A new author to add to my favorites, Colin Cotterill ,so I thought I’d recommend his mystery books here

I recently read this author for the first time at the mystery book club I try to attend monthly. Colin Cotterill : The Coroner’s Lunch. I am now reading the second book in the series, Thirty-Three Teeth, so far it is just as entertaining as the first book. There are great characters in the books, interesting story lines and some humor thrown in, which is nice to have in a murder mystery sometimes.

Mini Sweater Ornaments

I made these for gifts for various people in my life I that wanted to do something little for. They are approximately 2″x 4″ (at the widest point). It is fun giving these to people & saying, “I made you a sweater”. They tend to get quite a few smiles and laughs, which is always nice to see.

The directions are pretty straight forward if you know the basics with knitting. I used worsted weight acrylic yarn (2 colors, knit together) for the example shown: (also, these little sweaters are a great way to use up your scrap yarn).

o.k. here it is:

cast on 10 stitches

k1, p1 rib for 3 rows

work in stockinette for 7 rows

cast on for arms:

next row: knit across, cast on 5 sts

Next Row: p across

cast on 5 sts (20 sts)

work 4 more rows in stockinette

Neck Opening:

Next Row: K8, bind off 4 sts, knit 8

Next Row: p 8, cast on 4 sts, p8

work 4 more rows in stockinette

Bind off arms

Next Row: bind off 5 sts ,k across

Next Row: bind off 5 sts, k across

Next row: bind off 5 sts, p across

work in stockinette for 7 rows

k 1, p1 rib for 3 rows

Bind off!

Then just seam up the sides, and you have your mini sweater.

The sweater hanger is made easily with pipe cleaners (dollar store or craft stores have them, jewelry or florist wire would work also).

I hope someone out there makes a teenie sweater. It would make a nice gift topper year round I think.

Have Fun!