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Fair Isle Snowflake Ornament

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Pattern Number: 70735AD
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This holiday ball ornament will look great on any Christmas tree!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) circumference


CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 3, 2013)
Chart corrected

Size
About 7 in. (18 cm) About 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) circumference)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Foam ball, about 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) circumference

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.

FAIR ISLE SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT
With A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Kfb (knit into front and then back) of each st across 12 sts.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 , 11 and 13: With A, purl.
Row 4: With A, *M1, k1, rep from * kfb in each st across 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, *M1, k2, *kfb in next st, k1, rep from * across 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, *M1, k3, *kfb in next st, k2, rep from * across 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, *M1, k4, *kfb in next st, k3, rep from * across 60 sts.
Row 12: With A, *M1, k5, *kfb in next st, k4, rep from * across 72 sts.

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MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
 · 
620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red (A) 1  
 · 
620-301 Wool-Ease Yarn: White/Multi (B) 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm] 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  
·Foam ball, about 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) circumference

Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (B)
Wool-Ease®

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Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy  Denim Blue Mist
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown  Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold  Sage  Avocado Chestnut Heather
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather  Paprika  Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat
Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat
Mushroom White Frost
Mushroom White Frost

Fair Isle Snowflake Ornament
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

NOTES:

Work chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows. Carry color not in use across WS of work.



FAIR ISLE SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT
With A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Kfb (knit in front and back of each st across) – 12 sts.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 , 11 and 13: With A, purl.
Row 4: With A, kfb in each st across – 24 sts.
Row 6: With A, *kfb in next st, k1, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Row 8: With A, *kfb in next st, k2, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 10: With A, *kfb in next st, k3, rep from * across – 60 sts.
Row 12: With A, *kfb in next st, k4, rep from * across – 72 sts.
Row 14: With A, knit, increase 5 sts evenly spaced across – 77 sts.
Row 15: With A, purl.
Row 16: With A, k2; *work Row 1 of chart across next 23 sts, with A, k2, rep from * 2 times more.
Continue as established, working in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS), following chart and keeping first and last 2 sts, and 2 sts between each chart rep in A, until 23 rows of chart have been completed.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, knit, decrease 5 sts evenly spaced across – 72 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, *K4, k2tog, rep from * across – 60 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, *K3, k2tog, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, *K2, k2tog, rep from * across – 36 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, *K1, k2tog, rep from * across – 24 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Next Row: With A, *K2tog, rep from * across – 12 sts.
Next Row: With A, purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more – 6 sts.
Next Row: 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 7 in (18 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. Sew bound off end of cord to top of Ornament.
Weave in ends.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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