Who needs twinkling lights on the tree when you can show off your own sweet stitches? Find out how to knit holiday ornaments in the Fair Isle style with step-by-step guidance from designer Tanis Gray. Get an introduction to two-color knitting — including managing floats, controlling tension and reading charts — plus tips and techniques for working in the round, shaping and more. Whether you’re looking for a quick project for holiday gifting or a treat for yourself, these ornaments are sure to be used and loved this season and beyond.
Meet Tanis and start by choosing your fiber colors, then gather your needles and get familiar with the pattern.
Learn a provisional cast-on technique, then begin knitting in the round to start your ornaments. Plus, Tanis reveals her preferred method for working small circumferences: with double-pointed needles.
Now, it's time to tackle colorwork. Find out how to carry two colors at once, float your yarn with confidence and work from a chart. Your ornaments will really start to shine!
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