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Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 01:25 AM
I am working on a Star Christmas ornament. I keep hitting snags as I find abbreviations or markings I don't know how to do. It isn't hard once I figure them out. But this is only the 2nd time I have ever tried to follow a pattern. I learned how to read some basic abbreviations in a knitting group in late June, but in 90 minutes there is only so much you can learn.

On another set of needles I am knitting a checkerboard square style afghan, out of variagated yarn of reds, oranges and yellows that look like "fire" for my daughter who has joined the US Navy.

momwolf
09-07-2007, 01:34 AM
Maybe this will help
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/abbreviations_explained/

Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 02:52 AM
I have now completed 2 Star ornaments one using size 8 needles, other using size 6 :p Never used such tiny needles before either.

This pattern is easy, just takes time to learn all these abbreviations and how to stitch them.

Debbie
09-07-2007, 04:57 AM
Sunny - Is the pattern in a book or on the web ??

Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 11:25 AM
The pattern was taken off the web by the librarian for the Star Christmas Ornament. It is actually quite simple to make and it looks like a star and is a very even 5 pointed star. I do not know which site she printed it from, except it was a freebie.

Most of the stars she found were very uneven and didn't look much like stars in their pics, this one did.

My page is cut off so I can't read the site info on the bottom of the page, but I could share the pattern with you.

Thanks to mks22300 here is the website that has the star Christmas ornament pattern :
http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2004/12/super-stars-i-like-knitting-stars-but.html

Lady Violet
09-07-2007, 11:27 AM
is this (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/holstarorn.htm) the one?

Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 11:37 AM
No, it isn't the same one. This one is more even in shape. I don't have a scanner, or I would scan one in. Here is a pic of one of my stars - the one seam is not sewed together yet, I don't have a yarn needle yet. I was only given the assignment yesterday afternoon. I have a couple mistakes on it still. Still learning ;)
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=66jtzwy oops that is the wrong side lol
here is one of the right side
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=6bctrih

Lady Violet
09-07-2007, 12:06 PM
i like yours a lot more. :)

Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 12:21 PM
I'm a beginner, and I am rattling these off in about 25 minutes as I have to constantly remind myself step by step. An experienced knitter could do these in probably 10 minutes, it is only CO and 5 rows, each row you decrease.
Yarn size/type is up to you, same as needles - I used 4ply an d size 8 in the star in the pic above.
You pattern can be found here:

http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2004/12/super-stars-i-like-knitting-stars-but.html

Miss Moosey
09-07-2007, 01:20 PM
You are going to have the coolest tree in town when Christmas comes! I hope that it will be able to stand under the weight of all those ornaments. :teehee:

Rebecca

Sunny_Singer
09-07-2007, 01:49 PM
LOL
Actually, I am working on them for a service project for our knitting group first.
We are trying to get about 150 total ornaments made to donate to the pediatric ward of our local hospital as a Christmas project. There are about 16 total in our group right now, estimated, as we haven't had the same knitters show up at a meeting yet and we have only had 3 meetings - one in late June, one in late Aug, and at a new time yesterday.

The pattern suggests: use as Christmas ornaments, package tie ons, or in place of poms on children's wear, a unique twist.

Once I figured out all the abbreviations, these are fun to make.

dustinac
09-09-2007, 04:04 PM
Those will be cute...and what a wonderful idea :happydance:

hob
09-10-2007, 01:43 PM
thanks for the pattern its so cute im going to start making some later tonight. when u have the whole lot done before u donate can we see pics pls?

Sunny_Singer
09-10-2007, 01:47 PM
thanks for the pattern its so cute im going to start making some later tonight. when u have the whole lot done before u donate can we see pics pls?

I won't have the whole lot, hob. I don't know if I'll be able to take pics or not - as it is being done by a group of us.

hob
09-10-2007, 08:33 PM
everyone sing 'a star is born!!!" thanks for all the help i feel im geting read for xmass now

Sunny_Singer
09-10-2007, 08:35 PM
I knew you could!!
i knew you could!!
wtg

mks22300
09-11-2007, 12:07 AM
I came across that pattern yesterday while perusing for some other patterns. I bookmarked and thought they would make great Christmas gifts for my preschoolers. Each year I handmake them ornaments and I thought it was about time I knit something for them.
Your star looks great and I can't wait to try out the pattern!