Free Pattern: Candle Holder String

Our blog has been quiet which means Laura and I are busily working on preparing for Christmas travelling and celebration. We'll be away from this space for about a week, but before I pack up our car with clothes, gifts and plenty of knitting projects for the road, I wanted to share a quick project I made this morning. 

I am so happy that Solstice is past and we are really on our way to spring. I like to have lots of candles around the house this time of year. Remembering an old Ikea porcelain candleholder that I had years ago, I wanted to make a string of lights for my dining table using a bit of leftover Noro Kureyon. Here's what I came up with- 

I really like it and wish I hadn't run out of yarn so I could have made a longer one.  It's flexible so you can arrange the candles in a straight line, 

Or a circle.

The pattern is almost not a pattern at all, it's so simple. Click here to download the pdf pattern. I hope you knit one and it brightens your winter as we wait for spring. Meanwhile, here's a quote I discovered through my friend Katie, I've got it written on my kitchen chalkboard door- 

"I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December."
- Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing