My husband's Aunt Marie enjoyed all sorts of needlework and loved gifting us with special items she made. Many years ago she knitted little bells in red and green then added curling ribbon to create a corsage to be worn on a jacket lapel during Christmas. These sweet little bells can be used in lots of adorable ways.
Also a lovely Our 1st Christmas Together ornament.
Aunt Marie's Dainty Bells
Yarn required for each bell is about 6 yards worsted weight 4-ply
a bead or bell for 'clapper'
Size 8 standard knitting needles (I used size 5)
Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: K across
Row 2: SL. ST as to K. K 5 (mark SL ST end)
Row 3 through 17: Repeat rows 1 and 2, end on SL ST end. Bind off. Do NOT cut yarn.
Pick up 1 ST along edge opposite SL ST, 19 STS.
Row 1: (Wrong side) K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Bind off in P. Fasten off leaving about 18-inches yarn. Thread needle and back stitch so seam will not pucker. Pull needle through SL STs and draw together. Fasten securely. Thread bead or bell and attach to inside of bell.
I still have the hand written pattern from Aunt Marie.
She will be 94 years old in June