Friday, July 9, 2010

Autumn Neckerchief

I know it's July and we have just hit our midsummer heat, but knitting for autumn starts now! Try your hand at this beautiful will make a jean jacket look FABU!

Finished Size:
31" wide at widest point and 26" long, measured down center line.

The Alpaca Yarn Company Classic Alpaca (100% alpaca; 110 yd [101 m]/50 g): #2203 fall foliage (A), #2024 rosette (B),and #2211 mahogany (C), 1 ball each.

Size 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjustneedle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle.

12 sts and 29 rows = 4" in brioche patt.

Skill Level:

Stitch Guide
K1-below: Insert right needle tip through center of st 1 row below st on left needle and knit a new st, drop original st from left needle.
Stripe Sequence: Always beg a new color on RS rows. Work in two-row stripes as foll: A, B, C.

-The center stitch is worked in stockinette throughout. You can mark the center stitch if needed; just make sure the markers don’t interfere with the yarnovers to either side of the center stitch.
-Carry colors loosely, but without slack, up the right edge of piece; do not cut yarns between stripes.
-To ensure the brioche pattern is alternating k1-belows correctly (in brick fashion from row to row), the last stitch before working the first yarnover on every right-side row should always be worked as a k1-below. The first stitch worked after the second yarnover should also always be a k1-below.

With A, CO 5 sts.
Row 1: (WS) K2, p1 (center st), k2.
Row 2: (RS) K1, k1-below (see Stitch Guide),
yo, k1 (center st), yo, k1-below, k1—2 sts inc’d.
Row 3: Knit to center st, p1 (center st), knit to end.
Foll stripe sequence (see Stitch Guide), change color.
Row 4: K2, k1-below, yo, k1, yo, k1-below, k2.
Row 5: Knit to center st, p1, knit to end.
Change color.
Row 6: *K1, k1-below; rep from * to center st,
yo, k1, yo, **k1-below, k1; rep from ** to end.
Row 7: Knit to center st, p1, knit to end.
Change color.
Row 8: K1, *k1, k1-below; rep from * to center
st, yo, k1, yo, **k1-below, k1; rep from ** to
last st, k1—13 sts total.
Row 9: Knit to center st, p1, knit to end.
Change colors every RS row and rep Rows
6–9 until 10 reps of stripe sequence have been worked, counting Rows 1–6 as first rep of stripe sequence—52 sts inc’d; 65 sts total; ending with a WS color C row. Cont in stripepatt and work garter st section as foll:
Garter Row 1: (RS) Knit to center st, yo, k1,yo, knit to end.Garter
Row 2: (WS) Knit to center st, p1, knitto end.Rep Garter Rows 1 and 2 five more times—6garter ridges total on RS; 2 reps of stripesequence in garter st; end with a WS color Crow; 77 sts on needle.
Cont in stripes, workRows 6–9 until 3 reps of stripe sequence havebeen worked—95 sts total.
Rep 12 rows ofgarter st section—107 sts.
Work Rows 8 and 9 of patt section, then rep Rows 6–9 until 3 repsof stripe sequence have been worked—125 ststotal. Work 11 rows of garter st section, endingwith a RS color C row—137 sts.
Next row:(WS) BO all sts kwise with C.

Finishing: Weave in ends. Block if desired; the triangle does not need to be stretched like a lace shawl.

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