My Free Advent Calendar Knitting Pattern:
I will be creating a PDF free download on Ravelry soon, but for now I wanted to at least post the instructions here for anyone who would like to make one for Christmas 2011!
Go to my Photo Tutorial or just continue for the written pattern…
Knit Advent Calendar
(seamless on straight needles version ~ you are knitting both sides at once, inside out. Then you will turn the project right side out after binding off and VOILA, you will have a cute little sack!)
Small amounts of different colored worsted weight wool
Size 5 knitting needles
Size 8 knitting needles
Size 8 DPN’s
Using Size 8 needles, CO 12 stitches.
KFB of each stitch. (24)
*K1, sl1* across.
Continue in this manner until piece measures 3″.
Switch to Size 5 needles and *K1, sl1, P1, sl1* across.
Continue in this manner until piece measure 4.5″.
At this point I take 2 size 8 DPN’s and separate the stitches in this manner:
*sl1 to first DPN, sl1 to second DPN* until you have the front stitches on one needle and the back stitches on another.
Now you can bind off! I K2tog through the back, slip the stitch from the right needle back onto the left and continue binding off all stitches. When you end up with one stitch left on the first DPN, just slip it onto the closest end of the next DPN and keep on binding off!
When you have just one stitch left, pull it out a bit so it’s a bigger loop, weave in the cast on tail at the bottom and then flip your project “right side out”. Now, pick up and knit 2 stitches to the left side of the loop so that there are 3 stitches on the DPN. Knit a 3″ i-cord and then bind off leaving a long enough tail for sewing. Take the top of the i-cord and bring it down to meet the start of the i-cord and sew it into a loop for hanging!
Weave this end in and you are done! Now… knit 24 just like it but in different colors!!
Duplicate stitch the numbers on or hang a little numbered tag…whatever you prefer! Then fill them with little treats or toys for your child/children to open on each day of December leading up to Christmas!! Hang them on a long i-cord, twisted cord, or any other rope or cord of your choice!