Approximately 14 x 10cm/5 1/2 x 4in.
1 x 50g (125m) ball of DMC Woolly (100% wool) in each of Pale Pink (41) and Orange (10).
Pair of 3 3/4mm (No. 9) knitting needles; 13cm zip fastener; sewing needle and Pink sewing thread.
K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; yrn, yarn: round needle to make a st.
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.
With 3 3/4mm needles and Pale Pink, cast on 45 sts.
1st rib row: K1, [p1, k1] to end.
2nd rib row: P1, [k1, p1] to end.
Repeat last 2 rows, 4 times more.
Work in pattern thus:
1st row: K to end.
2nd row: P3, [p3tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, yrn and p3tog same 3 sts again and drop them off left hand needle, p1] to last 2 sts, p2.
3rd row: K to end.
4th row: P1, [p3tog but do not drop sts off left hand needle, yrn and p3tog same 3 sts again and drop them off left hand needle, p1] to end.
These 4 rows form pattern.
Pattern another 4 rows.
Break off Pale Pink. Join in Orange. Pattern another 16 rows. Cast off.
Make one more piece.
Join pieces together along row-ends and then cast-off edge. Sew in zip. Make a small pompom thus: Cut Pale Pink yarn into forty 10cm lengths and tie tightly at centre with separate length of Pale Pink. Holding yarn used for tying in one hand, trim pompom to desired size ball. Attach pompom to zip end with tying yarn.
Designer: Lynne Rowe