On the sixth day of Knitmas…

Day Six – Tiny Bobbles of Champagne 

It’s the last day of 2021, and that is certainly something to celebrate! 2021 has been a hard year for so many of us – a second year of solitude, sickness, shortages, violence, and restrictions. While there’s no guarantee that 2022 will be better, there’s always a reason to hope. ✨ When the year changes and we can finally flip that last calendar page, start that new planner, it can feel like a reawakening, and that is definitely worth celebrating! 

Grab a bottle of champagne and pour yourself a glass of bubbly! The United States is one of the last countries to ring in the New Year, so it’s a great time to celebrate with our fellow knitters around the world, starting with Christmas Island at 5am, EST. That’s why mimosas were created in the first place, right? Melissa’s favorite morning drink is a Bellini, Mimosa’s peachy cousin. While a true Peach Bellini calls for pureeing peaches, the thought of cleaning the food processor is too much for me, so I “cheat” and use a yummy peach juice or nectar from the juice aisle of my grocery store. Just pour a little of the peach juice into your champagne glass and top it off with champagne. Pour slowly – there are a LOT of bubbles! Refrigerating both the juice and the champagne ahead of time cuts down on some of the bubbling. Just be careful – starting out the New Year with a hangover is NOT fun.

This is another stitch pattern that you’ll see in issue eleven : head over heels. It’s a fun mixture of twisted ribbing and tiny bobbles. If twisted ribbing isn’t your jam, use regular ribbing instead.

It’s New Year’s Eve – let’s celebrate!

Special Stitches: 

bobble: kfbfb into next st (k into the front and back of the next st, then knit into the front and back of the st once more). 4 sts.

Turn and purl the 4 sts;

Turn and knit the 4 sts;

Pass the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sts on the RN over the first st and off the N. 1 st.

Tug the yarn to make sure the bobble pops out to the front, then work the next st snugly.

**** is used to denote a long repeat. It appears just above the First Bobble Row and again at the end of the directions. When you reach the end, go back to the first **** and work from that point through the directions again, as directed.

Note: brackets followed by x 7 (27) indicates the number of times to repeat the brackets for the scarf (shawl). 

Directions

Using C2:

Row 1 (RS): k5, sm, k to marker, sm, k2, sl 3 wyif.

Row 2 (WS): k5, sm, k5, [ptbl, k4] to marker, sm, k2, sl 3 wyif.

Row 3 (RS): k5, sm, [p4, ktbl] x 7 (27), p5, sm, k2, sl 3 wyif.

Work Rows 2 & 3 two more times, then work Row 2 once.

Follow the written directions below, referring to the chart if desired. The chart does not include the edge stitches outside of the markers.

****

First Bobble Row – Chart Row 1 (RS): k5, sm, [p4, bobble, p4, ktbl] x 3 (13), p4, bobble, p5, sm, k2, sl 3 wyif.

Work Rows 2 & 3 three times, then work Row 2 once.

Second Bobble Row – Chart Row 9 (RS): k5, sm, [p4, ktbl, p4, bobble] x 3 (13), p4, ktbl, p5, sm, k2, sl 3 wyif.

Work Rows 2 & 3 three times, then work Row 2 once.

Repeat from **** once. Cut C2.

Yarn used:

C1 – 0 grams

C2 – 8 (24) grams

C3 – 0 grams

C4 – 0 grams

The PDF of Day Six can be downloaded here: Twelve Days of Knitmas 2021 Day 6

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