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Free Knitting Pattern: Red Velvet Ribbon Cake

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Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Wool-Ease® Chunky - Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80008
Rating: ***3.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

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This play-food cake is a festive centerpiece for a bridal shower or wedding reception. 

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Prints: 2.75 oz. (78 g), 94 yd. (86 m)
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Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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Additional Materials
Craft glue
STYROFOAM« shapes as follows:
5 in. (12.5 cm) square, 2 1/2 (6.5 cm) thick
8 and 11 1/2 in. (20.5 and 29.5 cm) squares, both 4 in. (10 cm) thick
Clover Pom-Pom maker, extra small
Craft wire

Red Velvet Ribbon Cake

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Wool-Ease® Chunky - Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton - Vanna's Choice®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

Lower Layer

With B, cast on 4 stitches. Knit every row until strip measures same as outside edge of largest foam square.
Apply craft glue lightly to sides of square, then wrap A around all sides. In same manner, cover about 2 in. (5 cm) border on top of foam square with A.
Glue B strip around lower edge of square.
With C and Pom-Pom maker, make pompoms. Glue pompoms around lower edge of square over B strip.


Middle Layer
Using 8 in. (50.5 cm) foam square, make same as lower layer.
Glue middle layer to center of lower layer.


Top Layer
Cover sides of smallest foam square in same manner as lower layer. Cover entire top of square with A. Glue top layer to center of middle layer.


For all yarn wrapped pieces, thread yarn ends into large eyed blunt needle and weave under wraps to secure.
Cut 18 in. (46 cm) lengths of craft wire. Bend ends into a leaf shape. Wrap leaf shapes with D or E as desired. Trim remaining wire, extending from leaf, to 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) and wrap with F for stem. Leave 2-3 leaf stems unwrapped.
Cut 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) lengths of craft wire. Wrap length with F for stem, wrap about 1 in. (2.5 cm) at end of wire with A for bud.
Cut a 40 in. (101.5 cm) length of wire. Bend in half and twist ends together to make a very elongated oval shape. Wrap wire form with B until completely covered. Gently roll covered wire into a spiral to make rose. Make 5 roses in this manner, make one small rose by beginning with a 20 in. (51 cm) length of wire.


Glue 3 large roses to top center of cake. Glue small rose to center of 3 rose group. Glue remaining roses to sides of cake as desired. Insert wire stems of leaves and buds into cake.


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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Red Velvet Ribbon Cake Reviewed by Wolffie on 2011-08-13 *****
I would.
As an exhibit at our next craft fair

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