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Free Knitting Pattern: Holiday Ball

Lion Brandฎ Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 70651AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 13 in. [33 cm] circumference

CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 21, 2009)


ORNAMENT
With straight needles and A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K in front and back (kfb) of each st across – 12 sts.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11: With A, purl.
Row 4: With A, *M1 (kfb) of each st across, k1, rep from * – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, * M1 (kfb), k2 k1, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, * M1 (kfb), k3 k2, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, * M1 (kfb), k6 k5, rep from * across – 56 sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This striped ornament looks great on any Christmas tree. It also makes a beautiful handmade present.
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (A)
•  620-172 Wool-Ease Yarn: Lemongrass
   ball
$ 3.98  
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Note: (B)
•  620-301 Wool-Ease Yarn: White/Multi
   ball
$ 4.69  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Foam ball, about 13 in. (33 cm) circumference
 

Holiday Ball

Lion Brand Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

ORNAMENT
With straight needles and A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: K in front and back of each st across – 12 sts.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11: With A, purl.
Row 4: With A, *KFB of each st across – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, *KFB, k1, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, *KFB, k2, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, *KFB, k5, rep from * across – 56 sts.
Row 12: With A, knit.
Row 13: With B, purl.
Row 14: With B, knit.
Rows 15 and 16: With A, rep Rows 13 and 14.
Rows 17 and 18: With C, rep Rows 13 and 14.
Row 19: With B, purl.
Row 20: With B, k, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across – 60 sts.
Row 21: With A, purl.
Row 22: *With A, k1, with C, k1, rep from * across.
Row 23: With C, purl.
Row 24: With C, knit.
Rows 25 and 26: With A, knit.
Row 27: With B, purl.
Row 28: With B, knit.
Row 29: With B, p, dec 4 sts evenly spaced across – 56 sts.
Row 30: With B, knit.
Row 31: With A, purl.
Row 32: With A, *k5, k2tog, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Rows 33, 35, 37, 39 and 41: With A, purl.
Row 34: With A, *k2, k2tog, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 36: With A, *k1, k2tog, rep from * across – 24 sts.
Row 38: With A, (k2tog) across – 12 sts.
Row 40: With A, (k2tog) across – 6 sts.
Row 42: Change to double pointed needles. With A, k2tog across – 3 sts.
Hanging Loop
Do not turn work. Slide sts to other end of needle and k3. Continue to slide sts to other end of needle and k3 until cord measures about 6 in (15 cm). Bind off. Sew bound-off end of cord to beginning to make loop.

FINISHING
Wrap piece around foam ball and sew seam, drawing in sts of bound-off and cast-on edges. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 6 reviews)
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Holiday Ball Reviewed by omm jed on 2011-12-17 *****
very nice!


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