Level: Intermediate

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

TENSION

Correct tension is not essential for this Tree.


INSTRUCTIONS

STAR MOTIF 1

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 5 sts, leaving a long end.

1st row (RS) - Inc knitways in each of 5 sts ... 10 sts.

2nd row - Knit.

3rd row - Inc knitways in each of 10 sts ... 20 sts.

4th row - Knit.

5th row - (Inc in first st, K2, inc in next st) 5 times ... 30 sts.

6th row - Knit.

7th row - (Inc in first st, K4, inc in next st) 5 times ... 40 sts.

8th row - Knit.

9th row - (Inc in first st, K6, inc in next st) 5 times ... 50 sts.

10th row - Knit.

11th row - (Inc in first st, K8, inc in next st) 5 times ... 60 sts.

12th row - Knit.

BEG POINTS

** Next row (RS) - K12, turn.

Next row - K12.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog ... 10 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog ... 8 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog ... 6 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog ... 4 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off. **

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 48 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 36 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 24 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 12 sts, rep from ** to **.

Make a further 9 motifs in colours as foll - 1 x C1, 2 x C2, 2 x C3, 2 x C4 and 2 x C5.

STAR MOTIF 2

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 5 sts.

Work rows 1 to 10 incl as for Star Motif 1.

BEG POINTS

** Next row (RS) - K10, turn.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog ... 8 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog ... 6 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog ... 4 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off. **With RS facing, join C1 to rem 40 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 30 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 20 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 10 sts, rep from ** to **.

Make a further 9 motifs in colours as foll - 1 x C1, 2 x C2, 2 x C3, 2 x C4 and 2 x C5.

STAR MOTIF 3

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 5 sts.

Work rows 1 to 8 incl as for Star Motif 1.

BEG POINTS

** Next row (RS) - K8, turn.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog ... 6 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog ... 4 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off. **

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 32 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 24 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 16 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 8 sts, rep from ** to **.

Make a further 9 motifs in colours as foll - 1 x C1, 2 x C2, 2 x C3, 2 x C4 and 2 x C5.

STAR MOTIF 4

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 5 sts.

Work rows 1 to 6 incl as for Star Motif 1.

BEG POINTS

** Next row (RS) - K6, turn.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2, K2tog ... 4 sts.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off. **

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 24 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 18 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 12 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 6 sts, rep from ** to **.

Make a further 9 motifs in colours as foll - 1 x C1, 2 x C2, 2 x C3, 2 x C4 and 2 x C5.

STAR MOTIF 5

Using 4mm needles and C1, cast on 5 sts.

Work rows 1 to 4 incl as for Star Motif 1.

BEG POINTS

** Next row (RS) - K4, turn.

Next row - Knit.

Next row - Sl 1, K1, psso, K2tog ... 2 sts.

Next row - K2tog. Fasten off. **

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 16 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 12 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 8 sts.

Rep from ** to **.

With RS facing, join C1 to rem 4 sts, rep from ** to **.

Make a further 4 motifs in colours as foll - 1 x C2, 1 x C3, 1 x C4 and 1 x C5.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using long end in centre of stars, run a gathering row through 5 cast on sts on each star and draw up to close centre. Using a flat seam, join side edges tog to beg of point. Stack stars in colour order as desired beg with largest stars at bottom and finishing with smallest stars on top to form tree shape, catching each star in position with a slip st either side of centre. Sew bead to centre of stacked motif as pictured.





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