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Advent Countdown Calendar 2015 Update #3
Submitted by Pam on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 18:49
Family Portrait! Magnus Garden Mouse full size with his brand new baby sister, Hilda!
Hilda, named after a lovely Instagram friend and the "fastest knitter in Norway", is one of 25 miniature ornaments I am in the process of making for my new Advent Countdown Calendar featuring miniature versions of favorite knitting patterns from Arne and Carlos AND Marie Mayhew (see here).
Hilda was knit using 1.5 needles and Knitpicks Palette fingerling. I knit her little sweater a little longer than the pattern so Hilda would have a proper sweater dress! The patterns - except the santa hat - are from "Knit and Crochet Garden" by Arne and Carlos (here).
The Christmas balls are miniature versions of the ball pattern found in "55 Christmas Balls to Knit" by Arne and Carlos (here).
The little ball on the left is one of my favorite patterns - Handcraft Border. It was knit using 1.5 needles and lace weight yarn.
The 'shroom ball - a miniature version of a pattern I created using the chart provided in the book put there to inspire our own creativity! Same needle size and yarn as above.
And on the right, A simple version of the knitted ball using a self patterning yarn from Regia. This little larger version made using 1.75 needles and fingerling yarn.
Those of you who are fast knitters, have plenty of time to create a knitted countdown tree using the simple patterns by Arne and Carlos AND Marie Mayhew. Not interested in a countdown tree - make a bunch for package tie-ons that become ornaments after!!!