Pattern and other details of the knitted tree protectors.
Needle size - 7.5 mm or 8 mm (Imperial sizes 1 and 0
respectively) – but any large size needles will do.
Wool – any ply from 5 ply to 12 ply.
1st row - Cast on 40 to 50 stitches in a heavier ply wool.
Note - You may need to adjust this number depending on
whether you are a tight or loose knitter, but the rectangle
should end up measuring approximately 30 to 40 cm wide.
& subsequent rows - knit in garter stitch, in random rows
of each colour (and ply) to obtain a multi-coloured or
Continue knitting until work measures a minimum of 75 cm
to up to 1.2 metres in length.
Last row & cast off - Do this in a heavier ply wool (as for first
Attach lengths of wool (preferably heavier ply) at approx 15
cm intervals down the length of both sides of the tree
protector so it can be tied around the tree.
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