Last year, Marissa of Stitch Marker blogged held a contest to decorate the meathead hats for her upcoming book. I immediately thought of something sweet. This embellishment can be easily adapted as an ornament. You can have many combinations depending on the fun yarn you choose.
Any two colors of worsted weight yarn. Leftovers would work great for this project.
US Size 5 double points
MC = Main color
CC = Contrast color
K = Knit
Instructions for Lollipop:
**Cast on 3 sts using double pointed needles.
Knit, don’t turn. **
Slip the stitches back to the beginning of the needle and k the row again.
Continue in this manner until you have a short length of knitting, pull down on the cord and the gap at the back will close.
Continue until the i-cord is the 15-19” or is the length you desire. Thread the yarn through the stitches and pull firmly.
Instructions for Stick:
Using CC, work pattern as mentioned in **. Knit i-cord until it measures 5”.
Assemble the Lollipop:
Starting from the center, roll the i-cord into a tight circle. Use the stick pins to hold in place. Once it’s secure, turn the lollipop on the wrong side. Using a tapestry needle, begin sewing the icord edges together until circle is secure. Weave in all ends.
Using one end of the i-cord stick, sew securely to back of lollipop.
About the Designer:
Lynette is half of Passionknit, and a co-founder of this site!