These pretty little ornaments feature colorwork tree motifs over a stockinette background. Since no two trees are exactly alike, the pattern provides a selection of six motifs creating a set of similar but unique ornaments. Make one, make two, make an entire forest!
Each ornament requires one 3” polystyrene or styrofoam ball and approximately 36 yards of fingering weight yarn in the main color plus 24 yards in the contrasting color. They work up quickly and are perfect for using up leftover sock yarn!
These ornaments are cleverly constructed without the necessity of awkward knitting around styrofoam balls. The ornaments are made in two sections with all shaping worked in stockinette in the main color. The pieces are later placed over a ball and grafted together using kitchener stitch. This requires a bit of patience but is much easier and enjoyable than struggling to knit around a solid ball.