BO sts

Table 82. Rounded Sleeve Cap Shaping No. of Times to Dec 1 St Each End Every RS Row Table 84. Rounded Sleeve Cap Stitches Remaining After Final Shaping No. of Sts After Final Rounded Armhole Shaping 6 sts in. 18 (18, 20, 24, 28) sts 28 (30, 30, 32, 36, 38) sts 6 sts in. 18 (18, 20, 24, 28) sts 28 (30, 30, 32, 36, 38) sts Table 83. Rounded Sleeve Cap Stitches Remaining After Initial Shaping No. of Sts After Initial Rounded Armhole Shaping Baby Child Adult

Checking Your Gauge

In order to calculate stitch counts and row counts, you need to measure your gauge, as you would for any other knitting project. Using the yarn you've chosen for your sweater and the appropriate needles for that yarn, you knit a 4- or 5-inch gauge swatch in the stitch pattern you plan to use for the sweater. Then you write down your per-inch stitch gauge and your per-inch row gauge. Starting with the cast-on edge of the back, you multiply the back width by your stitch gauge to determine how...

The Best Yarns For Felting

The best yarns for felting are 100 wool or other animal fibers, such as alpaca, angora, mohair, and llama. You can also try using blends of these fibers. (Superwash wools have been treated so that they will not shrink, so don't use them.) Synthetics are not good felters, but you can try to felt a wool synthetic blend, as long as it isn't more than 10 -15 synthetic. Fibers that have been bleached, such as bright whites, and bright colors that have been treated with bleach to take the dye are...

Divide For Heel All Socks

You must divide the stitches to work the heel. You put aside half the stitches for the instep and work the other half back and forth in rows to shape the heel. Here's how you do it. 1 Starting at the beg of the rnd, knit the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 4. 2 Turn and purl across the sts you knit in step 1. Set aside needle from which sts were purled. 3 Do not turn. Using same needle, continue across beg end of rnd (marker) to purl across the same number of sts on the...

Reversible Rice Stitch Shawl

This easy shawl looks great on both sides, so it is completely reversible. The rice stitch pattern tends to create a firm fabric, so for a soft drape, try using a needle two or more sizes larger than your yarn specifies. Note For this pattern, you might want to use a row counter to keep track of the rows. 3 Row 1 (RS) Ki, yo, ki tbl, yo, ki-5 sts. 4 Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8 (WS) Knit. 5 Row 3 K2, yo, ki tbl, yo, k2-7 sts. 6 Row 5 K2, yo, pi, ki tbl, pi, yo, k2-9 sts. 7 Row 7 K2, yo, ki tbl, *pi, ki...

Standard Yarn Weights Gauge Ranges And Recommended Needle Sizes

Yarn comes in many thicknesses and is generally labeled from thinnest to thickest as fingering, sport, double knitting, worsted weight, bulky, and super bulky. You may come across variations within these categories, as well, such as lace weight, light worsted, Aran weight, heavy worsted, and chunky. These descriptions vary greatly from one manufacturer to the next and from one designer to the next. The table below, based on information from the Craft Yarn Council of America's website,...

Round Neck Shaping

O Continue working without any shaping until left front measures 10 (11, Tk, 13V2,15) inches from CO edge for baby child version or 17V2 (19,2OV2,21,22,23) inches from CO edge for adult version, ending with a RS row. Q Next row (WS)-Beg neck shaping BO beg this row the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 54. Q Dec 1 st at neck edge every row for the number of rows specified for your size and gauge in Table 55. Table 54. Cardigan Front, Straight Armhole and Round Neck Begin...

Kitchener Stitch

To prepare to join edges with Kitchener stitch, put each set of stitches onto a knitting needle. 1 Using yarn that matches your knitting, thread a tapestry needle with a strand that is roughly twice the length of the seam. 2 Lay both pieces of knitting on a table, with the wrong sides down and the needles running parallel to each other, with the tips pointing to the right. 3 Insert the tapestry needle into the first stitch on the lower needle as if to purl pull the yarn through until only about...

The Right Yarn For The Stitch Pattern

Stitch pattern also affects yarn choice. If you're working an item in seed stitch, intricate cables, lace patterns, or detailed color work, you'll probably want to choose yarn that has crisp and clear stitch definition. All that detail will be lost in an overly fuzzy yarn. However, using a fuzzy yarn is a good opportunity to work in a basic stitch, like garter or stockinette, to let the yarn carry the show. Inelastic yarns-containing nylon or linen, for example can be difficult to work in...

Finish Hat All Styles

Note If you're making the earflap hat, mark the join of the rnd with a safety pin. This will be the center back of the hat. 2 Lightly steam to block, if your yarn's care instructions allow. 3 Embellish as desired. See Appendix A. 4 If you are making a hemmed brim hat, go to Hemmed Brim Further Finishing, below. If you are making a seed stitch brim with earflaps, go to Seed Stitch Brim with Earflaps Further Finishing, on the next page.

Sweater with Square or Angled Armhole Back Shoulder Shaping

1 Beg shoulder shaping RS Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 12. 2 Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 13. 3 Cut yarn and put rem neck sts onto holder or spare needle for later. Table 14 shows how many sts this should be for your size and gauge. 4 Go to instructions for desired front style under Make Front, page 174. Table 12. Sweater Back, Square or Angled Armhole H Table 13. Sweater Back, Square or...

Onerow Horizontal Buttonhole

There are several methods for making horizontal buttonholes over two rows this one-row buttonhole looks tidy and does not need to be reinforced later. 1 On the RS, work to the point where you want the buttonhole to be placed. Bring the yarn to the front, slip the next stitch from the left needle as if to purl and bring the yarn to the back. slip the next stitch from the left needle to the right and pass the first slipped stitch over it and off the needle. Repeat from three times, keeping the...

Adult Cardigan Vest Right Front

1 Work as for left front, reversing armhole and shoulder shaping and working neck shaping by beg every RS row with ssk. 2 Go to Block All Vests, page 146. For many knitters, finishing is the most difficult part of completing a project. You can look at this stage as the opportunity to present your work in the best possible frame. You should use care when sewing seams and definitely take time to block. Now is also the time to make your blank slate of a vest unique through the use of edgings and...

Making a Gauge Swatch

To make a gauge swatch, you need to use the yarn and needle size, and in some cases the stitch pattern, that the pattern calls for. It's not a bad idea to have handy three pairs of needles the size called for, the next size smaller, and the next size larger. If you don't use them for this project, you will need them someday for another project. 1 Cast on the same number of stitches that the pattern says is equal to 4 inches. 2 Work in stockinette stitch knit on the right side and purl on the...

Single Crochet Edging

Single crochet provides a neat, firm edge. You work this edging from right to left. 1 Insert a crochet hook that is one or two sizes smaller than the needles used for your knitting into your knitting at the right corner of the edge, with RS facing. 2 Loop the yarn around the hook yarn over and pull the loop through. 3 Working from the front, yarn over and pull a new loop through the first loop. 4 Insert the crochet hook into the next stitch to the left on the knitting, yarn over, and pull a new...

Make Bag Body All Round Styles

1 Knit every rnd for ' gt 1, 2 inches beyond edging. Note If you want a drawstring bag, work as instructed in step I for 0 A, 'A inch and then work 6-I2 eyelets, evenly spaced around, by yo, k2tog . Then continue knitting every round. 2 Inc rnd Inc evenly around the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in the second column of Table 6. You should now have the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in the third column of Table 6. 3 Work without further shaping until piece...

Baby Child Cardigan Vest Left Front

1 CO sts for your size and gauge according to Table 18. Note If you want to work an edging that requires a different number of sts than that specified for your size and gauge in Table 18, you can cast on I or 2 fewer sts and work the edging to one row before the end. Increase back to the stitch count specified in Table I8 on the last edging row. 2 Work edging to same length as back edging, then cont in St st until left front measures 7, 8, 9, 10 inches from CO edge, ending with a WS row. 3 Next...

Sweater with Straight Armhole Back Shoulder Shaping

O Be shoulder shaping RS Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 9. Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 10. Q Cut yarn and put rem neck sts onto holder or spare needle for later. Table 11 shows how many sts this should be for your size and gauge. o Go to instructions for desired front style under Make Front, page 174. Table 9. Sweater Back, Straight Armhole Begin Shoulder Shaping 6 sts in. 11 11, 14, 14, 15...

Turned Hem Any No Of

This edging is nice if you don't want the hem of your sweater to pull in. For steps 1-4 of this edging, use needles one size smaller than the needles used for the body of the sweater. 0 Rep rows 1 and 2 for approx 1 inch. Q Next row RS Purl across row to form folding ridge. Note For a picot hem, work the folding ridge as an eyelet row by repeating k2tog, yo across, ending kl if necessary. 0 Change to larger needles to beg working body of vest. Note Measure from the folding ridge when pattern...

Calculating Ease

Some of your knitted measurements should be a few inches larger than the actual body measurements, be too tight. The difference between body measurements and knit measurements is called ease. Things to consider when calculating ease are whether the sweater will be worn you're aiming toward a tight or tailored fit or a more loose and boxy fit. You can over a shirt or other clothing and whether use the table below as a guideline.

Double Make One Increase

This increase is similar to the double bar increase in that you increase 1 stitch on either side of an axis stitch, but it is less visible. It is also best worked on the front side of a piece of knitting, over an odd number of stitches. For a refresher on make one increases, see the preceding page. 1 Knit across to the axis stitch. Perform a right-slanting make one increase, using the horizontal strand between the last stitch worked and the axis stitch. 3 Perform a left-slanting make one...

Pointed Mitten Tip Right Mitten Shaping

1 Arrange the sts on the 3 needles as shown in Table 8 to prepare for shaping. Needle 1 is the one that begins the rnd. The stitches on needles 1 and 2 form the palm. 2 Rnd 1 Ssk the first 2 sts on needle 1 k to last 2 sts on needle 2, k2tog ssk the first 2 sts on needle 3, k to last 2 sts on needle 3, k2tog-4 sts dec. 4 Rep rnds 1 and 2-4 more sts dec. 5 Rep rnd 1 until 4 or 6 sts rem. 6 Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull through rem sts and secure. 7 Go to Work Thumb All Mittens and...

Horn Cable Panel St Panel

Here's a cable that looks important enough to take center stage but is also simple enough to frame a larger cable. This pattern includes the following abbreviations C4F Slip the next 2 sts to a cable needle cn and hold at front, knit the next 2 sts, k2 from cn. C4B Slip the next 2 sts to a cn and hold at back, knit the next 2 sts, k2 from cn. O Row l RS K4, C4B, C4F, k4. 5 Rep rows l-6 for horn cable panel.

Invisible Vertical Seam

This seam works beautifully for sweater sides and underarm seams. It lays flat and is invisible. 1 Thread a needle with a long enough strand of yarn to sew your seam and leave a 6-inch tail. 2 With the right sides facing up, line up the vertical edges. Sew 1 stitch at the base of the seam to join the pieces Insert the needle from back to front through the space between the first and second stitches on the lower-right corner of the left piece, pulling yarn through until only about 6 inches...

Make Heel Flap Stockinette Stitch Heel Flap

This heel flap is worked in stockinette stitch. It is flat but not as strong as a heel flap worked in heel stitch. You can reinforce it with thread later. 1 Beg with a knit row RS , work in St st for the number of rows specified for your size and gauge in Table 6. 2 Go to Turn Heel All Socks, on the next page. 1 Table 6. Number of Rows to Work for Heel Flap 1 Note The heel flap should be approximately square. Note The heel flap should be approximately square.

Finish Shawl All Rectangular Shawls

2 Lightly steam to block to measurements, if necessary and if your yarn's care instructions allow. Take care not to mash delicate stitch work. 3 Embellish with fringe, pompoms, tassels, or edging of your choice, if desired. See Appendix A for a few ideas. Note The cast-on numbers in Table 5 include the 2 edging stitches at each end 4 sts total . If you are substituting a different stitch pattern from those provided, be sure to add 4 to the number of sts needed to arrive at the new cast-on...

Drawing A Schematic

After you calculate your measurements, you should use graph paper to draw a schematic for your sweater's parts that is, back, front or fronts, and sleeves . You can simply use the lines on the graph paper as a guide for drawing neat and symmetrical pieces, or you can use the squares to represent inches or stitches. For the sweater back, you need to write down a number of measurements the width at the cast-on edge, the length to the armhole, the armhole length, the neck width, and the shoulder...

How To Make A Twisted Cord

The thickness of a twisted cord depends on the thickness of the yarn and on the number of strands twisted together. If the cord will be used to bear weight, be sure to make it thick. 1 Determine how long you want your twisted cord to be. Then cut a few strands of yarn three times that length. Knot the strands together at each end. 2 Insert a knitting needle at each knotted end and pull the strands taut. Twist one of the needles in a clockwise motion until the strands are tightly spun together....

Using Yarn Yardage Charts

The method described on page 240 is good if you have yarn already but you're not sure if it is enough to knit an item. For a more general estimate, you can use the charts on this page as guides to the yardage needed for various items. Vest Yarn Weights, Sizes, and Approximate Yardages Pullover Cardigan Yarn Weights, Sizes, and Approximate Yardages Baby Child Finished Chest Adult Finished Chest Hat Yarn Weights, Sizes, and Approximate Yardages Socks Yarn Weights, Sizes, and Approximate Yardages

Adjusting Sleeve Length

One way to lengthen a sleeve is to simply knit a longer cuff. By the same token, knitting a shorter cuff, or omitting the cuff altogether, is an easy way to shorten a sleeve. To add length to a sleeve above the cuff, you use your row gauge to determine how many additional rows are needed to reach the desired length and then work those additional rows, evenly spaced, between increase rows. To subtract length above the cuff, you use your row gauge to determine how many rows need to be eliminated...

Neck Pullover Vest Neckband

You work this edging in rounds, using a short circular needle or double-pointed needles one size smaller than the needles used for the vest body. 1 Sew both shoulder seams and steam, if yarn's care instructions allow. For information on seams, see pages 163 and 253-256. 2 With RS facing, pick up and k sts evenly down left front neck to v-neck center, k the center st from holder, and mark it with a split-ring marker or scrap yarn, pick up and k same number of sts up right front neck to shoulder...

Pullover with Square or Angled Armhole Front VNeck Shaping

1 If armhole shaping is not completed already, continue to shape armhole as established. 2 AT THE SAME TIME, beg v-neck shaping Dec 1 st at neck edge by k2tog at end of every RS row until you have rem the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 45. 3 Continue without further shaping until front measures same as back at beg shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row. 4 Next row RS -Beg shoulder shaping BO beg this row the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 46....

Flat Rectangular Bag Lining

O Cut a piece of lining fabric 5 x 12 11 x 18, 13 x 30 inches. 2 Fold the fabric with RS facing each other along the width so that it measures 5 x 6 11 x 9, 13 x 15 inches. Pin the sides tog. 3 Using a sewing machine or a needle and thread, sew side seams, leaving a ' -inch seam allowance on each side. 4 Insert the lining into the bag, wrong sides tog, so that the fold is touching the bottom and the side seams run along the bag's sides. 5 Reach down into the bag and tack the corners in place....

Make Cardigan Right Front

O Work as for left front reversing armhole, neck, and shoulder shaping to other side. Q Go to Make Sleeves, page 198. CONTINUED ON NEXT PACE 4 41 2, 5, 51 2, 6 6 6V2, 7, 71 2, 8, 8V2 51 2 6, 6V2, 7, 71 2 8V2 9, 9V2, 10, IOV2, 11 6V2 7, 8, 9, 10 11 12, 13, 13V2, 14, 15 51 2 6, 7, 71 2, 8 9 91 2, 10, 11, 12, 13 51 2 6, 6V2, 7, 71 2 8V2 9, 9V2, 10, IOV2, 11 6V2 7, 8, 9, 10 11 12, 1 3, 131 2, 14, 15 4 41 2, 5, 51 2, 6 6 6V2, 7, 71 2, 8, 8V2 51 2 6, 7, 71 2, 8 9 91 2, 10, 11, 12, 13

French Knot

You can use French knots for infinite purposes as the centers of lazy daisies, as eyes, or as accents along a line at a border. 1 Tie a knot in the yarn 6 inches up from the end. Bring the needle through the knitting from back to front, pulling through until the knot stops it. 2 Grasp the yarn about 1 inch above the point where it came out and wind the yarn around the tip of the needle three times, moving from the eye of the needle to the tip. 3 Still grasping the wound yarn, reinsert the...

How To Pick Up Stitches Evenly

Sometimes it's difficult to pick up stitches evenly over a long stretch of knitting, such as around the fronts and neck of a cardigan. If you don't pick up stitches evenly, your final result will look decidedly off It will cinch in or look stretched. 1 Place pins, spaced evenly apart, along the edge where the stitches are to be picked up. Note If you prefer, you can tie bits of yarn as markers at even intervals instead of using pins at the edge. 2 Calculate how many stitches should be picked up...

How to Make a Knitted Ball

1 Cast on 8 sts and divide them among 3 double-pointed needles, leaving a 6-inch tail. 2 Join rnd, and using a 4th double-pointed needle, knit into the front and then into the back of every st 16 sts. 4 Next rnd K1, ml, k2, ml rep from to last st, kl 24 sts. 0 Knit every rnd without further shaping until ball measures 2 inches from cast-on edge. 6 Next rnd K2tog rep from to end 12 sts. 7 Rep last rnd once more 6 sts. 8 Cut yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull tail through rem stitches, cinch...

Armhole Shaping

Some sweaters require no armhole shaping for example, a straight armhole results in a drop-shouldered look. For a little less drop to the shoulder, you can use the square armhole, or the angled armhole, with a matching sleeve cap. For an even more tailored look, you can use the rounded or raglan armhole. Remember that the type of armhole shaping determines the sleeve cap shaping. Straight armhole with straight sleeve cap Angled armhole with angular sleeve cap Angled armhole with angular sleeve...

How To Make A Tassel

1 Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle the length you want your tassel to be. 2 Wrap the yarn around the cardboard to the desired thickness. 3 Thread a tapestry needle with a 12-inch strand of the same yarn and insert the needle between the cardboard and the wrapped yarn. Tie the strand's ends in a knot at the top edge of the cardboard. 4 Cut the tassel free along the bottom edge of the cardboard. 5 Wrap a 10-inch strand of yarn around the tassel a few times, about 12 inch down from the...

Sweater with Rounded Armhole Back Shoulder Shaping

1 Beg shoulder shaping RS Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 15. 2 Beg next 2 rows, BO the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 16. 3 Cut yarn and put rem neck sts on holder or spare needle for later. Table 17 shows how many sts this should be for your size and gauge. 4 Go to instructions for desired front style under Make Front, below. Table 15. Sweater Back, Rounded Armhole H Table 16. Sweater Back, Rounded Armhole _Begin...

How Felting Works

You may have accidentally felted a sweater by washing it in the machine in hot water. When you expose something knit in wool or another animal fiber to wet heat and agitate it, it is likely to shrink and become matted. The fibers open up and become interlocked, creating that dense fabric of felt. Felting is not an exact science it's more like a science experiment. Many variables can affect the outcome water temperature, water hardness, how much agitation occurs, how the fibers were treated...

How To Attach A Patch Pocket

Straight Pocket Pocket Knit

Knit and block the pocket you want to sew on. The sample here is a 4-inch square. Have ready a tapestry needle, straight pins, and yarn to sew the pocket. 1 Pin the pocket in place exactly where you want it to be and thread a tapestry needle with the appropriate yarn. 2 Insert the tapestry needle from back to front through both the knitting and the upper-right corner of the pocket. Loop the yarn around from front to back to front once more to reinforce the corner. 3 Sew on the pocket as shown,...

Knotted Eyelets Mult Of

This pattern is easy to work, and the result is a fancy textured stitch that looks great for babies', girls', and women's knits. O Row 1 RS K2, yo, k3, pass the first of these 3 knit sts over last 2 sts just worked rep from to last st, kl. 0 Row 3 Kl, k3, pass the first of these 3 k sts over last 2 sts just worked , yo rep from to last 2 sts, k2. ' Vv i. gt in gt j r

Trinity Stitch Mult Of Sts Plus

Trinity stitch, also called bramble stitch, creates a pretty bobble effect. When knit in a tightly spun traditional wool on the needles specified for the yarn, it can look crisp and firm. The sample shown, knit with big needles in one strand of super-bulky yarn and one strand of mohair held together, looks airy and soft. 2 Row 2 WS Ki, ki, pi, ki into the next st, p3tog rep from to last st, ki. 3 Row 4 Ki, p3tog, ki, pi, ki into the next st rep from to last st, ki. 4 Rep rows 1-4 for trinity...

Corrugated Rib Hand Warmer Even No of

This is a fun rib to work and is a good way to practice 2-color knitting. You can work it as a 2x2 rib if your stitch count is divisible by 4. You need two colors, A and B, and you cast on in A. 1 Rnd 1 K1 in A, kl in B rep from to end of rnd. 2 Rnd 2 K1 in A, pl in B rep from to end of rnd. 3 Rep rnd 2 until hand warmer measures 4 5, 6, 7, 8 inches from beg. 4 Go to Make Thumbhole All Styles, on the next page, and work thumbhole as specified. 5 Cont in patt for approx 1 inch more. 7 Go to...

Double Vertical Decrease

This double decrease results in symmetrical shaping with a raised vertical stitch in the center. It is worked on the front side of a piece of knitting. It is sometimes called slip 2, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over. O Insert the right needle into the next 2 stitches on the left needle as if to knit them together and then slip them off the left needle and onto the right needle. 2 Knit the next stitch from the left needle. 3 Use the left needle to pick up both slipped stitches at the same...

Increase Multiple Stitches

The following are a few of the techniques you can use to increase 2 stitches. DOUBLE BAR INCREASE This increase is called a double bar increase because you use the bar increase method twice in one row to shape symmetrically. It is usually done over an odd number of stitches, on the front side of a piece of knitting, and in the center of the row of knitting. For a refresher on bar increases, see page 246. 1 Knit across to the stitch before the center stitch known as the axis stitch and then work...

Rectangular Shawl With Knitin Border Cast On

You can work any of the three stitch patterns provided on page 20 for this shawl. Or you can substitute a stitch pattern that is a multiple of 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12 sts. Just be aware that the first and last 2 sts of every row are knit to form the garter stitch edging. The first and last two rows of the shawl are also worked in garter stitch. 3 Next row RS K2, work row 1 of st patt across to last 2 sts, k2. 4 Next row WS K2, work row 2 of st patt across to last 2 sts, k2. 5 Continue working st patt...

Finish and Attach Handles

2 Steam to block and neaten the handles, if your yarn's care instructions allow, taking care not to mash ribs or cables. 3 Sew handle ends neatly and firmly to the inside edges of the bag. If you must have the stitches go all the way through the knitting, consider attaching a decorative button on the front to conceal the stitches. Lining your knitted bag is easy. The lining will protect your knitting and enable the bag to safely hold all kinds of items. Choose a lining fabric that complements...

Make Neckband

You can work the neckband in a number of ways. One option is to sew both shoulder seams and then pick up stitches and work the neckband in the round. Another way is to sew one shoulder seam and then pick up stitches and work the neckband in rows, sewing the neckband seam later. These are just a couple of approaches, however you can also pick up stitches and then knit a collar, or you can work a decorative edging. See Appendix A for more on knit collars and decorative edgings. Note When picking...

All Tunics Right Front

1 Work as for your left front, reversing armhole, neck, and shoulder shaping. 2 Go to Make Neckband, Button Bands, and Armbands All Tunics, page 158. MAKE NECKBAND, BUTTON BANDS, AND ARMBANDS ALL TUNICS When making a neckband, button bands, or armbands, be sure to pick up sts evenly. When picking up stitches along a vertical or shaped edge, remember that row height is less than stitch width pick up approximately 3 stitches every 4 rows or 4 stitches every 5 rows. If you are working an edging...

Square Armhole Sleeve

1 Cont without further shaping until sleeve measures at least 6' 2 8' 2, 10' 2, 12' 2, WA inches from CO edge for baby child version or 18 18' 2, 19, 19' 2, 20, 20' 2 inches from CO edge for adult version AND you have 1 inch of knitting beyond the last inc row. 3 Go to Block All Sweaters, page 206. Angled Armhole Sleeve Cap 1 Cont without further shaping until sleeve measures 6' 2 8' 2, 10' 2, 12' 2, 14 2 inches from CO edge for baby child version or 18 18' 2, 19, 19' 2, 20, 20' 2 inches from...

Nautical Cable Panel St Panel

Here's a traditional cable that is perfect for fisherman's knits. This pattern includes the following abbreviations C6B Slip the next 3 sts to a cable needle cn and hold at back, knit the next 3 sts, k3 from cn. C6F Slip the next 3 sts to a cn and hold at front, knit the next 3 sts, k3 from cn. T5B Slip the next 2 sts to cn and hold at back, knit the next 3 sts, p2 from cn. T5F Slip the next 3 sts to cn and hold at front, purl the next 2 sts, k3 from cn. O Rows 1 and 5 RS P2, k3, p4, k6, p4,...

Shape Toe Star Toe Shaping

This toe shaping is achieved by knitting 2 stitches together 4 times evenly around. It results in a nice round toe that requires no extra finishing. Note You can reinforce the toe by carrying along with your yarn a strand of polyester sewing thread. O place a split-ring marker halfway across the stitches on needle 2, dividing them in half. 2 Rnd 1 K to last 2 sts on needle 1, k2tog k to last 2 sts before marker on needle 2, k2tog k to last 2 sts on needle 2, k2tog k to last 2 sts on needle 3,...

Cast On Back All Styles

1 CO sts for your size and gauge according to Table 2. Note If you want to work an edging that requires a different number of sts than that specified for your size and gauge in Table 2, you can cast on I or 2 fewer sts and work the edging to one row before the end. Increase back to the stitch count specified in Table 2 on the last edging row. 2 Choose one of the edgings from pages 166-167 and work for desired length, ending with a WS row. 3 Beg with a knit row, work in St st until back measures...

Right Index Finger

1 Put rem sts held on loose yarn onto 2 dpns, dividing evenly. 2 Rejoin working yarn and pick up and k from the base of the middle finger at the CO sts the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in the second column of Table 14. You should have on the needles for the index finger the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in the third column of Table 14. Join these sts into a rnd for the index finger. 3 Knit until the finger measures approx 17 gt -13 4 13i-2, 2-214, 274-23 4,...

Zigzag Lace Mult Of Sts Plus

Here's a lively openwork pattern that works up over only four rows. 1 Row 1 RS K1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1 rep from to end. 3 Row 3 K2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3 rep from to last 5 sts, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2. 4 Rep rows 1-4 for zigzag lace. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

Cardigan with Angled Armhole Left Front Round Neck Shaping

O Next row RS -Shape armhole Dec 1 st beg every RS row the number of times specified for your size and gauge in Table 63. You should have rem the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 64. Table 63. Cardigan Front, Angled Armhole Armhole Shaping No. of Times to Dec 1 St Beg Every RS Row Table 64. Cardigan Front, Angled Armhole Stitches Remaining After Armhole Shaping No. of Sts After Angled Armhole Shaping Table 62. Cardigan Front, Square Armhole and Round Neck Finish Shoulder...

Cardigan with Square or Rounded Armhole Left Front Initial Shaping

1 Next row RS BO beg this row the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 52. You should have rem the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 53. 3 Depending on which armhole and neck style you're working, go to either Cardigan with Square Armhole Left Front Round-Neck Shaping, page 193, Cardigan with Rounded Armhole Left Front Round-Neck Shaping, page 195, or Cardigan with Any Armhole Style Left Front V-Neck Shaping, page 197. Table 52. Cardigan Front, Square...

Pullover with Straight Armhole Front VNeck Shaping

1 Beg v-neck shaping Dec 1 st at neck edge by k2tog at end of every RS row until you have rem the number of sts indicated for your size and gauge in Table 42. 2 Continue without further shaping until front measures same as back at beg shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row. 3 Next row RS -Beg shoulder shaping BO beg this row the number of sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 43. 5 Next row RS BO rem shoulder sts. Table 44 shows how many sts this should be for your size and gauge. 6...

How to Attach a Zipper

Be sure that the edge that the zipper is sewn to is the same length as the zipper, or your garment will be distorted. 1 With the zipper closed and the RS of your garment facing, pin the zipper along and under the front edges so that the edges are almost touching each other and so that they cover the teeth of the zipper. 2 Still working on the RS, use a contrast color thread to baste the zipper to the sweater edges to temporarily hold it in place. Make sure your stitches are close to the zipper...

Woven Cable Stitch Mult Of

Crochet Woven Cable

This pattern, which looks like real basketweave, includes the following abbreviations C4F Slip the next 2 sts to a cable needle cn and hold at front, knit the next 2 sts, k2 from cn. C4B Slip the next 2 sts to a cn and hold at back, knit the next 2 sts, k2 from cn. O Row l RS C4F rep from to end. 3 Row 3 K2, C4B rep from to last 2 sts, k2. 4 Rep rows l-4 for woven cable stitch.

Roundneck Pullover Neckband

You work this edging back and forth in rows, using a short circular needle or double-pointed needles one size smaller than the needles used for the sweater body. 1 Sew right shoulder seam and steam, if yarn's care instructions allow. For information on seams, see pages 163 and 253-256. 2 With RS facing, use short circ needle or dpns to pick up and k sts evenly down left front neck to holder, k across the center neck sts from holder, pick up and k the same number of sts up the right front neck...

Heel Stitch Flap

This flap is worked in a slip 1, knit 1 pattern that produces a sturdy heel. 1 Row 1 RS Sll purlwise wyib, kl rep from to end of row. 2 Row 2 Sll purlwise wyif, purl to end of row. 3 Rep rows 1 and 2 until you have worked the number of rows specified for your size and gauge in Table 6. Note Use a row counter to keep track of rows. The heel flap should be approximately square. 4 Go to Turn Heel All Socks, on the next page. I am worried that my knit socks will wear at the heels and ruin all my...

Garter Stitch Edge

This edge produces a neat, flat border. When working in the round, you alternate purl and knit rounds for garter stitch. 3 Rep rnds 1 and 2 until edge measures approx 'A 1, 1 inch. Ribbed Edge If your stitch count is a multiple of 4 sts, you can work this edge as 2x2 rib. 1 Rnd 1 K1, p1 rep from to end of rnd. 2 Rep rnd 1 until edge measures approx 'k 1, 1 inch. Seed Stitch Edge This edge may have a larger gauge than the body of the bag because alternating knit and purl stitches every stitch...

Calculating Yardage

To estimate the yarn needed for a sweater, you need to knit a 4-inch square swatch in the stitch pattern that will be used for the sweater. You also need to calculate the area of each sweater piece, based on your schematic. Here's how you do that 1 Multiply the width of the back of the sweater by the length and then multiply this number by 2. For example, if your sweater width is 20 inches and length is 23 inches, you multiply 20 by 23 to get 460 square inches for one piece. You multiply 460 by...

Undulating Rib Mult Of Sts Plus

This pattern is worked like a 2x2 rib, but the addition of twisted stitches and yarn overs gives it a cabled look. 1 Row l WS K2, p2, k2 rep from to end. 2 Row 2 RS P2, k2tog tbl then knit same 2 sts tog through front loops , p2 rep from to end. 3 Row 3 K2, pl, yo, pl, k2 rep from to end. 4 Row 4 P2, sll wyib, kl, psso, kl, p2 rep from to end. 5 Rep rows l-4 for undulating rib.

Tailored Waist Shaping

You can work a tailored waistline into the body of a sweater by using a series of gradual decreases from the cast-on edge to the waist, followed by the same number of gradual increases from the waist to the armhole. The general rule is to decrease 4 inches total for a tailored waist Decrease 2 inches worth of stitches on the back and 2 inches on the front. For a cardigan, decrease 2 inches on the back and 1 inch on each side edge of the front pieces. To work such a waist, you cast on according...

Pillared Knot Stitch Mult Of Sts Plus

This beautiful stitch pattern can get very tight, so if you want your shawl to hang nicely, use a soft yarn on a bigger needle than specified. 1 Row 1 RS K1, p3tog, without slipping stitches from the left needle, bring yarn to back and knit the same 3 stitches together without slipping stitches from the left needle, bring yarn to the front and purl the 3 stitches together , k1 rep from to end of row. 3 Rep rows 1 and 2 for pillared knot stitch.

Cluster Rib Panel St Panel

This pattern uses a cable needle but does not involve actually moving stitches around. The clusters are formed by wrapping at regular intervals the stitches that make up the rib panel. o Rows l, 5, 7, 9, 11, l3, and l5 RS P2, k2, p2 rep from twice. 2 Row 2, 4, 6, 8, l0, l2, l4, and l6 K2, p2, k2 rep from twice. 3 Row 3 P2, k2, p2, k2 rep from once slip the last l0 sts worked from the right needle onto cn and wrap working yarn around these l0 sts, counterclockwise, three times, then slip the...

How To Pick Up Stitches Along A Curved Edge

You sometimes need to pick up stitches along a curved edge, such as with neck shaping. 1 Starting at the top-right corner, with the RS facing, insert the needle into the center of the V of the first stitch, just below the bound-off edge of the shaping. 2 Wrap the working yarn around the needle, as you would to knit, holding a 6-inch tail, as shown. 3 Pick up all the stitches on the horizontal section of the shaping until you get to the vertical section. 4 Continue picking up stitches, skipping...

Lazy Daisy Stitch

You can use lazy daisy stitch to embroider flowers onto your knitting. You can use a French knot in the center of each flower. 1 Bring the needle through from back to front, pulling the yarn through and leaving a 6-inch tail at the back. 2 Hold the yarn in a loop and reinsert the needle right next to where it came out in step 1 bring the needle back out over the loop a petal-sized stitch away. 3 Insert the needle just below the loop that is the end of the petal and then bring it back out to the...

How To Make A Pompom

1 Cut two pieces of cardboard into circles the size you want your pompom to be. Cut a pie piece out of each circle and then cut a circle out of the center of each of the circles. The two pieces should be identical. 2 Match up the two cardboard pieces, one on top of the other, and wrap the yarn around them tightly and densely. Cut the yarn end. Note Use less yarn for a loose pompom and more yarn for a dense pompom. 3 Insert the scissors between the two circles and under the yarn, as shown. Cut...

Finish Shawl All Triangular Shawls

2 Lightly steam to block, if necessary and if your yarn's care instructions allow. Lace patterns benefit from blocking. Be sure to open the stitch pattern up a bit as you block and take care not to mash delicate stitch patterns. 3 Embellish with fringe, pompoms, tassels, or edging of your choice, if desired. See Appendix A for a few ideas. Using Other Stitch Patterns for a Triangular Shawl You can adapt the triangular shawl to new stitch patterns. You need to perform increases every other row...

How To Make An Inset Pocket

Inset pockets have a less noticeable appearance than patch pockets, as the front of the pocket is actually your knit garment. You knit the back of the pocket, or the lining, separately and put it on a stitch holder ahead of time then you incorporate it when knitting the face of the garment that contains the pocket. You should follow your pattern's instructions for size and placement of an inset pocket. The following steps illustrate how to create an inset pocket. 1 Knit the pocket lining s to...

Attach Sleeves All Sweaters

This chapter covers many different ways to shape armholes and sleeve caps, but all the sleeves are attached in a similar manner. After blocking all pieces, working the edging on the neck, and joining and pressing shoulder seams, you can attach the sleeves. O Find the center of the sleeve cap by folding the sleeve in half lengthwise and then mark the center with a pin. 0 Pin the center of the sleeve cap to the shoulder seam, with the RS facing each other, and then pin the rest of the sleeve cap...

Mini Scallops

This is a pretty little edging that is easy to do and adds a delicate touch. You start the edging with a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and end with a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1, so plan the body of your garment based on the resulting stitch count. 1 Row 1 RS K1, yo, k5, pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th sts over the 1st st and off , yo rep from to last st, k1. You now have a multiple of 2 sts plus 3 on your needle. 2 Row 2 WS P1, p1, yo, k1 tbl all in next st, p1 rep from to end. You now have...