Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumnal Wreath a New FREE Brownie Knits Pattern!

Around Brownie Knits we have been super busy this late summer and fall writing new patterns and building BrownieKnits.com. While I was knitting swatches and design samples...and testing...and editing....and all the other things that go into the process, I would work on a fall wreath for our home as some "fun" knitting.

After I had it all completed, I showed some pictures to some knitter friends who asked for the pattern and encouraged me to turn this "for fun" project into a Brownie Knits pattern. After giving it some thought, I decided to release it as a FREEBIE from the new BrownieKnits.com site! I hope you enjoy making up one for your home, too. It is a great little decoration to hang on the door or wall for your Thanksgiving feast.

AUTUMNAL WREATH (CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO FREE PATTERN PAGE)


MATERIALS

Wreath: 220 yards (202 meters) of worsted weight yarn for the wreath
Leaves: 110 yards (101 meters) of worsted weight 100% wool for leaves (5 different colors used in the sample)
Wreath sample knit out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in color Camel Heather (110 yards/101 meters; 100% superwash merino)
Leaf samples knit out of 1 skein each of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in colors Cranberry, Currant, Rooibos Heather, and Semolina (110 yards/101 meters; 100% wool)

Another good yarn option: Cascade 220 (220 yards/202 meters; 100% wool)



GAUGE

4.5 sts / 6.5 rows over St st = 1 inch

NEEDLES

US 7 (4.5mm) circulars or straights
US 10.5 (6.5mm) circulars or straights
or size needed to get gauge


NOTIONS

14-inch foam wreath that is round and green; sold in most floral sections of craft shops
Miscellaneous decorations from the craft shop; pumpkins/corn/sparkly items!
Scissors
Sewing pins or a hot glue gun
Tapestry needle 

SIZING

Wreath size is 14 inches


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