unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2012

unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2012 This year I designed a tablerunner that you can knit on the 24 days of Advent, every day a little bit.
In case that you don't need a tablerunner simply knit a scarf :)

The picture is extra small - it gives you just an idea of what you will knit but (hopefully ;-)) don't spoil the surprise.
(And if you're curious: there are more pictures ;-))

By the way, the whole pattern was made with the YouKnits lace basic set :)

 

unikatissima's Lace Poinsettia

You can find on this page:
Versions of the pattern | About the pattern | About the finished items | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

 

Versions of the pattern

    This year I present the pattern in two versions:
  • Version 'stockinette/garter':

    unikatissima's lace poinsettia - version 'stockinette/garter'
    that's how I knitted the tablerunner and this version has only knit stitches between the rows of holes, in the back rows you can decide whether you always knit (stockinette) or always purl (garter) and
     
  • Version 'knit-purl':

    unikatissima's lace poinsettia - version 'knit-purl'
    that's how I knitted the scarf and there I filled the areas between the rows of holes alternately with knit stitches and purl stitches.
     
  • Additionally I present at ravelry - so to speak in passing - the patterns of six placemats matching the tablerunner:
    unikatissima's lace pattern poinsettia - placemats
 

About the pattern:

  1. This year the pattern is 'complete', i.e. not meant to be repeated in height or width.
  2. The pattern is
    51 stitches wide (without edge stitches),
    needs at least 2 edge stitches extra and
    the total length are 482 rows.
  3. It is made symmetrical, so if you think that it is
    too wide,
       leave out the same number of stitches at begin and end of every row and
    too long,
       leave out the same number of rows at the begin and end.
       The following items would e.g. look beautiful:
       from day 2 row   5 to day 23 row 18 = 434 rows
       from day 3 row   9 to day 22 row 14 = 386 rows
       from day 6 row 13 to day 19 row   9 = 258 rows
 

About the finished items:

Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit - I'm always knitting very loosely.

For the tablerunner I

knitted about 575 m white cotton crochet thread (100 g ca. 580 m)
   (575 m are about 629 yards - 580 m are about 635 yards) with
4 mm needles
in the version 'stockinette/garter' of the pattern and
got a tablerunner of about 28 x 166 cm without garter border and
   (28 x 166 cm are about 11 x 65 inches)
of about 30 x 168 cm with a border of
   8 rows garter stitch at the begin and end and
   4 stitches garter stitch at the begin and end of every row
   (30 x 168 cm are about 12 x 66 inches).
Depending on my daily energie I knitted a daily pattern section in 30 - 35 min.

For the scarf I

knitted about 515 m acrylic yarn (200 g ca. 665 m)
  (Belday Hit Handarbeitsgarn, dark pink)
   (515 m are about 563 yards - 665 m are about 727 yards) with
4 mm needles
in der version 'knit-purl' of the pattern and
got a scarf of about 30 x 156 cm without garter border and
   (30 x 156 cm are about 12 x 61 inches)
of about 35 x 160 cm with a border of
   8 rows garter stitch at the begin and end and
   4 stitches garter stitch at the begin and end of every row
   (35 x 160 cm are about 14 x 63 inches).
Depending on my daily energie I knitted a daily pattern section in 35 - 40 min.

For every placemat I

knitted about 90 m white cotton crochet thread (100 g ca. 580 m)
   (90 m are about 99 yards - 580 m are about 635 yards) with
4 mm needles
in the version 'stockinette/garter' of the pattern and
got placemats of about 28 x 20 cm without garter border and
   (28 x 20 cm are about 11 x 8 inches)
of about 30 x 22 cm with a border of
   6 rows garter stitch at the begin and end and
   3 stitches garter stitch at the begin and end of every row
   (30 x 22 cm are about 12 x 9 inches).
I knitted a placemat in barely 2 hours.

 

Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf deutsch lesen.

 

The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my (PDF ~50 KB) by using my patterns.


You can get Lace Poinsettia now as single file or - as in Advent 2012 - download the daily instructions:

Lace Poinsettia as single file

  download version 'stockinette/garter' as single file (PDF ~445 KB)
  download version 'knit-purl' as single file (PDF ~420 KB)

Lace Poinsettia as daily instructions

Version 'stockinette/garter'

Version 'knit-purl'

  day   1   (PDF ~290 KB)   day   1   (PDF ~280 KB)
  day   2   (PDF ~240 KB)   day   2   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day   3   (PDF ~240 KB)   day   3   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   4   (PDF ~240 KB)   day   4   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   5   (PDF ~245 KB)   day   5   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   6   (PDF ~245 KB)   day   6   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   7   (PDF ~245 KB)   day   7   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   8   (PDF ~245 KB)   day   8   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day   9   (PDF ~245 KB)   day   9   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 10   (PDF ~240 KB)   day 10   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 11   (PDF ~245 KB)   day 11   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 12   (PDF ~240 KB)   day 12   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 13   (PDF ~245 KB)   day 13   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 14   (PDF ~245 KB)   day 14   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 15   (PDF ~245 KB)   day 15   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 16   (PDF ~240 KB)   day 16   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 17   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 17   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 18   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 18   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 19   (PDF ~240 KB)   day 19   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 20   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 20   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 21   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 21   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 22   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 22   (PDF ~230 KB)
  day 23   (PDF ~235 KB)   day 23   (PDF ~225 KB)
  day 24   (PDF ~500 KB)   day 24   (PDF ~500 KB)
 

More pictures

(clicking on a picture 'sends' you to Lace poinsettia at ravelry where the pictures are larger)

unikatissima's lace poinsettia - tablerunner unikatissima's lace poinsettia - placemats
unikatissima's lace poinsettia - tablerunner unikatissima's lace poinsettia - placemats
unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf unikatissima's lace poinsettia - scarf


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