Gifts of the Magi
The three gifts of the Magi were gold, frankincense and myrrh. This trio of ornaments takes their inspiration from those gifts. Cables create gold ropes, chains and coins, gold and pewter texture imitate traditional censers of the Middle East, and stranded color work represents the myrrh plant. Each of these is quick to knit, and is complete when the knitting is finished. Make one set or more for your own tree, or as gifts for others! They take such little yarn and time that you may wish to make them in a fabric you enjoy, regardless of the gauge, and fill to the size you wish.
This pattern was originally published in Knotions Magazine November 2017 Issue. This download includes updated and corrected charts, as well as a separate file for texture charts in black and white.
Finished Measurements: approximately 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) in diameter, 8 inches (20.5 cm) in circumference
Skills Required: Knitting in the round, chart reading, increasing and decreasing, cabling, stranded knitting.
Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi)
Gauge: 32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in chart pattern
Needle size: US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Yardage: 80 - 100 yards (73 - 91 m)
Sizes available: One Size
Pattern instructions are written, but stitch patterns are given in chart form only.