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Mini Christmas Knits

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These free mini knit sweaters, mittens and hats from Patons make festive tree decorations for Christmas and the winter season.

Mini Christmas Knits

MATERIALS

  • Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) or
  • Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • One ball each of Main Color (MC) and Contrast A makes 3 sets of Sweater, Mitts and Toque.
  • Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

TENSION
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

ABBREVIATIONS
M1 = make 1 st by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and knitting into back of loop.

INSTUCTIONS

SWEATER

Back: With A and smaller needles, cast on 19 sts.
**1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 12 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next 2 rows.
Next row: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep these 2 rows 3 times more. 7 sts. Leave these sts on a safety pin.
Front: Work as given for Back. Work duplicate st motif of choice on Front of sweater as shown on Chart I.
Sleeves: With A and smaller needles cast on 11 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st inc 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and following 6th row. 15 sts.
Work 1 row even.
Shape raglans: Cast off 2 sts beg next
2 rows.
Next row: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts . K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep these 2 rows 3 times more. 3 sts.
Leave these sts on a safety pin.
Collar : Sew in Sleeves leaving left back raglan open. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, knit acoss 3 sts from left sleeve, 7 sts from front, 3 sts from right sleeve and 7 sts from back safety pin. 20 sts. Work 9 rows rows in (K1. P1) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. Sew left back raglan and collar seam. Sew side and sleeve seams.

MITTS
CONTRAST EDGE VERSION
With A and smaller needles, cast on 15 sts.
**1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
Next row: K7. M1. K1. M1. K7. 17 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K7. Slip next 3 sts onto a safety pin. M1. K7.**
Beg with a purl row, work 8 rows in stocking st.
***Next row: (P2tog) 7 times. P1. 8 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: (P2tog) 4 times. 4 sts.
Break yarn leaving a 10 ins [25 cm] end. Thread end through rem sts and sew side seam.
Thumb: With RS of work facing, MC and larger needles knit across 3 sts from safety pin. Pick up and knit 1 st on opposite side of thumb hole. 4 sts.
Slip these 4 sts to left hand needle.
Next row: Knit. Slip sts to left hand needle. Rep this row twice more.
Next row: (K2tog) twice.
Break yarn leaving a 6 ins [15 cm] end. Thread end through rem sts. Fasten off. Sew one mitt to each end of twisted cord.***
Twisted cord: Cut a strand of yarn 16 ins [40 cm] long. Hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strand to the right until it begins to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired.

STRIPE VERSION
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 15 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Contrast Edge Version.
Next row: Purl.
Proceed in stocking st as follows:
With A, work 2 rows.
With MC, work 2 rows.
With A, work 2 rows.
Next row: With MC, knit.
Work from *** to *** as given for Contrast Edge Version.

TOQUE
CONTRAST EDGE VERSION
With A and smaller needles, cast on 21 sts.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st for 8 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
**Next row: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 16 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: (K2tog) 8 times. 8 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: (K2tog) 4 times. 4 sts.
Break yarn and thread through rem sts. Fasten off.
Sew seam. Fold cuff to RS.
Make pom-pon: Wind A around 2 fingers approx 40 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in centre.
Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Toque.**

STRIPE VERSION
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 21 sts.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st as follows:
With A, work 2 rows.
With MC, work 2 rows.
Rep these 4 rows once more.
Work from ** to ** as given for Contrast Edge Version.

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