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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.