O Tannenbaum Skirt

A Christmas Tree Skirt

O Tannenbaum Skirt was inspired collectively by Naturally Spun’s yarn, a man’s tie, and a spruce tree. May it bring inspiration and joy to your holiday season!

Knit in tie-shaped sections, this project remains portable until the very end when the “ties” are seamed together. Skirt decorations are optional; the skirt may be decorated in any of the suggested methods or with any of your own creative ideas. The segments are also beautiful unadorned.

Spinners may choose to substitute their own hand-dyed and handspun yarn for the Naturally Spun yarn.

Recommended Knitting Skill level:
Intermediate. Basic crochet skill also required.

Finished Measurements (after blocking):
Circumference of skirt: 49 inches/125 cm
Length from top of skirt to tie point: 34 inches/86 cm

Required Materials:
Color A: Naturally Spun Christmas Sparkle [DK-weight, Hand-dyed and handspun blend of 100% Natural Fibers: Merino wool,
Mohair, Blue-faced Leicester, Merino/Silk, and Angelina nylon
glitz; 750 yards] (www.naturallyspun.etsy.com) (http://www.naturallyspunfibers.blogspot.com/)

Suggested alternative yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK Yarn
[DK-weight, 100% superwash wool, 136yd/124m per 50g ball; color A: 036 (Kiss); 6 balls]

Color B: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes [DK-weight, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110yd/100m per 50g ball] color: White; 15 balls] (www.knitpicks.com)

1 pair US3/3.25mm needles, or size required to obtain gauge
2 double pointed needles US3/3.25mm [used to create an I-cord]
1 crochet hook size D/3.25mm
Cable needle
Row counter
Tapestry, or blunt sewing, needle
6 red buttons, diameter 7/8 inch/2.2 cm

Optional Materials:
Red buttons and green buttons – any size
Filigree star charms
¼ yard/.25m of felted material
Matching thread and sewing notions

Techniques Used:
Knit, Purl, K2tog, K3tog, M1-P, P2tog, P2tog-tbl, P3tog, SK2P, SSK, 2-stitch cables and 4-stitch cables.

Purchase Notes:
As with all my patterns, you will receive a pdf document providing step-by-step instructions on how to make the tree skirt. Written instructions as well as knitting charts are included.

Once payment is complete, you will be able to download the pattern. All payments are processed by Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you may still pay with this method by using your credit card. No account set up is necessary. If you use a Paypal account that does not have any funds in it nor is associated with a credit card, Paypal will process your payment with an e-check. Typically, a delay of three days is noticed when using an e-check. Once the check clears, you may download the pattern. Please note that you can avoid the delay by using a credit card.
If you have any problems with your purchase or any questions about knitting this pattern, please contact me at KnittedGems@gmail.com.

Price: $5.00

Designer: Marie Haigh
Technical Editor: Ada Lai

Copyright: ©2008 Knitted Gems. All rights reserved. You may print a copy of this pattern for your own personal use and enjoyment. You may not sell or give away digital copies of this design, sell or give away printouts of this design, nor enclose this design in a kit for sale. Thank you.


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