Copyright ©Mel Clark 2008
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Small amounts of cheerful yarns, fibre filling , double pointed needles, and a stitch marker.
The largest of these ornaments is 15cm long x 20 cm diameter,using 2 strands of Koigu KPM and size 4mm dpns.
Cast on 6 sts.
Join in rnd, placing marker for beginning of round.
Rnd 1: Knit into back of all sts.
Rnd 2: Kfb 6 times–12sts
Rnd 3: K
Rnd 4: [K1, kfb] 6 times–18sts
Rnd 5: K
Rnd 6: [K2, kfb] 6 times–24sts
Rnd 7: K
Rnd 8: [K3, kfb] 6 times–30 sts
Rnd 9: K
Rnd 10: [K4, kfb] 6 times–36sts
Rnd 11: K
Rnd 12: [K5, kfb] 6 times–42sts
For round ornament, work straight for 3 rnds
[For oval, work straight for 5 or 7 rnds]
Rnd 16: [K 5,k2tog] 6 times–36sts
Rnd 17: K
Rnd 18: [K4, k2tog] 6 times–30sts
Rnd 19: K
Rnd 20: [K3, k2tog] 6 times–24sts
Rnd 21: K
Rnd 22: [K2, k 2tog] 6 times–18sts
Begin to fill ornament with fibre filling.
Rnd 23: K
Rnd 24: [K1, k2tog] 6 times–12sts
Rnd 25: K
Rnd 26: [K2tog] 6 times–6 sts
Insert last of fibre filling to make ornament puffy and firm.
Rnd 27: [K2tog] 3 times–3sts
Work an I-cord for desired length on remaining 3 sts and 2 dpns. Bind off all sts. Sew end of I-cord to base. Weave in ends.