, mine is hand spun but DK is perfect too
5mm circular needles or DPNs
Wool needle for sewing up
Some red and beige wool to braid the strand holding the mittens
Cast on 14 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Purl
Round 4: Knit 6 stitches and then place the next 2 stitches on a piece of waste yarn, continue knitting to the end of the round.
Rounds 5-9: Knit
Round 10: (Knit 2 together, knit 1) across the round
Round 11: Knit
Round 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1
Bind off stitches.
Turn the mitten inside out and sew the top of the mitten closed neatly.
Pick up the two stitches that have been on the waste yarn with one needle and pick up another 3 stitches opposite these 2 stitches with the other circular needle, this will form the thumb, (you will be knitting in the round for the thumb).
Knit these stitches in the round for 3 rounds.
Then knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together.
Break yarn, thread wool onto a wool needle and thread the needle through the stitches, pulling tight, finish off.
Sew in all the ends.

With 3 strands of wool, 2 red and 1 beige, braid a strand. Tie each end and sew them into the inside of each mitten.
Now they can hang on your tree as a cute ornament:)

Happy knitting:)
© Linda Dawkins, this pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.

Knitted Santa Hat Christmas Ornament Pattern

This morning Erin said she would like to knit a Christmas ornament for our tree, we are going to add as many handmade ornamnets as we possibly can to our tree this year and we are in the process of making them now. She sat down with her pencil and paper and we set about designing a pattern. We worked out a design,  the decreasing rows and stitches and then and discussed how we would finish it off! What a proud moment for mama that Erie wants to write patterns! Erin asked if I would share our pattern with you, so of course I have and here it is:)

Red and white yarn
Wool needle for sewing up
Ribbon for making your hanging ornament
Fleece for the end of your hat

This pattern is knitted flat with handspun yarn and size 4mm needles.
Cast on 20 stitches in white yarn and knit 4 rows in garter stitch.
Row 5: Change to your red yarn and knit.

Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 6. (18 stitches)
Row 8 to 11: Knit in stocking stitch (starting with a purl row)
Row 12: Purl 4, purl 2 together, purl 4 purl 2 together, purl 4, purl 2 together. (15 stitches)
Row 13 to 16: Knit in stocking stitch.
Row 17: Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3 knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together. ( 12 stitches)
Row 18 to 21: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch
Row 22: Purl 2, purl 2 together, purl 2, purl 2 togther, purl 2, purl 2 together. (9 stitches)
Row 23 to 26: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitches.
Row 27: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 knit 2 together.  (6 stitches)
Row 28 to 31: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch.
Row 32: Purl 2 together, purl 2 together, purl 2 together. (3 stitches)
Row 33: Knit 1, knit 2 together.
Row 34: Purl 2 together.
Bind off.

Finishing off:
Sew up on wrong side.
Turn onto the right side and attach your ribbon.
Sew on a little tuft of fleece on the end of you hat, bend the top of your hat over and attach to the side of your hat and you are done!
Linda and Erin

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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