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swatch diaries Volume One: Away/Japan by carrie bostick hoge first released in 2009

welcome


japan

Asuka Kyoto

Nara

Kashihara


yarn

Olympus

Darumaings

Noro


knitting pattern


Kashihara Cowl designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge finished size: 281⁄4 (311⁄2, 341⁄2, 371⁄2, 403⁄4, 433⁄4)" yarn: 525 yd [480 m] bulky weight yarn model garment used 4 skeins of Noro Transitions needles: one each 16", 24" and 29" US size 10 or size to obtain gauge gauge 13: sts and 21 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch ABBREVIATIONS beg CO k1-f/b meas pc pm rem RS st(s) WS

begin(ning) cast on Knit into the front loop, then the back loop of next st (1 st increased). measures piece place marker remain(ing) Right Side sts Wrong Side

PATTERN STITCHES Stockinette Stitch (St st) Circular: knit all sts every round Straight: knit on Right Side, purl on Wrong Side. Garter Stitch (Gtr St) Cirular: Round 1 purl Round 2 knit Three Needle Bind Off Method: Slip the sts from holders onto each of 2 double pointed needles; with the RS of garment pieces together (to form ridge on inside of garment), hold the needles parallel. With a third dpn knit the first st of front and back needles together, *knit next st from each needle together, (2 sts on RH needle), BO one st; rep from * until all sts are BO.


BODY With longest circular needles, CO 92 (102, 112, 122, 132, 142) sts; pm for beg-of-rnd and join to work in-the-rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Begin Circular Gtr st and work for 46 (51, 56, 61, 66, 71) sts, pm to separate front and back sts, work rem 46 (51, 56, 61, 66, 71) sts to end. Work until pc meas 1” from the beg. Change to Circular St st. Work until pc meas 121⁄2 (13, 13, 131⁄2, 131⁄2)" from beg, end on a WS row. Next Rnd Divide for front and back as follows: Work all the way across round to last 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts. BO 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14) sts, removing marker, work to 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts before marker, BO 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14)sts — 42 (45, 48, 51, 54, 57) sts rem for each side. Work Each side separately. FRONT (WS) Purl. Shape Armhole, dec row: (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 — 40 (43, 46, 49, 52, 55) sts rem. Purl 1 row. (RS) Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) time. (RS)Rep dec row 0 (0, 1, 1, 1) more time — 40 (41, 42, 45, 48, 51) sts. Continue working in St st until pc meas 6 (61⁄2, 7, 71⁄2, 8, 81⁄2)" from beg of armhole, end RS row. Next (WS) Row: pm between center 14 (15, 16, 17, 20, 21) sts. Shape Neck: Work to first marker, join second ball of yarn, BO center sts between markers — 13 (13, 13, 14, 14, 15) sts rem on each side. Working each side at the same time: BO 2 sts at neck edge for 2 rows — 11 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13) sts rem on each side. Next RS row, dec row:(RS) Work to 4 sts before neck edge, k2tog, k2; on other side, k2, ssk, k to end. (WS) purl. Rep last 2 rows 1 time more — 9 (9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) sts rem for shoulder. Place sts on waste yarn or holder. BACK Work as for Front.


FINISHING With RS body pcs facing each other; join shoulders using the Three Needle BO method. Cowl: With medium length needles pick up 54 (56, 58, 60, 66, 68) sts, pm for beg-of-rnd and join to work in-the-rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Begin Circular Gtr St: Work 9 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) sts, pm, work 9 (10, 11, 10, 11, 12) sts, pm, work for 18 (18, 18, 20, 22, 22) sts, pm, work 9 (10, 11, 10, 11, 12) sts, pm, work to end. Work in Circular Gtr St until cowl meas 2" from beg, end with a purl row. Shape Cowl, inc rnd: *Work to 1 st before marker, k1-f/b; rep from * 3 times — 58 (60, 62, 64, 70, 72) sts. Work 5 rnds as est. Rep inc rnd 1 time — 62 (64, 66, 68, 74, 76) sts. Work for 3 rnds. Rep last 4 rnds 4 times more. Rep inc rnd 1 time—82 (84, 86, 88, 94, 96) sts. Work until pc meas 8" from beg of cowl. BO all sts. Armhole: With shortest needles pick up 50 (55, 60, 65, 70, 75) sts, pm for beg-of-rnd and join to work in-the-rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Begin Circular Gtr St: Work for 1 rnd. BO all sts. Rep for other armhole. Block if desired.



Away / Japan