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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let Them Knit Cake!


To day I completed the Ultimate Blog Challenge! and on August 5th Knitting Galore celebrates it's first birthday so ofcourse we have to have a Knitted cake :)




Frosting
Using 5mm (size 8 US) needles and pink double knitting yarn, Cast on 15sts
Starting with a knit row, knit in st st for 18 rows, ending on a purl row.
19: P across [ridge]
20: P across
21-24: St st
25: K1, k2tog, knit across until the last 3 stitches, ssk, k1
26-28: St st
29: K1, k2tog, knit across until the last 3 stitches, ssk, k1
30-32: St st
33: K1, k2tog, knit across until the last 3 stitches, ssk, 1
34-36: St st
37: K1, k2tog, knit across until the last 3 stitches, ssk, 1
38-40: St st
41: K1, k2tog, knit across until the last 3 stitches, ssk, k1
42-44: St st
45: K1, k3tog, k1
46: Purl across
47: K3tog




 Cake Bottom

In  brown, Cast on 15 sts
Repeat the instructions for the frosting, row 21 through to row 47
















Layers
Cast on 7 stitches in  brown, 2 stitches in cream, 7 stitches  brown Continuing with this colour scheme in st st for 24 cm End on a purl row.
Cast off





Frosting Decoration (Make 2)

Cast on 1st
1: Kfb 3 times (6 sts)
2-4: St st
5: Ssk, k2tog, k2tog
6: p3tog
Repeat rows 1 - 6  three more times








Candle
CO 3 in dark pink, and knit i-cord for 2”
Gather stitches together and tie off

 flame  in yellow cast on 3sts knit 1 row, purl 1 row, next knit 2tog, k1. Then p2tog  cut yarn and thread through remaining stitch.
 or cut flame out of yellow felt and attach to tip by means of fabric glue.




Assembly
With right sides facing, line up the butt of the triangle for the bottom with the cast on edge of the frosting. Stitch across and secure, but do not cut yarn. Line up the cake layers facing inward and stitch first along the side, and then across top edge, lining up the side of the cake between the bottom rectangle and the ridge.
Sew half of bottom to cake layers, and turn right side out. Insert stuffing into the middle of the cake. Sew one of your frosting decorations to the bottom of the frosting piece. Attach candle to desired spot on top of the cake.




No calories in this cake!




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