Wednesday, December 21, 2011

If You Haven't Finished Knitting Your Gifts....

Here's a beautifully feminine cowl from Classic Elite Yarns, that is quick and would make a great gift.

SIZES: One size.
Finished Measurements: 32" circumfer- ence, 183⁄4" high

Fresco by Classic Elite (60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora; 50 gram hank = approx 164 yards)
• 2 hanks 5320 Ashley Blue
• One 24" circular size US 7 (4.5 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge.
• Stitch marker

GAUGE: 15 sts and 21 rows = 4" in Lace Patt. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

ssk: (slip, slip, knit)
Slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st decreased).
k2tog: Knit 2 sts together (1 st decreased). yo: Yarn over (1 st increased).

Circular Garter Stitch (Gtr St):
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for Gtr St. 

Lace Pattern: (multiple of 12 sts)
Rnd 1: *Yo, ssk, k10; rep from * around.

Rnd 2 and all even rounds, Knit  
Rnd 3: *K1, yo, ssk,K9, rep from* around.
Rnd 5: *(YO, SSK) 2 times, rep from * around.
Rnd 7: *K1, (YO, ssk) 2 times, rep from * around.
Rnd 9: *(YO, ssk) 3 times, rep from * around.
Rnd 11: *K1, [yo, ssk] 3 times, k5; rep from * around. 
Rnd 13: *[Yo, ssk] 4 times, k4; rep from * around.
Rnd 15: *K9, k2tog, yo ,k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 17: *K8, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 19: *K7, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 21: *K6, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k2; rep from * around. 

Rnd 23: *K5, [k2tog yo] 3 times, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 25: *K4, [k2tog, yo] 3 times, k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 27: *K3, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 28: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1– 28 for Lace Patt.

CO 120 sts. Join to beg working in-the- rnd, being careful not to twist sts; place marker for beg-of-rnd. Begin Gtr St; work even for 3 rnds, end after a knit rnd. Change to Lace Patt; work even until 3 full row reps have been complet- ed, then work rows 1–14 once more. Purl 1 rnd. BO all sts loosely knitwise.

Block pc to measurements.

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