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Free Knitting Pattern: Red Velvet Ribbon Cake

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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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Color (C)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Vanna's Choice®

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Fisherman Blossom Russet Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Spice
Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
Grey Marble Obsidian Mustard Peacock Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration
Cabernet Constellation Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat
Wood Sequoia Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle
Desert Flamingo Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin
Bluebird Raven Winter Sky Camouflage Tangerine Wild Strawberry Blueberry Abalone
Licorice Grape Acai Spearmint Toffee Peppermint Hoosiers Hoyas
Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Pink Grapefruit Silver Blue Aquamarine
Sapphire Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Sky Blue Raspberry Scarlet Beige
Toffee Taupe Chocolate Honey Brick Terracotta Rust Rose Shocking
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime Peacock Cranberry Periwinkle Lilac Lime Mountain Print Woods Print
Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist
Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather
Obsidian Graphite Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey
Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins
*Nature's Choice Organic Cotton (Article #480). 100% Organically Grown Cotton; package size: Solids: 3 oz. (85 g), 103 yd. (94 m)
Prints: 2.75 oz. (78 g), 94 yd. (86 m)
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
$ 9.49  
Note: (A)
•  630-188 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Mulberry
$ 17.58  
Note: (B)
•  480-099 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Macadamia
$ 16.98  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (C)
•  860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green
$ 1.98  
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Note: (D)
•  860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive
$ 4.39  
Note: (E)
•  860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate
$ 4.39  
Note: (F)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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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