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How to knit a Christmas Tree by ARNE & CARLOS

Considering we are so well known for our knitted ornaments, it was about time we also knitted a Christmas tree!! This miniature knitted tree will look perfect inside our doll house or as part of a beautiful table centre piece for your Christmas table ! And, the added bonus is that we finally found something to do with all those very pretty stitch markers we never use.

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PATTERN FOR THE KNITTED CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATED WITH STITCH MARKERS

MATERIALS

Needles: Set of 5 dpns 2.5 mm / U.S. size 1.5

Yarn: Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 (DK weight). BUY THE YARN HERE.

Yarn Quantity: 1 ball (50 grams) of colour tanne (green) 00172. We used colour tomate (red) 00130 to sew the stitch markers, but you don’t need to buy any additional yarn if you have any red yarn in your stash – it doesn’t even have to be in DK weight to work with the tree.

Gauge: The gauge should be tighter than what is suggested for a DK yarn. The reason is that this item needs to be knitted tightly in order to stand up straight and take the weight of the decorations. Also, you do not want the stuffing to show through the stitches, if they are loosely knitted. If you feel that the knit is coming out too tightly, we suggest you only go up 1 size in  needle to a 3mm / U.S size 2.5 but no more than that. Please have a little patience, it will definitely be worth it at the end!

We have calculated our tree to have the following gauge: 5 cm (2 in) = 14 sts and 19 rnds.

Accessories: Pretty Stitch markers and other small decorative items to hang on the tree, red ribbons.

BUY THE YARN HERE.

Instructions: With needles 2.5 mm / U.S. size 1.5 CO 8 sts. Divide sts evenly over 4 dpn = 2 sts on each needle. Join, being careful not to twist cast-on sts.

Rnd 1: K8

Rnd 2: ( K1, inc 1, k1 ) on each needle

Rnd 3: K12

Rnd 4: (K1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1) on each needle

Rnd 5: K20

Rnd 6: (K1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1) on each needle

Rnd 7: K36

Rnd 8: K36

Rnd 9: K36

Rnd 10: (K1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1, inc 1, k1) on each ndl

Rnd 11 – 15: K68

Rnd 16: ( k1, k2tog, k11, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 17 – 21: K60

Rnd 22: ( k1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 23 – 27: K52

Rnd 28: ( k1, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Cut out a circle in thick cardboard, our’s has a diameter of  Ø 8,5 cm ( Ø 3 and ½ inches) and put some glue on it and place it inside the bottom of the tree.

Rnd 29 – 33: K44

Rnd 34: ( k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 35 – 39: K36

Rnd 40: ( k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 41 – 46: K28

Fill up the tree  as you knit with carded wool or other filling.

Rnd 47: ( k1, inc 1, k5, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 48 – 52: K36

Rnd 53: ( k1, inc 1, k7, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 54 – 58: K44

Rnd 59: ( k1, inc 1, k9, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 60 – 64: K52

Rnd 65: ( k1, inc 1, k11, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 66 – 70: K60

Rnd 71: ( k1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 72 – 76: K52

Rnd 77: ( k1, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 78 – 82: K44

Rnd 83: ( k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 84 – 88: K36

Rnd 89: ( k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 90 – 94: K28

Rnd 95: ( k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 96 – 100: K20

Rnd 101: ( k1, k2tog, k2) on each ndl.

Rnd 102 – 106: K16

Rnd 107: ( k1, inc 1, k2, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 108 – 112: K24

Rnd 113: ( k1, inc 1, k4, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 114 – 118: K32

Rnd 119: ( k1, inc 1, k6, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 120 – 124: K40

Rnd 125: ( k1, inc 1, k8, inc 1, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 126 – 130: K48

Rnd 131: ( k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 132 – 136: K40

Rnd 137: ( k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 138 – 142: K32

Rnd 143: ( k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 144 – 148: K24

Rnd 149: ( k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 150 – 154: K16

Rnd 155: ( k1, k2tog, k1) on each ndl.

Rnd 156 – 160: K12

Cut the yarn and pull the ends through the last 12 sts.

Now all you have to do is start decorating your tree by sewing in your stitch markers using duplicate stitch in the red yarn.

ENJOY!

ARNE & CARLOS