6 days till Hanukkah
9 days till Christmas
15 days till the New Year
21 days till 3 Kings Day
May I humbly present to you a knitting pattern for a Christmas Tree Skirt, designed by yours truly.
Design: My own, titled O Tannenbaum Tree Skirt
Start knitting: October 2007
Finished knitting: August 2008
2,500 yards of wool knit into this skirt (15 skeins of Wool of the Andes and 700 yards from Naturally Spun)
My 'real' name is Marie Haigh and I am the voice behind this blog and my own Etsy store Knitted Gems. The store features my entire collection of knitting patterns for the hobby knitter. All the patterns are my original designs. They are provided in a line-by-line written format. Knitting charts are also provided on some of the Easy and Intermediate patterns. Knitted items that were created during the testing of each pattern are also available for sale.
Below I answer my own questions to lend you a little more insight into the making of this tree skirt.
Q. What was your inspiration?
A. O Tannenbaum Skirt was inspired collectively by Naturally Spun's yarn, a man's tie, and a spruce tree. May it bring inspiration and joy to your holiday season!
Q. How long did it take you to make it?
A. A year
Q. Did you use any new techniques in the making of it?
A. I-cord as embellishment and crocheted edging
Q. What made you choose the color(s) for it?
A. As mentioned above, I was inspired by the Christmas colors (red and green) in Naturally Spun's yarn. I opted to use white as the secondary color because it represents the color snow and it did not contrast with the red/green colors.
Q. Do you plan to make any more items similar to this one?
A. No. It took me a long time to complete this project. I am not brave enough to dedicate another year to making a 2nd one.
Q. Did you enjoy making it? Why or why not?
A. Yes. It was fun to watch the tree skirt come together.
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Etsy Knitters Team's Holiday Calendar will run through 3 Kings Day, January 6th. Join us as we count down the days till Hanukkah, Christmas, the New Year and 3 Kings Day. Each day will feature one of the following: a link to a free knitting pattern, a link to a free tutorial on making handmade Holiday decorations, a free holiday recipe, or a picture of a holiday item for sale.