DROPS Extra / 0-1008

Let it Snow by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Knitted DROPS Christmas ball with cables or in garter st in "Lima" and "Kid-Silk".

DROPS design: Pattern no li-047
Yarn group B and A
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Measure: approx 8 cm/ 3" in diameter

Materials:
DROPS LIMA from Garnstudio
50 g color no 0100, off white
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
25 g color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 – or size needed to get 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

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Tags:

pattern/technique: cable, theme: christmas, decoration,

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GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):
* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

KNITTING TIP: Work YOs twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front loop) to avoid holes.
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CHRISTMAS BALL WITH CABLES:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 18 sts evenly on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with 1 strand Lima and 1 strand Kid-Silk.
Work as follows: ROUND 1: * K 2, P 1 *, repeat from *-* 6 times.
ROUND 2: * 1 YO, K 2, 1 YO, P 1 *, repeat from *-* = 30 sts.
ROUND 3: * K 4, P 1 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 4: * 1 YO, K 4, 1 YO, P 1 *, repeat from *-* = 42 sts.
ROUND 5: * A.1, 1 YO, P 1 *, repeat from *-* = 48 sts.
ROUND 6: * A.1, P 2 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 7: * A.1, P 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 8: * A.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 9: * A.1, 1 YO, P 3 *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 10-19: * A.1, P 4 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 20: * A.1, P 2 tog, P 2 *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 21: * A.1, P 3 *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 22: * A.1, P 1, P 2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 48 sts.
ROUND 23: * Slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K the next 3 tog, work 3 sts from cable needle, P 2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 30 sts.
ROUND 24: * K 2 tog, K 2 tog, P 1 *, repeat from *-* = 18 sts.
ROUND 25: K 2 tog around = 9 sts.
bind off 8 sts = 1 st on needle.
After last bound off st, work a strap as follows: * Make 1 YO, bind off YO *. Repeat from *-* a total of 36 times.
Fasten off so that the strap is fastened securely and forms a loop.
Fill ball with some poly stuffing and tighten tog at the top and bottom.

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CHRISTMAS BALL IN GARTER ST:
Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 9 sts on double pointed needles size 3.5 mm / US 4 with 1 strand Lima and 1 strand Kid-Silk.
Work as follows:
ROUND 1: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 18 sts.
ROUND 2: P all sts.
ROUND 3: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 27 sts.
ROUND 4: P all sts.
ROUND 5: * K 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 6: P all sts.
ROUND 7: K all sts.
ROUND 8 to 30: Repeat 6th and 7th round upwards.
ROUND 31: * K 2, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 27 sts.
ROUND 32: P all sts.
ROUND 33: * K 1, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 18 sts.
ROUND 34: P all sts.
ROUND 35: K 2 tog around = 9 sts.
ROUND 36: P all sts.
Bind off 8 sts = 1 st on needle. After last bound off st, work a strap as follows: * Make 1 YO, bind off YO *. Repeat from *-* a total of 36 times.
Fasten off so that the strap is fastened securely and forms a loop.
Fill ball with some poly stuffing and tighten tog at the top and bottom.

Diagram

= K
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle

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