Day 8 of 12 Days of Winter Kit Collection - Series 5 for 2021 Designed by Aubrey Busek
Winter trees are one of the most beautiful parts of the season. Whether they are flocked with snow, or strung with glimmering lights, these are a symbol of the holidays all around the world. What better to decorate a table or mantle than a trio of knitted trees? Equal parts whimsical and sophisticated, the Trio of Trees plays with a subtle color palette inspired by the season. Superwash extrafine merino wool Dona is pleasant to work with, while one color held with sequined Cotton Gold is reminiscent of holiday lights and ornaments. The Trio of Trees is sure to be a staple in your winter décor for years to come.
Slipped Ornaments Tree Circumference (around bottom): 10” Height: 7½”
Striped Tree Circumference (around bottom): 14” Height: 11”
MATERIALS Fibra Natura Dona (100% extrafine superwash merino wool; 50g / 126 yds) 133 Blue Hint (A) – 1 ball 128 Balsam (B) – 1 ball 132 Alabaster (C) – 1 ball Rozetti Yarns Cotton Gold (65% cotton, 27% payette, 8% metallic; 25g /200 yds) 1091 Cream with Gold Sequins (D) – 1 ball Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) set of DPNS (or your preferred ndl for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, US Size G-6 crochet hook (for picot edging), two small 6” and one large 10” floral Styrofoam cones (at most local craft stores in floral department), poly-fill stuffing
GAUGE Linen Stitch Tree 20 sts x 48 rnds = 4” in Two-color Linen Stitch Slipped Ornaments Tree 20 sts x 26 rnds = 4” in Slipped Ornaments patt Striped Tree 22 sts x 26 rnds = 4” in St st (Stockinette Stitch) Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES These trees are each knit in the round from the bottom up. A picot edge is picked up and worked after finishing to create ‘skirts’ on the bottom of each tree edge. The tree tops are stuffed with poly-fill before finally placing around the Styrofoam bases.