Keep your stitches sweet with this adorable little Candy Cane! This pattern uses very little yarn and is worked as an i-cord around a pipe cleaner. Once you have knit the full length of the Candy Cane simply bend the top into place and hang on the tree or around your home.
Measurements: The finished size of your Candy Cane will be 6.25” / 17cm high (unbent) and 0.5” / 1cm in width.
For each Candy Cane you will need:
Yarn A - 2g / 0.07oz, 3yd / 2.7m of chunky yarn for stripe 1. The yarn used in the pattern picture is Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, 100% Acrylic, 100g / 3.5oz, 149yd / 136m per ball, in Rose Red
Yarn B - 2g / 0.07oz, 3yd / 2.7m of chunky yarn in a contrast colour for stripe 2. The yarn used in the pattern picture is Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, 100% Acrylic, 100g / 3.5oz, 149yd / 136m per ball, in Paper White
2 x US size 6 / 4mm double pointed needles
1 x 6” / 15cm long pipe cleaner at 0.25” / 0.6cm thickness, or use a few thinner ones twisted together
A tapestry needle
Gauge is not vital to the Candy Cane but as a guideline the yarn should knit to 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
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