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Stranded colorwork knitting

 

Holidays are coming. It’s a well known fact especially for Thanksgiving celebrants. And I know that it’s not popular, but I’m still saying it – I LOVE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

So I’m working on my Christmas baubles.

Last time I posted a list of colorful stranded knitting links for perfect outcome. Today I’ll give you a basic knitting pattern for Christmas balls.

 

 


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Cast on 8 stitches and divide between 4 needles.Β Knit 1 round.

Knitting Christmas balls

Inc 1 x 8 times by knitting 2 stitches into one.

Knit 1 round.

*Knit 1, inc1L, knit to last stitch, inc1R, knit 1* repeat rest of 3 needles;
Knit 1 round.

 

knitting Christmas baubles

 

Repeat this until you have 16 stitches on one needle ending with last increase round. If you use plastic ball for filling, test it – does it fit if you stretch it.Β Christmas bauble knitting pattern

 

 

 

Christmas knitting - decorations

Knit 12 rounds. If you use plastic ball then on 6th round try it – it should cover half of the ball (with stretching). If you have less or more then you need to adjust your knit rounds accordingly.

Knitted Christmas ornamentsIf you use plastic ball for filling then now is the time to leave it inside of your knitting.

 

Knitting pattern for Christmas balls*Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, ssk, knit 1* repeat rest of 3 needles;

Knit 1 round.

Repeat this until you have 4 stitches on one needle. Using soft filling – stuff your Christmas ball if you have 6 stitches on one needle and continue.
k2tog x 8 timesChristmas ball ornament knitting pattern

Cut yarn leaving enough for sewing. Take sewing needle and pull yarn through all stitches. Tighten up and wave in.

Make your ball wet (I used spray bottle) and let it try.

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