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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Mason Dixon Ornament

I used sock yarn, but any tightly twisted fingering weight yarn will work. Size 000 needles.
Mitered squares, what can you say. The pattern in the book was just to large, even with the tiny needles. I used the free pattern at Elann For the body I doubled the size of the square from 13 stitches to 27. Remember you always need an odd number of stitches. Mark down which row you change colors on. Someone didn't do this, and had to examine the tiny thing several times in hopes of having the match.
The arms/wings are done on the original 13 stitch pattern. The head is done the same except the color is only on the first 4 rows. The rest of the square is in a neutral color. Of course you can make them any color you like.
Sew in the ends, then sew together with the end from the last stitch. I added the letter beads. They would look nicer with a fancy thread. But I consider it a major victory that I got the needle threaded at all :-)
If you make four of the large squares, but two of them slightly shorter, you get a sort of Maltese cross. just saying,

By Suzann
On Thursday, September 28, 2006
At 9/28/2006 11:44:00 AM
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Blogger MJ Says:

you are so creative!!
Fabulous!

 
 
Anonymous benne Says:

Okay, Suzann, you have now topped yourself! Reference my comments at elann. I can hear the creative wheels turning all the way to Tennessee. ;-}

 

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