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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.