Eira is a set of five ornaments, all with different snowflake patterns. Use these as individual ornaments on a tree, or string them all together to make a lovely garland for holiday decorating. Each ornament features a Fair Isle snowflake in the front, and a plain stockinette back. The two pieces are knit separately, then stuffed and whip stitched to create a 3D ornament.
These are the perfect little project for holiday gift-giving, and for those extra bits of skeins you have from other projects throughout the year. Each ornament uses approximately 35 yds of the main colour and 15 yards of the contrast colour. Stuff them with more yarn scraps, batting, or wool.
While gauge is provided, these ornaments can be knit with any weight yarn (although note it will affect the overall size of your finished ornaments).
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette (100% wool; 231 yards (211 meters)/50 grams) (or any fingering weight yarn); Each ornament uses approx. 35 yds of the main colour (back, snowflake, and border), and approx. 15 yds of the contrast colour (background on front)
Finished Measurements: Each ornament measures 4.75-5.25″ (12 – 13.5 cm) square
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
Gauge: 25 sts x 25 rows in fair isle stitch pattern
Skill level: Intermediate
Techniques used: Fair Isle knitting (RS and WS rows), reading charts, whip stitch
Notions: Tapestry needle, wool/batting/yarn scraps for stuffing