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Friday, December 10, 2010

Anupriya



Skill level: Easy

Shown in child’s and women’s sizes

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Child’s hat: Approximately 17” around x 5” high (not including earflaps)
Women’s hat: Approximately 21: around x 7” high (not including earflaps)

MATERIALS
1 ball BERROCO SOX (100 grs), #1424 Huddersfield for child’s hat and 1 ball #1452 Bonham for women’s hat
Crochet hook, size 3.75 (F-5) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE
20 hdc’s = 4”; 16 rnds = 4” in pat st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

STITCH GLOSSARY

Popcorn

Work 5 dc’s in next st; drop loop from hook; insert hook in top of first dc from front to back; return loop to hook; pull loop through dc, ch 1 (this ch-1 is the top of the popcorn)

CHILD’S HAT

With crochet hook, using Huddersfield, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 10 hdc’s in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 10 sts. DO NOT turn. Work from here in the round.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, * 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 20 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, * 2 hdc in next st, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 30 sts.

Rnd 4: * Hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 40 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, * 2 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 50 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc’s in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 60 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, * 2 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 70 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc’s in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 80 sts.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, * 2 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 90 sts.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 10.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 7 sts, popcorn in next st, * hdc in each of the next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, end hdc in last st, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 10.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 6 sts, popcorn in next st, * hdc in each of the next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, end hdc in each of the last 2 sts, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 10.

Work 6 more rnds in this manner – on odd numbered rnds, work 1 less hdc at beg of rnd and 1 more hdc at end of rnd. On even numbered rnds, rep Rnd 10. Do not break off yarn.

First Earflap: Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 18 sts. Turn. Working back and forth, rep this row 5 times more, end on WS.

Row 7 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last st – 16 sts. Turn. Rep this row 6 times more – 4 sts. Turn.

Row 14: (Dec over next 2 sts) twice – 2 sts. Turn.

Row 15: Dec over next 2 sts – 1 st. Fasten off.

Second Earflap: With RS facing, skip 18 sts on last rnd of hat. Using crochet hook, join yarn in next st and work same as first earflap. DO NOT fasten off.

Ties and Edging: Ch 40. Work popcorn in 3rd ch from hook, then sl st in each ch back to end of earflap; work in sc along side edge of earflap, along last rnd of hat to beg of first earflap, then along side edge of earflap to fastened-off st; ch 40, work popcorn in 3rd ch from hook, then sl st in each ch back to end of earflap; work in sc along side edge of earflap, then along last rnd of hat to beg of second earflap; work in sc along side edge of earflap to tie. Join with a sl st in tie. Fasten off.

WOMEN’S HAT

With crochet hook, using Bonhom, work same as child’s hat until Rnd 9 has been completed – 90 sts.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc’s in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 100 sts.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, * 2 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 8 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc – 110 sts.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, * hdc in each of the next 10 sts, popcorn in next st, rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of first hdc.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 12.

Rnds 15 – 30: Rep Rnds 13 and 14, moving popcorn over on every odd numbered rnd as on child’s hat. DO NOT fasten off.

First Earflap: Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in each of the next 22 sts, turn. Working back and forth, rep this row 5 times more, end on WS.

Row 7 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last st – 20 sts. Turn. Rep this row 8 times more – 4 sts. Complete same as first earflap on child’s hat. Fasten off.

Second Earflap: With RS facing, skip 22 sts on last rnd of hat. Using crochet hook, join yarn in next st and complete same as first earflap. DO NOT fasten off. Work Ties and Edging same as child’s hat.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BESEME


One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 10” wide (at widest point) x 66” long to end of longest loop

MATERIALS
3 Hanks berroco sundae (100 grs), #8725 Bramble
Crochet hook, size 10.00 mm (NP-15) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE
9 dc’s = 4½”

SCARF

Row 1: With crochet hook, ch 25. Sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook, then in back loop of each ch to end. Ch 141, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook, then in back loop of each of the following 13 ch’s; ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each of the next 8 ch’s; * ch 9, skip 9 ch’s, dc in each of the next 9 ch’s, * rep between *’s 5 times. Turn.

Row 3: Sl st in first st. Ch 24, sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook, then in back loop of each of the next 12 ch’s; sl st in next st, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, * ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, * rep between *’s twice more, ** ch 9, skip 9 ch’s, dc in next dc, rep between *’s 4 times **; rep between **’s 5 times more. Ch 24, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook and in back loop of each of the next 12 ch’s; sl st in next st, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc *, rep between *’s twice more; ** ch 9, skip 9 ch’s, dc in next sc, rep between *’s 4 times more **; rep between **’s 5 times more. Ch 24, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook and in back loop of each of the next 12 ch’s; sl st in next st, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 4, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc; * ch 10, skip 9 ch’s, sl st in next dc; ch 3, sl st in next dc; ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 4, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next dc *; rep between *’s 5 times more; ch 10, skip 4 ch’s, sl st in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 4, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Ch 24, turn.

Row 6: Sl st in back loop of 12th ch from hook and in back loop of each of the next 12 ch’s; * 3 sc’s, in ch-3 loop; (sc, ch 10, sc, ch 16, sc, ch 10, sc) all in ch-4 loop; 3 sc’s in ch-3 loop; (4sc’s, ch 2, 4 sc’s) all in ch-10 loop, rep from * 5 times more, 3 sc’s in ch-3 loop; (4 sc’s, ch 2, 4 sc’s) all in ch-4 loop; 3 sc’s in ch-3 loop, fasten off.

Note: For Rnd 7, you will be working around all 4 edges of scarf.

Rnd 7: Turn scarf so that straight edge is at the top. With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in bottom loop of first ch. Sc in this ch and in each of the next 8 ch’s, (you will be working over dc’s of Row 2); * ch 4, sc in center of ch-9 space, ch 4, sc in each of the next 9 ch’s, rep from * 5 times more. Turn so that you are working along side edge of scarf. ** Ch 3 in front of strand of fringe, sc in next ch space (between 2 strands of fringe), ch 25, sc in same ch space **, rep between **’s once more, ch 3, sl st in corner st of scarf edge. Turn so that you are working along bottom edge of scarf. *** Ch 3, skip 2 sc’s, sc in next sc, ch 5, sc in middle of ch-10 loop, ch 5, sc between loops, ch 8, sc in middle of ch-16 loop, ch 8, sc between loops, ch 5, sc in middle of ch-10 loop, ch 5, sc at base of same ch-10 loop, ch 3, skip 2 sc’s, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in ch-2 space, ch 8, sc in same ch-2 space, ch 4, sc in next sc, rep from *** 5 times more, ch 3, skip 2 sc’s, sc in next sc, ch 5, sc in middle of next ch-10 loop, ch 5, sc between loops, ch 8, sc in middle of ch-16 loop, ch 8, sc between loop, ch 5, sc in middle of ch-10 loop, ch 5, sc in base of same ch-10 loop, ch 3, sc in corner st. Turn scarf so that you are working along side edge. Rep between **’s once more, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. Pin scarf to blocking or ironing board with rust-proof pins. Steam with hot steam iron held about 1” above scarf. Allow to dry completely before removing pins.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wınter floral 1





One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 10½” wide x 26” long
Note: Piece is double thickness and is worked sideways around neck

MATERIALS
2 Hanks each BERROCO ULTRA ALPACA LIGHT (50 grs), #4216 Viola (A) and #4217 Tupelo (B) and 1 hank #4212 Cordoba Grape (C)
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Straight knitting needles, size 5 (3.75 mm)
2 St markers (2 different colors)
Three 1” buttons

GAUGE
23 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

COWL

With circular needle, using A, cast on 126 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Join B. Work in St st (knit EVERY rnd).

Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of Chart 1 over 63 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 2 over 63 sts. Work even in pat as established until piece measures 21” from beg. Drop B and knit 1 rnd with A. Change to C.

Next Row: Hold ends of circular needle parallel with 63 sts on front end of needle and 63 sts on back end. Using straight needle, * k1 st from front of needle and 1 st from back of needle tog; rep from * across – 63 sts remain.

Buttonband: Ribbing: Row 1 (WS): P3, * k3, p3, rep from * across.

Row 2 (RS): K3, * p3, k3, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until band measures 2 ½”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.

Buttonhole Band: Fold cast-on edge of cowl in half with 63 sts in front and 63 sts in back. With RS facing, using straight needles and C, pick up and k63 sts across cast-on, working through double thickness of cowl. Work in ribbing same as buttonband for 1¼”, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 5 sts, bind off 4 sts, (work 8 sts, bind off 4 sts) twice, work to end.

Next Row: Work in ribbing as established, cast on 4 sts over each group of sts bound off on previous row. Complete same as buttonband. Sew on buttons.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SOFO



One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 46” across x 32” long (including border)

MATERIALS
2 Balls berroco remix (100 grs), #3927 Old Jeans (A) and 1 ball each #3901 Birch (B), #3949 Nightfall (C) and #3924 Clementine (D)
29” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE
17 sts = 4”; 21 rows = 4” in Dice Check
17 sts = 4”; 23 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

DICE CHECK (Multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1 (WS): With A, purl.

Row 2: With B, k1, sl 2 WYIB, * k2, sl 2 WYIB, rep from * to last 5 sts, end k2, sl 2 WYIB, k1.

Row 3: With B, p1, sl 2 WYIF, * p2, sl 2 WYIF, rep from * to last 5 sts, end p2, sl 2 WYIF, p1.

Row 4: With A, knit.

Row 5: With C, p3, * sl 2 WYIF, p2, rep from * to last st, end p1.

Row 6: With C, k3, * sl 2 WYIB, k2, rep from * to last st, end k1.

Rep these 6 rows for Dice Check.

BLANKET

With circular needle, using A, cast on 184 sts. Work even in Dice Check until piece measures 29“ from beg, end on WS with Row 6. Bind off.

FINISHING

With RS facing, using circular needle and D, pick up and k184 sts along cast-on edge of Blanket. Work even in Garter St for 1½”, end on WS. Bind off. Repeat along bound-off edge of blanket. With RS facing, using circular needle and D, beg at outer edge of one border, pick up and k136 sts along one side edge of Blanket to outer edge of the other border. Work even in Garter St for 1½”, end on WS. Bind off. Repeat along the other side edge of blanket.

Friday, August 6, 2010

OUTRE


Saturday, June 12, 2010

ANNE VE BEBEK YUNUS:)MOTHER AND BABY DOLPHIN:)


Fimo çalışması / Fimo craft work

Friday, April 23, 2010

Embrace



SIZES
Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small. Changes for sizes Medium/Large and 1X/2X are in parentheses.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust (closed) – 36(44-52)”
Length – 15(17-19)”
Note: Since this shrug is a wrap, bust measurement given is the bust measurement that the sweater will fit, not the actual measurement of sweater. Depending on how sweater is wrapped, each size will fit multiple sizes.

MATERIALS
5(7-9) Hanks Berroco seduc (40 grs), #4460 Kitten Gray
Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable needle (cn)

GAUGE
20 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

BACK

With straight needles, cast on 63(83-103) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS): K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 65(85-105) sts. Rep this inc every 1(1-1¼-1¼-1½-1½)” 4 times more – 73(93-113) sts. Work even until piece measures 5(6-7)” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row. Rep Inc Row every 4th row 8(1-0) time, every 6th row 3(10-5) times then every 8th row 0(0-6) times – 95(115-135) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 7(9-11)” above markers, end on WS. Rep Inc Row on next row, then every RS row 13 times more – 123(143-163) sts. Work even until piece measures 16(18-20)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off 5(7-9) sts at beg of the next 10 rows. Bind off remaining 73 sts.

LEFT FRONT

Tie: With straight needles, cast on 18 sts. Keeping 2 sts each side in Garter St and remaining sts in St st, work even until piece measures 35” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of front.

Front: Inc Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, M1k, k4 – 19 sts. Continuing to keep 2 sts at each side in Garter St and remaining sts in St st, rep Inc Row every RS row 15(38-61) times more, then every 4th row 22(14-6) times – 56(71-86) sts. Work even until piece measures 19(21-23)” above markers, end on WS.

Pleating Row (RS): K30(45-55), sl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, (k first st on cn and first st on LH needle tog) 3 times; sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, (k first st on LH needle and first st on cn tog) 3 times, k to end – 50(65-80) sts.

Next Row (WS): Bind off 20(30-40) sts, p to end – 30(35-40) sts. Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next WS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following WS row. Bind off remaining 25(30-35) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. Work incs 4 sts in from beg of RS rows. Work pleating 14(14-19) sts in from beg of RS row. Work bind-offs at beg of RS rows.

FINISHING

Following schematic, match edges A, B, C and D on back with corresponding edges on front and sew these edges tog.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

YOYO TOTE


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 12½ wide x 8” high x 5” deep (Not including handles)

MATERIALS
3 Hanks berrocco weekend(100 grs), #5946 Phlox
Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 6 (4.00 mm)
1 St marker
Tapestry needle
1 Pair 12” sewn round rein handles #RR12 from Homestead Heirlooms
One 8” dowel and finial set from Homestead Heirlooms

GAUGE
18 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

Lining and outer sections of bag are worked all in one piece, starting and ending at center bottom seam of lining.

OPEN CIRCLE

Row 1 (RS): K to marker, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 9 sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 3 sts at each circle edge 3 times. Work 3 rows even. Cast on 3 sts at each circle edge 3 times, end on RS.

Next Row (WS): Purl, cast on 9 sts over sts bound off on Row 1.

BAG

Front Lining: With straight needles, cast on 57 sts. Work even in St st for 2½”, end on WS. Purl 2 rows (Garter ridge). Cast on 11 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 79 sts. Work even in St st for 2 rows.

* Dec Row (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 77 sts. Purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row. Rep Dec Row once more. Purl 1 row. * Rep between *’s twice more, end on WS – 67 sts. Rep Dec Row every RS row 5 times more 57 sts. Work even until piece measures 9½” from beg, end on WS. Purl 2 rows (Garter Ridge – this is the top edge of bag and end of front lining).

Front: Work even until piece measures 10½” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row. Work even until piece measures 11½” from beg, end on WS. Purl 2 rows (Garter Ridge). Work even in St st until piece measures 2” above markers, end on WS.

Note: Please read through this entire section before starting to knit.

Inc Row (RS): K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 59 sts. Rep this inc every RS row 4 times more, end on WS – 67 sts. ** Work dec row, purl 1 row. Work dec row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row ** - 71 sts. Rep from ** twice more – 79 sts. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 4” above markers, end on WS. Mark center 9 sts. Continuing to work incs as before, work Open Circle. When Open Circle and all incs have been completed, work even on 79 sts until piece measures 8” above markers, end on WS. Bind off 11 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 57 sts. Work even until piece measures 2½” above bound-off sts, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row – this is the center bottom of bag.

Back: Work same as front, working lining at end and omitting Open Circle. When lining measures 13½” above markers, end on WS – 57 sts.

Next Row (RS): K4, bind off 49 sts, k to end.

Following Row: P4, cast on 49 sts, p to end. Complete same as front and front lining. Bind off.

FINISHING

Yo Yo: With RS facing, using dpn’s, beg at lower edge of Open Circle, pick up and k96 sts around entire edge of Open Circle. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Purl 1 rnd.

Rnd 2: * Yo, p2 tog, rep from * around. Rep this rnd until yo yo measures 3” from beg.

Dec Rnd: * P2 tog, rep from * around – 48 sts. Bind off purlwise. Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and thread end through every other st of bind-off. Pull up tightly and secure. Fold lining to inside along Garter Ridges at top edges of bag. Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of lining together. Sew side seams of lining. Sew side seams of bag, leaving 2” below top Garter Ridges open. Sew across back and front of bag working through double thickness of bag and lining along Garter Ridge 2” below top edge (this forms casing for dowels). Insert one dowel through each 2” opening and casing on back and front, gathering top of bag. Slide loops on handles over dowels, then glue finials in place at each end.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

RED AND GREEN NORDIC SWETER



2 RED AND GREEN NORDIC PULLOVER

Skill level: Intermediate

SIZE
Approximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2762 Spruce (A) and #2751 True Red (B)
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are picked up and worked down to cuffs.

BODY

With straight needles, using A, cast on 16 sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Join B and work in St st, following Chart 1 until 13 rows have been completed, end on RS. With A, purl 1 row.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With A, k5, bind off center 6 sts, k to end.

Following Row: With A, p5, cast on 6 sts, p to end – 16 sts. Knit 1 row. Beg with Row 13, follow Chart 1 until Row 1 has been completed, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. 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 and A, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Join B and work in St st following Chart 2 until Row 4 has been completed, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. Bind off.

FINISHING

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and A, work in sc around entire neck edge. Join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Cut two 6” long strands of B. Draw strands through front of sweater just below neck and tie as in photo, trimming ends.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

GREEN SMOCKED YOKE PULLOVER

11 GREEN SMOCKED YOKE PULLOVER

Skill level: Easy

SIZE
Approximately 3¾” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2761 Lovage
Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE
Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are picked up and worked down to cuffs.

BODY

With smaller needles, cast on 17 sts.

Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): k1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 1½” from beg, end on WS, dec 1 st at end of last row – 16 sts. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Change to smaller needles.

Row 1 (RS): * K1TBL, p2, rep from * across, end k1TBL.

Row 2: * P1TBL, k2, rep from * across, end p1TBL. Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): Work 5 sts, bind off center 6 sts, work to end.

Following Row: Work 5 sts, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 16 sts. Rep rows 1 and 2 three times more, end on WS, inc 1 st at end of last row – 17 sts. Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures same as front to top of ribbing. Change to smaller needles and work 2 rows of Ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.

SLEEVES

With RS facing, using larger needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers. Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 5 rows, end on WS. Change to smaller needles and work in Ribbing for 2 rows. Bind off in ribbing.

FINISHING

Smocking: Cut one 10” long strand of yarn. Thread strand into tapestry needle. Wrap yarn around 2 center ribs on center front and back, gathering ribs tog as in photo and tie strand tog on WS. Repeat with 2 ribs on each shoulder. Repeat with 2 center ribs at bottom of yoke on back. Cut one 12” long strand and thread into tapestry needle. Insert needle from RS to WS in center front just below yoke. Wrap yarn around 2 ribs at each side of center rib, gathering ribs tog, then bring yarn back from WS to RS at starting point. Tie as in photo. Trim ends.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, work in sc around entire neck edge. Join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DIAMOND FAIRISLE PULLOVER


0 DIAMOND FAIRISLE PULLOVER

Skill level: Intermediate

SIZE
Approximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2¼” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2761 Lovage (A), #2703 Barley (B), #2760 Beet Root (C), #2721 Sprig (D) and #2762 Spruce (E)
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in st st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

The 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.

BODY

With straight needles, using A, cast on 17 sts. Knit 1 row on WS. Work even in St st following Chart 1 until Row 14 has been completed, end on WS.

Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With B, k5, bind off center 7 sts, k to end.

Following Row: With B, p5, cast on 6 sts, p to end – 17 sts. Beg with Row 14, follow Chart 1 backwards to Row 1, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. 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 and C, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Follow chart 2 for 6 rows, end on WS. With A, purl 1 row on RS. Bind off.

FINISHING

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and B, work in sc around entire neck. Join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

CREAM PANTS

CREAM PANTS

Skill level: Easy

SIZE
Approximately 2’ across x 3” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2703 Barley
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
2 Double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 4 (3.50 mm)
1 St holder

GAUGE
34 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing on larger needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

LEFT LEG

With straight needles, cast on 17 sts.

Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1½” from beg, end on WS. Inc 1 st each end of next row – 19 sts. Work even until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS. Sl sts onto holder.

RIGHT LEG

Work same as left leg until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS – 19 sts.

Joining Row (RS): Work across 17 sts of right leg, p2 tog, then work 19 sts of left leg from holder – 37 sts. Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 3” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): Knit, dec 17 sts across – 20 sts. Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 6 rows, end on RS. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise on WS.

FINISHING

Sew back seam to crotch. Sew inside leg seams, reversing seams over lower ½” of each leg. Fold lower ½” of each leg back to RS.

Belt: With dpn’s, cast on 3 sts and work I-Cord as follows:

Row 1: * K3, do not turn work. Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS. Rep from * until cord measures 7” from beg. Fasten off. Fold top edge of pants down ¼”. Tie belt around top of pants below folded edge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GOLD CAPE

GOLD CAPE

Skill level: Easy

SIZE
Approximately 8” around lower edge x 2½” high

MATERIALS
1 Hank BERROCO LUMINA (25 grs), #1620 Gold Coast
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F)
7 St markers

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

CAPE

With straight needles, cast on 50 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, place marker, (k8, place marker) 6 times, k1.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4 (Dec Row): K1, sl marker, (k2 tog, k4, SSK, sl marker) 6 times, k1 – 38 sts.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7 (Dec Row): P1, sl marker, (p2 tog, k2, p2 tog TBL, sl marker) 6 times, p1 – 26 sts.

Row 8: Knit.

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10 (Dec Row): K1 sl marker, (k2 tog, SSK) 6 times, k1 – 14 sts.

Rows 11 and 13: Purl.

Row 12 and 14 (WS): Knit, dropping markers.

Collar: Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: P2 tog, p to end - 13 sts.

Row 3: K2 tog, k to end - 12 sts. Rep Rows 2 and 3 once more, then rep Row 2 once more – 9 sts.

Next Row: K1, (k2 tog) 4 times – 5 sts. Bind off.

FINISHING

Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in center of cast-on edge. Work in sc around entire cape, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire cape. Join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Tie: With crochet hook, make a chain 10” long. Fasten off. Thread one end of tie through edging on one side of cape at base of collar, then thread the other end through edging on the opposite side of cape at base of collar. (Tie should run across RS of cape). Pull tie up snugly and tie in a bow, allowing collar to wrap down over tie.