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Holiday Ball
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70651AD This striped ornament looks great on any Christmas tree. It also makes a beautiful handmade present.

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)

MATERIALS

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

620-172 Wool-Ease Yarn: Lemongrass

Light pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (B)

620-301 Wool-Ease Yarn: White/Multi

Crisp white with a metallic-color highlight


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Foam ball, about 13 in. (33 cm) circumference

INSTRUCTIONS



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


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