Friday, December 27, 2013

Downton Abbey Style Topper

Knit this quick Downton Abbey Style Topper from Lion Brand Yarn and then grab yourself a spot of tea and tune in for the new season!

SKILL LEVEL: Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 38 in. (76 x 96.5 cm), before folding and seaming.

• 792-407 Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn: Painted Desert 2 Balls
• Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9mm]
• Split Ring Stitch Markers
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles
*Homespun® Thick & Quick® (Article#792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

8 sts + 12 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
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.

Yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to
proceed with the next st as instructed.

Topper is worked in one piece then folded and seamed.

Cast on 62 sts.
Rows 1-7: Knit.
Rows 8 and 10 (WS): K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 11- 26: Rep Rows 3-10 twice.
Rows 27-30: Knit.
Rows 31-33: K5, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 34-39: Knit.
Row 40: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 41: Knit.
Row 42: Rep Row 40.
Rep Rows 27-42 four more times.
Knit 4 rows.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep last 2 rows.
Knit 4 rows.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep last 2 rows.
Knit 6 rows.
Bind off.
Fold piece in half to measure 15 x 38 in. (38 x 96.5). Place marker 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) down from fold on each side. Seam from marker to lower edge on each side. Weave in ends.

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