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Holiday Felted Ornament
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: L0226AD Hang this simple ornament on your Christmas tree!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 5 in. (12.5 cm) diameter, after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.99
Note: (A)

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.99
Note: (B)

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


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Foam ball, about 13 in. (33 cm) circumference Rubber gloves
STITCH EXPLANATION:
pfb (Purl into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Purl the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Purl 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.

NOTES:
1.

Ornament cover is knit flat, and then seamed to cover foam ball.
2.

For ease in working, all shaping (increasing and decreasing) is worked on WS rows, color changes are worked on RS rows.
3.

Yarn B is used on every other row, so cannot be carried between rows.

Cut yarn B at the end of each RS row.

You will not have to weave in all the yarn ends - simply tuck the ends under the knit piece when you wrap the foam ball.
4.

Ornament can be made by following the written instructions OR the Chart.


5.

When working from chart, read RS chart rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right.


INSTRUCTIONS



ORNAMENT
With straight needles and A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: With A, pfb in each st to end of row - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: With A, k2, with B, k1; *with A, k3, with B, k1; rep from * to last st, with A, k1.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: With A, *pfb, p1; rep from * to end of row - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 8: With A, *pfb, p2, rep from * to end of row - 48 sts at the end of this row.
Row 9: Rep Row 3.
Row 10: With A, *pfb, p5, rep from * to end of row - 56 sts at the end of this row.
Row 11: *With B, k1, with A, k3; rep from * to end of row.
Row 12: With A, purl.
Row 13: Rep Row 3.
Row 14: With A, purl.
Row 15: Rep Row 11.
Row 16: With A, *pfb, p13; rep from * to end of row - 60 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 17-21: Rep Rows 11-15.
Rows 22 and 23: Rep Rows 12 and 13.
Row 24: With A, p8, p2tog, *p12, p2tog; rep from * to last 8 sts, p8 - 56 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 25-27: Rep Rows 13-15.
Rows 28 and 29: Rep Rows 12 and 13.
Row 30: *With A, p2tog, p5; rep from * to end of row - 48 sts at the end of this row.
Row 31: Rep Row 11.
Row 32: *With A, p2tog, p2; rep from * to end of row - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Row 33: Rep Row 11.
Row 34: *With A, p2tog, p1; rep from * to end of row - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 35: Rep Row 11.
Row 36: *With A, p2tog; rep from * to end of row - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Row 37: Rep Row 11.
Row 38: Rep Row 36 - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 39: With A, k3, with B, k1, with A, k2.
Row 40: Rep Row 36 - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Hanging Cord
With A, knit, do not turn work, *slide sts to other end of needle and k3, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures about 6 in.

(15 cm) long.

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.

Tuck ends to inside of knit piece.
Felting
Note: Fill sink with hot water and a small amount of liquid soap (any hand or dish soap will work).

Submerge Ornament in soapy water.

Wearing rubber gloves, hold Ornament with one hand and rub surface of knit fabric with your other hand, working over entire surface until the stitches begin to lose their definition.

Rinse gently to remove soap residue.

Allow to dry.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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