Borromean Baubles by Woolly Thoughts
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Borromean Baubles

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
33 yards (30 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

You can hang these baubles on your tree or just use them to hide a small gift. They are quick and easy to make from three small strips of knitting. The gift can be removed without damaging the bauble.

These are ideal for using up oddments of sparkly yarn. You only need 10 metres of yarn to knit one strip so a total of 30 metres should knit one bauble. You can add beads, or lettering, or any other decoration you fancy.

Make them in fancy eyelash-type yarn and the same amount of knitting produces a bauble that looks much fatter and rounder.

The strips can also be made in crochet but, because the strips are small and crochet stitches are large, they are not as versatile.

If you don’t want to knit or crochet your baubles there are also instructions for making them in stiff paper or card, and for beautiful translucent baubles made from plastic folders. These can still hide a gift but have to be taken apart to remove it. (They can be put back together again).