Friday, May 16, 2008

Little Something

Size:
Finished bust circumference 36 (40, 44).

Yarn :
Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets,
1 (1, 2) skein Kid Mohair (Kilm), 1 skein Goldie Blocks (Blurb Point).

Material:
4” and 16” circular needle size US 8 / 5 mm
Tapestry needle. 10 beads.

Gauge:
5 sts = 1” over st st.

CO 180 (200, 220) sts on 24“ circular needle

Band edging:
Row 1: K45 (50, 55), pm, k90 (100, 110), pm, k45 (50, 55)
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K3, yo, k2tog* repeat to end of row.
Row 4 – 6: Knit.
Repeat Row 3 – 6 another 2 times.

Front edge shaping:
Continue to knit in st st and dec 1 st at beg and end of row (RS) every 4th row 6 (7, 8) times.
Dec 1 st at beg and end of row every 6th row 5 (6, 8) times.
Set aside when piece measures 6 (6 ¼ , 7)”.

Sleeves:
With 16” circular needle CO 64 (72, 76) sts, pm and join carefully not to twist.
Row 1: P
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4: *K3, yo, k2tog*
Repeat rows 1 – 3 one time.
Continue in st st for another 7(9, 13) rows. On next row knit until 5 sts before marker. Put 5 sts before marker and 5 sts after marker on a holder and remove marker. Break yarn leaving a long enough tail to craft these 10 underarm sts. Put the other sleeve sts on holder or scrap yarn; set aside and work second sleeve in the same manner.

Raglan Yoke:
Join all pieces as following:
With RS facing k across right front to 5 sts before marker.
Put these 5 sts and the following 5 sts on a holder and remove marker.
Pm and knit across sts of right sleeve, pm.
Knit across next 85 (95, 105) body sts (5sts before marker).
Put next 10 sts on holder and remove marker. Pm and knit across sts of left sleeve, pm and knit across sts of left front.
Now there will be for markers where body and sleeves are joined. These will be important for the foll decreases.
Next row: Knit 2 sts before marker *ssk, sl m, k2tog* rep 3 more times.
Work 3 rows even.
Dec 8 sts every 4 rows this way 2 (3, 1) times.
Dec 8 sts in this manner every other row 22 (24, 29) times.

At the same time continue to finish your front edge shaping.
BO all sts.
Craft underarm sts (on holder) with
Kitchener st.
Weave in ends.

Closure:

Cut three pieces of Goldie Blocks, 108 (120, 132)” long. Block them carefully on lowest heat to avoid crinkles. Weave them through yo holes in band edging beginning at right front alternating the starting direction
(WS – RS) for each strand. Make sure the tails do have the same length on both sides.
Make a knot with all three strands on both sides close to the front edgings, braid the strands for a couple of inches, make a knot. Put one bead on each end of strands and make a knot. Cut 2 strands for sleeve edging. Weave through yo holes (one on each sleeve).
The starting and finishing hole will be the same one. Sting a bead on each end and make a knot.

pm = Place marker
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
ssk = slip slip knit

Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard


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