I'm doing something a little different this year for my free holiday pattern. Instead of posting one pattern for an ornament or toy, I'll be giving you holiday-themed colour-work and intarsia designs which you can incorporate into various clothing patterns. I will try to post one each week, for as long as I can think of cute ideas.
This week is a traditional snowflake pattern. I've sized this design to fit easily onto a variety of my pullover patterns (such as this or this, and it's already found in Festive Knits), so you can use whichever you already have. The sample in the photo below has been knit into the pullover from the Pupster pattern (the only change being garter stitch hem and cuffs instead of seed stitch).
The snowflake design is 17 stitches wide by 17 rows long (see chart below), so you will first need to figure out the width and length of the pullover front, then you can center the design. I found the snowflake turned out much nicer if worked in fair-isle, rather than intarsia, but use whichever technique you are most comfortable with. (for a video of both techniques, look here - just scroll down half-way to find the right video).
I hope you enjoy this design, and look forward to next week's free pattern!
EDIT (Nov. 21): I know some of you have been trying to copy and save, or print the chart. Unfortunately, the site I used does not allow these options right now. You can only view the chart here on my blog. I thought I would try out the site, as it's much faster and simpler than drawing my own from scratch. I will look into other options for future blog posts.