HOT AIR BAL­LOON

Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

Blow up a bal­loon so the widest point is ap­prox­i­mately 71cm (28in) in di­am­e­ter. Use wall­pa­per paste or wa­tered down PVA glue to cover the bal­loon in eight lay­ers of news­pa­per strips, al­low­ing each layer to dry be­fore ap­ply­ing the next. When com­plete, it should be hard enough not to buckle un­der slight pres­sure from your hands.

BAS­KET SIDES (MAKE 4) Us­ing Blue­bell, cast on 18 Work 19 rows st st. Next row (RS): Knit. Start­ing with a knit row, st st. Cast off.

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BAS­KET BASE Us­ing Blue­bell, cast on Work 23 rows st st. Next row (RS): Knit. Start­ing with a knit row, st-st. Cast off. Fold sides/base in half and sew 2 sides. Insert piece of card then sew rem seam. Sew 4 side pieces tog then sew base to all 4 sides.

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BAL­LOON Be­gin at base of bal­loon us­ing Pomegranate and cast on 8 sts. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): Kfb to Row 3: Purl. Row 4: (K1, kfb) Row 5: Purl. Row 6: (K2, kfb) Row 7: Purl. Row 8: (K3, kfb) Row 9: Purl. Row 10: (K4, kfb) Row 11: Purl. Row 12: (K5, kfb)

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rows Sew pieces of card in­side the sides and base of the bas­ket so that it holds its shape Row 13: Purl. Row 14: (K6, kfb) to Change to Aspen. Row 15: Purl. Row 16: Knit. Row 17: Purl. Change to White. Row 18: (K7, kfb) to Row 19: Purl. Row 20: Knit. Row 21: Purl. Row 22: (K8, kfb) Row 23: Purl. Row 24: (K9, kfb) Row 25: Purl. Change to Saf­fron. Row 26: Knit. Row 27: Purl. Row 28: (K10, 96 sts Row 29: Purl. Row 30: Knit. Row 31: Purl. Row 32: (K11, 104 sts Row 33: Row 34: 112 sts Row 35: Purl. Row 36: Knit. Row 37: Purl. Row 38: (K13, 120 sts Row 39: Purl. Row 40: Knit. Row 41: Purl. Row 42: (K14, 128 sts Row 43: Row 44: 136 sts Row 45: Purl. Change to Blue­bell. Row 46: Knit. Row 47: Purl. Cont to inc in next and ev­ery foll 4th row in same way as be­fore till 184 sts then work with­out shap­ing, AND AT THE SAME TIME, change colour to White on the 2nd row and work 4 rows, then change colour to Aspen for 9 rows, then change colour to Pomegranate for 20 rows. Change colour 6 rows. Change colour to White. Next row: (K21, k2­tog) to 176 sts Start­ing Purl. (K12, Purl. (K15,

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