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Free Knitting Pattern: Holiday Ornament

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 81008AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 5 in. (12.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 15, 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.

Rows 25 and 26: With A, knit purl.
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 easy holiday ornament will look great on any Christmas tree!

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Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
Chocolate Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose
Wild Berry Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy
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*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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•  860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet
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$ 4.39  
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•  860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green
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$ 4.39  
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•  860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White
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$ 4.39  
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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 Ornament

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®

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!


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: With A, 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: With A, knit.
Row 13: With B, purl.
Row 14: With B, knit.
Row 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, purl.
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. 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
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Reviewed by katekenney06 on 2011-09-21 *****
I made these with vanna's glamour yarn because I think the sparkle looks festive. I used size US 5 needles and when all knit up it fit in 3in styrofoam balls. Very quick and easy I recommend it as a fun holiday gift!


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