Snowflake

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Home
Designer: 
Norah Gaughan

Create your own winter wonderland with our knitted snowflake. It is the perfect adornment for your home or holiday gifts.


Size

Approximately 8 1/2” across


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Pure Merino (50 grs), #8500 Snow Bunny

Straight knitting needles, size 8

Cable needle (cn)

Tapestry needle


Note

There are no gauge requirements for this project.


Stitch Glossary

LT3

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, p2, then k1 from cn

RT3

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k1, then p2 from cn

LT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, k1, then k1 from cn

RT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k1, then k1 from cn

CF4

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k2, then k2 from cn

CB4

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k2, then k2 from cn


Snowflake

With straight needles, cast on 158 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * k1, (yo, p2 tog) 12 times, k1, rep from * to last st, k1 – 158 sts.

Row 2:  P1, * p1, k24, p1, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3:  K1, * p2 tog, p1, LT3, p5, CB4, p5, RT3, p1, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 146 sts.

Row 4:  P1, * k4, p1, k5, p4, k5, p1, k4, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 5:  K1, * p2 tog, p2, LT3, p1, CB4, CF4, p1, RT3, p2, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 134 sts.

Row 6:  P1, * k5, p1, k1, p8, k1, p1, k5, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 7:  K1, * p2 tog, p3, CB4, k4, CF4, p3, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 122 sts.

Row 8:  P1, * k4, p12, k4, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 9:  K1, * p2 tog, CB4, LT3, k2, RT3, CF4, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 110 sts.

Row 10:  P1, * k7, p4, k7, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 11:  K1, * p2 tog, p5, LT2, RT2, p5, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 98 sts.

Row 12:  P1, * k6, p4, k6, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 13:  K1, * p2 tog, LT3, (RT2) twice, LT2, RT3, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 86 sts.

Row 14:  P1, * k3, p8, k3, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 15:  K1, * p2 tog, p1, (RT2, k1) twice, LT2, p1, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 74 sts.

Row 16:  P1, * k2, p8, k2, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 17:  K1, * p1, (RT2, k2) twice, LT2, p1, rep from * to last st, k1 – 74 sts.

Row 18:  P1, * k5, p2, k5, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 19:  K1, * p2 tog, p3, RT2, p3, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 62 sts.

Row 20:  P1, * k4, p2, k4, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 21:  K1, * p2 tog, p2, RT2, p2, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 50 sts.

Row 22:  P1, * k3, p2, k3, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 23:  K1, * p2 tog, RT2, LT2, p2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 38 sts.

Row 24:  P1, * k1, p4, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 25:  K1, * k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, rep from * to last st, k1 – 26 sts.

Row 26:  Purl.

Row 27:  K1, * (p2 tog) twice, rep from * to last st, k1 – 14 sts.

Row 28:  Purl.  Break off yarn leaving an end.  Thread end through tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure then sew seam.