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FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS s EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS Winter 2016 TM

Projects, tips & techniques for every knitter

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Quick knits & MATCHING SETS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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Winter 2016 Projects, tips & techniques for every knitter

PROJECTS Instant Classics

Simple Pleasures

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50 Northern Lights Poncho

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Winter Wonderland Aran Sweater Melissa Leapman Vertical Stripes Pullover Kristen TenDyke Vertical Stripes Cardigan Kristen TenDyke Lytle Cowl & Hat Lynn Di Cristina Barcelona Pullover Quenna Lee Nordic Winter Hat & Cowl Set Melissa Metzbower

Comforts of Home

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Marly Bird Chain Links Set Jen Hagan Daddy & Me Hats Fatimah Hinds Mommy & Me Hoods Lisa Jacobs Supernova Cowl Lisa Jacobs Color Boxes Cardigan Kennita Tully

Evening Glamour 68 Complete with a Bow Wrap

30 Window Cat Child’s Cardigan

Faye Kennington

Jennifer Raymond Circus Train Caboose Megan Kreiner Lodge Pullover Shaina Bilow Feather Throw Faye Kennington Diamonds Swatch-Cloth Lorna Miser

70 Anticipation Pullover

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Nadya Stallings

73 Starry Night Tunic 76

Erica Schlueter Shades of White Shawl Melissa Leapman

FEATURE 41 A Method Without Madness: Converting Patterns for Virtually Seamless Knitting Laura Hulslander

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Editor’s Letter Bookshelf Fun Finds Basic Knitting Trendspotting Melissa Leapman

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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EDITORIAL Content Strategist: Lisa Shroyer Editor: Deborah Gerish Managing Editor: Rachel Koon Assistant Editor: Sara Dudek

When I was in the third grade, my teacher let me go into the “big kids” room in our tiny school library. I chose a book, took it home, and probably finished it by the next day. I’ve never forgotten that day or that book, The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This beloved children’s book chronicled the winter of 1880–1881 in De Smet, Dakota Territory. Imagine surviving seven months of cold, huddled around a straw-burning stove and eating little but coarse bread for most of that time! At the time, it didn’t occur to me that this was an ages-old reaction to cold weather. Long dark nights, the constant threat of starvation, and (sob) the absence of warm knitted sweaters have dominated the human experience until relatively recently. No wonder societies all around the globe have developed midwinter rituals and community celebrations to welcome back the sunshine and feast on the last remaining fresh food. Even today, with our electric lighting, grocery stores, and central heating, people gather together in wintertime. We love to play outside in the cold and then warm up with hot drinks, relax together on weekends, and stuff ourselves with delicious meals at holiday tables. Now you can enjoy all these activities in stylish handknits designed for everybody in the family. For our theme in this issue, “In Good Company,” we offer nine sweaters, six accessories, four home décor projects, three wraps, and a partridge in a—wait, no, that’s something else. Best of all, we’ve got some wonderful knitted sets to encourage togetherness. Check out the Chain Links Set, Mommy & Me Hoods, and the Daddy & Me Hats, where designers paired adult-sized and child-sized gear for cold weather. (Maybe your kids won’t borrow grown-up clothes if they have their own.) There are also lovely hat and cowl sets for adult women, plus a his-andhers pair of sweaters. Finally, check out the luxury yarns and sparkliness of our Evening Glamour story: two party-ready women’s sweaters and two beautiful wraps for special occasions. I hope you’ll love these projects designed for timeless appeal, cozy comfort, or evening elegance. I wish you a wonderful winter season, filled with good company and plenty of food, that doesn’t last for seven months.

Thank You A special heartfelt thank you to our hosts for the photo shoot, who opened their homes for this issue! Dennis Lengle and Elinor Hitchner shared their wonderful home with a breathtaking view of the Rockies, and D.R. Horton Builders welcomed us in to their beautifully decorated model homes. Thank you to their sales representatives David Robinson, Wendy Morgan, and Roger Wardlaw for their efforts in making it possible. To see more of their homes, please visit www.drhorton.com/colorado.

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BOOKSHELF

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Books to inspire every knitter! Cozy Stash-Busting Knits BY JEN LUCAS

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Jen Lucas, author of Sock-Yarn Shawls, has an all-new knitting book to help you work through your stash. If you’re looking for a great book packed with small projects, Cozy Stash-Busting Knits fits that need perfectly. Filled with twenty-two patterns for hats, scarves, cowls, and more, you’ll find yourself emptying your yarn bins in no time (so you’ll need new yarn). The patterns are organized by yarn weight; pick your yarn and then find the perfect pattern for it. Each pattern also includes tips on customizing and altering the pattern slightly if you just have to use your bulky yarn for a DK-weight project. The yarn substitution discussion at the back will ensure each project becomes a success. Martingale, 2016, 95 pages, $24.99

Weekend Wraps BY CECILY GLOWIK MACDONALD & MELISSA LABARRE

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The authors of Weekend Hats are back with some bigger weekend projects. They have gathered some of your favorite knitting designers for a unique design challenge: using only worsted-weight or thicker yarns, design a wrap that someone could make in a long weekend of knitting. The result is this beautiful book of eighteen quick-to-knit cowls, scarves, and shawls. Make these projects over the weekend so you can curl up in them the rest of the week. Knitters who love finishing projects fast will turn to this book again and again. Don’t miss the illustrations at the back that will help you brush up on all your knitting skills. Interweave, 2016, 127 pages, $24.99

The Knitter’s Journal: From Swatch to Stash BY JANE KLEIN

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The Knitter’s Journal is the perfect book for knitters who love organization. It provides space to organize your swatches, yarns, and knitting thoughts in one convenient place. The book begins with fabulous knitting resources: read about standard graphing symbols and knitting abbreviations, learn how to read a yarn label, or consult handy tables of yarn weights, standard garment sizes, and so much more. The journal part of the book lets you record your needle inventory or set up a knitting calendar. Use the graph paper to help with your design work, or utilize the special pocket pages to hold your swatches. There are even a needle gauge and ruler at the back! This is the essential knitting book you always wanted. Jane’s Knitting Kits, 2016, 119 pages, $29.95

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FUN FINDS

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New products just for you! Yarn Cases a BY WALKER

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These mesh cases are the perfect solution to tangled yarn. Use them as you knit to keep yarn from rolling across the floor; store your projects in them for travel or hibernation. Cases are available in two different sizes and a large range of colors, so you can find one perfect for any project. If you like these yarn cases, check out other Walker bags to hold knitting needles, notions, and large projects. Retail Price: $32.00–$36.00 walkerbags.com

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Soothe your sore knitting hands with Yarn Balm from Stinging Nettle Apothecary. These chemicalfree products relieve your skin after a long day of crafting. Rub on the balm, and your hands (and all the yarn your hands can touch) will be moisturized and clean. Choose between unscented or the all-natural Lavender Bergamot. Retail Price: $8.00 stingingnettleapothecary.com

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Save your favorite knits from pilling with this handy travel fuzz remover from Gleener. This useful set is easy to throw into your knitting bag or suitcase, where it’s ready to tackle any type of garment. The bottom surface of the case features a lint brush that removes pet hair and dander from your knits. The side of the case has a place for three interchangeable edges: Edge One removes pilling from bulky woolen or synthetic projects, Edge Two is perfect for cashmere or merino, and Edge Three is for those delicate silk projects you want to treat with extra care. Make your knitting last longer with this fuzz remover.

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INSTANT CLASSICS

Winter Wonderland Aran Sweater KKKK Skill Level

If your closet doesn’t contain an Aran sweater in natural tones, it should—both for its classic good looks and the chance to show off your knitting skills. This cozy turtleneck features central front and back intertwined cable panels flanked by narrow columns of cable on a seed stitch background.

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46½, 50)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39"; modeled with 2" of positive ease. Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco

Cloud (70% undyed merino wool, 30% undyed baby alpaca; 164 yd [150 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #1801 cream, 10 (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.

16 (17, 17, 18, 19)"

2¾"

back & front

17½ (19½, 21¼, 23¼, 25)"

21½ (21½, 21, 20½, 20½)"

Finished Size 35 (39, 42½,

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14"

Yarn Weight

8 (8½, 8½, 9, 9½)"

3½ (4, 4½, 5, 5½)"

sleeve

9¼"

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm):

straight and 16" circular (cir). Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge 17 sts and 30 rows = 4" in Seed st on larger needles; 36 sts of Chart B = 5½" wide.

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Note • This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

Stitch Guide K2, P2 Rib: (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS) *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2 (WS) *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

Seed Stitch: (odd number of sts) Row 1 *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep Row 1 for patt.

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Back With smaller straight needles, CO 98 (106, 114, 122, 130) sts. Work in K2, P2 rib (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 2¼" from CO, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles. Next row (RS) Work in Seed st (see Stitch Guide) over 17 (21, 25, 29, 33) sts, place marker (pm), p2, work Chart A over 12 sts, work Chart B over 36 sts, work Chart A over 12 sts, p2, pm, work in Seed st to end. Next row (WS) Work in Seed st to m, sl m, k2, work Chart A over 12 sts, work Chart B over 36 sts, work Chart A over 12 sts, k2, sl m, work in Seed st to end. Cont in patt as established until piece measures 14" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armholes: BO 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts at beg of next 2 rows—82 (86, 90, 94, 98) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8½, 8½, 9, 9½)", ending with a WS row. Shape shoulders: BO 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then BO 7 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows—44 sts rem. BO all sts.

Front Work as for back until armhole measures 6 (6½, 6½, 7, 7½)", ending with a WS row. Shape neck: Next row (RS) Work 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts in patt and place these sts on holder for left front, BO 14 sts, work in patt to end—34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts rem for right front. Right front: Work 1 WS row. At beg of

RS rows, BO 6 sts once, BO 4 sts once, BO 2 sts 2 times, then BO 1 st once—19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8½, 8½, 9, 9½)", ending with a RS row. Shape shoulder: At beg of WS rows, BO 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts 2 times, then BO 7 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts once—no sts rem. Left front: Return 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) left front sts to needles and, with WS facing, rejoin yarn. At beg of WS rows, BO 6 sts once, BO 4 sts once, BO 2 sts 2 times, then BO 1 st once—19 (21, 23, Love of Knitting | Winter 2016

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25, 27) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8½, 8½, 9, 9½)", ending with a WS row. Shape shoulder: At beg of RS rows, BO 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) sts 2 times, then BO 7 (7, 7, 9, 9) sts once—no sts rem.

0, 4)th row 10 (6, 8, 0, 8) times, then every 10 (8, 8, 6, 6)th row 4 (10, 8, 18, 12) times, working new sts into Seed st—69 (73, 73, 77, 81) sts. Work even until piece measures 21½ (21½, 21, 20½, 20½)" from CO, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

Sleeves

Finishing

With smaller straight needles, CO 38 sts. Work in K2, P2 rib until piece measures 2¼" from CO, inc 1 st on last WS row—39 sts. Change to larger needles. Work in Seed st for 8 (6, 6, 4, 4) rows, ending with a WS row. Inc row (RS) P1, M1, work in patt as established to last st, M1, p1—2 sts inc’d. Cont in Seed st, rep inc row every 8 (6, 6,

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Neckband: With cir needle and RS facing, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 92 sts evenly around neck edge. Pm and join in the rnd. Next rnd *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Cont in rib patt for 3½". BO all sts in patt. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew sleeve and side seams. Weave in ends. s

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Vertical Stripes Pullover KKKK Skill Level

Designer Kristen TenDyke says she’s obsessed with ribbing and garter stitch combinations these days—she loves the contrast between horizontal and vertical lines. This shapely fitted pullover for women in vivid yellow has a companion cardigan on page 16.

PLUS SIZE

Designed by Kristen TenDyke 6 (6¼, 6¾, 7¼, 7¼, 7½, 7½)" 3 (3¼, 3½, 3¾, 4, 4¼, 4¾)" 7 (7½, 8, 8¼, 9¼, 9½, 10)"

3½ (3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 3¾, 4, 4)" Yarn Weight

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Finished Size 29½ (33¾, 38,

Yarn Rowan Pure Wool

Superwash Worsted (100% superwash wool; 219 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #132 buttercup, 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge 19 sts and 29 rnds

= 4" in K4, P1 Rib on larger needles, slightly stretched. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily .com/glossary.

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12¾ (13½, 14¼, 14¾, 16, 16½, 17¼)"

8½"

26 (30¼, 34½, 38¾, 43, 47¼, 51¼)"

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7

(4.5 mm): 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

body

16"

42, 46¼, 50½, 54¾)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 33¾"; modeled with 1¾" of positive ease.

18½"

29½ (33¾, 38, 42, 46¼, 50½, 54¾)"

in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the yoke. • Incorporate increases and decreases into rib pattern, working the purl version of the increase (M1LP for M1L, M1RP for M1R) or decrease (p2tog for k2tog, ssp for ssk) as appropriate.

Stitch Guide K4, P1 Rib: (multiple of 5 sts) Rnd 1 *K2, p1, k2; rep from * to end. Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Sleeves Using smaller dpn and the long-tail method, CO 40 sts. Join in the rnd as foll: Sl 1 pwise wyb, bring yarn

forward between needles, return sl st to left needle, turn. Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd. [Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd] 4 times. Knit 1 rnd. Change to larger dpn. Work in K4, P1 rib (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 2" from CO. Shape sleeve: Inc rnd K1, M1L (or M1LP, see Notes), work to last st, M1R, k1—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc rnd every 14 (12, 10, 8, 8, 8, 6)th rnd 2 (1, 4, 14, 5, 2, 16) more time(s), then every 12 (10, 8, 0, 6, 6, 4)th rnd 7 (10, 9, 0, 12, 16, 4) times—60 (64, 68, 70, 76, 78, 82) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 18½" from CO. Next rnd Remove m, work 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts, place last 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts worked on holder for underarm, place 50 (52, 54, 54, 58, 58, 60) rem sts on separate holder.

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Body

Yoke

With smaller cir needle, CO 140 (160, 180, 200, 220, 240, 260) sts. Join in the rnd as for sleeves. Pm for beg of rnd. [Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd] 4 times. Knit 1 rnd. Change to larger cir needle. Work in K4, P1 rib until piece measures 1" from CO. Next rnd Work 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) sts, pm for side, work to end. Shape waist: Dec rnd *K1, k2tog, work to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1, sl m; rep from * once more—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 18th rnd 3 more times—124 (144, 164, 184, 204, 224, 244) sts rem. Work 15 rnds even. Inc rnd *K1, M1L, work to 1 st before m, M1R, k1; rep from * once more—4 sts inc’d. Rep inc rnd every 12th rnd 3 more times—140 (160, 180, 200, 220, 240, 260) sts. Work even until piece measures 16" from CO. Divide for front and back: Next rnd Work 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts, place last 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts worked on holder for underarm removing m, work to m, work 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts, place last 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts worked on holder for underarm removing m, work to end—60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts rem each for front and back.

Joining rnd Pm for beg of rnd, work 50 (52, 54, 54, 58, 58, 60) held left sleeve sts, pm, work 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) front sts, pm, work 50 (52, 54, 54, 58, 58, 60) held right sleeve sts, pm, work 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) back sts—220 (240, 260, 276, 300, 316, 336) sts total. Shape armholes: Body dec rnd *Work to m, sl m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m; rep from * once more—4 sts dec’d. Rep body dec rnd every rnd 1 (2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13) more time(s)—212 (228, 240, 248, 260, 268, 280) sts rem: 56 (62, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80) sts each for front and back, 50 (52, 54, 54, 58, 58, 60) sts for each sleeve. Work 1 rnd even. Shape sleeve caps: Cap dec rnd *K2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work to m, sl m; rep from * once more—4 sts dec’d. Rep cap dec rnd every other rnd 10 (10, 11, 11, 13, 12, 13) more times—168 (184, 192, 200, 204, 216, 224) sts rem: 56 (62, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80) sts each for front and back and 28 (30, 30, 30, 30, 32, 32) sts for each sleeve. Shape front neck and sleeve caps: Dec rnd K2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work 23 (26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33) sts, BO 10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14, 14) sts for front neck, work to m, sl m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work to end—154 (170, 176,

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182, 186, 198, 206) sts rem: 23 (26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33) sts for each front, 26 (28, 28, 28, 28, 30, 30) sts for each sleeve, and 56 (62, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80) for back. Break yarn. Slip left sleeve and left front sts from left to right needle and beg working back and forth in rows. With WS facing, rejoin yarn. Work 1 WS row in rib patt as established (knit the knits and purl the purls). Neck and cap dec row (RS) K1, k2tog, work to m, sl m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work to m, sl m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, work to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—6 sts dec’d. Rep neck and cap dec row every other row 8 (9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10) more times—100 (110, 116, 122, 126, 132, 140) sts rem: 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22) sts for each front, 8 sts for each sleeve, and 56 (62, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80) sts for back. Work 1 WS row even. Shape front of right sleeve cap using short-rows: Note: Do not wrap sts when turning shortrows after a dec on sleeve cap. Short-row 1 (RS) Work to m, sl m, ssk, turn—1 st dec’d for right sleeve. Short-row 2 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to end. Rep last 2 short-rows once more—6 sts rem for right sleeve. Shape back of right sleeve cap and back neck using short-rows: Short-row 3 (RS) Work to m, remove m, ssk, work to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sl m, work 21 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29) sts, wrap next st, turn—4 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 4 (WS) Work to m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Short-row 5 K2tog, sl m, work 17 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25) sts, wrap next st, turn—3 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 6 Work to m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Shape back of left sleeve cap and neck using short-rows: Short-row 7 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work to m working wraps tog with wrapped sts, sl m, ssk, turn—2 sts rem for right sleeve, 7 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 8 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work 21 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29) sts, wrap next st, turn. www.knittingdaily.com


Short-row 9 Work to m, sl m, ssk, turn—6 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 10 Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work 17 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25) sts, wrap next st, turn. Shape front of left sleeve cap using short-rows: Short-row 11 (RS) Work to m, remove m, ssk, work to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sl m, work to end—4 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 12 (WS) Work to m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Short-row 13 K2tog, sl m, work to end—1 st dec’d for left sleeve. Rep last 2 short-rows once more— 88 (98, 104, 110, 114, 120, 128) sts rem: 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22) sts for each front, 2 sts for each sleeve, and 56 (62, 66, 70, 72, 76, 80) sts for back. Next row (WS) Work to m, remove m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, work 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22) sts, BO center 28 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts for back neck working wraps tog with wrapped sts, work to m, remove m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, work to end—30 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46) sts rem each side for shoulders. Divide right shoulder sts evenly onto 2 larger dpn—15 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23) sts on each dpn. Join shoulder using three-needle BO. Rejoin yarn and BO left shoulder as for right.

Finishing Turn garment inside out, return 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) held underarm sts from sleeve and body to 2 separate dpn, pick up 1 additional st at each end of each dpn—12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts on each dpn. Join underarm using three-needle BO. Block to measurements. Neck edging: With smaller dpn and RS facing, beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 28 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts evenly along back BO sts, 16 (17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20) sts along left front selvedge edge, 10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14, 14) sts along front BO sts, 16 (17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20) sts along right front selvedge edge—70 (74, 80, 84, 84, 88, 90) sts total. Pm and join in the rnd. [Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd] 4 times. BO all sts pwise. Weave in ends.s www.knittingdaily.com

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INSTANT CLASSICS

Vertical Stripes Cardigan KKKK Skill Level

Garter stitch and wide ribbing come together again—this time, in a subdued cardigan with a comfortable, easy fit for men or women. See the companion pullover on page 12.

Designed by Kristen TenDyke

PLUS SIZE

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Yarn Weight

Finished Size 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)" chest circumference, including 1" buttonband. Cardigan shown measures 40"; modeled with no ease. Yarn Spud & Chloë Sweater

(55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yd [146 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #7524 chocolate milk, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Fibers. Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and

8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); stitch

Notes

Sleeves

• The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the yoke.

Using smaller dpn and the long-tail method, CO 35 sts. Join in the rnd as foll: Sl 1 pwise wyb, bring yarn forward between needles, return sl st to left needle, turn. Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd. [Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd] 4 times. Knit 1 rnd. Change to larger dpn. Work in K4, P1 rib in rnds (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 2" from CO. Shape sleeve: Inc rnd K1, M1L (or M1LP, see Notes), work to last st, M1R—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc rnd every 12 (10, 8, 8, 6, 6, 6)th rnd 2 (4, 10, 4, 16, 12, 8) more times, then every 10 (8, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4)th rnd 8 (8, 4, 12, 2, 8, 14) times—57 (61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81) sts. Work even until piece measures 19" from CO. Remove m, work 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts, place last 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts worked on holder for underarm, place 53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65) rem sts on separate holder.

• Incorporate increases and decreases into rib pattern working the purl version of the increase (M1LP for M1L, M1RP for M1R) or decrease (p2tog for k2tog, ssp for ssk; and on WS rows, k2tog for p2tog, ssk for ssp) as appropriate. • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Stitch Guide

holders; tapestry needle; nine ¾" buttons.

K4, P1 Rib in rnds: (multiple of 5 sts)

Gauge 16 sts and 26 rows

Rnd 1 *K2, p1, k2; rep from * to end. Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

= 4" in K4, P1 Rib on larger needle, slightly stretched. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily .com/glossary.

K4, P1 Rib in rows: (multiple of 5 sts + 1) Row 1 (WS) P3, *p2, k1, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. Row 2 (RS) K3, *k2, p1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

Body With smaller cir needle, CO 136 (156, 176, 196, 216, 236, 256) sts. Do not join. Work in garter st for 9 rows, ending with a RS row. Change to larger cir needle. Work in K4, P1 rib in rows (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 16½" from CO, ending with a RS row. Divide for front and back: Next row (WS) Work 35 (41, 47, 53, 59, 65, 71) left front sts, place

7½ (7½, 8, 8½, 8½, 9, 9½)" 4 (4½, 4¾, 5, 5½, 5¾, 6)" 4" 1" 19"

8¼ (8¼, 9, 9½, 9¾, 10½, 10¾)"

body 14¼ (15¼, 16¼, 17¼, 18¼, 19¼, 20¼)"

16½"

8¾"

34 (39, 44, 49, 54, 59, 64)"

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last 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts worked on holder for underarm, work 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) back sts, place last 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts worked on holder for underarm, work to end—31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55) sts rem for each front and 66 (74, 82, 90, 98, 106, 114) sts rem for back.

Yoke Joining row (RS) Work 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55) right front sts, pm for armhole, work 53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65) held sleeve sts, pm for armhole, work 66 (74, 82, 90, 98, 106, 114) back sts, pm for armhole, work 53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65) held sleeve sts, pm for armhole, work to end—234 (254, 274, 294, 314, 334, 354) sts total. Shape armholes and sleeve cap: Body dec row (WS) *Work to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sl m, work to m, sl m, ssp; rep from * once more, work to end—4 sts dec’d. Body and cap dec row (RS) *Work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times, work to end—8 sts dec’d. Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) more time(s)—222 (230, 238, 246, 254, 262, 270) sts rem: 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts for each front, 51 sts for each sleeve, and 62 (66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts for back. Work 1 (1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) row(s) even, ending with a WS row. Shape sleeve caps: Cap dec row (RS) *Work to m, sl m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m; rep from * once more, work to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep cap dec row every 4th row 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2) more time(s), then every other row 13 (13, 13, 12, 12, 11, 11) times—166 (174, 182, 190, 198, 206, 214) sts rem: 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts for each front, 23 sts for each sleeve, and 62 (66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts for back. Work 1 WS row. Shape right front neck and sleeve caps using short-rows: Note: Do not wrap sts when turning short-rows after a dec on sleeve cap. Short-row 1 (RS) BO 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts, work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—22 (24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30) sts rem on right front; 22 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 2 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to last st, p1.

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Short-row 3 K1, k2tog, work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—1 right front st and 1 right sleeve st dec’d. Short-row 4 Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to last st, p1. Rep last 2 short-rows 5 more times—16 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts rem for right front and 16 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 5 (RS) K1, work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—1 right sleeve st dec’d. Short-row 6 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to last st, p1.

Rep last 2 short-rows once more—14 sts rem for right sleeve. Shape right front shoulder using short-rows: Short-row 7 (RS) K1, work 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 8 (WS) Work to last st, p1. Short-row 9 K1, work 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 10 Work to last st, p1. Short-row 11 K1, work 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. www.knittingdaily.com


Short-row 12 Work to last st, p1. Work back and shape sleeve caps using short-rows: Short-row 1 (RS) K1, work to armhole m working wraps tog with wrapped sts, sl m, ssk, work to 2 sts before armhole m, k2tog, sl m, work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—12 sts rem for right sleeve, 22 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 2 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Short-row 3 K2tog, sl m, work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—1 st dec’d for each sleeve. Short-row 4 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Rep last 2 short-rows 5 more times—6 sts rem for right sleeve, 16 sts rem for left sleeve. Shape right back neck and right sleeve cap using short-rows: Short-row 5 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work 23 (25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31) sts, wrap next st, turn—5 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 6 (WS) Work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Short-row 7 K2tog, sl m, work 19 (21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27) sts, wrap next st, turn—4 sts rem for right sleeve. Short-row 8 Work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Shape left back neck and left sleeve cap using short-rows: Short-row 9 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work to armhole m working wraps tog with wrapped sts, sl m, ssk, turn—3 sts rem for right sleeve, 15 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 10 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work 23 (25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 11 (RS) Work to armhole m, sl m, ssk, turn—14 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 12 (WS) Sl 1 pwise wyf, sl m, work 19 (21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27) sts, wrap next st, turn. Shape left front neck and sleeve cap using short-rows: Short-row 1 (RS) Work to armhole m, remove m, ssk, work to 2 sts before armhole m, k2tog, sl m, work to end—12 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 2 (WS) BO 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11), work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 www.knittingdaily.com

sts pwise wyf, turn—22 (24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30) sts rem for left front. Short-row 3 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—1 left front st and 1 left sleeve st dec’d. Short-row 4 (WS) P1, work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Rep last 2 short-rows 5 more times—16 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts rem for left front and 6 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 5 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work to last st, k1—1 left sleeve st dec’d. Short-row 6 (WS) P1, work to armhole m, sl m, sl 2 sts pwise wyf, turn. Rep last 2 short-rows once more—4 sts rem for left sleeve. Short-row 7 (RS) K2tog, sl m, work to last st, k1—100 (108, 114, 120, 128, 134, 140) sts rem; 16 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts for each front, 3 sts for each sleeve, and 62 (66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts for back. Shape left front shoulder using short-rows: Short-row 8 (WS) P1, work 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 9 (RS) Work to last st, k1. Short-row 10 P1, work 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 11 Work to last st, k1. Short-row 12 P1, work 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 13 Work to last st, k1. Next row (WS) P1, work to armhole m working wraps tog with wrapped sts, remove m, sl 1 pwise wyf, p2tog, work 16 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts, BO center 30 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 38) sts for back neck working wraps tog with wrapped sts, work to armhole m, remove m, ssp, sl 1 pwise wyf, remove m, work to end—34 (38, 40, 42, 46, 48, 50) sts rem for each shoulders. Divide right shoulder sts evenly onto 2 larger dpn—17 (19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25) sts on each dpn. Join shoulder using three-needle BO. Rejoin yarn and BO left shoulder as for right.

Finishing Turn garment inside out, then return 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) held underarm sts from sleeve and body to separate dpn, pick up 1 additional st

at each end of each dpn—6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on each of 2 dpn. Join underarm using three-needle BO. Block to measurements. Neck edging: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, beg at right front neck edge, pick up and knit 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts along front neck BO edge, 17 sts along neck edge, 30 (30, 32, 34, 34, 36, 38) sts along back neck BO edge, 17 sts along neck edge, 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts along front neck BO edge—78 (78, 82, 86, 86, 90, 94) sts total. Do not join. Work 8 rows in garter st, ending with a RS row. BO all sts kwise on WS. Buttonhole band: With smaller cir needle and RS facing, beg at left front neck edge, pick up and knit 93 (93, 98, 98, 101, 101, 106) sts along left front edge. Do not join. Work 3 rows in garter st, ending with a WS row. Buttonhole row (RS) K4, k2tog, yo, *k8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10), k2tog, yo; rep from * 7 more times, knit to end. Work 4 rows in garter st, ending with a RS row. BO all sts kwise on WS. Buttonband: With smaller cir needle and RS facing, beg at right front lower edge, pick up and knit 93 (93, 98, 98, 101, 101, 106) sts evenly along right front edge. Do not join. Work 8 rows in garter st, ending with a RS row. BO all sts kwise on WS. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends. Block.s

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INSTANT CLASSICS

Lytle Cowl & Hat KKKK Skill Level

You don’t have to stop knitting lace just because it’s cold outside. Simple lace and cables in a cheery color create bold yet feminine accessories for any winter wardrobe.

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4

Finished Size Cowl: 10" wide

and 44" circumference. Hat: 17 (18¾, 20½)" circumference at brim and 10 (10, 11½)" tall. Hat shown measures 18¾".

Yarn The Fibre Company

Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd [218 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #44 appleby castle. Cowl: 2 skeins. Hat: 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens. Needles Cowl: Size 7

(4.5 mm): straight. Hat: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" circular (cir) and size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); waste yarn; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 18 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Double Moss st on larger needles; 23 sts and 28 rows = 4" in charted patt on larger needles.

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Notes • This cowl is worked back and forth in rows beginning with a provisional cast-on. The cowl is worked to its desired length, then the cast-on stitches are grafted to the live stitches using Kitchener stitch. • This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

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• The chart is worked both in rounds and back and forth in rows. When working in rounds, work every chart row as a rightside row.

Stitch Guide Double Moss Stitch: (multiple of 4 sts) Rnds 1 and 2 *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Rnds 3 and 4 *P2, k2; rep from * to end. Rep Rnds 1–4 for patt.

COWL With straight needles and using a provisional method, CO 60 sts. Beg and ending as indicated for cowl, work Rows 1–10 of Cable and Lace chart 31 times—piece measures about 44" from CO. Break yarn, leaving a 36" tail for grafting.

Finishing Carefully remove waste yarn and place 60 CO sts on 2nd needle. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, graft sts using Kitchener st. Weave in ends. Block.

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Cable and Lace 9 7 5 3 1 end cowl

end hat

60 sts for cowl (52 sts for hat)

beg hat

beg cowl

k on RS; p on WS p on RS; k on WS k2tog ssk yo (on RS) sl 1 pwise wyb (on WS) sl 1 pwise wyb sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn

HAT With smaller cir needle, CO 88 (96, 104) sts. Place marker and join in the rnd. Work in k1, p1 rib until piece measures 1½" from CO. Change to larger cir needle. Next rnd Beg and ending as indicated for hat, work Cable and Lace chart over 52 sts, work in Double Moss st (see Stitch Guide) to end. Work as established through Row 10 of chart, then rep Rows 1–10 four (four, five) more times, then work Rows 1–4 once more. Shape crown: Note: Change to dpn when necessary. Dec rnd *Ssk, k4, k2tog; rep from * to end—66 (72, 78) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd *Ssk, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end—44 (48, 52) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd *Ssk, k2tog; rep from * to end—22 (24, 26) sts rem. Dec rnd *K2tog; rep from * to end—11 (12, 13) sts rem. Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

Finishing Weave in ends. Block.s

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Barcelona Pullover KKKK Skill Level

Bright colors warm up any day, especially in this striking pullover. Muted lines run diagonally, horizontally, and vertically around an asymmetrical cable.

Designed by Quenna Lee

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Body Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size 30¾ (32½, 34¼, 37¾, 41¼, 44¾, 48½)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 34¼"; modeled with 2¼" of positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs

WATERshed (100% pure virgin wool; 110 yd [101 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): Nelson, 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

With larger cir needle, CO 144 (152, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work Diagonal Rib chart until piece measures 2¾" from CO, ending with an even-numbered rnd. [Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd] 2 times. Set-up rnd P1, work k2, p2 rib over 44 (48, 48, 52, 60, 64, 68) sts, k1, M1, pm for cable, p1, k6, p1, pm for cable, k36 (36, 44, 52, 52, 60, 68), pm for cable, p1, k6, p1, pm for cable, M1,

k1, work p2, k2 rib over 44 (48, 48, 52, 60, 64, 68) sts, p1—146 (154, 162, 178, 194, 210, 226) sts. Next rnd P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to 2 sts before m, k2, sl m, p1, k6, p1, sl m, knit to next cable m, sl m, p1, k6, p1, sl m, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1. Work 4 rnds in patt as established. Next rnd Work to cable m, sl m, work Cable chart over 8 sts, sl m, k1, work Slipped Stitch chart over 34 (34, 42, 50, 50, 58, 66) sts, k1, sl m, work Cable chart over 8

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): set

of double-pointed (dpn). Size 9 (5.5 mm): 29" circular (cir) and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge 19 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in k2, p2 rib on larger needle; 17 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle.

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Notes • The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. After the shoulders are seamed, sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeve cap is shaped with short-rows. The sleeve is then worked in the round from the top down. • The charts are worked both in rounds and back and forth in rows. When working in rounds, work every chart row as a rightside row.

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sts, sl m, work to end. Cont in patt until piece measures 16" from CO, ending with an even-numbered rnd. Divide for front and back: Place last 73 (77, 81, 89, 97, 105, 113) sts on holder for back—73 (77, 81, 89, 97, 105, 113) sts rem for front. Remove m.

Front Shape armholes: BO 3 (4, 4, 6, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 0 (0, 0, 0, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of foll 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2) rows—67 (69, 73, 77, 81, 87, 95) sts rem. Sizes 37¾ (41¼, 44¾, 48½)" only: Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Next row (WS) K1, p2, work to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Rep last 2 rows 1 (3, 5, 5) more time(s)—73 (73, 75, 83) sts rem.

All sizes: Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Next row (WS) K1, p2, work to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Next row (RS) K3, work to last 3 sts, k3. Next row (WS) K1, p2, work to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2) more time(s), then work dec row once more—59 (61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 75) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 3¾ (4, 4, 4¼, 4¾, 5, 5¼)", ending with a WS row. Shape neck: Next row (RS) Work 13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts, place these sts on holder for left shoulder, join 2nd ball of yarn, BO 33 (33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 37) sts, work to end—13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts rem for right shoulder. Right shoulder: Work 1 WS row even. Neck dec row (RS) K1, ssk, work to end—1 st dec’d. Next row (WS) Work to

last 2 sts, p2. Rep last 2 rows once more—11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 17) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 6¾ (7, 7¼, 7½, 8, 8¼, 8¾)", ending with a WS row. Shape using short-rows: Short-row 1 (RS) K8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 2 (WS) Purl to end. Short-row 3 K3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 4 Purl to end. Next row (RS) Knit to end, working wraps tog with wrapped sts. Break yarn, leaving a 30" tail. Place sts on holder. Left shoulder: Return 13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) held left shoulder sts to needle. Using attached yarn, work 1 WS row. Dec row (RS) Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—1 st dec’d. Next row (WS) P2, work to end. Rep last 2 rows once more—11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 17) sts

7¼ (7¼, 7¼, 7¾, 7¾, 7¾, 8¼)" 2½ (2¾, 3, 3, 3¼, 3½, 4)"

2¼ (2½, 2¾, 2¾, 3, 3¼, 3½)" 3¾ (3¾, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4¼)"

1¼" ¾"

17 (17, 17½, 17¾, 18, 18½, 19)"

6¾ (7, 7¼, 7½, 8, 8¼, 8¾)"

9½ (9½, 10¼, 10¼, 10¼, 12¾ (13¼, 14¼, 14½, 15, 16½, 18¼)" 10¼, 11¼)"

body 16"

30¾ (32½, 34¼, 37¾, 41¼, 44¾, 48½)"

Cable

Slipped Stitch

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rem. Work even until armhole measures 6¾ (7, 7¼, 7½, 8, 8¼, 8¾)", ending with a RS row. Shape using short-rows: Short-row 1 (WS) Work 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 2 (RS) Work to end. Short-row 3 Work 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 4 Work to end. Next row (WS) Work to end, working wraps tog with wrapped sts. Break yarn, leaving a 30" tail. Place sts on holder.

Back Return 73 (77, 81, 89, 97, 105, 113) held back sts to needle and, with RS facing, rejoin yarn. Work as for front

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until armhole measures 6¼ (6½, 6¾, 7, 7½, 7¾, 8¼)", ending with a WS row—59 (61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 75) sts rem. Shape neck: Next row (RS) Work 13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts, place these sts on holder for right shoulder, join 2nd ball of yarn, BO 33 (33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 37) sts, work to end—13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) sts rem for left shoulder. Left shoulder: Work 1 WS row even. Dec row (RS) K1, ssk, work to end—1 st dec’d. Next row (WS) Work to last 2 sts, k2. Rep last 2 rows once more—11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 17) sts rem. Shape using short-rows: Short-row 1 (RS) Work 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 2 (WS) Work to end. Short-row 3 Work 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 4 Work to end. Next row (RS) Work to end, working wraps tog with wrapped sts. Break yarn, leaving a 30" tail. Place sts on holder. Right shoulder: Return 13 (14, 15, 15, 16, 17, 19) held right shoulder sts to needle. Using attached yarn, work 1 WS row in patt. Dec row (RS) Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—1 st dec’d. Next row (WS) P2, work to end. Rep last 2 rows once more—11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 17) sts rem. Work 1 RS row. Shape using short-rows: Short-row 1 (WS) P8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 2 (RS) Knit to end. Short-row 3 P3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 4 Knit to end. Next row (WS) Purl to end, working wraps tog with wrapped sts. Break yarn, leaving a 30" tail. Place sts on holder. Join shoulders using threeneedle BO.

Sleeves With larger dpn and RS facing, beg at shoulder seam, pick up and knit 27 (28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39) sts to center of underarm, pm, pick up and knit 27 (28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39) sts—54 (56, 60, 62, 64, 70, 78) sts total. Join in the rnd. Shape cap using short-rows: Short-row 1 (RS) K7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11), wrap next st, turn. Short-row 2 (WS) P14 (14, 16, 16, 18, 20, 22), wrap next st, turn. Short-row 3 Knit to wrapped st, work wrap tog with wrapped st, k1, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 4 Purl to wrapped st, work wrap tog with wrapped st, p1, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 5 Knit to wrapped st, work wrap tog with wrapped st, wrap next st, turn. Short-row 6 Purl to wrapped st, work wrap tog with wrapped st, wrap next st, turn. Rep last 2 short-rows 10 (11, 11, 12, 11, 12, 14) more times. Next row (RS) Knit to m, working wrap tog with wrapped st. Next rnd Knit to end, working wrap tog with wrapped st. Knit 6 rnds. Dec rnd K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 12 (10, 11, 9, 8, 6, 6)th rnd 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14) more times—40 (40, 44, 44, 44, 44, 48) sts rem. Work even until piece measures 14 (14, 14½, 14¾, 15, 15½, 16)" from underarm. Change to smaller dpn. Work in k2, p2 rib for 3". BO all sts in patt.

Finishing Block to measurements. Neckband: With smaller dpn and RS facing, beg at back neck, pick up and knit 33 (33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 37) sts along BO edge, 17 (17, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20) sts along left shoulder edge, 33 (33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 37) sts along front neck edge, 17 (17, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20) sts along right shoulder edge—100 (100, 104, 108, 108, 108, 114) sts total. Pm and join in the rnd. Purl 1 row. Work k1, p1 rib for 6 rnds. BO all sts in patt. Weave in ends.s

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INSTANT CLASSICS

Nordic Winter Hat & Cowl Set KKKK Skill Level

This Scandinavian-inspired set will warm you in all types of winter weather. It’s addictively fun to watch stranded patterns come together, round by round. Beginnerfriendly colorwork and worsted-weight yarn make for fast results.

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Needles Size 10 (6 mm): Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size Cowl:

27" circumference and 9" tall. Hat: 17 (19)" circumference at brim and 7¾ (8¼)" tall. Hat shown measures 19".

16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); tapestry

needle. Gauge 16 sts and 20 rnds = 4" in

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Home-

St st.

stead (100% wool; 191 yd [175 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #17 Victorian green (MC), #8 federal blue (CC1), #5 medium grey heather (CC2), and #1 natural (cream; CC3), 1 skein each.

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HAT With CC2 and cir needle, CO 68 (76) sts. Pm and join in the rnd. [Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd] 2 times. Work in St st until piece measures 1 (1½)" from CO. Work Rnds 1–12 of Hat chart. With CC2, work even until piece measures 5½ (6)" from CO. Shape crown: Note: Change to dpn when necessary. Dec rnd *K15 (17), k2tog; rep from * to end—64 (72) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Size 17" only: Dec rnd *K14, k2tog; rep from * to end—60 sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. All sizes: Dec rnd *K3 (4), k2tog, ssk, k3 (4);

Notes • The cowl is worked in the round. The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. • The chart is worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the first color over the second and pick up the second color from under the first; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose. For floats longer than four stitches, tack stranded yarn on wrong side of work. If necessary, use a larger needle for the charted rounds to maintain gauge.

COWL With MC and cir needle, CO 80 sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work k1, p1 rib for 3 rnds. Next rnd Knit, inc 28 sts evenly—108 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Work Rnds 1–36 of Cowl chart. With MC, knit 1 rnd. Next rnd Knit, dec 28 sts evenly—80 sts rem. Work k1, p1 rib for 3 rnds. BO all sts in patt.

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rep from * to end—48 (60) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd *K2 (3), k2tog, ssk, k2 (3); rep from * to end—36 (48) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd *K1 (2), k2tog, ssk, k1 (2); rep from * to end—24 (36) sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Size 19" only: Dec rnd *K1, k2tog, ssk, k1; rep from * to end—24 sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. All sizes: Dec rnd *K2tog, ssk; rep from * to end—12 sts rem. Dec rnd *K2tog; rep from * to end—6 sts rem. Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

Finishing Weave in ends. Block. With 1 strand of each yarn held tog, make pompom and attach to top of hat. s

Cowl 35 33 31 29 27 25 23 21 19 17 15

Hat 13

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COMFORTS OF HOME

Window Cat Child’s Cardigan KKKK Skill Level

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Every cat owner knows this scenario: felines perched on a windowsill, staring at the world outside. Using the silhouette of one of her cats as inspiration, Jennifer charted a cat motif and began imagining a sweater on which they could “sit.” A garterstitch yoke on a relaxed raglan suited the quiet peace of a cat lounging where it could catch the sun. Work the seven cats in intarsia for a fabric that matches the rest of the sweater, or work them in duplicate stitch after completing the rest of the garment. The cats are easy to customize (Jennifer chose gray and white to honor her cats Peake and Watson)—make each cat a different color, or give the cats stripes, spots, or patches. If you prefer your cats looking at you, add eyes and whiskers with embroidery thread or buttons.

Designed by Jennifer Raymond

Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size 21 (23½, 25½, 28¼, 29)" chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 29". Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Liberty

Wool (100% washable wool; 122 yd [112 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #7849 lapis (blue; MC), 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) balls; #7817 brick (brown; CC1), 2 balls; #7803 slate (gray; CC2) and #7801 bleach (white; CC3), 1 ball each. Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm):

32" circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm):

32" cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; eight (eight, nine, ten, ten) ½" buttons. Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows =

4" in St st on larger needle; 20 sts and 38 rows = 4" in garter st on larger needle. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily.com/ glossary.

Notes

Yoke

• This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the top down with raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

With MC and larger cir needle, CO 48 (52, 56, 60, 60) sts. Do not join. Next row (WS) K5 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts for front, place marker (pm), k10 (10, 11, 12, 12) sts for sleeve, pm, k18 (20, 20, 20, 20) sts for back, pm, k10 (10, 11, 12, 12) sts for sleeve, pm, knit to end. Next row (RS) Knit. Inc row (WS) *Knit to 2 sts before m, k1f&b, k1, sl m, k1, k1f&b; rep from * 3 more times,

• The chart is worked using the intarsia method. Join a new strand of yarn for each block of color, and twist yarns at each color change to avoid holes.

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knit to end—8 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every WS row 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) more times, then every 4th row 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) times—168 (188, 200, 220, 228) sts. Divide for body and sleeves: Next row (RS) *Knit to m, remove m, place 40 (44, 47, 52, 54) sts on holder for sleeve, remove m, using the backward-loop method, CO 6 (6, 8, 10, 10) sts; rep from * once more, knit to end—100 (112, 122, 136, 140) sts rem for body.

Body Work in St st until piece measures 4¾ (5½, 6, 6½, 6½)" from underarm, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) K2 (2, 3, 4, 4), *with CC2, work Cat chart (see Notes) over 13 sts, k1 (3, 4, 6, 7), with CC3, work chart over 13 sts, k1 (3, 4, 6, 7); rep from * 2 more times, with CC2, work chart over 13 sts, knit to end. Cont through Row 33 of chart, working sts between chart rep with CC1 on Rows 21–23. With MC, work 2 (6, 10, 10, 12) rows even. Break MC. Join CC1. With CC1, work in garter st for 12 rows. BO all sts.

Sleeves Place 40 (44, 47, 52, 54) held sleeve sts on dpn. With MC and RS facing, beg at center of underarm, pick up

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Cat 33 31 29 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5

9½ (10½, 11¼, 12, 12)"

3

13 (14¼, 15½, 16¼, 16¾)"

1

5¾ (6¼, 6½, 7½, 8)"

11 (12¼, 13½, 14, 14¼)"

13 sts

body

9¼ (10, 11, 12½, 12¾)"

5¼ (5½, 6¼, 6½, 6½)"

MC CC1 CC2 or CC3 as given in directions

20 (22½, 24½, 27¼, 28)" and knit 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) sts, k40 (44, 47, 52, 54) sleeve sts, pick up and knit 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) sts—46 (50, 55, 62, 64) sts total. Pm and join in the rnd. Dec rnd K2 (2, 3, 4, 4), k2tog, knit to last 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) sts, ssk, knit to end—44 (48, 53, 60, 62) sts rem. Knit 8 (8, 8, 12, 11) rnds. Dec rnd K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 8 (8, 8, 6, 6)th rnd 8 (9, 10, 13, 14) more times—26 (28, 31, 32, 32) sts rem. Work 8 (8, 8, 12, 11) rnds even. Break MC. Join CC1. [Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd] 6 times. BO all sts.

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Finishing Weave in ends. Block to measurements. Buttonband: With CC1, smaller cir needle, and RS facing, pick up and knit 76 (84, 92, 102, 102) sts along left front edge. Work in garter st for 9 rows. BO all sts. Buttonhole band: With CC1, smaller cir needle, and RS facing, pick up and knit 76 (84, 92, 102, 102) sts along right front edge. Work in garter st for 4 rows. Buttonhole row (WS) K4 (5, 4, 4, 4), *yo, k2tog, k7 (8, 8, 8, 8); rep

from * 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) more times, yo, k2tog, knit to end. Work in garter st for 4 rows. BO all sts. Collar: With CC1 and crochet hook, work rev single crochet in every other st along neckline edge. Sew on buttons.s

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COMFORTS OF HOME

Circus Train Caboose KKKK Skill Level

Last call for the Circus Train! This plucky little pink caboose brings up the rear. It comes complete with a railing and windows, making the last seat the best seat on the train.

Designed by Megan Kreiner of MK Crochet / MK Knits

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Yarn Weight

3

Finished Size 8" long, 7" tall,

and 5" wide. Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra

Pima (100% pima cotton; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #3702 pink sapphire (MC), #3729 gray (A), #3754 true black (B), #3728 white (C), and #3747 gold (D), 1 skein each. Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm):

straight and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Removable markers (m); tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill; foam blocks (optional; see Notes). Gauge 24 sts and 34 rows = 4" in St st; gauge is not essential for this project (see Notes).

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Notes • This train car is worked back and forth in pieces, then stuffed and seamed. • As a general guideline, the manufacturer’s suggested gauge for the yarn shown is 22–24 sts = 4" in stockinette, but you should work to whatever gauge is firm enough to prevent the stuffing from showing. • To give the train car a more square appearance, use blocks of foam wrapped in a bit of polyester fiberfill to stuff the base, car, and cupola sections. • The windows are worked using the intarsia method. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color area. On every row at each color

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change, twist yarns to avoid a hole by laying the old color just worked over the new color to be worked. • The back railing is worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the first color over the second and pick up the second color from under the first; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose.

Base With A and straight needles, CO 16 sts. Beg with a RS row, work 7 rows in St st for back of base. Knit 1 WS row for fold line. Next row (RS) Using the backward-loop method, CO 8 sts for side of base, work new sts as k7, p1, knit to end—24 sts. Next row (WS) CO 8 sts for other side of base, work new sts as p7, k1, p16 for bottom of base, k1, p7—32 sts. Next row (RS) K7, p1, k16, p1, k7. Beg with a WS row, work 41 rows in patt as established for bottom of base. Next row (RS) BO 8 www.knittingdaily.com


sts, work in patt to end—24 sts rem. Next row (WS) BO 8 sts, work in patt to end—16 sts rem. Beg with a RS row, work 7 rows in St st for front of base. Knit 1 WS row for fold line. Beg with a RS row, work 42 rows in St st for top flap. BO all sts. Assembly: Block. Lay base on flat surface with WS facing up. Fold the back, front, and sides of the base up along purled fold lines to create a shallow box shape, and sew short vertical seam at each corner. Sew sides of top flap to upper edges of box shape. Stuff base (see Notes), then sew top flap BO edge to base CO edge to close.

Roof With B and straight needles, CO 24 sts. Beg with a RS row, work 4 rows in St st. Purl 1 RS row for fold line. Next row (WS) CO 5 sts, work new sts as p4, k1, purl to end—29 sts. Next row (RS) CO 5 sts, work new sts as k4, p1, k24, p1, knit to end—34 sts. Next row (WS) P4, k1, p24, k1, purl to end. Beg with a RS row, work 49 rows in patt as established for bottom of roof.

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Next row (WS) BO 5 sts, work in patt to end—29 sts rem. Next row (RS) BO 5 sts, purl to end for fold line—24 sts rem. Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 4 rows. Knit 1 WS row for fold line. Beg with a RS row, work 52 rows in St st for top of roof. BO all sts. Assembly: Stuff and sew as for base.

Cupola With B and straight needles, CO 12 sts. Beg with a RS row, work 3 rows in St st. Knit 1 WS row for fold line. Next row (RS) CO 4 sts for side of cupola, work new sts as k3, p1, knit to end—16 sts. Next row (WS) CO 4 sts for other side of cupola, work new sts as p3, k1, then p12, k1, p3—20 sts. Next row (RS) K3, p1, k12, p1, knit to end. Beg with a WS row, work 15 rows in patt as established for bottom of cupola. Next row (RS) BO 4 sts, work in patt to end—16 sts rem. Next row (WS) BO 4 sts, knit to end for fold line—12 sts. Beg with a RS row, work 3 rows in St st. Knit 1 WS row for fold line. Beg with a RS row,

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work in St st for 18 rows for top of cupola. BO all sts. Assembly: Stuff and sew as for base.

Car Body: With MC and straight needles, CO 20 sts for back. Beg with a RS row, work 2 rows in St st. Dec row (RS) Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every 6th row once more—16 sts rem. Beg with a WS row, work 14 rows even in St st. Knit 1 WS row for fold line, place removable marker (pm) A at end of row. Beg with a RS row, work 35 rows in St st for bottom. Next row (WS) Pm B at beg of row, knit to end for fold line. Next row (RS) K2, join C (see Notes), with C, k12, with MC, k2. Cont in color patt, beg with a WS row, work 13 rows in St st for the front. Inc row (RS) K1, M1R, k1, with C, k12, with MC, k1, M1L, k1—18 sts. Beg with a WS row, work 5 rows even in St st. Break C. Cont with MC only. Inc row (RS) K1, M1R, k16, M1L, k1—20 sts. Purl 1 WS row. BO all sts. Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

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Right side: With MC, straight needles, and RS facing, beg at m A, pick up and knit 30 sts along edge to purl ridge. Beg with a WS row, work 9 rows in St st. Next row (RS) K3, join C, with C, k10, with MC, k4, with C, k10, with MC, k3. Cont in color patt, work 3 rows in St st. Inc row (RS) With MC, k1, M1R, k2, with C, k10, with MC, k4, with C, k10, with MC, k2, M1L, k1—32 sts. Beg with a WS row, work 5 rows even. Break C. Cont with MC only. Inc row (RS) K1, M1R, k30, M1L, k1—34 sts. Purl 1 WS row. BO all sts. Left side: With MC, straight needles, and RS facing, beg at m B, pick up and knit 30 sts along edge to purl ridge. Complete as for right side. Assembly: With RS facing out, sew car corner edges together. Embroidery: Note: Use photos as guide. For sides: With D, work in chain stitch a sideways lying “S” shape below each window on each side of car, then work a 3-petal lazy daisy in center between the shapes. For front: With D, work in chain stitch a “’w” with curled ends on bottom half of front, drawing up center to top half, then work 3-petal lazy daisy above the center line of the “w.”

Back Railing With B and straight needles, CO 38 sts. Row 1 (RS) K2, join C (see Notes), *with C, p2, with B, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2 (WS) P2, *with C, k2, with B, p2; rep from * to end. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times. With B, knit 3 rows. Purl 3 rows. Work Rows 1 and 2 four times. With B, BO all sts. Assembly: Fold piece along purl ridges. With MC and WS tog, whipstitch CO edge to BO edge. Line up CO and BO edges of railing with bottom of car and sew side edges of railing to back of car on each side of door. Sew car and bottom edge of railing to base. Sew top edge of car to bottom surface of roof, leaving space between top of car and outside edge of roof to create a roof overhang. Stuff car and sew closed. Sew cupola to top of roof.

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Wheels (make 4) With B and dpn, CO 8 sts, leaving a long tail. Pm and join in the rnd. Inc rnd [K1f&b] 8 times—16 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Inc rnd [K1, M1, k1] 8 times—24 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Inc rnd [K2, M1, k1] 8 times—32 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Break B. Join A. Inc rnd With A, [K3, M1, k1] 8 times—40 sts. Purl 2 rnds. Knit 2 rnds. Purl 2 rnds. Dec rnd [K3, k2tog] 8 times—32 sts rem. Break A. Join B. With B, knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd [K2, k2tog] 8 times—24 sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd [K1, k2tog] 8 times—16 sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd [K2tog] 8 times—8 sts rem. Stuff wheel. Break yarn, draw tail through rem sts, pull tight to close, then weave tail back and forth through center of wheel 2–3 times to shape wheel into a flattened disk. Use CO tail to close opening at beg of wheel, but do not trim end of tail.

Wheel Centers (make 4) With C and dpn, CO 8 sts. Pm and join in the rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Inc rnd K2, M1, k4, M1, k2—10 sts. Knit 2 rnds. BO all sts. Assembly: Stuff and sew to center of wheel. With base of car resting on a flat surface, use each wheel’s CO tail to sew wheel to 4 corners of base.

Finishing Hitch: With A and straight needles, CO 16 sts. BO all sts. Fold hitch into a loop and sew to front of car just below seam between base and car. Weave in ends.s

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Lodge Pullover KKKK Skill Level

This simple sweater’s focal point is an oversized lace cowl set in to the V-neck at the front of the sweater. Knit it up fast in bulky yarn, then enjoy lounging in it on lazy days. Read about converting the pattern to working in the round on page 41.

Designed by Shaina Bilow

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8 (8½, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 9¾, 10¼)" 2¾ (3¼, 3½, 4, 4, 4¼, 4)"

Yarn Weight

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Finished Size 32 (34½, 39, 43½, 47, 51½, 55)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39"; modeled with 2" of positive ease. Yarn Cascade Yarns 128

Superwash (100% superwash merino wool; 128 yd [117 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #1913 jet (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins; #1946 silver (CC), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s). Needles Size 10 (6 mm):

straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); removable m; tapestry needle. Gauge 14 sts and 20 rows = 4" in St st; 12 sts and 20 rows = 4" in Lace patt.

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7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10)"

10 (10½, 11, 11½, 12, 12½, 13)" 16 (17¼, 19½, 21¾, 23½, 25¾, 27½)"

front & back

16 (17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18½, 19)"

15½ (16½, 18¼, 20, 22¼, 24½, 25¾)"

17¼ (18¼, 20, 22¼, 24½, 26¾, 28)" 2¾ (3½, 3½, 3½, 4, 4, 4½)"

5 (5½, 5½, 5½, 5¾, 5¾, 6¼)"

16½ (17, 17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18)"

12 (12½, 13¼, 14¼, 15½, 17¾, 18¾)"

sleeve

8½ (9¼, 9¼, 9¾, 9¾, 10¼, 10¼)"

Note • This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

Stitch Guide Lace Pattern: (multiple of 2 sts + 4) Row 1 (RS) K2, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2 (WS) Purl. Row 3 K2, *yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 4 Purl. Rep Rows 1–4 for patt.

Back With MC, CO 60 (64, 70, 78, 86, 94, 98) sts. Work in St st for 14 rows, ending with a WS row. Shape waist: Dec row (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. www.knittingdaily.com

Rep dec row every 4 (6, 8, 6, 6, 8, 8)th row 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) more times—54 (58, 64, 70, 78, 86, 90) sts rem. Work even until piece measures 6½ (7½, 8, 8½, 9¼, 10, 11)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Inc row (RS) K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, k2—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every 4 (6, 8, 6, 6, 8, 8)th row 0 (0, 1, 2, 1, 1, 2) more time(s)—56 (60, 68, 76, 82, 90, 96) sts. Work even until piece measures 16 (17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18½, 19)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armholes: BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4) rows—50 (54, 62, 70, 70, 78, 84) sts rem. Sizes 51½ (55)" only: Dec row (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. Dec row (WS) P2, p2togtbl, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 2 rows once more—70 (76) sts rem.

All sizes: Dec row (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 0 (0, 2, 4, 3, 2, 5) more time s—48 (52, 56, 60, 62, 64, 64) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10)", ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

Front Work as for back until piece measures 13 (14, 14½, 14½, 15, 15½, 16)" from CO, ending with a RS row. Note: Armhole and neck shaping occur simultaneously; read the foll section all the way through before proceeding. Divide for neck: Next row (WS) Purl 28 (30, 34, 38, 41, 45, 48) sts, place marker (pm), purl to end. Shape neck: Dec row (RS) Knit to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1, remove m, join 2nd ball of yarn, k1, k2tog, knit to end—27 (29, 33, 37, Love of Knitting | Winter 2016

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40, 44, 47) sts rem each side. Note: Work each side separately using 2 balls of yarn. Rep dec row at neck edge every RS row 5 (5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6) more times, then every 4th row 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) times—14 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18) sts dec’d each side of neck. At the same time, when piece measures 16 (17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18½, 19)" from CO, ending with a WS row, shape armholes as for back. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10)", ending with a WS row—10 (11, 12, 14, 14, 15, 14) sts rem each side. BO all sts.

Sleeves With MC, CO 30 (32, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts. Work in St st for 14 rows. Inc row (RS) K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, k2—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every 10 (10, 10, 8, 6, 4, 4)th row 5 (5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14) more times—42 (44, 46, 50, 54, 62, 66) sts. Work even until piece measures 16½ (17, 17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape cap: BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4) rows—36 (38, 40, 44, 42, 50, 54) sts rem. Sizes 51½ (55)" only: Dec row (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. Dec row (WS) P2, p2togtbl, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 2 rows once more—42 (46) sts rem. All sizes: Dec row (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 0 (0, 1, 3, 3, 3, 4) more time(s)—34 (36, 36, 36, 34,

34, 36) sts rem. Work 8 (10, 8, 4, 6, 2, 2) rows even. BO 2 sts at beg of next 12 (12, 12, 12, 10, 10, 10) rows—10 (12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 16) sts rem. BO all sts.

Collar With CC, CO 22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 28, 28) sts. Work Lace patt (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 28 (29½, 31, 32, 33½, 34½, 36)" from CO, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

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Finishing Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams. Place removable m at center of back neck and center of collar. Sew CO edge of collar to left front neck. Cont sewing selvedge edge of collar along right side of neck opening, easing as required to center back. Sew BO edge of collar to right front neck under first half of collar. Cont sewing selvedge edge of collar around neck opening, easing as required to center back. Weave in ends. s www.knittingdaily.com


A Method Without Madness: CONVERTING PATTERNS FOR VIRTUALLY SEAMLESS KNITTING LAURA HULSLANDER

To seam or not to seam? That is the question. Sweater knitters are often quite passionate about the best way to make a sweater. There are advantages and disadvantages to seamless garments, but you won’t know whether you prefer seamed or seamless until you’ve tried both. We’ll walk you through a nearly seamless project here. Seamed sweaters are worked in separate pieces and sewn together. There are a few advantages to working a sweater in pieces. First, because it’s worked in smaller sections, you don’t have to carry around the entire sweater while you’re working on it, and knitting smaller pieces can be easier on your wrists. Second, seams give the completed garment more structure and may create a more flattering silhouette on the body. Perhaps most importantly, seams limit sagging and stretching out in the finished garment. But there’s no way to try on a seamed sweater until it’s completely finished: you have no idea how it will fit until the end of the process. And if you’re one of those people who loves to knit but hates to sew up at the end, the unseamed pieces can languish in your project bag for weeks. Seamless sweaters, in contrast, can satisfy your desire for (almost) instant gratification—when you’re done knitting, the sweater is practically finished, and without that pesky sewing step. Because you can try on as you go, you can tweak the fit and shaping to suit your figure. Depending on the stitch pattern, it can be much more convenient to knit only from the right side. However, seamless sweaters can grow in length, especially if the yarn has little or no memory. Seamless garments may also cling to the body in unflattering places, and once you’ve completed the sweater and realize you don’t like the way it hangs, there’s no easy way to correct this problem. If you want to take the plunge and try a seamless garment, it’s easy to adapt seamed patterns for seamless knitting. A little math to recalculate stitch counts and a few other small pattern changes will do the trick. For this example, we’ll use Shaina Bilow’s Lodge Pullover on page 38.

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any side seams, you’ll cast on stitches for the front minus 2 stitches, then stitches for the back minus 2 stitches. The pullover would begin like this: CO 58 (62, 68, 76, 84, 92, 96) sts, place marker (pm) for side, CO 58 (62, 68, 76, 84, 92, 96) sts—116 (124, 136, 152, 168, 184, 192) sts total. Pm and join in the rnd. Next, work the front directions to the first marker, slip the marker, then work the back directions to the second marker. When working stockinette stitch in the round rather than back and forth in rows, knit every round; don’t alternate between knit and purl rows.

2. Reposition decreases and increases for body shaping. Another minor adjustment occurs at the waist and bust shaping. Remember that you subtracted a stitch from each side when you cast on, so only work 1 stitch before the decrease. When you get to the waist shaping, the decrease would be worked this way:

Dec rnd *K1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1, sl m; rep from * once more—4 sts dec’d. Continue working the decreases as indicated in the pattern; you’ll end up with 4 fewer stitches than the stitch counts in the pattern. The same rules apply to bust shaping: k1 instead of k2 before and after the marker, and you’ll have 4 fewer stitches than the stitch counts in the pattern. Work even until the body is the length specified for the front.

3. Begin working flat for armhole and neck shaping. At the neck shaping, you’ll begin working back and forth in rows. (The Lodge Pullover’s neckline extends below the armhole; on a sweater with a shallower neckline, start working flat with the armholes.) The

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Step 1. Recalculate beginning stitch counts: (front stitches – 2 selvedge stitches) + (back stitches – 2 selvedge stitches) = new stitch count for body.

Step 2. Shaping

front & back

for waist and bust: Because you eliminated 4 stitches in Step 1, your stitch count after shaping will have 4 fewer stitches than the pattern indicates.

Step 3. Neck and armhole shaping: Start knitting flat, with rows beginning and ending at center front. Don’t join a second ball of yarn until you reach the armholes— that’s the only change to the pattern. On the neck and armhole edges, keep the selvedge stitch for seaming the sleeves and collar.

row will begin and end at the center front rather than at the beginning-of-round marker. You’ll also continue to work with just one ball of yarn until you reach the armholes, since the two fronts are joined by the back. Work the neck shaping as follows:

Next rnd K27 (29, 33, 37, 40, 44, 47) sts, pm for center front, turn. Beg working back and forth in rows. Purl 1 WS row, passing beg-of-rnd m and ending at center front. Remove m. Shape neck: Dec row (RS) K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 5 (5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6) more times, then every 4th row 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) times—14 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18) sts dec’d at each side of neck. At the same time, when piece measures 16 (17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18½, 19)” from CO, shape armholes. At the armhole, instead of binding off 3 stitches at the beginning of rows, you’ll bind off 2 stitches on each side of the markers, so 4 stitches total for the first bind off at each armhole. (Remember that 1 stitch at each side has already been eliminated since you won’t be seaming the body.) Because the sleeves will be sewn into the armholes, keep a selvedge stitch in this section and bind off 1 fewer stitch on each side. At this point, you’ll also need a stitch holder for the back stitches. The armhole shaping is worked like this:

Shape armholes: *Work to 2 sts before m, BO 4 sts removing m; rep from * once more—50 (54, 62, 70, 76, 84, 90) back sts rem. Place sts on holder. From here, return to following the directions for working the pieces back and forth. For the front, this means you’ll work each side of the front separately to finish the neck shaping and work even until the armholes are the specified length. For the back, you’ll

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return the 50 (54, 62, 70, 76, 84, 90) held stitches to the needle and continue to follow the directions.

4. Easy-peasy sleeves—work in the round until cap shaping. To work the sleeves in the Step 4. Repeat round, use Steps 1–2 for the double-pointed sleeves. For cap needles, two shaping, subtract sleeve circular needles, 2 stitches from the or the Magic first bind-off row, Loop method. then follow the pattern as written. Just like on the body, subtract 1 selvedge stitch from each side. Increase 1 stitch away from the begof-rnd marker, instead of 2 stitches away: With MC, CO 28 (30, 30, 32, 32, 34, 34) sts. Pm and join in the rnd. Knit 14 rnds. Inc rnd K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—2 sts inc’d. Continue the pattern as written to the sleeve cap shaping. Here, you’ll begin working back and forth in rows, binding off 1 fewer stitch on each end of the first bind-off row than the original directions call for (since 1 stitch at each side has already been eliminated); however, you’ll need to keep a selvedge stitch in this section for sewing the sleeve into the armhole.

Shape cap: Beg working back and forth in rows. Next row BO 2 sts, knit to m. Remove m and turn. BO 2 sts, purl to end. BO 3 sts at beg of foll 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2) rows—36 (38, 40, 44, 42, 50, 54) sts rem. Complete the sleeves following the directions in the original pattern. The collar can’t be worked in the round, as the ends are sewn into the neckline with the ends overlapping, so work that as written in the pattern. And that’s it! You can convert seamed patterns in four easy steps: 1. Calculate the number of stitches you need for each piece, subtracting 1 selvedge stitch on each side of each piece wherever you’re eliminating seams. 2. Work in the round with minimal changes to the pattern instructions. 3. When you get to the neck or armhole, return to working back and forth in rows, being sure to add a selvedge stitch on each side that will be seamed. 4. Repeat Steps 1–3 for the sleeves, remembering that you’re shaping a cap instead of the neck and armhole. Try converting your favorite seamed pattern to seamless following these steps. It makes finishing a breeze!

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Feather Throw KKKK Skill Level

Designer Faye Kennington found an eagle feather on the beach one day and for several months thereafter dreamed of creating cabled feather motifs. This blanket perfectly (and dramatically) showcases the feather stitch pattern. It’s just the right size for an extra layer of warmth on a bed or couch.

Designed by Faye Kennington Stitch Guide Yarn Weight

5

Finished Size 45" wide and

56" long.

Bordered Reverse Stockinette Stitch: Row 1 (WS) Sl 1, knit to last st, sl 1. Row 2 (RS) K6, purl to last 6 sts, k6. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

Yarn Berroco Comfort Chunky

(50% nylon, 50% acrylic; 150 yd [138 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #5771 driftwood heather, 11 balls. Needles Size 10½ (6.5 mm):

47" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 14 sts and 18 rows = 4" in rev St st.

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Notes • On wrong-side rows, slip the first stitch purlwise with yarn in back and the last stitch purlwise with yarn in front.

THROW CO 158 sts. Do not join. Next row (WS) Sl 1 (see Notes), knit to last st, sl 1. Next row (RS) Knit. Rep last 2 rows 4 more times. Work Bordered rev St st (see Stitch Guide) for 10 rows. Next row (WS) Sl 1, k17, place marker (pm), k15, pm, knit to last st, sl 1. *Next row (RS) Work in patt as established to m, sl m, work Row 1 of Feather chart to m, sl m, work to end. Cont in patt through Row 68 of chart. Work Bordered rev St st for 12 rows, ending with a WS row; rep from * once more, then rep Rows 1–68 of chart once more. Work Bordered rev St st for 11 rows, ending with a RS row. Cont to slip first and last st of every WS row, work in garter st for 10 rows, ending with a RS row. BO all sts.

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Feather k on RS; p on WS

M

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M

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p on RS; k on WS

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sl 1 pwise wyb

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p2tog on RS

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p2tog on WS

M

57

sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over—2 sts dec’d

55 53 51 M

M

using the backward-loop method, CO 1 st

3

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sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn 47 45

sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn

43 41 39 M

37 35 33 31 M

29 27 25

M

23 21 19

M

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3

13 M

11 9 M

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Diamonds Swatch-Cloth KKKK Skill Level

Designed by Lorna Miser

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Once you learn to read charts, many stitch motifs become easier to work. Here, an allover pattern can be worked from the chart or from the row-by-row instructions, but the pattern repeat is easier to see in chart form.

Stitch Guide

Diamond Yarn Weight

11

3

Finished Size 9" wide and

9

7½" tall.

7

Yarn Brown Sheep

Company Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #CW725 buttercream, 1 skein.

5 3 1 8-st rep

Needles Size 6 (4 mm):

straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

k on RS; p on WS

Notions Tapestry needle.

p on RS; k on WS

Rows 1 and 7 (RS) K3, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Rows 2, 6, and 10 (WS) K3, *p2, k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Rows 3, 5, 9, and 11 K3, *k2, p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Rows 4, 8, and 12 K3, *k1, p5, k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Rep Rows 1–12 for patt.

WASHCLOTH

Note

CO 46 sts. Knit 4 rows, ending with a WS row. Work Rows 1–12 of Diamond patt (see Stitch Guide or chart) until piece measures about 7¼" from CO, ending with Row 1 or 7. Knit 4 rows. BO all sts.

• One skein of the suggested yarn will make 3 washcloths.

Finishing

Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = pattern repeat

4" in Diamond patt. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily .com/glossary.

Diamond Pattern: (multiple of 8 sts + 6)

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KNITTING FROM CHARTS The chart begins on Row 1 at the right edge. The first stitch of the repeat is a purl, so the first repeat stitch to be worked will be a purl. The next three stitches are knit, the next stitch is purled, the next three stitches are knit and so on, all across the row. For Row 2 and all of the wrong-side rows, read the chart from left to right. Since the chart shows what the piece looks like from the right side and you are working a wrong-side row, you will have to look at the wrong-side instruction key for the chart. So although Row 2 appears to begin with three purl stitches, these stitches should actually be knit—from the right side, they’ll show as purl stitches. The key shows what the symbols mean for both right- and wrong-side rows. It’s easy to lose your place working a chart, and often a paper copy works better than a digital one. Try printing this chart at an enlarged size. Then use a sticky note to keep track of your row. Turn the sticky edge pointing downward, placing it at the top of the row you’re working. This way, your chart and your knitting look the same: you can see both easily. When you finish a row, move the note up one row, covering the rows you haven’t yet worked.

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Northern Lights Poncho KKKK Skill Level

A simple pattern creates stunning results with two shades of self-striping yarn. The interplay of colors looks like the shifting lights of the aurora borealis.

Designed by Marly Bird

Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size 54 (62, 70)" circumference at hem and 28 (31, 34)" long. Poncho shown measures 62". Yarn Red Heart Boutique

Treasure (70% acrylic, 30% wool; 151 yd [138 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #1913 spectrum (purple; A) and #1919 watercolors (green; B), 2 (3, 4) balls each. Needles Size 10 (6 mm):

24" and 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle. Gauge 16 sts and 21 rnds =

Stitch Guide

4" in St st.

Stripe Pattern: *With A, work 2 rnds, with B, work 2 rnds (see Notes); rep from * for patt.

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Seed Stitch: (even number of sts) Rnd 1 *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 *P1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt.

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PONCHO With A, CO 216 (248, 280) sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Next rnd K108 (124, 140), pm, knit to end. Work Stripe patt (see Stitch Guide), at the same time, work in Seed st (see Stitch

Guide) for 11 (13, 15) rnds. Knit 14 (16, 18) rnds. Dec rnd *K2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m; rep from * once more—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd 5 (3, 1) more time(s), every other rnd 20 (26, 32) times, then every rnd 4 (6, 8) times—96 (104, 112) sts rem. Work 18 rnds even. Work in Seed st for 11 (13, 15) rnds. Knit 1 rnd. BO all sts.

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Chain Links Set KKKK Skill Level

Slip-stitch patterns make colorwork easy and endlessly variable. Three skeins of yarn are enough for the small hat, the medium hat, and the cowl if you change up the main colors.

Designed by Jen Hagan Notes Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size Hat: 18¾ (19¾,

22½)" circumference at brim and 6¼ (7¼, 8¼)" tall. Light teal hat shown measures 18¾"; medium teal hat shown measures 19¾". Cowl: 6" wide and 50¾" circumference.

• This hat and cowl are worked in the round from the bottom up. • Break yarn at each color change.

HAT With A and 16" cir needle, CO 81 (84, 96) sts. Place marker and join in the rnd. Work Rnds 1–13 (1–31, 1–31) of

Hat chart for your size. Break A. Join C (B, B). Size 18¾" only: Dec rnd With C, k2tog, knit to end—80 sts rem. All sizes: With C (B, B), work 16 (3, 9) rnds even in St st. Shape crown: Note: Change to dpn when necessary. Dec rnd *K8 (10, 10), k2tog; rep from * to end—72 (77, 88) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K7 (9, 9), k2tog;

Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #749 smoke heather (gray; A), #715 teal viper (med teal; B) and #739 turquoise (lt teal; C), 1 ball each. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm):

16" and 36" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); tapestry

needle. Gauge 17 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in chart patts; 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in St st.

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rep from * to end—64 (70, 80) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K6 (8, 8), k2tog; rep from * to end—56 (63, 72) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K5 (7, 7), k2tog; rep from * to end—48 (56, 64) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K4 (6, 6), k2tog; rep from * to end—40 (49, 56) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K3 (5, 5), k2tog; rep from * to end—32 (42, 48) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K2 (4, 4), k2tog; rep from * to end—24 (35, 40) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K1 (3, 3), k2tog; rep from * to end—16 (28, 32) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K0 (2, 2), k2tog; rep from * to end—8 (21, 24) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Sizes 19¾ (22½)" only: Dec rnd *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end—14 (16) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K2tog; rep from * to end—7 (8) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. All sizes: Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

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Cowl 31

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12-st rep

Hat: Size 18¾"

with A, knit 13

with A, purl 11

COWL

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With A and 36" cir needle, CO 216 sts. Place marker and join in the rnd. Work Rnds 1–13 of Cowl chart once, then work Rnds 14–31 two times. BO all sts kwise.

sl 1 A st pwise with yarn at WS of work

7 5 3

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Daddy & Me Hats KKKK Skill Level

Kids love to imitate grown-ups, and that can include wearing grown-up clothes. Both kids and adults will love this pair of hats in a cotton-blend, super-stretchy yarn. The child’s version resembles a long stocking cap, while the adult style has a sophisticated beanie shape.

Designed by Fatimah Hinds

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Note • This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Yarn Weight

3

Finished Size 10 (12)" circumference at brim and 10½" tall. Hat shown measures 12".

CHILD’S HAT CO 70 (84) sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work k1, p1 rib for ¾". Next rnd *K4, p3; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 6 more times. Work Cable chart until piece measures 9¾" from CO. Shape crown: Dec rnd *K4, p2tog, p1; rep from * to end—60 (72) sts rem. Work

Yarn HiKoo CoBaSi DK

(55% cotton, 21% elastic nylon, 16% bamboo, 8% silk; 140 yd [128 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #063 amber waves, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): set

1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K4, p2tog; rep from * to end—50 (60) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *[Ssk] 2 times, p1; rep from * to end—30 (36) sts rem. Dec rnd *Sl 1 kwise, k2tog, pass sl st over, k1; rep from * to end—10 (12) sts rem. Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

Finishing Weave in ends. Block. Make 3" pom-pom and attach to top of hat.

of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 28 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in patt.

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Cable 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1 14-st rep

knit purl pattern repeat sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn

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Yarn Weight

3

Finished Size 11½ (14¼)" circumference at brim and 7½" tall. Hat shown measures 14¼". Yarn HiKoo CoBaSi DK

(55% cotton, 21% elastic nylon, 16% bamboo, 8% silk; 140 yd [128 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #035 Turkish coffee, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Skacel. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): set

of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 28 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in patt.

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Notes • This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. • The sample used all of one skein of yarn. Consider purchasing an extra skein as insurance.

ADULT’S HAT CO 80 (100) sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work k1, p1 rib for 1". Next rnd *K6, p4; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd 9 more times. Work Cable chart until piece measures 6½" from CO. Shape crown: Dec rnd *K6, p2tog, p2; rep from * to end—72 (90) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *K6, p2tog, p1; rep from * to end—64 (80) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd

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*K6, p2tog; rep from * to end—58 (70) sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd *[Ssk] 3 times, p1; rep from * to end—34 (40) sts rem. Dec rnd *Sl 1 kwise, k2tog, pass sl st over, k1; rep from * to end—18 (20) sts rem. Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

Cable 19 17 15 13 11

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Mommy & Me Hoods KKKK Skill Level

Wrap up the family with these completely reversible matching hoods. They’re sized for tweens and teens in an easy-care yarn up through adult women in a more luxurious blend. Nothing beats a hooded scarf for warmth, convenience, and comfort.

Designed by Lisa Jacobs Notes

Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size 48 (58, 60,

70, 80)" long, 5 (5¾, 6¼, 6¼, 7)" wide, 11 (11½, 12, 12½, 13)" deep at hood, and 16 (16, 17½, 19, 21)" wide at hood. Light green version measures 60" long. Dark green version measures 80" long.

• This scarf is worked back and forth in rows. Stitches are picked up and worked back and forth in rows for the hood, then joined using a three-needle bind-off. • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and with yarn in front on wrong-side rows. • The spare needle is only used to hold stitches for the threeneedle bind-off.

• When working the scarf, it may be helpful to mark the right side of the work with a safety pin or removable marker.

Scarf CO 34 (38, 42, 42, 46). Next row (WS) Sl 1 (see Notes), *k2 (3, 4, 4, 5), work Cable chart over 8 sts; rep from * to last 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, knit to end. Cont in patt, slipping first st of every row, until piece measures about 48 (58, 60, 70, 80)" from CO,

Yarn Size 60": Berroco

Vintage (52% acrylic, 40% wool; 8% nylon; 217 yd [198 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #5162 envy (light green), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Size 80": Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% super fine alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool; 215 yd [198 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #6277 peat mix (dark green), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins. Needles Size 8 (5 mm):

straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Removable marker (m); cable needle (cn); spare needle in same size or smaller; tapestry needle. Gauge 26 sts and 28 rows = 4" in patt.

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Cable

k on RS; p on WS 3 1

p on RS; k on WS sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1, [k1, p1] from cn

8 sts

sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1, p1, [k1, p1] from cn

ending with Row 4 of chart. Work Rows 1–3 of chart. BO all sts in patt.

Hood Place removable m at center of scarf. With RS facing and beg 27 (27, 29, 32, 35) sts to right of m, pick up and knit 53 (53, 58, 64, 69) sts. Next row (WS) Sl 1, M0 (0, 0, 0, 1), [p1f&b] 51 (51, 56, 62, 67) times, p1—104 (104, 114, 126, 137) sts. Next row (RS) Sl 1, *k2 (3, 4, 4, 5), work Row 2 of chart over 8 sts; rep from * to last 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts, knit to end. Cont in patt, slipping first st of every row, until hood measures about 11 (11½, 12, 12½, 13)" from pick-up row, ending with Row 1 of chart. Sizes 48 (58, 60, 70)" only: Work 1 WS row in patt. Size 80" only: Next row (WS) Work 67 sts in patt, k2tog, cont in patt as established to end—136 sts rem. All sizes: Sl 52 (52, 57, 63, 68) sts onto spare needle. Fold hood in half with RS tog. Join top of hood using threeneedle BO.

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Supernova Cowl KKKK Skill Level

A hand-dyed yarn makes a beautiful cowl even more special. You’ll love the cozy softness warming your neck when winter sets in.

Designed by Lisa Jacobs

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size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Yarn Weight

5

Finished Size 18½ (20¾, 23)" circumference and 6¾ (7, 7¼)" tall. Cowl shown measures 20¾". Yarn Miss Babs K2 (100% merino

wool; 240 yd [219 m]/7¼ oz [205 g]): into the void, 1 skein. Needle Size 13 (9 mm): 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

needle. Gauge 11 sts and 16 rows =

4" in Eyelet Rib patt. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily.com/ glossary.

Note • This cowl is worked in the round beginning with a Möbius CO.

Stitch Guide Eyelet Rib: (multiple of 6 sts) Rnd 1 *Yo, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, ssp; rep from * to end. Rnd 2 *K3, p3; rep from * to end. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt.

COWL Using the Möbius method (see Sidebar), CO 51 (57, 63) sts, ending with Step 1 for an odd number of sts. Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Note: On the foll rnd, when working into sts that are mounted oppositely, work them through the back loop. Foundation rnd First ring: K3, *p3, k3; rep from * to m (m is on cable below needle tips). Second ring: P3, **k3, p3; rep from ** to end (m is on left needle). Work in Eyelet Rib (see Stitch Guide) until piece measures 6¾ (7, 7¼)" tall between working edges (from top to bottom of cowl). BO all sts in patt.

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CAT BORDHI’S MÖBIUS CAST-ON Make a slipknot, leaving a 6" tail, and place it on the circular needle at the center of the cable. Hold slipknot and center of cable between the thumb and first two fingers of your right hand, leaving needle tips hanging down. Take left needle tip in your left hand and bring it around counter-clockwise to slipknot, making a circle (Figure 1). Hold left needle tip (hereafter referred to as active needle) along with slipknot and cable, with needle tip in front. Leave right needle tip hanging down and out of work. With your left hand, hold the cable several inches to the left of the slipknot and active needle, between your thumb and middle finger, and hold the ball strand comfortably between your palm and fingers. Sling the yarn over your left index finger, up and away from the cable. As you cast on, you will work into the strand that runs from the slipknot to the top of your index finger. Step 1: Bring the active needle forward and under the cable, over the ball strand, catching the ball strand, then back under the cable to its original position (1 stitch cast on; stitch is anchored under the cable; Figure 2). Step 2: Bring the active needle behind and under ball strand (Figure 3), (1 stitch cast on; stitch resembles a yarnover and is not anchored under the cable; Figure 4). Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you have cast on the required number of stitches. Each time you cast on two stitches onto the active needle with these steps, two matching stitches will have been cast on to the cable beneath the active

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needle. Count only the stitches on the active needle; do not count the stitches on the cable beneath, nor the slipknot. When you have finished, the stitches will have filled up the circle created by looping the needle around, and both needle tips will meet at the center of the cable where the slipknot was placed (Figure 5). Holding both needle tips between a thumb and middle finger, adjust the cable so that you have two circles of the same size. Distribute the stitches evenly around the doubled cable so that the round may be worked comfortably. Make sure that the doubled cable runs parallel for the entire circumference, except for one point at the beginning where the active needle must cross the lower cable. Place a marker on the right needle. For each round given in pattern, work two rings. First ring: Work to marker (marker is between needles, on the cable below the needle tips). Second ring: Work to marker (marker is on the left needle and can be slipped to the right needle). The first time the first ring is worked, the stitches will be mounted in an alternating fashion with the front leg of the loop either behind or in front of the cable, and each stitch forms a triangle with the cable upon which it is mounted. Knit into the center of each triangle as you work the stitches. The first time the second ring is begun, the stitches will appear as though they have been purled; knit into these as well. As work progresses, the two loops of the cable will grow further apart.

Sling working yarn over left index finger Pinch cable here, between left thumb and middle finger

With right hand,hold center of cable, slipknot, and active needle

Figure 1

Bring needle forward, under cable, up over yarn, then under cable

Figure 2

Make a yarnover on needle by bringing needle behind and under yarn

Figure 3

Figure 4

Figure 5

Distribute the stitches evenly around the doubled cable, making sure the doubled cable runs parallel for the entire circumference except for one point where the active needle must cross the lower cable. Place a marker on the right needle.

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Color Boxes Cardigan KKKK Skill Level

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If the kids in your life like to wear sophisticated colors, they’ll love this cardigan. Its color boxes are created with slip stitches, so you never have to knit more than one color per row.

Designed by Kennita Tully

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Yarn Weight

4

Finished Size 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39)" chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 37". Yarn Brown Sheep Company

Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted (100% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #SW150 stonewashed denim (blue; MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls and #SW84 Shane’s red (CC), 1 ball. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm):

straight and 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Removable markers

(m); tapestry needle; four (four, four, five, five, five) 7 ⁄8 " buttons. Gauge 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in St st; 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Sl st patt.

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wyf; rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, sl 1 wyf, p1. Row 7 With CC, *k2, sl 2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 8 *P2, sl 2 wyf; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Rows 9–12 Work Rows 5–8. Rows 13 and 15 Knit. Row 14 Purl. Row 16 Knit. 3-st One-row Buttonhole: Sl 1 pwise wyf, bring yarn to back. [Sl 1 pwise wyb, psso] 3 times. Place last st back on left needle, turn. Using the knitted method, CO 4 sts onto left needle, turn. Bring yarn to back, transfer first st on left needle to right needle and pass last CO st over it— buttonhole complete.

Back With MC, straight needles, and using the long-tail method, CO 58 (62, 66, 70, 74, 78) sts. Purl 1 WS row. Work Rows 1–16 of Sl st patt (see Stitch Guide). Change to MC. Work in St st until piece measures 9½ (10, 10½, 11, 11½, 12)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armholes: BO 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next

2 rows—54 (56, 58, 60, 62, 64) sts rem. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 5 more times—42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7, 7½)", ending with a WS row. Shoulders: Place removable marker (pm) on each side of center 24 (24, 26, 26, 28, 28) sts. BO all sts.

Left Front With MC, straight needles, and using the long-tail method, CO 26 (26, 30, 30, 34, 34) sts. Purl 1 WS row. Work Rows 1–16 of Sl st patt. Change to MC. Sizes 31 (35, 39)" only: Inc row (RS) K2, M1R, knit to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—28 (32, 36) sts. All sizes: Work even in St st until piece measures 9½ (10, 10½, 11, 11½, 12)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armhole and neck: Next row (RS) BO 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts, work to end—24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29) sts rem. Purl 1 WS row. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2

Notes • This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back except where indicated otherwise.

Stitch Guide Slip Stitch Pattern: (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Rows 1 and 3 (RS) With CC, knit. Row 2 (WS) Knit. Row 4 Purl. Row 5 With MC, k1, sl 1 (see Notes), *k2, sl 2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, sl 1, k1. Row 6 P1, sl 1 wyf, *p2, sl 2

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sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 5 more times—12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts rem. Work 3 rows even. Dec row (RS) Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—1 st dec’d. Rep dec row every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times—9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7, 7½)", ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

Right Front Work as for left front to armhole shaping, ending with a RS row. Shape armholes and neck: Next row (WS) BO 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts, work to end—24 (25, 26, 27, 28, 29) sts rem. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 5 more times—12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) sts rem. Work 3 rows even. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to end—1 st dec’d. Rep dec row every 4th row 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times—9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7, 7½)", ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

Sleeves

Finishing

With MC, straight needles, and using the long-tail method, CO 26 (30, 30, 34, 34, 38) sts. Purl 1 WS row. Work Rows 1–16 of Sl st patt. Change to MC. Work 4 rows in St st. Inc row (RS) K2, M1R, knit to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every 6th row 6 (3, 7, 3, 9, 8) more times, then every 8th row 1 (4, 2, 6, 2, 3) time(s)—42 (46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts. Work even until piece measures 11½ (12½, 13¾, 15¼, 15¾, 16)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape cap: BO 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48) sts rem. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) more times—28 sts rem. Dec row (WS) P2, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog tbl, p2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every row 9 more times—8 sts rem. Purl 1 WS row. BO all sts.

Weave in ends. Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams using m as guide. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew sleeve and side seams. Front band: Pm for 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) buttonholes along right front edge, with top button 1" below neck shaping, bottom button ½" above lower edge, and others evenly spaced between. With CC, cir needle, and RS facing, beg at right front lower edge, pick up and knit 3 sts for every 4 rows along right front to shoulder, 1 st for each st along back neck, and 3 sts for every 4 rows along left front to lower edge. Knit 1 WS row. Work in St st for 2 rows. Buttonhole row (RS) *Knit to m, work 3-st one-row buttonhole (see Stitch Guide); rep from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) more times, knit to end. Work in St st for 3 more rows. Knit 2 rows. BO all sts. Sew on buttons. s

6 (6, 6½, 6½, 7, 7)" 2¼ (2½, 2½, 2¾, 2¾, 3)"

5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7, 7½)"

9½ (10, 10½, 11, 11½, 12)"

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back 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)"

14½ (15½, 16½, 17½, 18½, 19½)"

2"

4 (4¼, 4¾, 5, 5½, 5¾)" 10½ (11½, 12½, 13½, 14½, 15½)"

sleeve 11½ (12½, 13¾, 15¼, 15¾, 16)"

6½ (7½, 7½, 8½, 8½, 9)"

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Complete with a Bow Wrap KKKK Skill Level

The welts in this wrap give the luxurious silhouette of a vintage fur piece. A bow brings the wrap together with feminine flair. Be sure to use a chainette yarn for loft and warmth without the weight. Working at such a large gauge, you’ll be finished before you know it.

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• Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back, except where indicated otherwise. Yarn Weight

5

Finished Size 68¾ (73¼, 78, 84¼, 88¾, 93½)" long and 12½ (12½, 12½, 14¾, 14¾, 14¾)" tall. Wrap shown measures 68¾".

Stitch Guide

Yarn Debbie Bliss Paloma

Selvedged Rib: (odd number of sts)

(60% alpaca, 40% wool; 71 yd [65 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #42022 mallard, 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever. Needles Size 17 (12.75 mm).

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Tapestry needle. Gauge 10 sts and 12 rows = 4" in Selvedged Welts patt; 14½ sts and 12 rows = 4" in Selvedged Rib.

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S2kp2: Sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over—2 sts dec’d. M1: Using the backward-loop method, CO 1 st.

Row 1 (RS) Sl 1 (see Notes), *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, sl 1 wyf. Row 2 (WS) *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

Selvedged Welts Pattern: (multiple of 6 sts + 1) Row 1 (WS) *K1, p5; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 (RS) Sl 1, *k5, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k5, sl 1 wyf. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

WRAP CO 11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts. Work in Selvedged Rib (see Stitch Guide) for 51 (51, 51, 53, 53, 53) rows, ending with a RS row. Inc row (WS) *K1, M1 (see Stitch Guide), p1, M1; rep from * to last st, k1—21 (21, 21, 25, 25, 25) sts. Inc row (RS) Sl 1, *M1, k3, M1, p1; rep from * to last

This wrap pattern can be modified to make a cozy scarf with a bow. Requiring just two skeins, it’s an economical, super-fast knit. Follow the directions for the smallest size, but make the tie on each end 13" long and the main section between the increase and decrease rows 18". The widest section wraps the neck and the ends tie into a bow, like a comfy and feminine cowl.

4 sts, M1, k3, M1, sl 1 wyf—31 (31, 31, 37, 37, 37) sts. Work in Selvedged Welts patt (see Stitch Guide) for 100 (114, 128, 142, 156, 170) rows, ending with a RS row. Dec row (WS) *K1, p2tog, p1, p2tog; rep from * to last st, k1—21 (21, 21, 25, 25, 25) sts rem. Dec row (RS) Sl 1, *s2kp2 (see Stitch Guide), p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, s2kp2, sl 1 wyf—11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts rem. Beg with a WS row, work in Selvedged Rib for 51 (51, 51, 53, 53, 53) rows. BO all sts in patt.

Finishing Weave in ends. Block. s

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EVENING GLAMOUR

Anticipation Pullover KKKK Skill Level

When you’re looking forward to a special occasion, this eye-catching sweater can deliver. An A-line silhouette, boatneck neckline, and strong vertical lines flatter the figure, while lace borders add feminine appeal.

Designed by Nadya Stallings

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Stitch Guide P9tog: Purl 9 sts tog. Yarn Weight

3

Finished Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 34"; modeled with 2" of positive ease. Yarn Rowan Alpaca Merino

DK (83% alpaca, 10% nylon, 7% wool; 115 yd [105 m]/7⁄8 oz [25 g]): #105 hoby, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls. Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and

8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle. Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows =

4" in Body sl st patt on smaller needles. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our Knitting Glossary at www.knittingdaily .com/glossary.

Notes • This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

Body Slip Stitch Pattern: (multiple of 11 sts +1) Row 1 (RS) Knit. Row 2 (WS) *P1 wrapping yarn around needle 2 times, p10; rep from * to last st, p1 wrapping yarn around needle 2 times. Row 3 *Sl 1 (see Notes) dropping extra wrap, k10; rep from * to last st, sl 1 dropping extra wrap. Row 4 *Sl 1, p10; rep from * to last st, sl 1. Row 5 *Sl 1, k10; rep from * to last st, sl 1. Row 6 Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 3–6 for patt.

Back With larger cir needle, CO 89 (97, 107, 115, 125, 133) sts. Do not join. Edging: Rows 1–3 Sl 1 (see Notes), knit to last st, p1. Row 4 (WS) Sl 1, purl to end. Rows 5, 9, 11, and 13 (RS) Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Row 6 Sl 1, k4 (8, 2, 6, 0, 4), *p2, k9; rep from * to last 7 (11, 5, 9, 3, 7) sts, p2, k4 (8, 2, 6, 0, 4), p1. Row 7 Sl 1, k6 (10, 4, 8, 2, 6), *[k1 wrapping yarn around needle 2 times] 9 times, k2; rep from * to last 5 (9, 3, 7, 1, 5) st(s), k4 (8, 2, 6, 0, 4), p1.

Row 8 Sl 1, p6 (10, 4, 8, 2, 6), *[sl 1 dropping extra wrap] 9 times, transfer last 9 elongated sts back onto left needle, yo, p9tog (see Stitch Guide), yo, p2; rep from * to last 5 (9, 3, 7, 1, 5) st(s), purl to end—47 (55, 53, 61, 59, 67) sts rem. Row 10 Sl 1, p7 (11, 5, 9, 3, 7), *yo, p1, yo, p4; rep from * to last 9 (13, 7, 11, 5, 9) sts, yo, p1, yo, purl to end—61 (69, 71, 79, 81, 89) sts. Row 12 Sl 1, p8 (12, 6, 10, 4, 8), *yo, p1, yo, p6; rep from * to last 10 (14, 8, 12, 6, 10) sts, yo, p1, yo, purl to end—75 (83, 89, 97, 103, 111) sts. Row 14 Sl 1, p9 (13, 7, 11, 5, 9), *yo, p1, yo, p8; rep from * to last 11 (15, 9, 13, 7, 11) sts, yo, p1, yo, purl to end—89 (97, 107, 115, 125, 133) sts. Change to smaller cir needle. Next row (RS) Sl 1, k10 (3, 8, 1, 6, 10), place marker (pm), work Body sl st patt (see Stitch Guide) over 67 (89, 89, 111, 111, 111) sts, pm, k10 (3, 8, 1, 6, 10), p1. Next row (WS) Sl 1, purl to m, sl m, work in patt to m, sl m, purl to end. Work in patt as established for 4 more rows. Shape waist: Dec row (RS) Sl 1, ssk (see Notes), work to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every 20th row 4 more times, then every 18th row 1 time—77 (85, 95, 103, 113, 121) sts rem. Work 1 WS row— piece measures about 19¼" from CO. Shape armholes: BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows,

• Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and with yarn in front on wrong-side rows. • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. • When shaping the body, if a decrease will consume a stitch inside the marked section, move each marker 11 stitches toward the center (to next slipped column) and work the extra stitches outside the marker in stockinette stitch thereafter.

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Front Work as for back.

Sleeves With larger cir needle, CO 45 (45, 49, 49, 55, 59) sts. Do not join. Cuff: Rows 1–3 Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Row 4 (WS) Sl 1, purl to end. Row 5 (RS) Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Row 6 Sl 1, p17 (17, 19, 19, 22, 24), k9, purl to end. Row 7 Sl 1, k17 (17, 19, 19, 22, 24), [k1 wrapping yarn around needle 2 times] 9 times, knit to last st, p1. Row 8 Sl 1, p17 (17, 19, 19, 22, 24), [sl 1 dropping extra wrap] 9 times, transfer last 9 elongated sts back onto left needle, yo, pm, p9tog, yo, purl to end—39 (39, 43, 43, 49, 53) sts rem. Row 9 Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Row 10 Sl 1, purl to m, yo, sl m, p1, yo, purl to end—2 sts inc’d. Rows 11–14 Rep Rows 9 and 10—45 (45, 49, 49, 55, 59) sts. Change to smaller cir needle. Next row (RS) Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Note: Pattern and sleeve shaping are worked simultaneously; read the foll section all the way through before proceeding. Next row (WS) Sl 1, purl to m, sl m, p1 wrapping yarn around needle 2 times, purl to end. Next row (RS) Sl 1, knit to 1 st before m, sl 1 dropping extra wrap, sl m, knit to last st, p1. Next row (WS) Sl 1, purl to m, sl m, sl 1, purl to end. Next row (RS) Sl 1, knit to 1 st before m, sl 1, sl m, knit to last st, p1.

BO 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of foll 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) rows—59 (65, 75, 81, 85, 91) sts rem. Sizes 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)" only: Dec row (RS) Sl 1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every RS row 1 (4, 7, 7, 10) more time(s)—61 (65, 65, 69, 69) sts rem. All sizes: Work even until armhole measures 6¼ (7, 7½, 8, 8, 8¾)", ending with a RS row and removing m on last row. Top border: Next row (WS) Sl 1, knit to last st, p1. Next row (RS) Sl 1, k1 (2, 4, 4, 6, 6), [k2tog] 2 times, *[M1, k1] 3 times, M1, [k2tog] 4 times; rep from * 3 more times, [M1, k1] 3 times, M1, [k2tog] 2 times, k1 (2, 4, 4, 6, 6), p1. Rep last 2 rows once more—armhole measures about 7 (7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 8¾, 9½)". Shape neck and shoulders: Next row (WS) BO 5 sts kwise, knit to last st, p1—54 (56, 60, 60, 64, 64) sts rem. Next row (RS) BO 5 sts, knit to end—49 (51, 55, 55, 59, 59) sts rem. Using the sewn method, BO all sts. 2 (2½, 3, 3¼, 3¾, 4¼)"

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1"

7 (7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 8¾, 9½)"

back & front

17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27)"

19¼"

sleeve

10 (10, 11, 11, 12¼, 13)"

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11 (11¼, 12¼, 12¼, 13, 13)"

4¾ (4¾, 4¾, 5, 5, 5½)" 11¼ (13, 15, 16¼, 17, 18½)"

Rep last 4 rows for patt and, at the same time, when piece measures 3¾ (2¾, 2¾, 2¾, 2¾, 2¾)" from CO ending with a WS row, shape sleeve as foll: Inc row (RS) Sl 1, M1, work to last st, M1, p1—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every 24 (10, 8, 6, 6, 6)th row 1 (4, 4, 5, 7, 5) more time(s), then every 22nd (8th, 6th, 4th, 4th, 4th) row 1 (2, 4, 6, 3, 6) time(s), working new sts in St st—51 (59, 67, 73, 77, 83) sts. Work even until piece measures 11¾ (12¼, 12¼, 12¼, 12¼, 12¼)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape cap: BO 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, BO 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of foll 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) rows—33 (39, 47, 51, 49, 53) sts rem. Work 6 (6, 6, 6, 10, 10) rows even. Dec row (RS) Sl 1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every 0 (0, 0, 6, 0, 10)th row 0 (0, 0, 1, 0, 1) more time, then every 4 (4, 4, 4, 8, 0)th row 3 (3, 3, 2, 1, 0) time(s)—25 (31, 39, 43, 45, 49) sts rem. BO 2 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, BO 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows, then BO 3 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows—9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 19) sts rem. Using the sewn method, BO all sts.

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Starry Night Tunic KKKK Skill Level

PLUS SIZE

Versatility, quiet elegance, and sparkles all in one sweater! Work the belt first in solid black, then knit the body in a soft, fuzzy yarn that looks like the night sky. This simple tunic can be belted in front or back.

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Front

Yarn Weight

4

3

Finished Size 33 (37, 42, 46, 50, 54)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37"; modeled with 5" of positive ease. Yarn Be Sweet Grace +

Style (60% fine baby mohair, 33% rayon bamboo, 7% lurex metallic; 180 yd [165 m]/7⁄8 oz [25 g]): black and silver (MC), 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) balls. Yarn distributed by Mango Moon. Be Sweet Bamboo (100% bamboo; 120 yd [110 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #601 black (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Mango Moon. Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm):

2 double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); remov-

able m; stitch holder; tapestry needle; size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook. Gauge 16 sts and 26 rows =

4" in St st with MC on larger needles; 28 sts and 38 rows = 4" in St st with CC on smaller needles.

Using MC, straight needles, and the chain-edge method (see Sidebar), CO 66 (74, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts. Work in St st until piece measures 23 (24, 25, 25½, 26, 26½)" from CO, ending with a WS row. Place sts on holder.

Back Belt: With CC and dpn, CO 3 sts. Work I-cord for 10 (11, 15, 17, 19, 21)". Beg working back and forth in rows. Next row (WS) Purl. Next row (RS) Knit. Next row (WS) Purl. Inc row (RS) K1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1—5 sts. Work 7 rows even. Inc

2 (3, 4¼, 5¼, 6¼, 7¼)" 12½"

row (RS) K2, M1R, knit to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—2 sts inc’d. Rep inc row every 8th row 5 more times—17 sts. Work even until piece measures 18½ (19½, 23½, 25½, 27½, 29½)" from I-cord. Dec row (RS) *K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every 8th row 4 more times—7 sts rem. Work 7 rows even. Dec row (RS) K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1—5 sts rem. Work 7 rows even. Dec row (RS) K1, sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over, k1—3 sts rem. Work 3 rows even. Work I-cord for 10 (11, 15, 17, 19, 21)". Break yarn and fasten off sts. Lower section: With MC, straight needles, and RS facing, pick

18½ (19, 19, 19¼, 19¼, 19½)" 9½ (9½, 9½, 10½, 10½, 11)"

8 (9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11)"

body 16½ (18½, 19½, 20½, 21½, 22½)" 15 (15, 15½, 15½, 15½, 15½)"

13 (14, 18, 20, 22, 24)" 16½ (18½, 21, 23, 25, 27)"

5½"

10 (11, 15, 17, 19, 21)"

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Notes • The body of this pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked back and forth in rows.

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up and knit 66 (74, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts evenly along straight St st edge of belt (between last inc row and first dec row). Next row (WS) Purl. Work in St st until piece measures 5½ (6, 6¾, 7, 7¼, 7½)" from pick-up row, ending with a WS row. BO all sts. Upper section: With MC, straight needles, and RS facing, pick up and knit 66 (74, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts evenly along opposite straight St st edge of belt. Work in St st until piece measures 15½ (16, 16¼, 16½, 16¾, 17)" from pick-up row, ending with a WS row. Shape neck and join shoulders: With RS of front and back held tog and back toward you, using the three-needle method, BO 8 (12, 17, 21, 25, 29) shoulder sts tog, BO 49 back neck sts on front needle, fasten off last st from BO—8 (12, 17, 21, 25, 29) sts rem on front left needle. Turn. Beg at opposite shoulder, using the three-needle method, BO 8 (12, 17, 21, 25, 29) shoulder sts tog, BO rem 50 front neck sts—no sts rem.

to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 dec’d. Rep dec row every 10 (8, 6, 6, 6, 6)th row 1 (4, 19, 19, 15, 13) more time(s), then every 8 (6, 0, 0, 4, 4)th row 12 (13, 0, 0, 6, 9) times—38 (38, 38, 42, 42, 44) sts rem. Work even until piece measures 18½ (19, 19, 19¼, 19¼, 19½)" from pick-up row, ending with a WS row. BO all sts.

Finishing Block to measurements. Sew sleeve and side seams, sewing front to belt between lower and upper back and leaving tapered portion of belt free. Weave in ends. s

CHAIN-EDGE DECORATIVE CAST-ON This cast-on method is worked with a crochet hook and the working yarn to create a tidy chain that matches the bind-off row. With working yarn, place a slipknot on crochet hook. Hold knitting needle and yarn in your left hand and hook in your right hand, with yarn under needle. Place hook over needle, wrap yarn around hook and pull loop through loop on hook (Figure 1). *Bring yarn to back under needle, wrap yarn around hook, and pull it through loop on hook (Figure 2). Repeat from * until there is one fewer than the desired number of stitches on needle. Slip loop from hook to needle for last stitch.

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Shades of White Shawl KKKK Skill Level

Simple lace stitches in a white-on-white luxury yarn form columns of flowers, recalling the promise of spring’s return.

Designed by Melissa Leapman

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Notes Yarn Weight

• This shawl begins in the center with a provisional cast on. The center panel is worked, then half the shawl is worked; the second half of the shawl is worked from the provisional cast-on in the opposite direction. Stitches for the edgings are picked up from the body and worked outwards.

4

Finished Size 65" long and

30" tall. Yarn Fiesta Yarns La Bohème

(50% rayon, 32% brushed kid mohair, 14% wool, 4% nylon; 165 yd [151 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #129 snow, 7 skeins.

• A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and

9 (5.5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Shawl First half: Using larger needle and a provisional method, CO 105 sts. Do not join. Work 4 rows in garter st. Next row (RS) K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end. Work 3 rows in garter st, ending with a WS row. Work Rows 1–8 of Lace chart 16 times. Work Rows 1–24 of Flower chart. Change to smaller needle. Work in rev St st for 6 rows, ending with a WS row. BO all sts pwise on RS. 2nd half: Carefully remove waste

Notions Waste yarn; tapestry

needle. Gauge 15 sts and 18 rows = 4" in Lace patt on larger needle.

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yarn and place 105 CO sts on needle. Work Rows 1–8 of Lace chart 16 times. Work Rows 1–24 of Flower chart. Change to smaller needle. Work in rev St st for 6 rows, ending with a WS row. BO all sts pwise.

Finishing Flower

Lace 23

7

21

5

19

3

17

1

15

Edging: With smaller needle and RS facing, pick up and knit 235 sts along one long edge of shawl. Work in rev St st for 6 rows, ending with a RS row. BO all sts kwise on WS. Rep for opposite edge. Weave in ends. Block. s

15-st rep

13 11 9

k on RS; p on WS

7

yo

5

k2tog

3 1 15-st rep

ssk sl 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over—2 sts dec’d pattern repeat

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THE BASICS

STANDARD YARN WEIGHT SYSTEM Standards and guidelines for crochet and knitting: categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and recommended needle and hook sizes. 0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

LACE

SUPER FINE

FINE

LIGHT

MEDIUM

BULKY

SUPER BULKY

JUMBO, ROVING

Type of yarns in category

Fingering, 10 count crochet thread

Sock, Fingering, Baby

Sport, Baby

DK, Light Worsted

Worsted, Afghan, Aran

Chunky, Craft, Rug

Knit gauge range* in stockinette stitch to 4 inches

33–40** sts

27–32 sts

23–26 sts

21–24 sts

16–20 sts

12–15 sts

6–11 sts

6 sts and fewer

1.5–2.25 mm

2.25–3.25 mm

3.25–3.75 mm

3.75–4.5 mm

4.5–5.5 mm

5.5–8 mm

8 mm and larger

12.75 mm and larger

Recommended needle in U.S. size range

000 to 1

1 to 3

3 to 5

5 to 7

7 to 9

9 to 11

Crochet gauge* range in single crochet to 4 inches

32–42 double crochets**

21–32 sts

16–20 sts

12–17 sts

11–14 sts

8–11 sts

5–9 sts

5 sts and fewer

Recommended hook in metric size range

Steel*** 1.6–1.4mm regular hook 2.25 mm

2.25–3.5 mm

3.5–4.5 mm

4.5–5.5 mm

5.5–6.5 mm

6.5–9 mm

9mm and larger

16 mm and larger

Recommended hook in U.S. size range

Steel*** 6, 7, 8 regular hook B–1

B–1 to E–4

E–4 to 7

7 to I–9

I–9 to K–10½

K–10½ to M–13

M–13 and larger

Q and larger

Yarn weight symbol and category names

Recommended needle in metric size range

SKILL LEVELS FOR KNITTING

KKKK Beginner Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches. Minimal shaping. KKKK Easy Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing. KKKK Intermediate Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting-in-the-round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing. KKKK Experienced Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, Fair Isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes. 78

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Bulky Roving Bulky Roving

11 and larger 17 and larger

* These are guidelines only: They reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories. ** Laceweight yarns are usually knitted or crocheted on larger needles and hooks to create lacy, openwork patterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult to determine. Always follow the gauge stated in your pattern. *** Steel crochet hooks are sized differently from regular hooks—the higher the number, the smaller the hook, which is the reverse of regular hook sizing. A Standards & Guidelines booklet from the Craft Yarn Council of America is available at www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards.html. Click on the “Downloadable Guidelines PDF” link on the left side of the page.

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CHECK YOUR GAUGE For best results, always take time to check your gauge. Using the same needles and yarn you will use for your project, knit a swatch that is about 5" (12.5 cm) square. Count the number of stitches and rows in 4". If you have more rows or stitches than indicated in your pattern, try larger needles and knit another swatch. If you have fewer rows or stitches than indicated, make another swatch using smaller needles. Continue this process until your swatch matches the numbers given in your pattern. Although this seems tedious, it is worth the time to increase the accuracy of the finished size of your project. A gauge tool, such as the one shown, can aid in counting stitches and rows.

STANDARD KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS sl st

slip stitch (sl 1 st pwise unless otherwise indicated)

ssk

slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, k2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease)

ssp

slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, p2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease)

pattern(s)

st(s)

stitch(es)

pm

place marker

St st

stockinette stitch

psso

pass slipped stitch over

tbl

through back loop

decrease(s); decreasing

p2sso

pass two slipped stitches over

tog

together

double-pointed needle(s)

pwise

purlwise

WS

wrong side

foll

following; follows

RC

right cross

wyb

with yarn in back

g

gram(s)

rem

remain(s); remaining

wyf

with yarn in front

inc

increase(s); increasing

rep

repeat; repeating

yo

yarn over

k

knit

rev St st reverse stockinette stitch

*

k1f&b

knit into front and back of same st

rib

ribbing

repeat starting point (i.e., repeat from *)

k2tog

knit two stitches together

rnd(s)

round(s)

**

kwise

knitwise

RS

right side

repeat all instructions between asterisks

left cross

rev sc

reverse single crochet

()

LC

alternate measurements and/or instructions

m(s)

marker(s)

sc

single crochet

[]

MC

main color

sk

skip

mm

millimeter(s)

sl

slip

instructions that are to be worked as a group a speciďŹ ed number of times

beginning; begin; begins

M1 (P)

make one (purl)

bet

between

M1R (L)

make one right (left)

BO

bind off

p

purl

CC

contrasting color

p1f&b

purl into front and back of same st

cm

centimeter(s)

p2tog

purl two stitches together

cn

cable needle

patt(s)

CO

cast on

cont

continue(s); continuing

dec(s) dpn

beg

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TRENDSPOTTING

BY MELISSA LEAPMAN

On the Edge This season, asymmetry is everywhere. Look for angular, uneven hemlines on tunics, sleeves, bags— even on pant legs! Make the most of this trend by adding funky fringe (still a hot trend) or an interesting asymmetrical motif to your knits.

Glam It Up!!

Barcelona Pullover, p. 23

Just in time for holiday parties, American and European fashion designers are featuring sparkling metallics in their lines.. Look for classic gold, silver, and bronze as well as shimmery hues of red, violet, and blue. Luckily for knitters, yarn manufacturers have been quick to jump on this trend. Starry Night Tunic, p.

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Feather Thro

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Wintry White Always a classic, this fashion neutral looks great in accessories and complete garments. Create a warm, cozy look with fuzzy mohair yarns or oversized fold-over turtlenecks. Winter is coming! Get those needles clicking!

Shades of White Shawl, p. 76

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