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Sunday, January 31, 2010

PINK PULLOVER WITH SCARF

PINK PULLOVER WITH SCARF

Skill level: Easy

SIZE
Approximately 4¼” across (cuff to cuff) x 3” high

MATERIALS
1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2730 Teaberry (A) for Sweater
1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT SOCK (100 grs), #1816 Cosmopolitan (B) for Scarf
Straight knitting needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F-5)

GAUGE
22 sts = 4”; 38 rows = 4” in Seed St with A on larger needles
30 sts = 4”; 40 rows = 4” in St st with B on smaller needles
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

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

SWEATER

BODY

With larger needles, using A, cast on 15 sts.

Seed Stitch: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across. Rep this row until piece measures 2” from beg. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure ½”

Shape Neck: Next Row: Work 4 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.

Following Row: Work 4 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 15 sts. Work even for ½”. Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes. Work even until piece measures 2” above last markers. Bind off.

SLEEVES

With larger needles, using A, pick up and k11 sts along armhole edge between markers. Work even in Seed St for 1”. Bind off.

FINISHING

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join A at center back neck. Work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.

SCARF

With smaller needles, using B, cast on 5 sts. Work even in St st for 8”, end on WS. Bind off.

Fringe: Cut twenty-four 3” long strands of B. Put 4 strands tog and fold in half. Insert crochet hook in 2nd st of cast-on edge of scarf and pull fold through that st forming a loop. Draw free ends of strands through loop and tighten. In this manner, make fringe in center 3 sts on each end of scarf. Trim ends to even off if necessary.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Zigzag striped turtle neck sweter





6 ZIGZAG STRIPED TURTLENECK

Skill level: Intermediate

SIZE
Approximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high (with turtleneck rolled down)

MATERIALS
1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2722 Purple (A), #2745 Filbert (B), #2721 Sprig (C), #2753 Agean Sea (D) and #2730 Teaberry (E)
Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUG
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 3 (3.25 mm)
1 St marker

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 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 11 rows have been completed. Work even with D only until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

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

Following Row: With D, p5, cast on 7 sts, p to end. Work even with D until back measures same as front to chart. Beg with Row 11, work chart backwards until Row 1 has been completed. Knit 1 row 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 and D, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Working in St st, follow Chart 2 until 7 rows have been completed, end on WS. Purl 1 row on RS with A. Bind off.

FINISHING

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams, matching colors.

Turtleneck: With RS facing, using dpn’s and E, beg at center back neck, pick up and k14 sts around entire neck edge. Divide sts onto 3 dpn’s. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Knit 12 rnds. Bind off. Roll turtleneck down to RS.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Minutia 09/ ZIGZAG STRIPED TURTLENECK


#6 ZIGZAG STRIPED TURTLENECK
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high (with turtleneck rolled down)
MATERIALS1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2722 Purple (A), #2745 Filbert (B), #2721 Sprig (C), #2753 Agean Sea (D) and #2730 Teaberry (E)Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUG1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 3 (3.25 mm)1 St marker
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needlesTO 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 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 11 rows have been completed. Work even with D only until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With D, k5, bind off center 7 sts, k to end.
Following Row: With D, p5, cast on 7 sts, p to end. Work even with D until back measures same as front to chart. Beg with Row 11, work chart backwards until Row 1 has been completed. Knit 1 row 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 and D, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers. Purl 1 row. Working in St st, follow Chart 2 until 7 rows have been completed, end on WS. Purl 1 row on RS with A. Bind off.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams, matching colors.
Turtleneck: With RS facing, using dpn’s and E, beg at center back neck, pick up and k14 sts around entire neck edge. Divide sts onto 3 dpn’s. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Knit 12 rnds. Bind off. Roll turtleneck down to RS.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Minutia 09 / RED & WHITE STRIPED PULLOVER


#5 RED AND WHITE STRIPED PULLOVER
Skill level: Easy
SIZEApproximately 4” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2¼” high
MATERIALS1 Ball each BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2751 True Red (A) and #2703 Barley (B)Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 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.
BODY
With straight needles, using A, cast on 18 sts.
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more. Join B and, continuing to work in ribbing as established, work 4 rows B, 4 rows A, then 4 rows B.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): With A, work 6 sts, bind off center 6 sts, work to end.
Following Row: With A, work 6 sts, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts. (Work 4 rows B, the 4 rows A) twice, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing. Measure down ¾” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles and B, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 rows, then join A and work even for 4 rows, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join A at center back neck, work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off. Cut two 3” long strands each of A and B. Put strands tog and thread through center rib just below front neck. Tie strands tog as in photo.
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