Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crossover Pattern One Ball Scarf

This Tahki Yarn and pattern makes this scarf fun to make and fun to wear!

SIZE One size

• 1 ball S. Charles Collezione RIHANNA 84% nylon, 16% lurex (1.75oz/50g; 136yds/125m) in color
#03 coral reef
• One pair size 9 (5.5mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• Yarn needle

4½”/11.5cm x 35”/89cm long

21 sts and 14 rows = 4”/10 cm in
Crossover Pattern

Crossover Pattern (Multiple of 6 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Rows 2-4: Knit.
Row 5: K1, *k1, wrapping yarn 3 times; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Row 6: *Slip 6 sts wyib, dropping all extra wraps,
insert left-hand needle into first 3 slipped sts and slip
them over the last 3 slipped sts and onto the lefthand
needle, slip the last 3 slipped sts onto the lefthand
needle, knit all 6 sts in new positions; repeat
from * to end.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for Crossover Pattern.

Cast on 24 sts; beg Crossover Pattern. Work even until a yard of yarn remains, end with Row 4 of pattern. Bind off all sts knitwise. Block piece to  measurements. Weave in ends.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Drop Stitch Top

Knit this baby up in one piece and you will have a fabulous sweater to wear with everything! This Paton pattern comes in all sizes!

To fi t bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]

Finished bust
X-Small/Small 36" [91.5 cm]
Medium 40" [101.5 cm]
Large 44" [112 cm]
X-Large 48" [122 cm]
2/3 X-Large 56" [142 cm]
4/5 X-Large 64” [167.5 cm]

Patons® Grace™ (50 g/1.75 oz; 125 m/136 yds)
Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL
62244 (Wasabi)  7 8 9 10 11 12   balls
Size 3.75 (U.S. 5) circular knitting needle 40” [100 cm] long
and size 3.25 (U.S. 3) circular knitting needle 24” [60 cm]
long or size needed to obtain gauge.

24 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in Drop
St Pat.

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger
sizes, the instructions are written thus (  ). Numbers for each size are shown in the
same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it
applies to all sizes.
Note: Top is worked in one piece from Front to Back.
With larger needle, beg at lower edge of Back, cast on 102 (114-126-138162-186)
Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle in rows, knit 10 rows (garter st), noting rst row is WS.
Next row: (WS).*K16 (18-20-22-26-30). Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to end of row.
108 (120-132-144-168-192)sts.

Proceed in Drop St Pat as follows:
1st, 3rd and 5th rows: (RS). Knit.
2nd and 4th rows: Purl.
6th row: Knit.
7th row: Knit, wrapping yarn around needle 3 times each st.
8th row: Knit, dropping extra 2 loops of each st.
These 8 rows form Drop St Pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 11 (11-11-11½-12-12) ” [ 28
(28-28-29-30.5-30.5) cm], ending with a 1st or 3rd row of pat.

Shape sleeves: Next row: (WS). Cast on 33 sts. Purl to end of row.
Next row: Cast on 33 sts. Knit to end of row. 174 (186-198-210-234-258) sts.
Next row: K5. Pat to last 5 sts. K5.
Rep last row, keeping cont of Drop St Pat and working rst and last 5 sts of
each row in garter st, until work from beg measures approx 19 (19½-20-20½21½-22)
” [ 48 (49.5-51-52-54.5-56) cm], ending on a 1st or 3rd row of pat.
Divide for neck: Next row: (WS). Pat across rst 60 (66-72-78-90-102) sts.
Leave these sts on spare needle (Left Sleeve). Cast o next 54 sts. Pat across last 60 (66-72-78-90-102) sts (Right Sleeve).
**Shape right neck: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 16
rows. 44 (50-56-62-74-86) sts.
Work 8 rows even in pat.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at neck edge on next 16 rows. 60 (66-72-78-90102) sts.**
Next row: Work even in pat.
Break yarn.
Slip these 60 (66-72-78-90-102) sts onto a spare needle.

Shape left neck: With RS facing, rejoin yarn to 60 (66-72-78-90102) sts of Left Sleeve.
Work from ** to ** as given for Right Neck.
Joining row: (RS). Pat across 60 (66-72-78-90-102) sts of Left Sleeve.
Cast on 54 sts. Pat across 60 (66-72-78-90-102) sts of Right Sleeve from spare needle. 174 (186-198-210-234-258) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from last cast on row at Front neck edge measures 8 (8½-9-9-9½-10) ” [ 20.5 (21.5-23-23-24.525.5) cm], ending with a WS
Shape sleeves: Next 2 rows: Cast o 33 sts. Pat to end of row.
108 (120-132-144-168-192) sts at end of 2nd row.
Cont even in Drop St Pat until work from last sleeve cast o row measures approx 10 (10-10-10½-11-11) ” [ 25.5 (25.5-25.526.5-28-28)
cm] ending with a 5th row of pat.
Next row: (WS). *K16 (18-20-22-26-30). K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 102 (114-126-138-162-186) sts.
Knit 9 rows (garter st).
Cast off (WS).

Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neck edging: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, beg at center back neck edge, pick up and knit 164 sts evenly around neck edge. Join for working in rnd, placing marker on rst st.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds once more.
Cast off .

Monday, April 16, 2012

Classic Spring Sweater

A ribbed sweater for spring is always a classic. This Berroco Yarn pattern is the perfect one!

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

Bust – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”
Length – 20(20½-21½-22-23-23½)”

9(10-11-13-14-16) Hanks BERROCO CAPTIVA (50 grs), #5512 Aqua
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.00 mm)
1 St marker

17 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in Shaker Rib on larger needles
SHAKER RIB (Odd number of sts)
Set-Up Row (RS):  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.
Row 1 (WS):  K1, * bring yarn to RS of work under needle and sl the next st, k1, bringing yarn over needle (this forms a yo), k1, rep from * across.
Row 2 (RS):  P1, * k yo and slipped st tog as one, p1, rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Shaker Rib.

With smaller straight needles, cast on 102(118-130-142-154-170) sts.
Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS, dec 33(41-45-47-51-59) sts across – 69(77-85-95-103-111) sts.  Change to larger needles and work even in Shaker Rib until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.
Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 59(65-73-81-89-95) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 2(3-5-7-8-9) times – 55(59-63-67-73-77)sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-9-9½)”, end on WS.
Shape Shoulders and Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 2(2-4-4-5-5), work until there are 8(10-10-12-1416)sts on RH  needle, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 35 sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 2(2-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of the next row, then 2(3-3-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.
AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice.

Work same as back until armholes measure 5(5½-6-6½-7-7½)”, end on WS – 55(59-63-67-73-77) sts.
Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 16(18-20-22-25-27) sts, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 23 sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge twice, then dec 1 st at each
neck edge every RS row 6 times.  When all decs have been completed, work even on 6(8-10-12-15-17) sts each side if necessary until armholes measure 7(7½-8-8½-9-9½)”, end on WS.   Bind off 2(2-4-4-5-5) sts at each armhole edge once, then 2(3-3-4-5-6) sts twice for shoulders.

With smaller straight needles, cast on 58 sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on WS, dec 19 sts across – 39 sts.  Change to larger needles and work in Shaker Rib, inc 1 st each side every 2(1½-2¼-1- ¾ ¾)” 6(8-10-12-14-16)  times, working incs into pat as sts become available – 51(55-59-63-67-71) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 15” from beg, end on WS. 
Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(4-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 41(43-47-49-53-55) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 0(0-0-1-1-2) times, then every RS row 13(1315-13-15-13) times, end on WS–15(17-17-21-21-25)sts.
Bind off remaining 9(13-13-17-17-21)sts.

Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband:  With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and k112 sts around entire neck edge.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 1¼".  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Corsage For That New Spring Jacket

Knit up a corsage for every oufit and make some for your friends! Spring is Here! This Berreco pattern is quick and easy!


Approximately 5½" across (at widest point)

1 Hank BERROCO RIC RAC, #1117 Alder Bark
Straight knitting needles, size 2 (2.75 mm)
Banana hair clip or pin
Sewing needle and matching thread


When picking up loops along straight edge of Ric Rac, only pick up the loops at the points of multi-colored
zigzags, not the ones on the solid colored triangles between the zigzags.

Knot one end of Ric Rac.  Insert point of RH needle from front to back through first loop on top edge (straight
edge); insert point of RH needle through next loop on top edge, then with the other needle, lift first loop on RH needle over the second loop as if to bind off (this gathers Ric Rac). Continue in this manner until you have worked across a total of 31 zigzags, binding off the last st.  Knot the end, then cut off.

Coil the ruffle you have made into a flower shape with both knots on the underside.  Untie the knots carefully and knot them together.  With sewing needle and thread, sew through center of the flower, joining all layers together, then sew to banana clip or a pin.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Evening Capelet...Very Sexy!

Tilli Tomas has done it again! A sexy little capelet to wear with that little black dress! Perfect for prom or going to a wedding!

S/M (L/XL), approx. 11(13) inches wide and
38(42) inches long before seaming
1 skein Tilli Tomas Beaded Lace in Natural (168
yds/50 g; 100 % Silk with Petite Beads)
#3 US (3.25 mm) and #10 US (6 mm) needles
Pins, tapestry needle, and buttons (4) or other
50 St. across in pattern should measure approx. 11 inches wide.

CO 50(64) st. on smaller needles.  P 1 row (WS), then work two more rows in St. st., ending facing a RS row.  Begin the following pattern:
R1 (RS): With stitches on smaller needle, take larger needles in your working hand and K all
stitches from the smaller needle onto the larger needle.
R2 (WS): With stitches now on larger needle, take smaller needle in your working hand and P all stitches from the larger needle onto the smaller needle.
Repeat this 2-row pattern until piece measures approx. 38(42) inches in length.  End by working 2 more rows on smaller needles in St. st., then BO.

CO 10 st. on smaller needles.  Work in Garter Stitch (K all rows on both sides of work) for 4
rows.  Then work button holes as follows:
R1: K2, K2tog, YO, K2, YO, K2togTBL, K2.
R2: K across.
Continue to work in Garter Stitch until piece measures approx. 6.5(7.5) inches.  Repeat buttonhole pattern, then work 4 more rows in Garter st.

Lay body flat and block to size.  Fold in half with RS facing in, CO edge touching BO edge.  Mark the center of fold with pin on one side of fold only.
This becomes the bottom edge of the garment.  Open and lay flat with RS of fabric facing you. Measure and mark with pins 9(11) inches out from the center pin on both sides.  On opposite edge of garment, take each corner and fold down diagonally to meet at the two outside pins you just marked; pin in place.
Measure from the corners you just pinned inward along the top edge 3 inches.  Mark on both sides. Measure the same 3 inches along the bottom edge of garment, from the same starting point toward the center.  Pin the top edge to bottom edge at this point.
Seam each 3” sleeve seam and weave in any loose ends.  Bottom, back hem should measure approx. 12(16) inches across between underarms.  Collar length from underarm to underarm should measure approx. 32(36) inches.
Place and sew buttons along collar edge and button closure into place.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bandana Buttoned Cowl

This Lion Brand Yarn pattern can be used with many different types of yarn. Knitting from the point up allows you control of the size of the bandana. A nice light cotton yarn would be great for spring!

• 640-503 Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Granite 2  Balls
• Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
•Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
•Large-Eye Blunt Needles
• Additional Materials
 Four buttons 7/8 in. (23 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread

9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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 fewer 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.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.
pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st - 1 st increased.
1. Cowl is worked from the bandanna point up. The straight side edges are seamed to form a tube.
2. Circular needle is used to accommodate the bulky sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. Buttonholes are worked with a crochet hook when Cowl has been completed.

Cast on 1 st.
Row 1 (RS): Kfb - 2 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: P1, pfb - 3 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K1, *M1, k1; rep from * to end of row - 5 sts.
Row 6 and all WS Rows: Purl.
Row 7: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 7 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 35 sts. End with a RS row. Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.

Bandanna triangle is now complete.
Next Row (cast-on row): P to end of row, cast on 11 sts - 46 sts.
Next Row (cast-on row): K to end of row, cast on 11 sts - 57 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until straight sides measure about 8 in. (20.5 cm) from cast-on rows.
Bind off, leaving last st on needle. Do not cut yarn.

Insert crochet hook into last st, ch 1, working evenly across straight side edge of Cowl, sc in beginning of side edge,*ch 2, skip next 3/4 in. (2 cm), work 3 sc evenly spaced over next 1 1/4 in. (3 cm); rep from * 3 more times (to make 4 buttonholes), sc evenly spaced to end of straight side edge.Fasten off. With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to other straight side edge of Cowl, opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.

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