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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Minutia 09 / GOLD CABLED PULLOVER


#4 GOLD CABLED PULLOVER
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2¾” high
MATERIALS1 Hank BERROCO LUMINA (25 grs), #1620 Gold CoastStraight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)Cable needle (cn)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in St stTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
NOTEThe body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
STITCH GLOSSARY
CB6
Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn
CABLE PATTERN (Worked over 18 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, p3, k6, p3, k3.
Row 2: P3, k3, p6, k3, p3.
Row 3: K3, p3, CB6, p3, k3.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.
BODY
With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.
Set-Up row (WS): P3, k3, p6, k3, p3. Work even in Cable Pat until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): P3, k3, bind off 6 sts, work to end.
Following Row: K3, p3, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts. Continue to work in pat as established until piece measures approximately 2¼” from neck, end on WS. Bind off. Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.
Row 1 (WS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across. Rep this row until sleeve measures 1” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.
Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.
Optional: Sew small beads at neck as in photo.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Minutia 09 /ROSE CABLED PULLOVER

#3 ROSE CABLED PULLOVER
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 3½” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” long
MATERIALS1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2730 TeaberryStraight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)Cable needle (cn)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St stTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
CABLE PATTERN (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)
Row 1 (WS): K2, * p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: P2, * sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; then sl the p st back to LH needle and purl it; then k1TBL from cn, p2.
Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.
NOTE
Body of this sweater is worked in one piece front lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
BODY
With straight needles, cast on 17 sts. Work even in Cable Pat for 1½”, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.
Shape Neck: Next Row (WS): Working Row 1 of Cable Pat, work 5 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.
Following Row: Work 5 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 17 sts. Work even in pat as established until piece measures ¾” from neck. Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes. Work even until piece measures 2¼” after neck, end on WS. Bind off.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.
Row 1 (WS): K4, p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, k4.
Row 2: P4, k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p4.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: P4, sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; sl purl st back to LH needle and purl that st; k1TBL from cn; p4. Rep Rows 1 – 4 once more, then work Rows 1 – 3. Bind off.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams. Fold sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.
Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Minutia 09 /ROSE OVERALLS


#2 ROSE OVERALLS
Skill level: Easy
SIZEApproximately 2” across x 4” high (including straps)
MATERIALS1 Hank BERROCO LUMINA (25 grs), #1655 De Wallen (A)1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT SOCK (100 grs), #1816 Cosmopolitan (B)Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE1 St holder
GAUGE26 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing on larger needlesTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
LEFT LEG
With larger straight needles, using A, cast on 15 sts. Knit 3 rows, dec 1 st each end of last row – 13 sts. Join B and work with both yarns held tog as follows:
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows 3 times more, end on WS. Sl sts onto holder.
RIGHT LEG
Work same as left leg until 6 rows of ribbing have been completed, end on WS – 13 sts.
Joining Row (RS): Work across 11 sts of right leg, p2 tog, then work 13 sts of left leg from holder – 25 sts. Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.
Dec Row (RS): Knit, dec 9 sts across – 16 sts. Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS. Fasten off B. With A, k the next row, inc 3 sts across – 19 sts. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise on WS.
FINISHING
Sew back seam to crotch. Sew inside leg seams.
Straps (Make 2): With smaller straight needles, using A, cast on 3 sts. Work even in St st for 4½”, end on WS. Bind off. Fold A waistband at top of pants down to RS and sew straps to front and back as shown in photo. Fold A edge at lower edge of each leg up to RS.
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