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Friday, April 8, 2011

Claudja


Keep your style high (even on bad hair days) with Claudja, an easy kerchief with a beaded hem.

One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 19” across (not including ties) x 10” long

MATERIALS
1 Ball each BERROCO GLINT (50 grs), #2945 Phoenix Orange (MC) and #2930 Argonaut (CC)
24” Length circular knitting needle, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Safety pin for marker
Tapestry needle
32 Wooden beads to fit over tapestry needle

GAUGE
20 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

NOTE

Center st is marked with safety pin. Make sure to move the pin up as each row is worked, always marking center st.

STITCH GLOSSARY

Center Dec

Sl 2 sts knitwise, dropping marker, k1, psso, mark resulting st

KERCHIEF

Thread end of CC into tapestry needle, then thread all beads onto yarn.

With circular needle, using CC, cast on 123 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, * slip bead into place, k4, * rep between *’s 14 times more, sl bead into place, k1, mark st just worked with pin, sl bead into place, k4, rep between *’s 14 times more, sl bead into place, k1 – 32 beads have been placed. Change to MC and turn.

Row 2 (RS): K to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to end – 121 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 3 (RS): With CC, knit, moving pin marker up to center st. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): With MC, rep Row 2 – 119 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from WS again.

Row 5 (WS): With CC, rep Row 3. Turn.

Row 6 (RS): With MC, rep Row 2 – 117 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 7 (RS): With CC, rep Row 3. Turn.

Row 8 (WS): With MC, rep Row 2 – 115 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from WS again.

Row 9 (WS): With CC, rep Row 3. Turn.

Row 10 (RS): With MC, rep Row 2 – 113 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 11 (RS): With CC, rep Row 3. Turn.

Row 12 (WS): With MC, rep Row 2 – 111 sts. DO NOT turn. Sl sts to beg of needle to be worked from RS again.

Row 13 (WS): With CC, rep Row 3. Turn. Fasten off CC and work from here with MC only.

Next Row (RS): K to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to end – 109 sts. Purl 1 row. Rep the last 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 105 sts.

Dec Row 1 (RS): K2, SSK, k to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to last 4 sts, end k2 tog, k2 – 101 sts. Purl 1 row. Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 93 sts.

Dec Row 2 (RS): K2, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k to 1 st before marked st, work center dec, k to last 5 sts, end k3 tog, k2 – 87 sts. Purl 1 row. Rep these 2 rows 14 times more, end on WS – 3 sts. K3 tog. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Band and Ties: With circular needle, using MC, cast on 140 sts. Knit 5 rows. Bind off loosely knitwise. Sew cast-on edge of band to side edges of kerchief, leaving 4” free at each side for ties.

Optional: With circular needle, using MC, cast on 20 sts, using long-tail method (make sure you have a really long tail to work with); with RS facing, * pick up 1 st in side edge of kerchief with working strand, then pick up 1 st with long tail, rep from * until you have picked up 100 sts along side edge of kerchief; cast on 20 sts more – 140 sts. Knit 5 rows, end on WS. Bind off loosely knitwise.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Alain


Geek chic at its best, this feminine vest is finished with a flirty crochet edge.


Shown in size Small

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”
Length – 17½(18-19-19½-20½-20½)”

MATERIALS
2(2-3-3-3-3) Balls BERROCO VINTAGE DK (100 grs), #2184 Sloe Berry (MC) and 1 ball #2105 Oats (CC)
Straight knitting needles, size 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)
Two 1” buttons
Optional: 1 metal snap

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

BACK

With straight needles, using MC, cast on 80(92-104-114-126-138) sts. Work even in St st for 1(1-1½-1½-2-2)”, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS): K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 82(94-106-116-128-140) sts. Rep this inc every 1” 5 times more – 92(104-116-126-138-150) sts. Work even until piece measures 8(8-8½-8½-9-9)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes: Bind off 5(5-6-7-9-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 78(90-100-108-116-126) sts.

Dec Row (RS): K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 76(88-98-106-114-124) sts. Rep this dec every RS row 3(9-12-13-14-16) times more – 70(70-74-80-86-92) sts. Work even until armholes measure 8½(9-9½-10-10½-10½)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 5(5-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next 4(4-8-2-4-2) rows, then 4(4-0-6-6-7) sts at beg of the next 4(4-0-6-4-6) rows. Bind off remaining 34 sts for back neck.

LEFT FRONT

With straight needles, using MC, cast on 40(46-52-57-63-69) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K to last st, pick up horizontal strand between the st just worked and next st and place this strand on RH needle, sl the last st.

Row 2: P slipped st and picked-up strand tog TBL, p to end. Work even in pat as established until piece measures ½” from beg, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 12 sts, bind off 2 sts, k to last 5 sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.

Next Row: Work in pat as established, cast on 2 sts over each pair of sts bound off on previous row. Work even until piece measures 1(1-1½-1½-2-2)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Side and Neck: Next Row (RS): K1, M1k (side inc), k to last 3 sts, k2 tog (neck dec), work last 2 sts in pat as established. Working incs and decs in this manner, continue to inc at side edge every ¾” 5 times more. AT THE SAME TIME, continue to dec at neck edge every 1” 16 times more. When side incs have been completed and piece measures 8(8-8½-8½- 9-9)” from beg, end on WS. Continuing to work neck decs, shape armhole same as back, working decs as k1, SSK. When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, work even on 18(18-20-23-26-29) sts until armhole measures 8½(9-9½-10-10½-10½)”, end on WS. Bind off 5(5-5-5-7-8) sts at armhole edge 2(2-4-1-2-1) times, then 4(4-0-6-6-7) sts 2(2-0-3-2-3) times for shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT

With straight needles, using MC, cast on 40(46-52-57-63-69) sts. Knit 1 row, end on RS.

Row 1 (WS): P to last st, pick up horizontal strand between last st worked and next st and place this strand on RH needle, sl 1.

Row 2 (RS): K2 tog TBL, k to end. Working in pat as established, complete to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping and omitting buttonholes. Work neck decs at beg of RS rows as work 2 sts in pat as established, SSK. Work side incs at end of RS rows as M1k, k1. Bind off for armhole on WS rows. Work armhole decs at end of RS rows as k2 tog, k1. Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder and side seams.

Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook and CC, join yarn at left shoulder seam with a sl st. * Sc on edge of vest, skip ¼" on vest, work 5 dc’s in same spot on edge of vest (shell made), rep from * along left front, lower, right front, then back edges of vest, skip ¼" on edge of vest, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Lap left front over right front and sew on buttons.