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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.