Christmas baubles

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Copyright ©Mel Clark 2008

This pattern and photographs are for my readers’ personal use only. They may not be used on other blogs, published or used for commercial purposes.

CHRISTMAS BAUBLES

YOU’LL NEED:

Small amounts of cheerful yarns, fibre filling , double pointed needles, and a stitch marker.

MEASUREMENTS

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.

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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[30]: [K2tog] 3 times–3sts

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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.