by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
You will need a 50 gm ball of brown and a 50 gm ball of white plus a small amount of red and green.
Using size 6 US (4 mm) needles.
Cast on 68 sts
Rib ( k2 p2 ) for 6 rows.
Now st- st 12 rows
Begin shaping your icing
K 3 white. 14 brown. 3 white. 24 brown 5 white. 12 brown. 3 white. 4 brown
P3 brown. 5 white. 4 brown. 1white 4 brown. 8 white 11brown 3 white 8 brown 5 white 12 brown 4 white.
K 6 white. 9 brown. 7white. 5 brown 6 white 9 brown 9 white 3 brown 3 white 3 brown 6 white. 2 brown.
P9 white 1 brown. 17 white. 3 brown. 1 white. 3 brown 8 white. 3 brown. 9 white. 3 brown.
2 white. 2 brown 7 white.
K 12 white. 1 brown. 10 white. 3 brown. 9 white. 1 brown. 3 white. 1 brown. 28 white.
P43 white. 1 brown. 24 white.
All rows white from now.
St- st 6
Every alternate row p
( k8 k2 tog ) to the end
( k7 k2 tog) to the end
Continue dec in this way ending in k2 tog
Now break off yarn and thread through the remaining stitches pull tight and secure.
To make the leaves you will need a small amount of green
Still using Size US6 (4 mm) needles
Cast on 15 sts
Beginning with a p row st- st 3 rows
K1 ( wrap yarn around needle ( yrn) two times then k2 tog transfer the last st back on to the left hand needle and knit it again do this transferor st once more) now repeat the bracket section to the end.
( p1 the next loop then drop the second loop) to the last st p1
Fold the cast on sts in half.and stitch together, now do the same with the cast off stitches.
Stitch the two sides together so that they become the center vain of the leaves.
Cast on 10 sts
P1 row k1 row
With the wrong side on the outside roll up to form a ball stitch it in place and secure .
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