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Striped Knitted Ball Ornament

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein ea. Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice: Scarlet (A), Kelly Green (B), White (C) or colors of your choice
  • Lion Brand® knitting needles size 6
  • Lion Brand® double pointed knitting needles size 6
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Foam ball, about 13" circumference
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

GAUGE
Exact gauge is not essential for 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.

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, *M1, k1, rep from * – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, *M1, k2, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, *M1, k3, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, *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, 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. 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.

SIZE About 5"

ABBREVIATIONS
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)

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