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Made in pink or blue they are perfect for baby shower favors. Add some faux leaves and silk ribbon for the Mom-to-be to wear as a corsage.
Knitted dainty bells as ornaments, favors
Equally sweet used to decorate wedding or shower gifts.
Also a lovely Our 1st Christmas Together ornament.
I still have the hand written pattern from Aunt Marie.
Aunt Marie’s Dainty Bells Vintage Pattern
Yarn required for each bell is about 6 yards worsted weight 4-ply
a bead or bell for ‘clapper’
Size 8 standard knitting needles (I used size 5)
Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: K across
Row 2: SL. ST as to K. K 5 (mark SL ST end)
Row 3 through 17: Repeat rows 1 and 2, end on SL ST end. Bind off. Do NOT cut yarn.
Pick up 1 ST along edge opposite SL ST, 19 STS.
Row 1: (Wrong side) K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Bind off in P. Fasten off leaving about 18-inches yarn. Thread needle and back stitch so seam will not pucker. Pull needle through SL STs and draw together. Fasten securely. Thread bead or bell and attach to inside of bell.
- SL stands for slip
- ST stands for stitch
Here is a video demonstrating how to SL ST (slip stitch) as to Knit:
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