Thursday, June 3, 2010

Father's Day Knitted Gift for the Golfer

Father's Day is coming up...what better way to give your golfer the gift they will always use and remember you by!
SIZE: One Size
About 15 in. (38 cm), will stretch to fit

• 820-099 Lion Brand Lion Wool Yarn: Winter White 1 Ball (A)
• 820-110 Lion Brand Lion Wool Yarn: Cadet Blue 1 Ball (B)
• Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
• Pom pom Maker
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles

16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Cable pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a
smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Cable Pattern (work over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across the row.
Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across the row.
Row 4: P2, (*k2tog without slipping sts from left hand needle, insert right hand needle between the 2 sts just knitted tog and k the first st again, sl both sts from needle tog * (cable twist made), p2; rep from * across the row.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Cable pattern.

With A, cast on 46 sts.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Cable Pattern for a total of 20 times, then rep Rows 1 and 2 once more.

Shape top
Dec Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2tog, k2tog; rep from * across the row - 24 sts remain at the end of this row.
Dec Row 2: *K2tog; rep from * across the row - 12 sts.
Leaving a 24 in. (61 cm) tail, cut yarn. Thread tail onto large-eyed needle and thread through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly to gather, knot securely. With remaining yarn tail, sew seam.

With B and following package directions, make a small pompom. Tie pompom to top Golf Club Cover. Weave in ends.

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