02 March 2010

Arctic Meadow Stole

The stole is worked horizontally to be 22" wide, however  the pattern can also be worked lengthwise with more stitches if you’d like. This version finished a 72" long. The yarn used for this model was a handspun BFL/silk blend....so lovely...very soft and comfortable.  This particular yarn produced a beautiful stripe, but a solid colour would be equally pretty.

Experience Level: Intermediate 

-1000 yds Fingering Weight Yarn - Handspun yarn was used for model 
- US 5 (3.75 mm needles)

 5.75 sts = 1” blocked

K: knit 
P: purl
K2tog: knit 2 sts together 
RS: right side (only to keep track of your rows)
SK2P: slip 1 st knitwise to the right-hand needle, k2tog, pass the slipped st over the knit sts. 
SSK: slip two stitches, then knit together
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side (only to keep track of your rows)
WYIB: with yarn in back

WYIF: with yarn in front
YO: yarn over (note: there are 3 yarn overs in a row to create the circle)

Pattern Stitch: (multiple of 8 + 3)
NOTE: slip first st of each row wyif purlwise on RS and wyib knitwise on WS
Row 1 (WS) and all odd numbered rows: slip one st knitwise wyib, purl across
Row 2 (RS): sl1, K1 *YO, SSK, K3, K2tog, YO, K1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 4:  sl1, K1 *K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K2; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 6:  sl1, P1, *K2, YO, SK2P, YO, K2, P1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16:  sl1, P1, *SSK, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, K2tog, P1; repeat from * to one st from end, K1

Cast on 83 sts
Work in pattern stitch to desired length (or width if making lengthwise).
Purl one row.
Bind off loosely. 
Block and enjoy!

01 March 2010

Windowpane Throw

This throw is large, bulky and soft and can be made any size. The model is 50" x 60" knit with Juniper Moon Farm Yearling…big, fluffy and soft. This yarn is now discontinued, but there are many lovely bulky yarns out there to knit this with.  The pattern has a small garter end and maintains a 3 stitch garter edge throughout.
Experience Level: Easy
Materials: - 1200 yds Bulky Weight Yarn (You can vary this based on the size you want to make.
- US 11 Needle

BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k: knit
LT: left twist - place one stitch on cable needle and hold in front of work.  Knit one stitch from left hand needle, then knit the stitch from your cable needle.
p: purl
RS: right side
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side

Pattern Stitch:
Row 1 (RS): K3, LT, k28, LT, (k30, LT) twice, k28, LT, k3
Row 2 (WS): K3, Purl to last 3 sts, K3.
Repeat rows 1 and 2, 19 times more.
Row 3: Repeat row 1
Row 4: K3, p2, k28, (p2, k30) twice, p2, k28, p2, k3.  
Row 5: Repeat row 1
Row 6:   Repeat row 4
Repeat rows 1 and 2, 9 more times
Repeat rows 3 - 6.

CO 132 sts. Knit 4 rows. Work in pattern stitch to desired length ending with row 3. Knit 3 rows. Bind off loosely.