Skill level: easy
1 pack Lion Brand’s bonbons in Beach, which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need less than a skein of red and yellow to complete the ornament.
size US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
WS – wrong side
p – purl
RS – right side
M1R – make 1 right
M1L – make 1 left
rep – repeat
(X sts) – indicates the number of sts that are now in the row
sk2p – slip one, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
mattress stitch – A seaming technique used in knitting to join separate knit sections. Here’s a tutorial.
french knots – An embroidery stitch used to add texture. Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & Dimensions: 5.25 sts & 8 rows per inch, knit in stockinette stitch. Finished poinsettia is approx. 4 inches from tip to tip.