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Fair Isle baubles

Why not knit your own decs this year? We’ve got three gorgeous patterns to choose from (find the nordic and mistletoe styles online), and there’ll be enough yarn left over from the tea cosy project to make all three.

  • Fair Isle baubles
You’ll need
    • 3.25mm needles
    • 3.5mm needles
    • Bergere De France Ideal yarn, 50g balls in Pavot (24408) – Yarn A, Everest (51220) – Yarn B and Olivine (20754) – Yarn C Polystyrene balls

    Using 2.75mm needles and Yarn A, cast on 8 sts.

    Row 1: [Kfb] into every stitch. (16 sts).

    Row 2: and every alternate row: P

    Row 3: [K1, Kfb] 8 times. (24 sts).

    Row 5: [K2, Kfb] 8 times. (32 sts).

    Row 7: [K3, Kfb] 8 times. (40 sts).

    Row 9: [K4, Kfb] 8 times. (48 sts).

    Row 11: [K5, Kfb] 8 times. (56 sts).

    Row 13: [K6, Kfb] 8 times. (64 sts).

    Row 15: [K7, kfb] 8 times. (72 sts).

    Row 16: P to the last st, Pfb. (73 sts). For Rows 17-30 work Chart 1, continuing in st st:

    Cut Yarn B and continue in Yarn A:

    Row 31: K

    Row 32: P to the last 2 sts, P2tog. (72 sts).

    Row 33: [K7, K2tog] 8 times. (64 sts).

    Row 34: and every alternate Row: P

    Row 35: [K6, K2tog] 8 times. (56 sts).

    Row 37: [K5, K2tog] 8 times. (48 sts).

    Row 39: [K4, K2tog] 8 times. (36 sts).

    Row 41: [K3, K2tog] 8 times. (24 sts).

    Row 43: [K2, K2tog] 8 times. (16 sts).

    Row 45: [K2tog] 8 times. (8 sts).

    Cut yarn leaving a long tail and thread onto a wool needle. Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight to gather, securing with a few stitches. Using mattress stitch, sew the seam closed, inserting the polystyrene bauble before the gap is too small. Stitch the remaining seam closed. Add a hanging loop using yarn or silver thread.