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Knit Candy Ornaments

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Knit Candy Ornaments

Knit Candy Ornaments in two sizes, worked in medium and bulky yarn.

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Sweet Little Knits:

These knit candy Christmas ornaments are super quick to knit up out of a small amount of scrap yarn. You can make them in different sizes and use them as ornaments on the tree, or wrap a piece of candy in each one and use them as part of your advent calendar tradition.

No matter what colors or sizes you knit them in or what purpose you use them for, these knit candy wrappers are sure to bring a little quick cheer to your decor.

Materials:

  • a scrap of yarn, less than 5 yards, in color, weight and material of your choice (my green one is a medium weight, while the red one is bulky)
  • set of 3 double-pointed needles 1 or 2 sizes smaller than the ball band recommends (I used size 6 US for the medium weight and 9 for the bulky)
  • stuffing: could be cotton balls, batting, candy or more scraps of yarn
  • scissors and yarn needle, plus extra yarn for tying ends.

Gauge:

Gauge will vary and is not critical.

Size:

Size will vary; my green one is 3 inches long and 2.5 inches around, while the red is 4 inches long and almost 4 inches around after stuffing.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 12 stitches. Divide onto 2 needles and join in round.
  2. Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece is length of your choice. I went for 3 inches on the smaller knit candy piece and 4 inches for the larger.
  3. Bind off and weave in ends.
  4. Insert a piece of candy or stuffing of your choice.
  5. Use scrap yarn (the same yarn you knit with or contrasting) to tie the ends closed like an old-fashioned piece of candy.

Finished pieces can be hung like ornaments or attached to a wreath or advent calendar, or any other way you like.

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