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Home : Patterns : Glittering Snowball Ornament
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Glittering Snowball Ornament

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 70734
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 6 in. (15 cm).



CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 19, 2012)
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle – you have increased 1 st!

ORNAMENT
Row 4: With A, Kfb in first st, *M1 Kfb, k1, rep from * – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, Kfb in first st, k1, *M1 Kfb, k2, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, Kfb in first st, k2, *M1 Kfb, k3, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, Kfb in first st, k5, *M1 Kfb, k6, rep from * across – 56 sts.
Row 12: *M1, k5 *Kfb, k2, kfb, k3; rep from * across - 72 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 subtle, shimmering ornament is a lovely addition to any Christmas tree. 

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-301: Wool-Ease Yarn: White/Multi
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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 Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather
Paprika 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  
•  620-301 Wool-Ease Yarn: White/Multi
   ball
$ 4.69  
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 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) circumference
 

Glittering Snowball Ornament

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1)An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle – you have increased 1 st!

PATTERN STITCHES
Mock Cable

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3 : P2, *k in back loop of 2nd st on LH needle, then k in front loop of 1st st on LH needle, sl both sts from needle together, k in front loop of 2nd st on LH needle, then k in front loop of 1st st on LH needle, sl both sts from needle together, p2, rep from * across.
Row 4: K2, *p4, k2, rep from * across.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Mock Cable pattern.


ORNAMENT
With 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: Purl.
Row 4: With A, Kfb in first st, *M1, k1, rep from * – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, Kfb in first st, k1, *M1, k2, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, Kfb in first st, k2, *M1, k3, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, Kfb in first st, k5, *M1, k6, rep from * across – 56 sts.
Row 12: *Kfb, k2, kfb, k3; rep from * across - 72 sts.
Row 13: Purl, increase 2 sts evenly spaced across - 74 sts.
Next Row: Work Row 1 of Mock Cable pattern across.
Continue to work in Mock Cable pattern until 4 reps of Cable pattern have been worked.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Purl, decrease 2 sts evenly spaced across- 72 sts.
Next Row: *K4, k2tog, rep from * across - 60 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: *K3, k2tog, rep from * across - 48 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: *K2, k2tog, rep from * across - 36 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: *K1, k2tog, rep from * across - 24 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: *K2tog, rep from * across - 12 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more - 6 sts.
Next Row: Change to double pointed needles.
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 7 in (18 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.
Sew bound off end of cord to top of Ornament.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Glittering Snowball Ornament Reviewed by Cora Martens on 2011-09-27 ****
In answer to the person who mentioned how large this is, it could be made smaller by only going to 48 sts and then deleting at least one of the mock cables. (I haven't tried this yet, but it makes sense).

Or, it could be stuffed with regular stuffing rather than the foam ball. This would make it easier to squeeze out of shape but it would be cheaper.


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