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Projects, tips & techniques for every knitter
Techniques and more
22 A Beginner's Guide to
Thrumming Add softness
and warmth with this simple
technique
40 Stitch dictionary New stitch
patterns add interest and
texture with simple knit and
purl stitches
45 Learn to knit — coffee cozies
A simple gift idea for the coffee
lover in your life
66 Your ideal weight Learn how
yarn weight affects the gauge,
size, and speed of your project
Projects for
every knitter
14 Comfortable cables Casual
and relaxed for everyday
comfort
18 Draped and dazzling Flowing
and graceful, a sublime design
42 Glimmer and glow A hint of
sparkle adds a festive flair
50 Peek-a-boo party Flattering
and hip, perfect party attire
54 Starry starry night Decorative
beads create a sophisticated cape
Accessories
and fun stuff
8 Holly berry cloche A new take
on a classic shape
26 Warm and wooly Clever flaps
keep your ears warm
32 Making waves hat and scarf
Meandering cables accent a set
just for him
36 Paintbox mittens Clever
construction embellished with
colorful thrumming
62 Cables and clouds Creative
cables made cozy with
thrumming
64 Out on the town Soft yarn
inspires a stunning accessory
71 Bobbles and stripes Fun bobbles
and raised stripes create an
amusing hat
72 A caroling we will go Three
spectacular pieces to keep you
warm and fashionable
74 Hollywood luxury Luscious yarn
and magnificent cables complete
a heavenly hat
76 Poinsettia wrap An exquisite
floral blossom creates a stunning
cover-up
80 Dazzling diamonds Beading and
lace forms a stunning scarf
84 Sweep away the chill A
spectacular stitch complements a
charming accessory
86 Organic twist An interesting
pattern created with slipped
stitches
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88 Midnight magic Brilliant yarn
quickly creates an elegant scarf
Kids projects
90 Little miss muffett Stylish and
fun with a vintage feel
Home dec
29 Awaiting saint nick A new
take on a Christmas favorite
58 Ribbon candy Dress your tree
in style
60 Snowman and 4 little bears
Decorate for the season with
adorable ornaments
In every issue
6 Editor’s letter
12 The knitting shop
83 Books for knitters
92 Basic knitting instructions
97 Resources
Web bonus
98 Cozy toes Thrummed slippers,
the perfect gift
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I have long knit
primarily for other
people, and due to my
fondness for knitting for
others, the Holiday issue is
always a particular favorite.
I love small, quickly knit
projects and seeing so many
in one issue, I am always
inspired to cast on more
projects than I can possibly
finish in a single holiday season. This issue is no different, and I already
selected several projects to add to my knitting queue.
If, like me, you too are anxious to get started on your holiday knitting, you
will love how jam packed this issue is with quick and easy project ideas.
And, regardless of whether you live in a warm or cool climate, you will
have no difficulties finding several great gift ideas. For your coffee or tea
loving family and friends knit our Coffee Cozies, page 45. With three
simple patterns to choose from, they will make for a wonderful project
for knitters of all skill levels. The small size makes them a very quick knit,
perfect to fill those last minute gift needs, and the best part is they can use
up small bits of leftover yarn. One of these simple cozies will make a lovely
addition to a gift basket, or knit several for teacher or co-worker gifts.
Living in a state that experiences cold weather in the winter, I love giving
gifts that are fun, fashionable, and functional, which is why I am excited
to try thrumming. Using our helpful instructions featured in A Beginners
Guide to Thrumming, page 22, I have made plans to knit both the
Paintbox Mittens, page 36, and the Awaiting St. Nick Stocking, page
29. If you also live in a cold climate, you won’t want to miss any of the
holiday projects featuring this fun technique that adds warmth to your
outdoor accessories.
From cozy sweaters and elegant party attire, to holiday decorating ideas
and fun accessories to ward off the chill, we had a wonderful time select-
ing the designs in this issue for you. We hope that you find the projects in
our Holiday issue as fun and inspiring as we do.
Kick off your holiday knitting on I Love Yarn Day, October 12th. Start the
gift giving season with a gift of yummy yarn to yourself.
Happy Holidays!
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Materials
• 1 skein Bartlett Yarn Worsted by
Glenfiddich Wool, 100% wool,
(210yds/113g) in color Mountain
Berry (A)
• 1 skein Bartlett Yarn Sport by
Glenfiddich Wool, 100% wool,
(430yds/113g) in color Mountain
Berry (B)
• 1 skein Lamb's Pride Worsted by
Brown Sheep Company, Inc., 85%
wool, 15% mohair, (190yds/113g)
in color M210 Forest Shadows (C)
• U.S. size 11 (8mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) set of 2 DPNs
• Yarn needle
• Pompoms or red wool roving (for
holly berries)

Gauge
12 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10cm) in St
st using larger needles
Special abbreviations
Kfbf: Knit into the front, back, and
front of the next stitch, increasing
2 stitches.
Hat
With a strand of A and B held tog and
circular needle, cast on 75 sts. Pm and
join, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1–5: Knit.
Rnd 6: *K13, k2tog; rep from *
around; 70 sts.
Rnd 7 (eyelet rnd): *K3, yo, k2tog;
rep from * around.
Rnds 8–9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K8, k2tog; rep from *
around; 63 sts.
Rnds 11–13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *K9, M1; rep from * around;
70 sts. Work even in St st until piece
measures 7½" from beg.
Shape crown
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
Rnd 1: *K5, k2tog; rep from *
around; 60 sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K4, ssk, rep from * around;
50 sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: *K3, k2tog; rep from *
around; 40 sts.
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K2, ssk, rep from * around;
30 sts.
Rnd 10: Knit.
Designed by Barbara Condon
& Kathleen England of
Glenfiddich Wool
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
Approx 21" circumference (felt to
desired size)
Yarn weight: 5
Easily knit this classic cloche hat, and then felt it to the perfect size. It is the
ideal accessory to keep you warm when caroling on cold winter nights, and
the darling ribbon and lovely sprig of holly will inspire your holiday spirit.
Yarn: Bartlet Yarn Worsted and Sport by Glenfddich Wool and Lamb's
Pride by Brown Sheep Company, Inc.
Hollyberry cloche
5
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Rnd 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from *
around; 20 sts.
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnd 13: *K2tog; rep from * around;
10 sts.
Rnd 14: *K2tog; rep from * around;
5 sts. Cut yarn, draw through rem sts
and secure.
Finishing
Felt
Place hat in washing machine with
jeans or old towels that do not shed.
Wash in hot water with soap for
one cycle, checking frequently for
shrinkage. Rep as needed until piece
reaches desired size. Remove and
rinse. Tug into shape. Allow to dry.
Knitted holly sprig (make 2)
With smaller needles and C, cast
on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, kfbf, k1; 5 sts.
Row 2: P2, sl 1, p2.
Row 3: K2, kfbf, k2; 7 sts.
Row 4: P3, sl 1, p3.
Row 5: K3, kfbf, k3; 9 sts.
Row 6: P4, sl 1, p4.
Row 7: K4, kfbf, k4; 11 sts.
Row 8: P5, sl 1, p5.
Row 9: K5, kfbf, k5; 13 sts.
Row 10: P6, sl 1, p6.
Row 11: K6, kfbf, k6; 15 sts.
Row 12: Bind off 3 sts, p3, sl 1, p7;
12 sts.
Row 13: Bind off 3 sts, k3, kfbf, k4;
11 sts.
Rep rows 8–13 two more times.
Row 26: Bind off 3 sts, p1, sl 1, p5;
8 sts.
Row 27: Bind off 3 sts, k1, kfbf, k2;
7 sts.
Row 28: Bind off 3 sts, p3; 4 sts.
Row 29: Bind off 3 sts, fasten off.
Berries (make 3)
Using roving, pinch off a marble-
sized amount. Soak in hot soapy
water and roll in your hands until
ball becomes tight and felted. Rinse.
Allow to dry.
Weave ribbon through eyelet rnd on
hat. Sew leaves and berries in place
as shown. ;
n hot water with soap for
cle, checking frequently for
age. Rep as needed until piece
s desired size. Remove and
Tug into shape. Allow to dry.
ed holly sprig (make 2)
maller needles and C, cast
ts.
(RS): K1, kfbf, k1; 5 sts.
: P2, sl 1, p2.
: K2, kfbf, k2; 7 sts.
: P3, sl 1, p3.
: K3, kfbf, k3; 9 sts.
: P4, sl 1, p4.
: K4, kfbf, k4; 11 sts.
: P5, sl 1, p5.
: K5, kfbf, k5; 13 sts.
0: P6, sl 1, p6.
1: K6, kfbf, k6; 15 sts.
2: Bind off 3 sts, p3, sl 1, p7;
3: Bind off 3 sts, k3, kfbf, k4;
ws 8–13 two more times.
6: Bind off 3 sts, p1, sl 1, p5;
7: Bind off 3 sts, k1, kfbf, k2;
5
5
5
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Eden Cotton Pouch
by della Q
Carry and protect your latest project in
a small bag that is as fabulous as your
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fabrics will help prevent snagging when
your project is on the go with you. The
silky drawstring securely keeps the
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along knitting project. With an
interior pocket to hold small
notions, this bag is ideal to
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Retail price: $10.00
Size: 11" wide x 12" high
Interior Pocket: 4" x 4"
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Easily carry your knitting project and
all of your other essentials in this
stylish and functional backpack. The
exterior is constructed from PVC-free
animal friendly faux leather. The bag
closes securely with a drawstring and
has a protective flap for added secu-
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effortless access to the interior, which
includes a zippered pocket in addition
to two exterior pockets. Use the se-
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phone or keys while on the move.
With an interior comprised from
a faux micro suede (PET), made of
recycled plastic bottles, this bag is as
earth friendly and as green as can be.
Retail price: $97.50
Length: 7" at top, 11½" at base;
width: 3½" from front to back, 6½"
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Designed by Jill Wright
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Women's Small (Medium,
Large, Extra Large, 2X)
Finished measurements:
Bust: 39 (43, 47½, 51½, 55½)"
Length: 22½ (23¼, 23¼, 24, 24)",
excluding collar
Yarn weight: 5
Materials
• 6 (8, 10, 13, 16) skeins Lofty
by Kollage, 100% merino wool
(117 yds/100g) in color 8002
Champagne
• U.S. size 11 (8mm) 20" and 32"
circular needles, or size required
for gauge
• Cable needle
• Yarn needle
• Waste yarn
• Stitch holders
• Stitch markers, one in a different
color
Gauge
11½ sts and 16½ rows = 4" (10cm)
in St st
Rnds 4–6: Knit.
Rep rnds 1–6 for pat.
Notes
This sweater is worked from the
top down in the round with raglan
incs and no seams. When working
the raglan incs, be sure to work all
incs outside the rope cable panel
markers and to always maintain
6 sts in each of the 4 rope cable
panels. Change to longer circular
needle when needed.
Special abbreviations
C6B: Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold
to back, k3, k3 from cable needle.
M1R: Inc 1 st by picking up the
strand between sts, twisting it to the
right, and knitting it.
M1L: Inc 1 st by picking up the
strand between sts, twisting it to the
left, and knitting it.
Stitch pattern
Rope cable panel
Rnds 1–2: Knit.
Rnd 3: C6B.
Chunky yarn and an oversized cowl create a comfortable and
cozy sweater. Graceful cables add an elegant embellishment to
the raglan seams for a posh fnish to this simple sweater. Yarn:
Lofy by Kollage
Comfortable cables
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Neck
With shorter circular needle, cast
on 80 (80, 88, 88, 96) sts. Pm in a
unique color to mark the beg of rnd
and join, being careful not to twist
the sts. Knit 2 rnds.
Next rnd (eyelet rnd): *K8 (8, 9, 9,
10), yo, k2tog; rep from * around.
Next rnd: *K14 (14, 16, 16, 18), pm,
work 6 sts in rope cable panel, pm;
rep from * around. Rep last rnd 29
more times for a total of 6 reps of
rope cable panel.
Shape yoke
For sizes medium, large, extra
large, and 2X only
Next 3 rnds:
Rnd 1 (inc rnd): *Knit to next marker,
yo, slip marker, work 6 sts in rope
cable panel, slip marker, yo; rep from
* around; 8 sts inc.
Rnd 2: Work even in pat.
Rnd 3 (M1 inc rnd): *Knit to next
marker, M1L, slip marker, work 6
sts in rope cable panel, slip marker,
M1R; rep from * around; 8 sts inc.
Rep last 3 rnds – (1, 3, 5, 7) more
times; – (112, 152, 184, 224) sts.
For all sizes
Next 3 rnds:
Rnd 1 (inc): *Knit to next marker, yo,
slip marker, work 6 sts in rope cable
panel, slip marker, yo; rep from *
around; 8 sts inc.
Rnds 2 and 3: Work even in pat.
Rep last 3 rnds 20 (19, 17, 16, 14) more
times; 248 (272, 296, 320, 344) sts.
Body
Remove all markers except beg of
rnd marker.
Next rnd: *K56 (62, 68, 74, 80),
place next 68 (74, 80, 86, 92) sts
on waste yarn for sleeve; rep from *
once more; 112 (124, 136, 148, 160)
sts. Work even in St st for 7¼". Bind
off loosely.
Sleeves
Place sleeve sts on shorter circular
needle, and work as follows with
RS facing:
Place 6 sts on a holder,
join yarn and knit to
last 6 sts, place last 6
sts on a holder, pm to
mark beg of rnd; 56
(62, 68, 74, 80) sts.
Work even in St st for
4". Bind off loosely.
Finishing
Graft cable panels tog (sts
on holders) at underarm using
Kitchener st. Weave in ends. Block.
Drawstring
Cut three 60" lengths of yarn, tie one
set of ends together, braid to last 2",
tie remaining set of ends tog. Thread
braid through eyelet rnd at neckline. ;
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Neck Neck
With shorter circula With shorter circu
80 (80 88 88 8
1
9
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2
1
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3
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5
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19½ (21½, 23¾, 25¾, 27¾)”
39 (43, 47½, 51½, 55½)”
12½ (12½, 14, 14, 15½)”
25 (25, 28, 28, 31)”
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Comfortable cables
r circular
ws with
s
using
d Bl k
Rope cable panel
Key:
Knit
C6B
6
5
4
3
2
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Designed by Brigitte Reydams
for the Great Adirondack
Yarn Co
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
Cuff to cuff: 52"
Lower back to neck decrease: 25"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 4 skeins Smoochie by Great
Adirondack Yarn Co, 85% merino,
15% polyester, (225 yds/50g) in
color Sage (A)
• 4 skeins Clouds by Great
Adirondack Yarn Co, 49% metallic,
48% kid mohair, 3% nylon, (100
yds/50g) in color Sage (B)
• U.S. size 10½ (6.5mm) needles, or
size required for gauge
• U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle
• Button
of each row (results in 1 st inc on
each end every other row). Change
to single strand of B and St st. Work
6 rows, inc as before.
Change to A, work 20 rows, cont inc
as set.
Change to B, work 8 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows, cont inc.
Change to B, work 10 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows, cont inc.
Change to B, work 12 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows, cont inc.
Change to B, work 10 rows even;
160 sts.
Gauge
16 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10cm) in
St st
Note
Yarn A held double throughout.
When working with A, work in
garter st. When working with B,
work in St st.
Lower back
With A held double (here and
throughout), cast on 24 sts. Work in
garter st for 20 rows, inc 1 st at beg
Wrap yourself in comfort with this oversized sweater. Two
heavenly yarns create wonderful stripes that are knit in either
garter or stockinete stitch to add texture and interest for a
dazzling and casual garment. Yarn: Smoochie and Clouds by
Great Adirondack Yarn Co.
Draped and dazzling
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Neck
Next row (RS): With B, work across
74 sts and place on holder, bind
off center 12 sts, dec 1 st, work to
end of row, inc 1 st. Cont to inc at
outside edge every other row and
dec 1 st at neck edge every other
row on next 3 rows (total of 14 rows
in B); 74 sts.

Left front
Note: From this point forward,
work first 4 sts in garter st (center
front band).
Change to A, work 20 rows,
do not inc.
Change to B, work 16 rows,
do not inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows, do not
inc on first 6 rows, then resume inc
1 st at outside edge every other row
as before.
Change to B, work 14 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows,
cont inc.
Change to B, work 12 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows,
cont inc.
Change to B, work 10 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows,
cont inc.
Change to B, work 8 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 20 rows,
cont inc.
Change to B, work 6 rows, cont inc.
Change to A, work 19 rows.
Bind off.
Right front
Place held sts on needle. Work as for
left front, reversing shaping.
Finishing
Sew side seams lining up the cast
on and bind off edges. With crochet
hook, work 1 rnd of rev single crochet
around fronts and neckline. Sew
button at desired location on front.
Make a crochet chain long enough to
fit around button and sew opposite
button for loop. Weave in ends. ;
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Functional and fashionable, this traditional technique adds a decorative
touch to your kniting. Make outdoor accessories extra warm with a sof
layer of roving.
Trummed kniting
Depending on which method is
used, thrumming is as simple as
catching a tuft of roving (also known
as un-spun fleece) while knitting
to create a fleeced backing to the
project. Once washed and worn, the
fleece mats down and partially felts,
creating a soft and warm lining that
separates itchy wool from sensitive
skin while keeping the skin dry.
There are several ways to thrum.
Each technique is slightly different
than the other, however, but the end
result is the same.
Shown here are two methods of
thrumming: the simplest technique
of traditional thrumming and an
updated version that are both used
on the projects in this issue. With
traditional thrumming, the roving is
actually knit and treated like working
yarn. The roving stitch stands out as
a design element, especially when a
contrast-colored roving is used. The
updated version does not use the
roving as a stitch but instead places
the tuft on top of the working yarn
to be caught in the back of the work.
Since the roving is caught behind the
stitch, it looks more like fleece and
is less apparent on the right side,
with just slight halos of tuft showing
through to the right side. Traditional
thrumming is usually knit every 4
stitches or less with several knitting
rounds in between. The updated
version of thrumming usually occurs
every other stitch and every other
round for a lion’s mane look!
HOW TO
A Beginner’s
Guide
Thrummed knitting originated in Newfoundland, Canada, and was traditionally
used in mittens to keep hands warm and dry in the harsh cold climate. Nowadays,
thrummed knitting can also be found in headbands, slippers, and hats.
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A B
C D
E
F
Traditional thrummed
knitting
Using a rope of roving, lightly pull
and lengthen roving (called drafting)
to create a lighter, more airy piece
of roving. Tear roving into 5-inch
lengths and bring ends together to
create a loop. With index finger and
thumb, roll center of loop together
(where the ends come together)
and roll it to same thickness as the
yarn used in the project (photo
A). Roving will look like a bow tie
(photo B).
Work to desired stitch where
thrumming will be added. Drop the
working yarn and pick up 1 bow tie
tuft. Center the tuft on the right-
hand needle with the bow tie ends in
back of the work (photos C and D).
Knit the stitch (photo E).
When knitting the next stitch, bring
the working yarn behind the roving
and knit the stitch (photo F).
Pull tails gently to secure the roving.
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I
J
K
L
Updated version of
thrummed knitting
Cut pieces of roving into 3- to
4-inch lengths. Pull apart the roving
to the same thickness as the yarn
(photo G).
Work to desired stitch where
thrumming will be added. Pick up the
stitch as if to knit and center tuft onto
the working yarn (photo H). Knit the
stitch with the working yarn (photo
I). Tuft is laying on the backside of the
stitch caught between the knit and
purl stitch (photos J and K).
Pull tails gently to even the lengths
if necessary. Also, roving may
be lightly pulled apart, brushed,
or trimmed for the desired look
(photo L).
Tips
• Got a bare spot? Crochet roving
into the bare spot—like you
would add fringe.
• Thrumming can be added
to any project; however,
thrumming adds bulk to the
project and alters the overall
gauge. Thrumming can easily be
worked around the edge of a
sleeve or collar for a row or two
without losing the integrity of
the garment.
• Never thrum every stitch as
this will create too much bulk
and will distort the stitches.
Thrumming can occur every
other stitch or less often,
depending on the desired look
or coverage.
• Not happy with the thrummed
appearance? Simply pull out
the thrummed rows from the
working project, split each tuft
in half, and knit the rows with
half the tuft thickness. Trim to
desired length.
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Designed by Lisa Ellis
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Small/Toddler (Medium/Child,
Large/Adult)
Finished measurements:
16 (17½, 18)" circumference; to fit
up to 20 (22, 23)" head
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 (2, 2) skeins Mochi Plus by
Crystal Palace, 80% merino wool,
20% nylon, (95 yds/50g) in color
569 Lake Trail, 603 Spice Market
or 566 Feldspar (MC) and 1 skein
Plus Solid, 80% merino wool, 20%
nylon, (95 yds/50g) in color 1505
Walnut Brown (CC, optional)
• 1 oz wool roving
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) 16" circular
needles and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• U.S. size 9 (5.5mm) needles
• U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
(optional)
• Stitch holders
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Rep rows 1 and 2 until there are 21
(23, 25) sts. Work 21 (23, 25) sts
even in pat as set, maintaining 2
knit sts on each end of earflap until
piece measures 3 (3½, 4)" from
beg, ending with a WS row. Cut
yarn, place earflap on holder. Work
2nd earflap same as first only do not
cut yarn.
With smaller needles, knit across
earflap. Cast on 20 (21, 20) sts
(forehead), place first earflap back on
needle and knit across earflap, cast
on 10 (11, 11) sts (back); 72 (78, 81)
sts. Pm and join, being careful not to
twist the sts.
Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in St
st using smaller needles
Note
Thrumming will mat down once
washed and worn.
Special abbreviation
T1 (thrum 1): Insert needle as if to
knit, drop working yarn, fold thrum
over needle, and pull through as for
a knit st (new st on needle is made of
roving instead of yarn). Leave tails of
thrum on WS, pick up working yarn,
and cont as directed.
Earflaps (make 2)
Note: Prepare roving by tearing into
3"–4" lengths. Pull roving apart in
same thickness as yarn; set aside.
With larger needles and MC, cast on
13 (15, 17) sts.
Next row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2
sts, kfb, k1; 15 (17, 19) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Row 1 (RS): K1, kfb, *t1, k1; rep
from * to last 3 sts, t1, kfb, k1; 17
(19, 21) sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Festive and fun, this fabulous hat will keep your ears warm and
toasty. Trumming is an easy way to add extra warmth. Just
follow along with our how-to on page 22 to learn more about
this enjoyable technique. Yarn: Mochi Plus and Plus Solid by
Crystal Palace
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Hat
Work even in St st for 3 (4½, 4½)".
Shape crown
For sizes small/toddler and large/
adult only
Rnd 1: *K7, k2tog; rep from *
around; 64 (72) sts.
For size medium/child only
Rnd 1: Evenly dec 6 sts around;
72 sts.
All sizes
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K6, k2tog; rep from *
around; 56 (63, 63) sts.
Rnd 5: *K5, k2tog; rep from *
around; 48 (54, 54) sts.
Rnd 7: *K4, k2tog; rep from *
around; 40 (45, 45) sts.
Rnd 9: *K3, k2tog; rep from *
around; 32 (36, 36) sts.
Rnd 10: *K2, k2tog; rep from *
around; 24 (27, 27) sts.
Rnd 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from *
around; 16 (18, 18) sts.
Rnd 12: *K2tog; rep from * around;
8 (9, 9) sts.
Finishing
If desired, with crochet hook and
CC, work 1 rnd of single crochet
around entire lower edge. Weave in
ends. Block. ;
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Handmade stockings are a
wonderful gif this time of
year, and this thrummed
stocking will be a cherished
favorite. Te large scale of
the sock design makes this a
wonderful introduction to sock
construction. And, if you are
not already sock obsessed, they
will encourage you to continue
on your sock-making journey.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky by
Brown Sheep Company, Inc.
Awaiting
Saint
Nick
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Designed by Lisa Ellis
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
8½" wide x 20½" long
Yarn weight: 5
Materials
• 2 skeins Lamb's Pride Bulky by
Brown Sheep Company, Inc., 85%
wool, 15% mohair, (125 yds/113g)
in color M197 Red Hot Passion (A)
and 1 skein in color M10 Cream (B)
• 2 oz wool roving in cream or white
• U.S. size 11 (8mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs or size
required for gauge
• Stitch holders
• Stitch markers, 1 marker of a
different color
• Yarn needle
Gauge
13 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10cm) in
St st
Notes
For a more dramatic cuff, work the
thrummed cuff for 5" and, without
thrumming, knit another 5" before
changing to A. Additional roving may
be required.
Special abbreviation
T1 (thrum 1): Insert needle as if to
knit, drop working yarn, fold thrum
over needle, and pull through as for
a knit st (new st on needle is made of
roving instead of yarn). Leave tails of
thrum on WS, pick up working yarn,
and cont as directed.
Cuff
Note: Prepare roving by tearing into
3"–4" lengths. Pull roving apart in
same thickness as yarn; set aside.
With circular needle and B, cast on
64 sts. Pm and join, being careful not
to twist the sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Rnd 1: *K1, t1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *T1, k1; rep from * around.
Work rnds 1–2 until cuff measures 3"
from beg. Without thrumming, work
even in St st for 3" more. Cut B.
Body
Join A and knit 1 rnd, evenly dec 8
sts; 56 sts. Work even in St st for 10".
Heel
K28, place rem 28 sts on holders,
turn.
Next row (WS): Sl 1, p27, turn.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k27, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p27, turn.
Rep rows 1–2 ten times, ending with
a WS row.
Turn the heel
Row 1 (RS): K16, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
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Row 5: Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 6: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 7: Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 9: Sl 1, k12, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 10: Sl 1, p13, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 11: Sl 1, k14, ssk, turn.
Row 12: P15, p2tog, turn; 16 heel sts.
Next row (RS): K8, pm (different color) to indicate beg of
rnd, pick up and knit 10 sts along side of heel flap, pm; k28
across instep of stocking, pm, pick up and knit 10 sts along
opposite side of heel flap, knit to end; 64 sts.
Gusset
Rnd 1: Knit to 3 sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, slip
marker, knit across instep sts to marker, slip marker, k1,
ssk, knit to end; 62 sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep rnds 1–2 three more times; 56 sts. Work even in St st
for 10 rnds.
Toe
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
Rnd 1: Knit to 3 sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, slip
marker, k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts before next marker, k2tog,
k1, slip marker, k1, ssk, knit to end; 52 sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep rnds 1 and 2 six more times; 28 sts.
Rep rnd 1 only until 12 sts rem. Cut yarn, draw
through rem sts and secure.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Fold cuff down to RS, whipstitch in
place. Block.
I-cord strap
With DPNs and B, cast on 4 sts. Work in I-cord for 4".
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Designed by Harry Wells,
Good for a Boy Designs
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: Men’s average
Finished measurements:
Hat: Approx 20" circumference (to fit
up to 21½"–22½" head)
Scarf: 5½" x 64"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 5 skeins Cool Wool Merino Big
Superfein by Lana Grossa, 100%
superfine merino, (132 yds/50g) in
color 686
• U.S. 6 (4mm) straight and 16"
circular needles, or size required
for gauge
• U.S. size 7 needles
• U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) set of 2 DPNs
• Cable needle
• Waste yarn
• Stitch markers
• Locking stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge
19 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10cm)
in St st using U.S. size 6 needles,
after washing
Special abbreviations
T4R: Slip next st to cable needle
and hold in back, k3, p1 from
cable needle.
T4L: Slip next 3 sts to cable needle
and hold in front, p1, k3 from
cable needle.
Stitch pattern
Wave
Row 1 (RS): P5, T4R, *p4, T4R; rep
from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: K2, *p3, k5; rep from * to
end.
Row 3: *P4, T4R; rep from * to last
2 sts, p2.
Row 4: K3, p3, *k5, p3; rep from *
to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5: P3, T4R, *p4, T4R; rep from *
to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 6: K4, p3, *k5, p3; rep from *
to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 7: P2, *T4R, p4; rep from * to
end.
Row 8: *K5, p3; rep from * to last 2
sts, k2.
Row 9: P1, *T4R, p4; rep from * to
last st, p1.
Row 10: K6, p3, *k5, p3; rep from *
to last st, k1.
Row 11: P1, *T4L, p4; rep from * to
last st, p1.
Row 12: Rep row 8.
Row 13: P2, *T4L, p4; rep from * to
end.
Row 14: Rep row 6.
Row 15: P3, T4L, *p4, T4L; rep from
* to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 16: Rep row 4.
Row 17: *P4, T4L; rep from * to last
2 sts, p2.
Row 18: Rep row 2.
Row 19: P5, T4L, *p4, T4L; rep from
* to last st, p1.
Row 20: K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Rep rows 1–20 for pat.
Hat
Band
With U.S. size 6 straight needles and
waste yarn, cast on 26 sts using a
provisional method. Change to proj-
ect yarn and work in wave pat until
piece measures approx 20". Place
cast on sts on needle and join ends
using 3-needle bind off.
Clever cables produce waves rather than classic cable twists,
forming a matching hat and scarf set that is rugged and
appealing. Knit with ultra sof merino wool, they will keep your
handsome guy warm and toasty. Yarn: Cool Wool Merino Big
Superfein by Lana Grossa
Making waves
hat and scarf
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Crown set up
With U.S. size 6 circular needle, pick
up and knit 108 sts along the edge of
the band. Pm and join. Knit 2 rnds.
Place a locking marker on the purl
bump of the first st of the 2nd rnd
(will be used later). Knit 5 rnds more.
Welt
Next rnd: With tip of left needle and
working from WS, lift purl bump
of first st of rnd 9 (looking at WS,
appears as a purl bump just above rnd
2 where locking marker is located)
and knit together with next st on
needle. Rep around. Knit 2 rnds.
Crown
Rnd 1: *P5, T4R; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: P5, k3, *p6, k3; rep from * to
last st, p1.
Rnd 3: P4, T4R, *p5, T4R to last st,
p1.
Rnd 4: P4, k3, *p6, k3; rep from * to
last 2 sts, p2.
Rnd 5: P3, T4R, *p5, T4R; rep from *
to last 2 sts, p2.
Rnd 6: P3, k3, *p6, k3; rep from * to
last 3 sts, p3.
Rnd 7: P2, T4R, *p5, T4R; rep from *
to last 3 sts, p3.
Rnd 8: P2, k3, *p6, k3; rep from * to
last 4 sts, p4.
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Rnd 9: P1, T4R, *p5, T4R; rep from *
to last 4 sts, p4.
Rnd 10: P1, K3, *p6, k3; rep from *
to last 5 sts, p5.
Rnd 11: P1, T4L, *p5, T4L; rep from
* to last 4 sts, p4.
Rnd 12: P2, k3, *p6, k3; rep from *
to last 4 sts, p4.
Rnd 13: P2, T4L, *p5, T4L; rep from
* to last 3 sts, p3.
Rnd 14: P3, k3, *p6, k3; rep from *
to last 3 sts, p3.
Rnd 15: P3, T4L, *p5, T4L; rep from
* to last 2 sts, p2.
Rnd 16: P4, k3, *p6, k3; rep from *
to last 2 sts, p2.
Rnd 17: P4, T4L, *p5, T4L; rep from
* to last st, p1.
Rnd 18: P5, k3, *p6, k3; rep from *
to last st, p1.
Rnd 19: P5, T4L, *p5, T4L; rep from
* to end.
Rnd 20: Remove marker at beg of
rnd. P6, k3, p6, k2tog, pm, *k1, p6,
Wave
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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17
19
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8
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T4R
T4L
Pattern repeat
P
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k3, p6, k3, p6, k2tog, pm; rep from * 2 more times. Last
marker now marks beg of rnds; 104 sts.
Rnd 21: *K2tog, p5, k3, p6, k3, p5, ssk; rep from * to
end; 96 sts.
Rnd 22: *K1, p5, k3, p6, k3, p5, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 23: *K2tog, p4, k3, p6, k3, p4, ssk; rep from * to
end; 88 sts.
Rnd 24: *K1, p4, k3, p6, k3, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 25: *K2tog, p3, k3, p6, k3, p3, ssk; rep from * to
end; 80 sts.
Rnd 26: *K2tog, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, ssk; rep from * to
end; 72 sts.
Rnd 27: *K2tog, p1, k3, p6, k3, p1, ssk; rep from * to
end; 64 sts.
Rnd 28: *K2tog, k3, p6, k3, ssk; rep from * to end; 56 sts.
Rnd 29: *K2tog, k2, p6, k2, ssk; rep from * to end; 48 sts.
Rnd 30: *K2tog, k1, p6, k1, ssk; rep from * to end; 40 sts.
Rnd 31: *K2tog, p6, ssk; rep from * to end; 32 sts.
Rnd 32: *K2tog, p4, ssk; rep from * to end; 24 sts.
Rnd 33: *K2tog, p2, ssk; rep from * to end; 16 sts.
Rnd 34: *K2tog, ssk; 8 sts. Break yarn, draw through
rem sts and secure.
Finishing
Applied I-cord edging
With U.S. size 4 needles and waste yarn, cast on 3 sts
using a provisional method. Change to project yarn and
knit 1 row. *K2 and slip next st kwise. Pick up and knit 1
st from edge of band; 4 sts. Pass slipped st over the last
st knit; 3 sts. Slide sts to other end of the needle. Rep
from *. Join ends using Kitchener st. Weave in ends.
Scarf
With U.S. size 7 needles, cast on 42 sts. Work in seed st
for 4 rows as follows:
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts. Rep row 2
for pat. Keeping first and last 4 sts in seed st, work rem
sts in wave pat until piece measures approx 63½" or
desired length. Work in seed st for 4 rows more. Bind off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block as needed. ;
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Designed by Marly Bird
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, Extra
Large)
Finished measurements:
6 (7, 8, 9)" circumference
Yarn weight: 3
Materials
• 2 skeins Bijou Bliss by Bijou Basin
Ranch, 50% yak, 50% American
Cormo wool, (150 yds/56g) in
color 06 Goldenrod
• 1 oz wool roving toward in various
colors
• U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) set of 5
DPNs, or size required for gauge
• Stitch holders
• Stitch markers
• Yarn needle
Gauge
20 sts = 4" (10cm) in pat
Hand
Note: Prepare roving by tearing into
3"–4" lengths. Pull roving apart in
same thickness as yarn; set aside.
Change to St st and knit 4 rnds.
Work in thrum pat until piece
measures 3½ (4½, 5½, 6½)" ending
with rnd 2.
Thumb preparation
Next rnd (rnd 3 of pat): Knit to last
9 sts, slip next 8 sts to holder for
thumb. Cast on 8 sts over gap, k1.
Next rnd (rnd 4 of pat): Knit.
Work rnds 5–8 of pat, then rnds 1
and 2 once more. Work in k2, p2 rib
for 1½" more. Bind off.
Flap
Just under the top edge ribbing, pick
up and knit 22 (26, 30, 34) sts beg
just before the thumb juncture, and
working across the top of mitt, cast
on 10 sts; 32 (36, 40, 44) sts.
Special abbreviation
T1 (thrum 1): Insert needle as if to
knit, holding thrumming and working
yarn, fold thrum over needle and
pull through as for a knit st (new st
on needle has roving to the right of
the yarn, counts as one stitch). Leave
tails of thrum on WS, knit next stitch
with yarn only. On next round, when
you reach a thrummed stitch, knit the
roving and yarn together through the
back loop.
Stitch pattern
Thrum
Rnd 1: *K3, t1; rep from * around.
Rnds 2–4: Knit.
Rnd 5: K2, *t1, k3; rep from * to last
2 sts, t1, k1.
Rnds 6–8: Knit.
Mitten
Cuff
Cast on 32 (36, 40, 44) sts. Pm and
join, being careful not to twist the sts.
Work in k2, p2 rib for 2½ (2½, 3, 3)".
Multicolored roving adds delightful splashes of color to these
bright happy mitens. Trumming provides additional warmth,
and the clever convertible top means you can easily fee your
fngers and then quickly tuck them back into the cover. Tey are
the perfect mitens for everyone in the family. Yarn: Bijou Bliss
by Bijou Basin Ranch
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Next rnd: Knit. Cont in thrum pat,
starting with rnd 5, until flap measures
to top of little finger. On last rnd, dec 2
(1, 0, 4) sts evenly; 30 (35, 40, 40) sts.
Shape top
Rnd 1 (dec rnd): *K3, k2tog; rep
from * to end of rnd; 24 (28, 32,
32) sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3 (dec rnd): *K2, k2tog; rep
from * to end of rnd; 18 (21, 24,
24) sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5 (dec rnd): *K1, k2tog; rep
from * to end of rnd; 12 (14, 16,
16) sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7 (dec rnd): *K2tog; rep from *
>
to end of rnd; 6 (7, 8, 8) sts. Cut yarn,
draw through rem sts, and secure.
Thumb
With RS facing, place 8 sts from
holder on a needle. Join yarn, and
pick up and knit 8 sts along thumb
cast-on edge; 16 sts. Divide sts
evenly on 3 needles. Work in k2, p2
rib until thumb measures 1 (1¼, 1½,
2)" from base. Bind off in pat.
Finishing
Weave in ends, close gaps at base of
thumb. ;
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By Amy Polcyn
In the last issue, we explored how
knit and purl stitches can be com-
bined to create a range of different
ribbings, each with their own special
characteristics and uses. This time,
we return to the basic knit and
purl, but instead combine them into
something extra special.
Unlike ribbing, these textured
stitches balance knit and purl stitches
in such a way as to neither curl nor
pull in, making them a perfect choice
for projects that need to lie flat, such
as scarves, table runners, curtains,
potholders, and the like. Best of all,
projects like these make ideal gifts—
no need to know someone’s size, just
multiply your desired width by the
gauge, find the closest number that
will work with the stitch pattern, cast
on, and go!
Since textured stitches require no
more knitting knowledge than how
to knit and purl, they are within
reach of even beginning knitters—
just take the directions step by step
and you’ll surely be impressed with
the results.
STITCH
Dictionary
Texture Part 2:
Pushing knit
and purl to the
maximum
the results.
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Squared check
(multiple of 10 + 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2, *p8, k2; rep from *
across.
Row 4: P2, *k8, p2; rep from *
across.
Rows 5, 7, 9: K2, *p2, k4, p2, k2;
rep from * across.
Rows 6, 8, 10: P2, *k2, p4, k2, p2;
rep from * across.
Row 11: Rep row 3.
Row 12: Rep row 4.
Rep rows 1–12 for pat.
Diagonal checks
(multiple of 8 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: *K4, p4; rep from * across.
Row 3: P1, *k4, p4; rep from *, end-
ing last rep p3.
Row 4: K2, *p4, k4; rep from *, end-
ing last rep k2.
Row 5: P3, *k4, p4; rep from *, end-
ing last rep p1.
Row 6: *P4, k4; rep from * across.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8–11: *K4, p4; rep from * across.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: Rep row 6.
Row 14: K1, *p4, k4; rep from *,
ending last rep k3.
Row 15: P2, *k4, p4; rep from *,
ending last rep p2.
Row 16: K3, *p4, k4; rep from *,
ending last rep k1.
Row 17: Rep row 2.
Row 18: Purl.
Rows 19–22: *P4, k4; rep from *
across.
Rep rows 1–22 for pat.
Diamond brocade
(multiple of 12 + 1 st)
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k9, p1, k1; rep
from * across.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1;
rep from * across.
Row 3: K1, *p1, k1, p1, k5, [p1, k1]
twice; rep from * across.
Row 4: P1, *[p1, k1] twice, p3, k1,
p1, k1, p2; rep from * across.
Row 5: K1, *k2, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1,
k3; rep from * across.
Row 6: P1, *p3, [k1, p1] twice, k1,
p4; rep from * across.
Row 7: K1, *k4, p1, k1, p1, k5;
rep from * across.
Row 8: Rep row 6.
Row 9: Rep row 5.
Row 10: Rep row 4.
Row 11: Rep row 3.
Row 12: Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1–12 for pat.
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6
Designed by Shannon Mullett-
Bowlsby
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Women's Small (Medium,
Large, Extra Large, 2X, 3X)
Finished measurements:
Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)"
Length: 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24)"
Yarn weight: 5
Materials
• 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins Grande
Glow by Plymouth Yarn, 97%
baby alpaca, 3% Stellina, (110
yds/100g) in color 9020
• U.S. size 10 (6mm) straight needles
and set of 5 DPNs, or size required
for gauge
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle
Gauge
22 sts = 6" (15cm) and 21 rows = 4
½" (11.5cm) in broken rib pat
yo, knit next st together with yo; rep
from * to last st, k1.
Rep rows 2 and 3 for pat.
Double shaker (in rnds)
Rnd 1: *K1, sl next st as if to purl
wyf, yo; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *Sl next st as if to purl wyf,
yo, purl next st together with yo; rep
from * around.
Rnd 3: *Knit next st together with
yo, sl next st as if to purl wyf, yo; rep
from * around.
Rep rnds 2 and 3 for pat.
Body
Cast on 111 (127, 141, 155, 171,
185) sts. Work in broken rib pat until
piece measures approx 14½" from
beg, ending with a WS row.
Stitch patterns
Broken rib
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from *
to end.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for pat.
Double shaker (in rows)
Row 1: K1 (selvedge st), *k1, sl next
st as if to purl wyf, yo; rep from * to
last 2 sts, k1, k1 (selvedge st).
Row 2: K1, *sl next st as if to purl
wyf, yo, knit next st together with
yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl next st
as if to purl wyf, k1.
Row 3: K1, knit next st together with
the yo, *sl next st as if to purl wyf,
A hint of sparkle adds a radiant and stylish fnish. Bulky
yarn and large needles make for a quick knit, and the clever
shaping provides for a very fatering ft. Yarn: Grande Glow by
Plymouth Yarn
Glimmer and glow
6
66
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Right front
Row 1 (dividing row) (RS): Work in
broken rib pat over first 25 (29, 33,
35, 40, 43) sts, sl rem sts to holder
for back and left front.
Row 2 (dec row) (WS): Purl to last 3
sts, p2tog, p1; 24 (28, 32, 34, 39,
42) sts.
Rows 3–5: Work in broken rib pat.
Rows 6–31 (31, 36, 36, 41, 41):
Work in broken rib pat and dec 1 st
at neck edge of next row and then
every 5th row 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) more
times; 18 (22, 25, 27, 31, 34) sts.
Work in pat for 4 rows more. Place
sts on holder.
Back
Row 1 (dividing row) (RS): With RS
facing, work in broken rib pat over
first 61 (69, 75, 85, 91, 99) sts on
holder, leave rem sts on holder for
left front.
Work even in pat for 29 (29, 34, 34,
39, 39) more rows (piece should be 5
rows shorter than right front).
Shape neck
Work in pat over first 24 (28, 31, 33,
37, 40) sts, sl rem 37 (41, 44, 52, 54,
59) sts on holder for second side of
neck. Work in pat, dec 2 sts at neck
edge every row 2 times; 20 (24, 27,
29, 33, 36) sts. Work in pat, dec 1 st
at neck edge every row 2 times; 18
(22, 25, 27, 31, 34) sts.
Place sts on holder.
Shape second side of neck
Leave first 13 (13, 13, 19, 17, 19)
sts on holder (for back neck), work
in pat over rem sts on holder for
second side of neck; 24 (28, 31, 33,
37, 40) sts.
Next 2 rows: Work in pat and dec 2
sts at neck edge every row 2 times;
20 (24, 27, 29, 33, 36) sts.
Next 2 rows: Work in pat and dec 1
st at neck edge every row 2 times;
18 (22, 25, 27, 31, 34) sts. Place sts
on holder.
Left front
Row 1 (dividing row) (RS): With RS
facing, work in broken rib pat over
rem 25 (29, 33, 35, 40, 43) left front
sts on holder.
Row 2 (dec row): P1, p2tog, purl
to end of row; 24 (28, 32, 34, 39,
42) sts.
Rows 3–5: Work in broken rib pat.
Rows 6–31 (31, 36, 36, 41, 41):
Work in pat, dec 1 st at neck edge
of next row and then every 5th row
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) more times;18 (22,
25, 27, 31, 34) sts. Work in pat for 4
rows more. Place sts on holder.
Finishing
Join shoulder seams using 3-needle
bind off.
Front trim
With RS facing and beg in lower
right front corner, pick up and knit 1
st in the end of every other row up
right front edge, knit the back neck
sts from holder, pick up and knit
1 st in the end of every other row
down left front edge; finish with an
odd number of sts. Work in double
shaker pat for approx 6", ending
with row 2.
Last row: Work loosely, k1, knit next
st together with yo, *p1, knit next st
together with yo; rep from * to last
st, k1. Bind off loosely in pat.
Armhole trim
With RS facing and beg at underarm,
pick up and knit 1 st in the end of
every other row around armhole;
finish with an even number of sts.
Work in double shaker pat for approx
5", ending with rnd 2.
Last rnd: Work loosely, *knit next
st together with yo, p1; rep from *
around. Bind off loosely in pat.
Fold trim on armholes and front to WS
and sew in place. Weave in ends. ;
6
6
with yo, p1; rep from p1;
d off loosely in pat. off loosely in pat.
armholes and front to holes and fron
place. Weave in ends. place. Weave in ends. ;;
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A unique and fun gif, these cofee cozies are a great way to use up
lefover bits of yarn and increase your kniting skills. Sew the ends
together to create a personalized and green way to keep your cup of
cofee warm, rather than using a cardboard cover. Or add butons
and crocheted loops for a fun cozy that will ft over your cofee cups
with handles. Yarn: 220 by Cascade Yarns
Cofee cozies
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Tree cozy
Designed by Jennifer Burt
Skill level: Beginner
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
Approx 4" x 7½"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 hank 200 by Cascade Yarns,
100% Peruvian highland wool,
(220 yds/100g) in color 7813 Jade
• U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or
size required for gauge
• U.S. size G-7 (4.25mm) crochet hook
• 28 6/0 size seed beads (optional)
• Yarn needle
Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm)
Special abbreviations
B1 (bead 1): Insert needle as if to knit,
slide bead up to needle, complete knit
stitch locking bead in place.
Stitch patterns
See below or charts.
Plain tree cozy
Cast on 34 sts.
Rows 1–4: Knit.
Rows 5 and 7: K7, p3, k14, p3, k7.
Rows 6 and 8: P7, k3, p15, k3, p7.
Row 9: K2, p13, k4, p13, k2.
Row 10: P2, k13, p4, k13, p2.
Row 11: K3, p11, k6, p11, k3.
Row 12: P3, k11, p6, k11, p3.
Row 13: K4, p9, k8, p9, k4.
Row 14: P4, k9, p8, k9, p4.
Row 15: K5, p7, k10, p7, k5.
Row 16: P5, k7, p10, k7, p5.
Row 17: K6, p5, k12, p5, k6.
Row 18: P6, k5, p12, k5, p6.
Row 19: K7, p3, k14, p3, k7.
Row 20: P7, k3, p13, k3, p7.
Row 21: K8, p1, k16, p1, k8.
Row 22: P8, k1, p16, k1, p8.
Rows 23–26: Knit.
Finishing
Weave in ends, sew side seam and
block lightly.
Alternate finishing
Buttons
Evenly space 3 buttons along side
edge, placing the first and last buttons
¼" from top and bottom edges.
Button loop
With RS facing and crochet hook,
join yarn with sl st to second side,
even with first button on opposite
side, ch 7, join with sl st to first sl st
to form loop. Rep for rem buttons.
Fasten off.
Beaded tree cozy
Note: Pre-string 28 beads before
casting on.
Cast on 34 sts.
Rows 1–3: Knit.
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22 - -
21 - -
20 - - - - - -
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18 - - - - - - - - - -
K on RS, p on WS
17 - - - - - - - - - -
- P on RS, k on WS
16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
• K on RS and on WS
15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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K on RS, p on WS
19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- P on RS, k on WS
18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
• K on RS and on WS
17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 - - - - - - - -
8 - - - - - - - -
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6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Plain cozy
Beaded cozy
Rows 4 and 6: P7, k3, p15, k3, p7.
Rows 5 and 7: K7, p3, k14, p3, k7.
Row 8: P2, b1, [k1, b1] 6 times, p4,
b1, [k1, b1] 6 times, p2.
Row 9: K2, p13, k4, p13, k2.
Row 10: P3, b1, [k1, b1] 5 times, p6,
b1, [k1, b1] 5 times, p3.
Row 11: K3, p11, k6, p11, k3.
Row 12: P4, b1, [k1, b1] 4 times, p8,
b1, [k1, b1] 4 times, p4.
Row 13: K4, p9, k8, p9, k4.
Row 14: P5, b1, [k1, b1] 3 times,
p10, b1, [k1, b1] 3 times, p5.
Row 15: K5, p7, k10, p7, k5.
Row 16: P6, b1, [k1, b1] 2 times,
p12, b1, [k1, b1] 2 times, p6.
Row 17: K6, p5, k12, p5, k6.
Row 18: P7, b1, k1, b1, p13, b1, k1,
b1, p7.
Row 19: K7, p3, k14, p3, k7.
Row 20: P8, b1, p16, b1, p8.
Row 21: K8, p1, k16, p1, k8.
Rows 22–24: Knit.
Finishing
Weave in ends, sew side seam and
block lightly.
Alternate finishing
Work as for plain tree cozy.
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Twisted cable
version
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
Approx 3½" x 8"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 hank 200 by Cascade Yarns,
100% Peruvian highland wool,
(220 yds/100g) in color 7812
Lagoon
• U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size
required for gauge
• Yarn needle
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 22 • K on RS and WS
• • - - - - - - - - • • 21 K on RS, p on WS
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 20 - P on RS, k on WS
• • - - - - - - - - • • 19 RT
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 18 LT
• • - - - - - - - - • • 17 T3f
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 16 T3b
• • - - - - - - - - • • 15 C4b
• • - - - - - - - - - • • 14 C4f
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 13
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 12
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 11
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 10
• • - - - - - - - - • • 9
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 8
• • - - - - - - - - • • 7
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 6
• • - - - - - - - - • • 5
• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 4
• • - - - - - - - - • • 3
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• • - - - - - - - - - - • • 1
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Twisted cable cozy
Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4"
(10cm)
Special
abbreviations
LT: Sl 1 to cable needle
and hold in back, k1, k1
from cable needle.
RT: Sl 1 to cable needle
and hold in front, k1, k1
from cable needle.
C4F: Sl 2 to cable needle
hold to front of work, k2, k2 from
cable needle.
C4B: Sl 2 to cable needle and hold in
back, k2, k2 from cable needle.
T3F: Sl 2 to cable needle and hold in
front, p1, k2 from cable needle.
T3B: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold in
back, k2, p1 from cable needle.
Cozy
Using a provisional cast on, cast on
26 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, p1, RT, p4, C4F, C4B,
p4, LT, p1, k2.
Row 2: K3, p2, k4, p8, k4, p2, k3.
Row 3: K2, p1, LT, p3, T3B, C4F, T3F,
p3, RT, p1, k2.
Row 4: K3, p2, k3, p2, k1, p4, k1,
p2, k3, p2, k3.
Row 5: K2, p1, RT, p2, T3B, p1, k4,
p1, T3F, p2, LT, p1, k2.
Row 6: K3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2,
p2, k2, p2, k3.
Row 7: K2, p1, RT, p1, T3B, p2, C4F,
p2, T3F, p1, LT, p1, k2.
Row 8: K3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p4, k3,
p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 9: K2, p1, RT, T3B, p3, k4, p3,
T3F, LT, p1, k2.
Row 10: K3, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k3.
Row 11: K2, p1, C4B, p4, C4F, p4,
C4F, p1, k2.
Row 12: K3, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k3.
Row 13: K2, p1, C4B, p4, k4, p4,
C4F, p1, k2.
Row 14: K3, p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, k3.
Row 15: K2, p1, RT, T3F, p3, C4F, p3,
T3B, LT, p1, k2.
Row 16: K3, p2, k1, p2, k3, p4, k3,
p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 17: K2, p1, RT, p1, T3F, p2, k4,
p2, T3B, p1, LT, p1, k2.
Row 18: K3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2,
p2, k2, p2, k3.
Row 19: K2, p1, RT, p2, T3F, p1, C4F,
p1, T3B, p2, LT, p1, k2.
Row 20: K3, p2, k3, p2, k1, k4, k1,
p2, k3, p2, k3.
Row 21: K2, p1, RT, p3, T3F, k4, T3B,
p3, LT, p1, k2.
Row 22: K3, p2, k4, p8, k4, p2, k3.
Rep rows 1–22 until piece measures 8".
Finishing
Remove the provisional cast on,
and join the two ends either using
a 3-needle bind off or Kitchener st.
Weave in ends and block lightly. ;
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Designed by Mary Beth
Temple
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: Women's Small (Medium,
Large, Extra Large)
Finished measurements:
Bust: 51½ (55, 58½, 61½)"
Length: 14 (15¼, 15¾, 17)"
Note: These measurements allow
for 1 selvedge st each side of each
piece; schematic shows unseamed
dimensions.
Yarn weight: 5
Materials
• 9 (10, 11, 12) skeins Lofty by
Kollage Yarns, 100% merino wool,
(117 yds/100g) in color 8007
Boysenberry
• U.S. size 10½ (6.5mm) 24" circular
needle, or size required for gauge
• Stitch markers
• Yarn needle
Gauge
14 sts and 23 rows = 4" (10cm) in
garter rib
Row 2: Sl 1, p2, *k2, p1; rep from
* to marker, slip marker, k3, p3, k3,
slip marker, *p1, k2; rep from * to
last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: Sl 1, knit to marker, slip
marker, p3, k3, p3, slip marker, knit
to end.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Sl 1, knit to marker, slip
marker, k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,
k3, slip marker, knit to end.
Row 6: Sl 1, p2, *k2, p1; rep from
* to marker, slip marker, p3, k3, p3,
slip marker, *p1, k2; rep from * to
last 3 sts, p3.
Row 7: Sl 1, knit to marker, slip
marker, k3, p3, k3, slip marker, knit
to end.
Row 8: Rep row 6.
Row 9: Sl 1, knit to marker, slip
marker, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3,
yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, slip marker,
knit to end.
Row 10: Rep row 2.
Stitch pattern
Garter rib
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, knit to end.
Row 2: Sl 1, p2, *k1, p2; rep from *
to last st, p1.
Rep rows 1–2 for pat.
Front
Cast on 90 (96, 102, 108) sts using
the long-tail method. Knit 9 rows.
Cont in pat as follows.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k50 (56, 56, 62),
pm, p3, k3, p3, pm, k30 (30, 36, 36).
Fun and casual, this roomy and cropped sweater is a right-
on trend this winter. Decorative acorn lace panels add a chic
touch for a sweater perfect for your next holiday party. Yarn:
Lofy by Kollage
Peek-a-boo party
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Rep rows 3–10 for pat until piece
measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½)" from beg,
ending with a WS row.
Shape armholes
Row 1 (dec) (RS): Ssk, work in pat to
last 2 sts, k2tog; 2 sts dec.
Row 2 (dec): P2tog, work in pat to
last 2 sts, p2tog tbl; 2 sts dec.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times; 78 (84,
90, 96) sts. Work even until armholes
measure 4 (4¾, 4¾, 5½)", ending
with row 5 (9, 9, 5) of pat.
Horizontal band (sizes small and
extra large only)
Row 1 (WS): *P3, k3; rep from * to
end, removing markers.
Rows 2 and 3: *P3, k3; rep from *
to end.
Row 4: *K3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo;
rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Rows 5–7: *K3, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K6, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,
k3; rep from * to end.
Rows 9–11: *P3, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 12: Rep row 4.
Horizontal band (sizes medium
and large only)
Row 1 (WS): *K3, p3; rep from * to
end, removing markers.
Rows 2 and 3: *K3, p3; rep from * to
end.
Row 4: K6, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,
k3; rep from * to end.
Rows 5–7: *P3, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 8: *K3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo;
rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Rows 9–11: *K3, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 12: Rep row 4.
Top border (all sizes)
Beg with a WS row, knit 9 rows.
Bind off.
Back
Option 1: plain back
Cast on 90 (96, 102, 108) sts using
the long-tail method. Knit 9 rows.
Work in garter rib pat until piece
measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½)" from beg
edge, ending with a WS row.
Row 4: *K3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo;
rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Rows 5–7: *K3, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K6, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo,
k3; rep from * to end.
Rows 9–11: *P3, k3; rep from * to end.
row 4
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Peek-a-boo party
Front & back
Sleeve
14 (14, 14¾, 14¾)˝
1
7

(
1
6
½
,

1
6
,

1
5
½
)
˝
7

(
7
½
,

8
,

8
½
)
˝
7 (7¾, 7¾, 8½)˝
1¾˝
25¾ (27½, 29¼, 30¾)˝
14 (15¼, 15½, 17¼)˝
Shape armholes
Row 1 (dec) (RS): Ssk, work in pat to
last 2 sts, k2tog; 2 sts dec.
Row 2 (dec): P2tog, work in pat to
last 2 sts, p2tog tbl; 2 sts dec.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times; 78 (84,
90, 96) sts. Work even in pat until
armholes measure same as front to
top border, ending with a RS row.
Top border
Knit 9 rows. Bind off.
Option 2: patterned back
Work as for front.
Sleeves
Cast on 49 (49, 52, 52) sts using the
long-tail method. Knit 9 rows. Work
in garter rib pat.
Size small only
Work even until piece measures 17"
from beg, ending with a WS row.
Sizes medium (large, extra large)
Work even until piece measures 5¼
(8, 3¾)", ending with a WS row.
Next (inc) row (RS): K2, M1, work in
pat to last 2 sts, M1, k2; 2 sts inc.
Cont in pat, rep inc row every
following 30th (–, 22nd) row 1 (–, 3)
more times; 53 (54, 60) sts.
Work even until piece measures 16½
(16, 15½)" from beg, ending with a
WS row.
Shape cap (all sizes)
Row 1 (dec) (RS): Ssk, work in pat to
last 2 sts, k2tog; 2 sts dec.
Row 2 (dec): P2tog, work in pat to
last 2 sts, p2tog tbl; 2 sts dec.
Rep the last 2 rows 2 more times; 37
(41, 42, 48) sts. Bind off.
Finishing
Block pieces to measurements. Seam
shoulders tog for 5 (6, 7, 7½)" each
side. Set in sleeves. Sew side and
sleeve seams. Weave in ends. ;
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Designed by Andra Knight-
Bowman
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Woman’s Small (Medium/
Large, Extra Large/2X Large)
Finished measurements:
Circumference: 48 (56, 64)"
Length: 15"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 3 (4, 5) skeins Classic Wool by
Patons, 100% pure new wool,
(210 yds/100g) in color 226 Black
• U.S. size 6 (4mm) 16" and 24"
circular needles
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) 16" and 24"
circular needles, or size required
for gauge
• 6mm beads, 214 (246, 278) total
• Yarn needle
Gauge
18 sts and 25 rows = 4" (10cm) in St
st with larger needles
Rnd 1: *K1B, k7, k1B, k7; rep from
* around.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, and 8: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K2, k1B, k11, k1B, k1; rep
from * around.
Rnd 5: *K4, k1B, k7, k1B, k3; rep
from * around.
Rnd 7: *K6, k1B, k3, k1B, k5; rep
from * around.
Rnd 9: *K1B, k7, k1B, k7; rep from
* around.
Special abbreviation
K1B: K1, sliding bead through the st.
Note
Capelet is worked in one piece
starting at the neck working down.
Stitch pattern
Bead
(over a multiple of 16 sts)
Gleaming beads beautifully embellish a warm woolen cape.
Simple stockinete and easy increases make the perfect backdrop
to showcase the delightful beaded patern. Use contrasting
colored beads for a dramatic statement or tonal beads for an
understated elegance. Yarn: Classic Wool by Patons
Starry starry night
0
0
0
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Capelet
String 60 (70, 80) beads on yarn.
With smaller circular needles, cast on
96 (112, 128) sts. Pm and join, being
careful not to twist the sts.
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: Knit. Rep rnds 1 and 2 once
more. Change to larger needles.
Next rnd: Knit. Work in bead pat for
9 rnds.
Next (inc) rnd: Knit, inc 24 (28, 32)
sts evenly around; 120 (140, 160) sts.
Work 5 rnds even.
Next (inc) rnd: Knit, inc 30 (35, 40)
sts evenly around; 150 (175, 200) sts.
Work 5 rnds even.
Next (inc) rnd: Knit, inc 38 (43, 50)
sts evenly around; 188 (218, 250) sts.
Work 5 rnds even.
Next (inc) rnd: Knit, inc 36 (38, 38)
sts evenly around 224 (256, 288)
sts. Work even in St st until piece
measures 11" from beg. Cut yarn,
string 154 (187, 198) beads on yarn.
Rejoin and work in bead pat for 9
rnds. Change to smaller needles.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds once
more, then knit 1 more rnd.
Bottom edge triangles
Row 1 (RS): K1, *k1, turn.
Row 2: K2, turn.
Row 3: K3, turn.
Row 4: K3, turn.
Row 5: K4, turn.
Row 6: K4, turn.
Continue in this manner until 16 sts
have been worked. Sts will be on
left needle. Slide 1 bead to tip of left
needle, (k2tog, return st just worked
to left needle) 16 times; 1 st rem from
this “triangle.“ Rep from * a total of
14 (16, 18) times. Fasten off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. ;
Starry starry night
Front & back
21 (24¾, 28¼)˝
48 (56, 64)˝
15˝
8
6
4
2
9
7
5
3
1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
K on RS;
p on WS
Key
K1B
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Create a tree skirt as fabulous as any wrapped present under your
tree. Te easy design will knit up quickly, and the large size will
beautifully accent every tree. It's so fun and festive, you might not
want to cover it with presents. Yarn: Holiday by Red Heart Yarns
Ribbon candy tree skirt
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Materials
• 3 skeins Holiday by Red Heart,
96% acrylic, 4% metallic polyester,
(235 yds/100g) in color 6040
Green/Silver (A) and 2 skeins in
each of colors 9040 Red/Silver (B)
and 0140 White/Silver (C)
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) 32" circular
needle
• U.S. size 10 (6mm) 32" circular
needle, or size required for gauge
• Yarn needle
Gauge
24 sts and 48 rows = 4" (10cm) in
slip st pat using larger needles
Stitch pattern
Slip stitch
Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, M1, *sl 1,
k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, M1,
k1; 2 sts inc.
Row 2: K2, *sl 1 wyf, k1; rep from *
to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Change to C, k1, M1, *sl 1,
k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, M1,
k1; 2 sts inc.
Row 4: K2, *sl 1 wyf, k1; rep from *
to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: Change to A, k1, M1, *sl 1,
k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, M1,
k1; 2 sts inc.
Row 6: K2, *sl 1 wyf, k1; rep from *
to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep rows 1–6 for pat.
Tree skirt segment (make 4)
With smaller needles and A, cast on
27 sts. Work in garter st for 4 rows.
Next row (WS): K1, M1, knit to last
st, M1, k1; 29 sts. Change to larger
needles and slip st pat. Work rows
1–6 a total of 26 times, then work
rows 1–4 once more; 189 sts. Change
to smaller needles. Knit 1 row.
Next (dec) row (WS): *K4, k2tog; rep
from * to last 3 sts, k3; 158 sts. Knit
4 rows. Bind off.
Finishing
Sew 3 segments together, leaving
rem side open.
Trim
With smaller needles and A, RS
facing, pick up and knit 86 sts along
one open edge. Work in garter st for
5 rows. Bind off. Rep on opposite
edge. Weave in ends. Block. ;
Designed by Shirley MacNulty
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished measurements:
35"side, 140" perimeter
Yarn weight: 4
Ribbon candy tree skirt
Panel

48˝
21˝
35˝
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Designed by Barbara Condon
& Kathleen England of
Glenfiddich Wool
Skill level: Easy
Finished measurements:
3"– 4", depending on thickness
of roving.
Materials
• 1" and 2" Styrofoam balls, total 1
each size
• 2 pom-poms in any color for
earmuffs
• 10 yds sport weight yarn in any
color for scarf and earmuffs
headpiece
• Black beads for eyes, 2 total
• Metallic thread for hanging
Create fun and festive decorations for your home with these darling bears
and snowmen. Te easy instructions make this a wonderful project for litle
ones to help with, creating new ornaments and fun new memories as well.
Snowman and 4 litle bears
Snowman
ornament
• 1" “arts and crafts” carrot for
nose
• White roving
• Glue gun, sewing needle
• U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needles for
knitting scarf
• Hairspray
Scarf:
Cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Continue to work in St st for 75 rows
or until scarf is approx 10". Bind off,
weave in ends. Block lightly.
Snowman
Step 1: Glue Styrofoam balls
together. Set aside.
Step 2: Thin the roving by pulling it
to a “see through” state.
Step 3: Beginning at the head,
wrap the roving tightly around the
Styrofoam balls. Press the roving as
you work so it adheres to itself.
Step 4: Continue wrapping the
roving until the snowman appears
fluffy and round at top and bottom.
Step 5: Glue the nose and eyes in
place.
Step 6: Use a small piece of yarn
to go over the head between the
earmuffs.
Step 7: Glue the pom-poms over
ends of the yarn.
Step 8: Tie the scarf around the
neck.
Step 9: Using the metallic thread
and sewing needle, pull the thread
through the top of the Styrofoam.
Step 10: Tie the thread in a knot
forming a loop to create a hanging
ornament.
Step 11: Use hairspray to ensure the
roving stays in place.
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4 Litle Bears
ornaments
Designed by Barbara Condon
& Kathleen England of
Glenfiddich Wool
Skill level: Easy
Finished measurements:
3"– 4", depending on thickness
of roving.
Materials
• 1" and 2" Styrofoam balls, 1 of
each size
• ½" Pom-pom, for man’s nose, or
¼" pom-pom for lady's, teen's,
and baby's nose, total one for
each bear
• Black beads for eyes
• Metallic thread for hanging
• 12" pipe cleaners in brown, 3 total
• Dark roving for black bear, white
roving for polar bear
• ⅛" ribbon for neck
• Glue gun
• Sewing needle
• Hairspray
Step 1: Glue Styrofoam balls
together. Set aside.
Step 2: Thin the roving by pulling it
to thin “see through” state.
Step 3: Cut 2 of the pipe cleaners in
half, and 1 in fourths.
Step 4: Fold each of the halves into
arm and leg shapes. Fold 2 of the
fourths into ear shapes.
Step 5: Push the pipe cleaners into
position on the body.
Step 6: Beginning at the head,
wrap the roving tightly around the
Styrofoam balls. Press the roving so it
adheres to itself.
Step 7: Continue wrapping the
roving around the neck and then
around one of the arms, and follow
that by wrapping the opposite leg.
Step 8: Break the roving, press to
adhere, and start wrapping the
opposite arm and leg. Continue
wrapping until the bear appears
round and fluffy. Wrap more around
the arms and legs so they don't
appear too skinny.
Step 9: Glue the nose and eyes in
place.
Step 10: Tie the ribbon around the
bear's neck.
Step 11: Use the sewing needle
with metallic thread to pull the
thread through the top of the bear's
head (between his ears). Be sure to
incorporate the Styrofoam.
Step 12: Tie the thread so you have
a hanging ornament.
Step 13: Use hairspray to ensure the
roving stays “attached.”
Add an apron to create a Mama
Bear, a tie for Papa Bear, and a diaper
for Baby Bear. Dress them for the
holidays—use your imagination! ;
For a detailed, step-by-step, picture tutorial please
visit us online at www.LoveofKnitting.com.
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Fashionable and functional,
the thrumming around the
band of the hat adds additional
warmth to keep you toasty
when the temperature drops
this winter. Yarn: Eco Duo
by Cascade Yarns
Cables
and
clouds
photos courtesy of Calvin B. Ellis
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z zzz zzz Designed by Lisa Ellis
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Small/Child (Medium/Adult)
Finished measurements:
20½ (21½)" circumference; to fit up
to 22 (23)" head
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 skein Eco Duo by Cascade Yarns,
70% baby alpaca, 30% merino
wool undyed, (197 yds/100g) in
color 1702 brown or 1703 white
• ½ oz wool roving
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• Cable needle
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge
27 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10cm) in
cable pat
Special abbreviation
C6B: Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold
in back, k3, k3 from cable needle.
C6F: Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold
in front, k3, k3 from cable needle.
T1 (thrum 1): Insert needle as if to
knit, drop working yarn, fold thrum
over needle and pull through as for a
knit st (new st on needle is made of
roving instead of yarn). Leave tails of
thrum on WS, pick up working yarn
and cont as directed.
Pattern stitch
Cable
Rnds 1–3: Knit.
Rnd 4: K3, *C6F; rep from * around.
Rnds 5–7: Knit.
Rnd 8: *C6B; rep to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep rnds 1–8 for pat.
Thrummed brim
Note: Prepare roving by tearing
into 3"–4" lengths. Pull roving
apart in same thickness as yarn,
set aside.
Cast on 126 (132) sts. Pm and join,
being careful not to twist the sts.
Choose brim option:
Full brim:
Rnds 1–4: *T1, p1; rep from* to end.
Work rnds 1–4 one time only.
Subtle trim:
Rnd 1: *T1, p1; rep from* to end.
Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from* to end.
Work rnds 1–2 two times.
Hat
Beg cable pat, evenly inc 15 sts on
first rnd; 141 (147) sts. Cont in cable
pat until piece measures 6½" from
beg, ending with rnd 8.
Shape crown
Rnds 1–4: Work in cable pat.
Rnd 5: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to
last 7 sts, k2tog, k5; 118 (123) sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to
last 6 sts, k2tog, k4; 95 (99) sts.
Rnd 8: *C4B; rep from * to last 3
sts, k3; 95 (99) sts.
Rnd 9: K3, *k2tog, k6; rep from * to
last 4 (0) sts, k4 (0); 84 (87) sts.
Rnd 10: Knit.
Rnd 11: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from *
to last 4 (0) sts, k4 (0); 73 (75) sts.
Rnd 12: K1, *C4F; rep from * to last
0 (2) sts, k0 (2); 73 (75) sts.
Rnd 13: K2, *k2tog, k4 (6); rep from * to
last 5 (1) sts, k3 (0), k2tog (k1); 61 (66) sts.
Rnd 14: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from *
to last 4 sts, [k2tog] twice; 48 (52) sts.
Place next 24 (26) sts onto 1 needle
and place rem 24 (26) sts on a 2nd
needle. Turn work inside out and
seam top of hat with a 3-needle
bind off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. ;
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Designed by Barry Klein
Skill level: Beginner
Sizes: Narrow (Wide)
Finished measurements:
2½ (5)" wide x 56" long (without
boa, 84" with boa)
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 (2) skeins La Furla by Trendsetter
Yarns, 100% nylon, (65 yds/100g)
in color 4 Moss
• U.S. size 10 (6mm) needles, or size
required for gauge
• 1 yd Trendsetter Boa in color Olive
Medley
• Yarn needle
• Sewing needle and thread
Gauge
16 sts = 4" (10cm) in garter st
Decadently sof with a
sensational texture, the yarn
is the focal point of this simple
garter stitch scarf. Add a feather
boa for a dramatic fnish. Yarn:
La Furla and Ostrich Feather
Boa by Trendseter Yarns
Out on
the town
Scarf
Cast on 10 (20) sts. Work in garter st
until yarn is nearly used up. Bind off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Cut boa in half. Twist
each half, holding ends and twisting
in opposite directions. Fold and
allow to twist onto itself. Sew halves
on each end of the scarf, creating
twisted tails. ;
What To Look For
in a Walk-In Tub:
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In our Spring 2012 issue we told you about the importance of gauge,
and while you should always check your gauge to ensure the proper fit, it is
important to start with the right yarn weight. The weight of a yarn refers to the
thickness of the yarn. That thickness can be comprised of a single ply or multiple
plies. Single-ply yarns are comprised of a single strand of fiber in various weights,
and heavier-weight yarns will often resemble roving. In multiple-ply yarns each ply is
the same thickness, and the number of plies creates the thickness of the yarn—the
larger the number of plies the thicker the yarn. Yarn plies used to be the same size;
however, plies are no longer a consistent size
and can vary widely from yarn manufacturer
to yarn manufacturer. Due to these changes
in yarn manufacturing, the Craft Yarn Council
of America has begun a rating system based
on the recommended needle sizes and the
gauge created by each yarn in the different
weights; the new rating system classifies yarn
into seven different yarn weights.
weight
Your ideal
We have compiled a helpful guide on the following pages
but remember there are no knitting rules; lace can be knit
with bulky weights, and cabled sweaters can be knit with lace
weight. Just as the weight plays a role in your finished fabric,
so does the gauge; the weight will affect the appearance and the
denseness, but ultimately it’s up to your personal preferences.
If you like the appearance of lace in a bulky weight yarn, go
for it, and knit yourself a closet full of shawls. Weight is a
personal choice—which weight is your favorite?
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Lace weight yarn is generally plied
and is typically two plies. These
multiple plies make the yarn stronger
and more durable. This weight of
yarn can appear very thin and fine;
however, depending on the fiber
content, it can create garments that
are very warm. Typically knit using
size US 000 to 1 needles, this weight
will enhance the lacy texture of
knitted patterns. Larger needles can
also be used, which will increase the
lacy texture of the finished fabric. It
can be difficult to keep a consistent
tension and stitch size when knitting
this yarn in straight stockinette stitch,
and that inconsistent stitch size can
create an additional level of interest.
Lace weight
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Type of yarn
Fingering,
10-Count
Crochet Thread
Knit gauge
33–40** sts
per 4"
U.S. needles
000 to 1
Crochet gauge
32–42 double
crochets*
per 4"
U.S. hooks
Steel* 6, 7, 8
regular hook
B–1
(Council recommendations )
Lace Weight
Super Fine
Fine
Light
Medium
Bulky
Super-Bulky
Yarn: Lace
Glow by Red
Barn Yarn
(Scale: 1"=2")
*See page 92 for additional information
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Fine weight
2
Fine weight yarns are more
typically referred to as sport or
baby weight and are generally
used for garments. The finished
knitted fabric tends to be light
and breathable, perfect for babies’
delicate skin. Knit using US size 3–5
knitting needles means that projects
knit with this yarn will knit up faster
than lace or super-fine weight,
as each stitch is larger, creating
a larger gauge for a larger fabric
with a smaller number of stitches.
Additionally, because this yarn
weight is slightly thicker, it is easier
to create and maintain a consistent
texture, and the appearance of the
loops in simple stockinette stitch will
be more uniform.
Type of yarn
Sock, Fingering,
and Baby
Knit gauge
27–32 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
1 to 3
Crochet gauge
21–32 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
B–1 to E–4
(Council recommendations )
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8"
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Super-fne weight
Super-fine weight yarns are often
labeled sock weight, and just as that
sounds they are most often used to
knit socks. However, they shouldn’t
be limited to just socks and can be
used to create delicate light-weight
shawls and sweaters, in addition
to light-weight and durable baby
items. Typically knit using US size 1–3
needles, this weight will also create
lacy and delicate patterns. Depending
on the fiber content, yarns found
in this weight can be particularly
durable, and often can be machine
washable, making them easy to
care for. Like lace weight, using a
larger-sized needle will create a larger
gauge (and larger finished project)
and give the finished fabric a lacier
appearance, but it can be difficult to
maintain a consistent tension, which
will affect the appearance of the
loops in simple stockinette stitch.
Type of yarn
Sport, Baby
Knit gauge
23–26 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
3 to 5
Crochet gauge
16–20 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
E–4 to 7
(Council recommendations )
Yarn:
Creamy by
Kollage
Yarn:
Fresco by
Classic Elite
(Scale: 1"=2")
(Scale: 1"=2")
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3
Medium weight
4
Worsted weight yarns are one of the
most popular yarn weights. Used
for everything from garments to
blankets to hats and scarves, it can
also be used to knit lace patterns.
Because of the larger size of the
yarn, the finished lace pattern will
still be open and pretty; however, it
will be more substantial and will lose
some of the delicate appearance of
lace knit with a lighter yarn. Because
this yarn is thicker in diameter, fewer
stitches are needed to add length
and width to projects and therefore
projects are created more quickly.
Additionally, this larger yarn will add
more depth to textured stitches, and
cables will appear more pronounced
and raised, giving them additional
interest. Using worsted weight yarn
and smaller needles will produce a
dense, firm fabric, ideal for toys or
bags and projects that have a more
structured finish.
Type of yarn
Worsted,
Afghan, Aran
Knit gauge
16–20 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
7 to 9
Crochet gauge
11–14 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
I–9 to K–10
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Light weight
Light-weight yarns are most often
referred to as DK weight. The term
DK stands for “double knit” and
simply refers to the weight. This is
a heavier weight than the previous
weights discussed and will create
projects with a more substantial
feel. Although this is a heavier yarn,
it is still light enough to produce
delicate lace shawls, but it will also
form a uniform and consistent
stockinette fabric.
Type of yarn
DK, Light,
Worsted
Knit gauge
21–24 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
5 to 7
Crochet gauge
12–17 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
7 to I–9
(Council recommendations )
Yarn: Baby
Twist by
Alpaca with
a Twist
Yarn:
Simplicity by
HiKoo
(Scale: 1"=2")
(Scale: 1"=2")
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Bulky weight
5
Bulky weight is a wonderful option
when creating warm cabled sweaters
and blankets. Because of the larger
size of the yarn, the cables are
pronounced, adding to the three-
dimensional appearance. Additionally,
the act of cabling stitches involves
knitting the stitches out of order
to create the raised and recessed
sections. When cabling lighter weight
yarns, gaps can often be seen where
the stitches are twisted, but these
gaps are almost non-existent with this
weight of yarn as the yarn is dense
enough to fill and hide the gaps.
Bulky weight can also be used in
lace patterns; however, like worsted
weight, the design will lose much of
the delicate lace appearance. Projects
knit with a bulky weight yarn can
be knit very quickly as it takes fewer
stitches and fewer rows to produce a
larger finished fabric.
Super-bulky weight
6
Super-bulky weight most often
appears as roving, although there
are some yarns in this weight that
are plied. This weight will knit the
fastest as it produces the largest
gauge. Lace patterns knit with this
weight will not appear very delicate
and depending on the pattern much
of the definition may be lost, but
textured stitches will have a much
more defined appearance, and cables
will have more height and depth
than other weights. This weight will
quickly knit any project, and due to
the large size of the stitches, this
weight can be a wonderful tool to
learn new techniques as the stitches
are easily seen.
Type of yarn
Chunky,
Craft, Rug
Knit gauge
12–15 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
7 to 9
Crochet gauge
8–11 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
K–101/2 to
M–13
Type of yarn
Bulky, Roving
Knit gauge
6–11 sts per 4"
U.S. needles
11 and larger
Crochet gauge
5–9 sts per 4"
U.S. hooks
M–13 and larger
(Council recommendations )
(Council recommendations )
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Yarn: Sofee
Chunky by
Bernat
Yarn:
Big Wool by
Rowan
(Scale: 1"=2")
(Scale: 1"=2")
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Designed by Cathy Payson for
Coats and Clark
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
21" circumference
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 skein Bamboo Ewe by Stitch
Nation by Debbie Stoller, 55%
viscose from bamboo, 45%
wool, (177 yds/100g) in color
5625 Sprout
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) needles, or size
required for gauge
• Yarn needle
• Pom-pom maker
Gauge
17 sts and 22 rows = 4" in bobble
rib pat
Special abbreviation
MB (make bobble): [Yo, k1] 3 times
in next st; turn, sl 1, p5; turn, sl 1,
k5; turn, [p2tog] 3 times; turn, sl
1-k2tog-psso.
Hat
Cast on 90 sts. Knit 1 row. Work in k1,
p1 rib for 1", ending with a WS row.
Row 1 (RS): K1, *p7, k1; rep from *
to last st, k1.
Row 2: P1, *p1, k7; rep from * to
last st, p1.
Row 3: K1, *p7, MB; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Row 4: P1, *p1-b, k7; rep from * to
last st, p1.
Row 5: Rep row 1.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Rep rows 3–6 two times more.
Then rep rows 1 and 2 for 2" more.
Rep rows 3–6 two times more. Rep
rows 3 and 4 once more. Rep row 1
once more.
Shape crown
Row 1 (WS): P1, *p1, ssk, k3, k2tog;
rep from * to last st, p1; 68 sts.
Row 2: K1, *p5, k1; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Row 3: P1, *p1, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep
from * to last st, p1; 46 sts.
Row 4: K1, *p3, k1; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Row 5: P1, *p1, k3tog; rep from * to
last st, p1; 24 sts.
Row 6: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to
last st, k1; 13 sts. Cut yarn, draw
through rem sts, and secure.
Finishing
Sew side seam. Using pom-pom
maker, make pom-pom following
package instructions. Sew in place on
top of hat. Weave in ends. ;
Bright sassy color and fun bobbles compose a playful hat that is as
fun to knit as it is to wear. Te washable wool this hat is made of
is as fashionable as it is practical. Yarn: Bamboo Ewe by Debbie
Stoller, Stitch Nation for Coats and Clark
Bobbles and stripes
4
4
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Designed by Nathalie O'Shea
for Zealana
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished measurements:
Shawl: Approx 24" wide x 65" long,
after blocking
Scarf: Approx 10" wide x 65" long,
after blocking
Yarn weight: 4
Materials for shawl
and scarf
• 5 (3) skeins Kia Ora Rimu 8-ply
worsted by Zealana, 60% fine NZ
merino, 30% possum, 10% silk,
(167 yds/50g) in color
Oceanwave (shawl) or
Natural (scarf)
• U.S. size 9 (5.5mm) needles, or
size required for gauge
• Stitch holder
• Yarn needle
Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in St st
Note
Shawl and scarf are worked in 2
halves and joined using Kitchener st.
Shawl and scarf half (make 2)
Cast on 105 (45) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K4, *k3, p7, k2; rep
from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: K4, purl to last 4
sts, k4.
Row 3: K4, *k1, yo, k2, p2, p3tog, p2,
k2, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 5: K4, *k2, yo, k2, p1, p3tog,
p1, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 5
sts, k5.
Row 7: K4, *k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2,
yo, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rep rows 1–8 nine times. Then work
7 rows in garter st, ending with a
RS row.
Next row (WS): K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Beg next pattern section:
Rows 1, 3, 5 (RS): K4, *ssk, k2, yo,
k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 2 and all even rows through 12:
K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 7, 9, 11: K7, *yo, k2, k2tog,
k2; rep from * across, ending last rep
yo, k2, k2tog, k4.
Rep rows 1–12 three times. Then
work 3 rows in garter st, ending with
a RS row.
Next row (WS): K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
Place sts on holder.
Finishing
Join pieces using Kitchener st. Weave
in ends. Block to measurements.
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Two beautiful lace paterns elegantly blend together to create an
exquisite fnished fabric. Te patern is writen in two widths for
either a scarf or a wrap for extra warmth. Knit a posh hat and
scarf or wrap set and stay warm and fashionable this winter.
Yarn: Kia Ora Rimu by Zealana
A caroling we will go
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Designed by Nathalie O'Shea
for Zealana
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Women's average
Finished measurements:
20" circumference
Yarn weight: 4
Materials for hat
• 1 skein Kia Ora Rimu 8-ply worsted
by Zealana, 60% fine NZ merino,
30% possum, 10% silk, (167
yds/50g) in color Dark Napo
• U.S. size 6 (4mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• Yarn needle
Gauge
24 sts and 32 rnds = 4" (10cm) in St st
Hat
Using circular needle, cast on 120
sts. Pm and join, being careful not to
twist the sts.
Rnd 1: *K3, p7, k2; rep from *
around.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K1, yo, k2, p2, p3tog, p2,
k2, yo; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: *K2, yo, k2, p1, p3tog, p1,
k2, yo, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: *K3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo,
k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rep rnds 1–8 three times.
Cont as follows:
Rnds 1, 3, and 5: *Ssk, k2, yo, k2;
rep from * around.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.
Rnds 7, 9, and 11: K3, *yo, k2, k2tog,
k2; rep from * around, ending last
rep yo, k2, k2tog, (using last st of this
rnd and first st of next rnd, moving
marker to just before final k2tog).
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rep rnds 1–12 twice.
Shape crown
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
On some rnds, the last rep involves
one more st than left in the rnd.
When this occurs, use the first st(s) of
the next rnd to complete the rep and
readjust the marker to before this
final dec as above.
Rnd 1: *Sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2;
rep from * around; 100 sts.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K3, *yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso,
k1; rep from * around, ending last
rep yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso; 80 sts.
Rnd 4: Knit.
Rnd 5: K3, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1;
rep from * around, ending last rep
yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso; 60 sts.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: K2tog, *yo, k3tog; rep from
* around, ending last rep yo, k2tog;
40 sts.
Rnd 8: Knit.
Rnd 9: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from *
around, ending last rep yo, k2tog;
40 sts.
Rnd 10: Knit.
Rnd 11: *K2tog; rep from * around;
20 sts.
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnd 13: K2tog around; 10 sts.
Rnd 14: Knit.
Draw yarn through rem sts and secure.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. ;
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og, psso; 80 sts. sso; 80 sts.
2tog, psso, k1; so, k
ng last rep st rep
sts.
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Sumptuous mink yarn coupled with opulent cables produce a
heavenly sof and wonderfully warm hat. Knit an exquisite gif for
yourself or someone special. Yarn: Handspun Mink/Cashmere
Yarn by Leilani Arts
Stitch pattern
Baby cable
Rnd 1: *K3, p3; rep from * around.
Rnds 2 and 4: Rep rnd 1.
Rnd 3: *Slip next 3 sts purlwise to
right needle, pass the 3rd st on right
needle over the first 2 sts, slip these
2 sts back to left needle, k1, yo, k1,
p3; repeat from * around.
Rep rnds 1–4 for pat.
Hat
Loosely cast on 84 sts. Pm and join,
being careful not to twist the sts.
Work in baby cable pat until piece
measures approx 7", ending with
rnd 3.
Designed by Melissa Leapman
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Women's average
Finished measurements:
Approx 18" in circumference;
stretches to fit
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 1 skein Creme Handspun Mink
by Leilani Arts, 100% handspun
mink fiber, (120 yds/50g) in color
Natural
• U.S. size 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge
19 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10cm) in
baby cable pat
Shape crown
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
Rnd 1: *K2, ssk, p2; rep from *
around; 70 sts.
Rnd 2: *K2, ssk, p1; rep from *
around; 56 sts.
Rnd 3: *Slip next 3 sts purlwise to
right needle, pass the 3rd st on right
needle over the first 2 sts, slip these
2 sts back to left needle, k1, yo, ssk;
repeat from * around; 42 sts.
Rnd 4: *K1, ssk; rep from * around;
28 sts.
Rnd 5: *Ssk; rep from * around; 14
sts.
Rnd 6: Rep rnd 5; 7 sts. Cut yarn,
draw though rem sts, and secure.
Finishing
Weave in ends. ;
Hollywood luxury
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Designed by Catherine Pettiti
Skill level: Experienced
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements: 18" x 58"
Yarn weight: 4
Materials
• 3 skeins Llama Sparkle by Red
Barn Yarn, 95% baby llama, 5%
Stellina, (273 yds/125g) in color
Holiday Red
• U.S. size 8 (5mm) 32" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• U.S. size J-10 (6mm) crochet hook
• Stitch marker
• Stitch holder
• Yarn needle
Gauge
22 sts = 4" (10cm) in pat
Special abbreviation
Kfbf: Knit in the front, back, and
front loop of same st.
Stitch patterns
See charts.
Note
Wrap is knit with a center motif,
started in the round and changing
to flat knitting at the point where
the center back v-neck edge begins
to form. Once the central motif is
knit, proceed to square off the four
corners using short rows, then work
the two side panels.
Wrap
With DPNs, cast on 12 sts. Pm and
join, being careful not to twist the sts.
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnds 3–18: Work chart 1, changing
to circular needle when needed.
Te gorgeous poinsetia motif forms an elegant focal point on the back of this
wonderful shawl. Te naturally round shape of the poinsetia fower causes
the shawl to hug your shoulders and stay in place. Tree tassels add an artistic
fourish for the fnishing touch. Yarn: Llama Sparkle by Red Barn Yarn
Poinsetia wrap
1
1
1
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Rnd 19: K1, M1, k6, kfbf, k8, yo, p1
tbl, *yo, k8, kfbf, k8, yo, p1 tbl; rep
from * 4 times, end yo, k8, kfbf, k9;
131 sts.
Turn work, beg working in rows to
shape neckline.
Row 20: P1, M1, p18, k1, *k2, p1,
M1, p17, k1; rep from * 4 times, end
k2, p20; 136 sts.
Row 21 (RS): K20, [yo, p1 tbl] twice,
*yo, p1 tbl, k20, [yo, p1 tbl] twice;
rep from * 4 times, end yo, p1 tbl,
k21; 151 sts.
Row 22: P21, k2, *k4, p20, k2; rep
from * 4 times, end with k4, p20.
Rows 23–40: Work chart 2; 215 sts.
Square off corners
Beg at left top neck edge (as worn).
Row 1 (RS): P3tog, p92, place rem sts
on holder to be worked for right side
panel as worn and turn.
Row 2: K3tog, k19, wrap and turn;
20 sts.
Row 3: Sl 1, p19.
Row 4: K18, wrap and turn; 18 sts.
Row 5: Sl 1, p17.
Row 6: K16, wrap and turn; 16 sts.
Row 7: Sl 1, p15.
Row 8: K14, wrap and turn; 14 sts.
Row 9: Sl 1, p13.
Row 10: K12, wrap and turn; 12 sts.
Row 11: Sl 1, p11.
Row 12: K10, wrap and turn; 10 sts.
Row 13: Sl 1, p9.
Row 14: K8, wrap and turn; 8 sts.
Row 15: Sl 1, p7.
Row 16: K6, wrap and turn; 6 sts.
Row 17: Sl 1, p5.
Row 18: K4, wrap and turn; 4 sts.
Row 19: Sl 1, p3.
Row 20: K2, wrap and turn; 2 sts.
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Row 21: P1, wrap and turn; 1 st.
Row 22 (WS): K88, picking up wraps
and working tog with st, k3tog; 89
sts (at bottom edge).
Beg at left bottom edge (as worn)
Row 1 (RS): P2tog, p18, wrap and
turn; 19 sts.
Row 2: Sl 1, k18.
Row 3: P2tog, p15, wrap and
turn; 16 sts.
Row 4: Sl 1, k15.
Row 5: P2tog, p12, wrap and
turn; 13 sts.
Row 6: Sl 1, k12.
Row 7: P2tog, p9, wrap and
turn; 10 sts.
Row 8: Sl 1, k9.
Row 9: P2tog, p6, wrap and
turn; 7 sts.
Row 10: Sl 1, k6.
Row 11: P2tog, p3, wrap and
turn; 4 sts.
Row 12: Sl 1, k3.
Row 13: P2tog, p88; picking up wraps
and working tog with st; 89 sts.
Row 14: Turn work and [k10, k2tog]
7 times, end with k5 to neck edge;
82 sts.
On each end, work chart 3 over these
82 sts through row 100. Finish with
chart 4 for the side panels. Bind off.
Finishing
Trim
With RS facing and crochet hook,
join yarn.
Row 1: *3 sl sts, ch 3; rep from *
around from hem edge to point of
first petal at center back.
Tassels (make 3, optional)
Wrap yarn around a small book or
piece of scrap cardboard. Tie tog at
top, cut lower edges. Wrap a piece
of yarn around all strands approx
1" from top. Tie. Trim ends. Sew in
place as shown.
Weave in ends. Block to
measurements. ;
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Designed by Marly Bird
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements: 5½" x 44",
after blocking
Yarn weight: 1
Set your creativity fee when
selecting beads to embellish
this striking scarf. Te elegant
geometric design is beautifully
enhanced by the beaded accents.
Brightly colored or basic black,
this scarf is the perfect accessory.
Yarn: Sock Art by Green
Mountain Spinnery
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Materials
• 1 skein Sock Art by Green
Mountain Spinnery, 70% wool,
30% Tencel, (400 yds/100g) in
color Forest
• U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or
size required for gauge
• Stitch markers
• Size 6 seed beads, 100 total
• Small steel crochet hook (to fit
through beads)
• Yarn needle
Gauge
20 sts x 32 rows = 4" (10cm) in trellis
pat
Stitch pattern
Trellis
See chart on next page.
Note
On each sl 1-k2tog-psso of chart,
after working dec, remove st from
needle, slip a bead over the crochet
hook, pull st through bead, and
replace st on right needle.
Scarf
Cast on 205 sts. Work in garter st for
3 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K5, pm, work row 1 of
trellis pat over next 195 sts, pm, k5.
Row 2: K5, slip marker, work row 2
of trellis pat over next 195 sts, slip
marker, k5.
Cont in pat through row 34 of chart.
Work in garter st for 4 rows more.
Bind off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. ;
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Holiday Boutique
Knitting
by Mary Jean Daigneault
Remember all that novelty “fur” yarn
we bought in the beginning of this
century? Does anyone besides us still
have a binful? This book has several
very cute patterns to make use of that
bin, including a lovely snow couple,
several wreaths, and a kitschy round
pillow. Whether you are inspired by
the advent calendar, the chapter on
wreaths, or the stripes in the adorable
stocking cap, your leftover yarn balls
will soon be gone. While there are a
few wearable project ideas, the main
focus is on home dec and gifts for loved
ones. The projects are mostly quick and
easy, and the patterns themselves are
in a nice big print—love that! This year,
pick up this book and be inspired to
start your holiday knitting!
Praxis Studios, 2011, 128 pages,
$22.95, hardcover,
www.needleworkarts.com
Knitting Pleats
by Olga Pobedinskaya
Beginning with a comprehensive picture
tutorial explaining both the how-tos
and the whys of making pleats, you will
soon master this new and intriguing
technique. Used frequently as a
design element, they are also cleverly
incorporated into the actual shaping
of some of the sweater patterns. The
patterns are mainly sweaters and
cardigans, but there are also a fair
amount of wraps with 2 hats thrown in
for good measure. With 17 tempting
designs, you will have a hard time
deciding which garment to cast on
first. This book will encourage you to
practice and perfect your pleats!
Martingale & Company, 2011,
79 pages, $24.99, softcover,
www.martingale-pub.com
Knitting for Little Feet
The pitter-patter of little feet will be
even cuter with any of the 40 patterns
in this darling book. With sizes ranging
from newborn to three years old, it
is chock full of footwear for the little
people in our lives. We love that it is
one of those rare books that have a
near-equal amount of male and female
patterns, and they are not just baby
booties, either! We liked the instruction
on applying a latex sole and will be
incorporating that in this year’s holiday
gift slippers! With easy-to-follow
pictorial instruction in the back of the
book, these patterns for the tiny-toed
make this an excellent starting point for
sock-newbies, as well.
Trafalgar Square Books, 2011,
128 pages, $22.95, hardcover,
www.trafalgarbooks.com
Playful Little Knits
by Rachel Manring
Starting with basic instructions for
choices of fiber and fiberfill, this book
is full of information that is useful
to all knitters of softies. The book
opens with a beginner's pattern for
a simple doll, and you will be quickly
encouraged to set your imagination
free. All the patterns are intended
to dress up your new doll in a wide
range of costumes. The basic baby
suit pattern has both instructions for
fingering, sport, and DK weights of
yarn and for how to make the suit in
different ways to dress up the baby
doll. Additional patterns include animal
costumes, street clothes, and even a
ballerina outfit! Any child would be
lucky to have such an imagination-
inspiring friend to play with!
Martingale & Company, 2011,
80 pages, $19.99, softcover,
www.martingale-pub.com
books
for knitters
by Ruth Moline
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Designed by Phyll Lagerman
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
27" circumference x 9" deep
Yarn weight:
5
Materials
• 2 skeins Alpaca Chunky by Rowan,
98% alpaca, 2% polyamide, (76
yds/100g) in color 070 Dove
• U.S. size 10 (6.5mm) 24" circular
needle, or size required for gauge
• Yarn needle
Gauge
12 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10cm) in
St st
Stitch pattern
Broomstick lace
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K1, yo twice; rep from * to
last st, k1.
Row 4: *Sl next 5 sts to right needle,
letting extra loops drop off the
needle, sl these 5 sts back to left
needle. Working into all 5 sts
tog, *[k1, yo] twice, k1; rep
from * across.
Rep rows 1–4
for pat.

Scarf
Cast on 85 sts. Work in broomstick
lace pat for 24 rows. Knit 2 rows
more. Bind off loosely.
Finishing
Fold cowl in half and sew side seam,
working through garter rows only.
Weave in ends.
Cord
Cast on 3 sts. Work in I-cord for 75".
Bind off. Weave in ends. ;
Bulky yarn and the grand broomstick lace stitch blend together to design a fabulous
cowl that is both lacy and warm. Te I-cord tie adds a stylish fnish and ensures that
this wonderful cowl will stay in place. Follow our easy tutorial to master this fun stitch.
Yarn: Alpaca Chunky by Rowan
Sweep away the chill
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Cleverly use slipped and
dropped stitches to create
a masculine mock-cable
design. Te easy color change
emphasizes the mock twist
for a fnished hat that is both
handsome and warm. Yarn:
Vista by Classic Elite Yarns
Organic
twist
Designed by Amy Polcyn
Skill level: Intermediate
Sizes: Men's average
Finished measurements:
Approx 20" circumference (stretches
to fit)
Yarn weight: 3
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Materials
• 2 skeins Vista by Classic Elite Yarn,
50% wool, 50% superfine alpaca,
(100 yds/50g) in color 6075 Beaver
Gray (A) and 1 skein color 6003
Ash (B)
• U.S. size 6 (4mm) 16" circular
needle and set of 5 DPNs, or size
required for gauge
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge
26 sts and 28 sts = 4" (10cm) in slip
stitch pat
Stitch pattern
Slip stitch
Rnd 1: With A, knit.
Rnd 2: With B, *k1, sl 1 wyb; rep
from * around.
Rnd 3: With B, *k1, sl 1 wyb, k2; rep
from * around.
Rnd 4: With B, *k1, drop slipped st
to RS of work, k2, pick up slipped st
and knit it; rep from *around.
Rnd 5: With B, knit.
Rnds 6–8: With A, rep rnds 2–4.
Rep rnds 1–8 for pat.
Hat
With circular needle and A, cast on
132 sts. Pm and join, being careful
not to twist the sts.
Rnd 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from *
around.
Rep rnd 1 until piece measures
approx 1¾". Change to slip st pat
and work until piece measures
approx 7", ending with rnd 8.
Shape crown
Note: Change to DPNs when needed.
Rnd 1: With A, *k2, k2tog; rep from
* around; 99 sts.
Rnd 2: With B, work rnd 2 of slip st
pat, dec 3 sts evenly around; 96 sts.
Rnd 3: With B, *k1, sl 1 wyb, k2tog;
rep from * around; 72 sts.
Rnd 4: With B, *k1, drop slipped st
to RS of work, k1, pick up slipped st
and knit it; rep from * around.
Rnd 5: With B, *k2, k2tog; rep from
* around; 54 sts.
Rnd 6: With A, work rnd 2 of slip st
pat, dec 2 sts evenly around; 52 sts.
Rnd 7: With A, *k1, sl 1 wyb, k2tog;
rep from * around; 39 sts.
Rnd 8: With A, *k1, drop slipped st
to RS of work, k1, pick up slipped st
and knit it; rep from * around.
Rnd 9: With A, *k1, k2tog; rep from
* around; 26 sts.
Rnd 10: With A, *k2tog; rep from *
around; 13 sts.
Rnd 11: With A, k1, *k2tog; rep
from * around; 7 sts. Cut yarn, draw
through rem sts and secure.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Block. ;
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Materials
• 1 skein Bodega by Trendsetter
Yarns, 60% acrylic, 23% mohair,
17% polyamide, (20 yds/100g) in
color 414 Mardi Gras (A)
• 1 skein Plume by Prism Yarns,
100% nylon, (45 yds/78g) in color
Smoke (B)
• U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle
Designed by Barry Klein
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements: 62" long
Yarn weight: 6
Gauge
Gauge is not essential for this
project.
Note
Bodega is a tubular ribbon yarn. Take
care to make sure it lies open and
flat as work progresses.
Scarf
Ruffled edge
Lay end of each yarn together and
knot to secure. Insert crochet hook
through edge of A, catch B and pull
through to pull up a loop. *Move up
along the edge of A) and insert hook
through edge, catch B, and pull up
a loop. Wrap B around hook loosely
and pull through both loops (sc
made), ch 1; rep from * along edge
of A until B is nearly gone. Cut A.
Pull tail through last st of B to secure.
Gathered edge
On opposite edge, with A, insert hook
through edge of A and catch a few
strands of the ribbon, *insert
hook just ahead of this
point and catch a few more
strands. Pull these through
the strands already on
hook (slip st made); rep
from * across to gather
edge. Fasten off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Pull ribbon
open wide, like stretching
pantyhose, as desired to
create finished shape. ;
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fabulous ruf e is created by slip stitching a decorative yarn along
the edge, while the body of the scarf is created by simply opening
the ribbon yarn. Let the yarn do all of the work with this easy
and fun scarf. Yarn: Bodega by Trendseter and Plume by Prism
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Designed by Lisa Ellis
Skill level: Easy
Sizes: One size
Finished measurements:
14½" circumference x 10¾" long
Yarn weight: 5
Materials
• 1 skein Lamb's Pride Bulky by
Brown Sheep Company, Inc., 85%
wool, 15% mohair, (125yds/113g)
in color #M10 Creme
• 2 oz wool roving
• U.S. size 11 (8mm) set of 5 DPNs,
or size required for gauge
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Gauge
11 sts and 15 rows = 4" (10cm) in
thrummed pat
Special abbreviation
T1 (thrum 1): Insert needle as if to
knit, drop working yarn, fold thrum
over needle and pull through as for a
knit st (new st on needle is made of
roving instead of yarn). Leave tails of
thrum on WS, pick up working yarn,
and cont as directed.
Muff
Note: Prepare roving by tearing into
3"–4" lengths. Pull roving apart in
same thickness as yarn; set aside.
Cast on 28 sts. Pm and join, being
careful not to twist the sts. Work in
k1, p1 rib for 5 rnds.
Next rnd: Knit, inc 10 sts evenly; 38 sts.
Rnd 1: *K1, t1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *T1, k1; rep from * to end.
Rep rnds 1–2 for 9".
A sassy and sensational accessory, mufs are also a wonderful
way to keep your hands extra warm. Easily knit and thrum this
posh muf to create an accessory that will make a statement.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Company, Inc.
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Next rnd: Knit, dec 10 sts evenly; 28
sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 5 rnds.
Bind off.
Finishing
Weave in ends. Steam block lightly. ;
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Yarn weight
symbol and
category names Lace Super Fine Fine Light Medium Bulky Super Bulky
Type of yarns Fingering Sock, Sport, DK, Worsted, Chunky, Bulky
in category 10 count Fingering, Baby Light Afghan, Craft, Roving
crochet Baby Worsted Aran Rug
thread
Knit gauge range* 33–40** 27–32 23–26 21–24 16–20 12–15 6–11
in stockinette sts sts sts sts sts sts sts
stitch to 4 inches
Recommended 1.5–2.25 2.25–3.25 3.25–3.75 3.75–4.5 4.5–5.5 5.5–8 8
needle in mm mm mm mm mm mm mm and
metric size range larger
Recommended 000 to 1 1 to 3 3 to 5 5 to 7 7 to 9 9 to 11 11 and
needle in larger
U.S. size range
Crochet gauge* 32–42 21–32 sts 16–20 sts 12–17 sts 11–14 sts 8–11 sts 5–9 sts
ranges in single double
crochet to 4 inches crochets**
Recommended Steel*** 2.25–3.5 3.5–4.5 4.5–5.5 5.5–6.5 6.5–9 9mm and
hook in metric 1.6–1.4mm mm mm mm mm mm larger
size range regular hook
2.25 mm
Recommended Steel*** B–1 to E–4 E–4 to 7 7 to I–9 I–9 to K–10
1
/2 to M–13 and
hook in 6, 7, 8 K–10
1
/2 M–13 larger
U.S. size range regular hook
B–1
Standard yarn weight system
Standards and guidelines for crochet and knitting:
categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and recommended needle and hook sizes
Basic knitting instructions
* These are guidelines only: They reflect the most com-
monly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific
yarn categories.
** Lace weight yarns are usually knitted or crocheted
on larger needles and hooks to create lacy, openwork
patterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult to deter-
mine. 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 Standard & Guidelines booklet from the Craft Yarn
Council of America is available at www.craftyarncouncil.
com/standards.html. Click on the “Downloadable Guide-
lines PDF” link on the left side of the page.
Skill levels for knitting
Beginner Projects for first-time knitters using basic
knit and purl stitches. Minimal shaping.
Easy Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch
patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping
and finishing.
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.
Experienced Projects using advanced techniques
and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more
intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous
color changes.
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Standard
knitting
abbreviations
* repeat starting point (repeat
from *)
** repeat all instructions between
asterisks
( ) alternate measurements and/or
work instructions in parenthe-
ses in place directed
[ ] work instructions in brackets a
specified number of times
approx approximately
beg beginning; begin, begins
bet between
BO bind off
BOR beginning of row or round
C2B slip 1 st to cable needle and
hold in back, k1, k1 from cable
needle
C2F slip 1 st to cable needle and
hold in front, k1, k1 from cable
needle
C4B slip 2 sts to cable needle and
hold in back, k2, k2 from cable
needle
C4F slip 2 sts to cable needle and
hold in front, k2, k2 from cable
needle
CC contrasting color
cdd centered double decrease. sl 2
tog, k1, pass the slipped stiches
over (together)
cm centimeter(s)
cn cable needle
CO cast on
cont continue(s); continuing
dec(s) decrease(s); decreasing
DPN double-pointed needles
EOR every other row
foll following; follows
g gram(s)
inc increase(s); increasing
k knit
kfb/k1f&b
knit into front and back of
same stitch
k1 tbl knit 1 though the back loop
k2tog knit two stitches together
k2tog tbl
knit 2 stitches together
through the back loops
k3tog knit 3 stitches together
kwise knitwise
LC left cross
LH left hand
m(s) marker(s)
MC main color
mm millimeter(s)
M1/M1L
make 1 left. An increase. From
the front, lift loop between
stitches with left needle, knit
into back of loop.
M1p/M1pL
(make 1 purl left): Pick up bar
between needles with left
needle from front to back. Purl
throught back loop.
M1PR (make 1 purl right): Pick up
bar between needles with left
needle from back to front. Purl.
M1R make 1 right. An increase.
From the back, lift loop be-
tween stitches with left needle,
knit into front of loop.
oz ounce(s)
p purl
p1f&b purl into front and back of
same stitch
p2tog purl 2 stitches together
pat(s) pattern(s)
pm place marker
psso pass slipped stitch over
p2sso pass two slipped stitches over
PU pick up and knit stitches with
RS facing
pwise purlwise
RC right cross
rem remain(s); remaining
rep repeat; repeating
rev St st reverse stockinette stitch
RH right hand
rib ribbing
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
sk skip
skp slip, knit, pass stitch over
(decrease)
sk2p/sl1-k2tog-psso
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip
stitch over the knit 2 togeth-
er—2 stitch decrease
sl slip
sl 1k slip 1 knitwise
sl 1p slip 1 purlwise
sl 2 slip 2 together
sl 2-k1-psso/sl 2tog-k1-p2sso
slip 2 together, knit 1, pass
2 slipped sts over — 2 stitch
decrease
sl st slip stitch (sl 1 st pwise unless
otherwise indicated)
ssk slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 kwise, k2
sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
SSK-P ssk, slip st back to LH needle,
pass second st on LH needle
over last st, slip st back to RH
needle
ssp slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, p2 sl
sts tog tbl (decrease)
st(s) stitch(es)
St st stockinette stitch
T2B Slip 1 st to cable needle and
hold in back, k1, p1 from cable
needle
T2F Slip 1 st to cable needle and
hold in front, p1, k1 from cable
needle
tbl through back loop
tog together
WS wrong side
wyb with yarn in back
wyf with yarn in front
yd(s) yard(s)
yo yarn over
yo2 yarn over twice
Standard
crochet
abbreviations
ch chain stitch
dc double crochet
dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches
together
dtr double treble crochet
hdc half double crochet
rev sc reverse single crochet
rnd (s) round(s)
sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches to-
gether
sl st slip stitch
t-ch turning chain
tr treble crochet
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Twisted loop cast on
The twisted loop cast on is an easy
method that will produce a soft, elas-
tic edge. It is a great choice for adding
on stitches or when knitting lace.
1 Make a slip knot with a tail long
enough to cast on required number of
stitches (about
½" per stitch);
place slip knot
on needle.
Holding needle
and yarn tail
from ball in right
hand, wrap yarn
from back to
front around left
thumb; hold tail
with your fingers
(photo A).
2 Bring needle
from bottom
to top through
loop of yarn on
thumb (photo B).
3 Slide loop
off thumb and
pull on yarn
tail to tighten
loop on needle
(photo C).
4 Repeat Steps
2 and 3 to cast
on required
number of
stitches.
Knit smart™ If your cast on stitches
are too tight, use a needle one or
two sizes larger than the pattern calls
for. Switch back to correct needle
size before you begin to knit.
Knitted cast on
The knitted cast on method produces
a loose, soft edge. This would not be
a good choice for a garment with a
ribbed edge, as it will look sloppy.
1 Make a slip
knot, leaving
a short tail (at
least 4"); place
slip knot on left
needle.
2 Insert tip of
right needle
from left to
right through
the loop. Tip
of right needle
will be behind
left needle
(photo A).
3 Wrap yarn
from back to
front over right
needle, then
down between
the two needles
(photo B).
4 Bring tip of
right needle
forward through
stitch on left
needle, keeping
wrapped yarn
on right needle.
Wrapped yarn
forms a new
stitch on right
needle (photo C).
5 Insert left
needle from
right to left
through loop
on right needle
(photo D).
6 Remove right
needle from loop and gently tighten
stitch on left needle (photo E).
7 Repeat steps 2–6 to cast on re-
quired number of stitches.
Binding off
1 Knit first
two stitches
from left needle
(photo A).
2 Insert left
needle from
left to right into
front of first
stitch on right
needle. Lift
first stitch over
second stitch
and over end
of right needle
(photo B).
3 Slip left
needle out of
stitch and let
it drop (photo
C). (One stitch
remains on
right needle.)
4 Knit next
stitch from left
needle and
repeat the last
two steps.
Continue across
row until there
are no stitches
on left needle
and one stitch
remains on
right needle
(photo D).
5 Cut yarn,
leaving at least
a 4" tail. Pull
end of yarn
through loop
of last stitch
(photo E).
6 Pull on
yarn tail to
tighten the
loop (photo F).
Basic knitting
instructions
continued
A
A
B
C
D
E
A
B
C
B
C
D
E
F
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Increase:
knit in
the front
and back
(k1 f&b)
1 At point of
increase, knit
stitch, but do not
remove stitch
from left needle
(photo A).
2 Insert tip of
right needle
from right to left
through back of
same loop on
left needle. Tip
of right needle
will be behind
left needle
(photo B).
3 Wrap yarn
from back to
front around
right needle;
bring right
needle for-
ward through
stitch on left
needle, keeping
wrapped yarn
on right needle.
There are now
two stitches on
right needle
(photo C).
4 Slide right needle to the right,
slipping stitch off left needle. You
have increased one stitch (photo D).
Knit stitch
1 Hold needle
with stitches in
left hand; hold
empty needle
in right hand.
Insert tip of
right needle
from left to
right into front
of stitch on left
needle. Tip of
right needle
will be behind
left needle
(photo A).
2 Wrap yarn
from back to
front over right
needle, then
down between
the two needles
(photo B).
3 Bring tip of
right needle for-
ward through
stitch on left
needle, keeping
wrapped yarn
on right needle.
Wrapped yarn
forms a new
stitch on right
needle (photo C).
4 Slide right needle to the right,
slipping stitch off left needle.
Continue in same manner to the end
of the row (photo D).
Purl stitch
1 Hold needle
with stitches in
left hand; hold
empty needle
in right hand.
Insert tip of
right needle
from right to
left into front
of stitch on left
needle. Yarn
and right needle
will be in front
of left needle
(photo A).
2 Wrap yarn
from right to
left around
right needle
(photo B).
3 Bring tip
of right needle
backward
through stitch
on left needle,
keeping
wrapped yarn
on right needle.
Wrapped yarn
forms a new
stitch on
right needle
(photo C).
4 Slide right needle to the right,
slipping stitch off left needle.
Continue in same manner to the end
of the row (photo D).
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.
A A A
B B B
C C C
D D D
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Decrease:
knit 2 together
(k2tog)
1 At point of
decrease, insert
right needle
from left to
right through
two stitches
(photo A).
2 Wrap yarn
from back to
front around
right needle;
bring right
needle forward
through both
stitches on
left needle.
Wrapped yarn
forms stitch on
right needle
(photo B).
3 Slide right
needle to the
right, slipping
stitches off
left needle.
You have de-
creased one stitch (photo C).
4 Decrease will slant toward the
right (photo D).
Decrease:
slip, slip, knit (ssk)
1 At point of
decrease, slip
two stitches
knitwise, one
at a time, onto
right needle.
Insert left
needle from left
to right through
front of the two
slipped stitches
on right needle
(photo A).
2 Wrap yarn
from back to
front around
right needle;
bring right
needle forward
through both
stitches on
left needle.
Wrapped yarn
forms stitch on
right needle
(photo B).
3 Slide right needle to the right,
slipping stitches off left needle. You
have decreased one stitch (photo C).
4 Decrease will slant toward the left
(photo D).
Grafting or
Kitchener stitch
1 Arrange
two pieces of
knitting with
same number
of stitches on
each needle
and wrong sides
facing. Thread
the tail from
the back piece
through yarn
needle. Insert
yarn needle as
if to purl in first
stitch on front
needle. Leave
stitch on needle
(photo A).
2 Insert yarn
needle through
first stitch on
back needle as
if to knit. Leave
stitch on needle
(photo B).
3 Bring yarn
needle through
first stitch on
front needle as
if to knit and slip
stitch off needle.
Bring yarn nee-
dle through next
front stitch as if
to purl and leave
stitch on needle
(photo C).
4 Bring yarn
needle through
first stitch on
back needle as
if to purl and
slip stitch off
needle. Bring
yarn needle through next back stitch
as if to knit and leave stitch on needle
(photo D).
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 until no
stitches remain on needles. Adjust
tension of the stitches as you go to
make them match the knitted stitches
(photo E).
Note: We used a contrasting yarn in
our sample to show the stitches better.
Use matching yarn when grafting two
pieces together.
Basic knitting
instructions
continued
A
A A
B
B
B
C
C
C
D
D
D
E
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Love of Knitting would like to thank Emily Brewer for her photography of the
Principessa Dress, featured in our Summer 2012 issue; and Calvin B. Ellis for his
photography of the Precious Heirloom Cardigan, featured in our Winter 2011
issue, and Equestrian Elegance, featured in our Fall 2012 issue.
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Comfortable cables
Kollage Yarns:
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Draped and dazzling
Great Adirondack Yarn
Co.: www.greatadiron-
dackyarnco.com
Glimmer and glow
Plymouth Yarn:
www.plymouthyarn.com
Peek-a-boo party
Kollage Yarns:
www.kollageyarns.com
Poinsettia wrap
Red Barn Yarn:
www.redbarnyarn.com
Starry starry night
Paton’s:
www.patonsyarns.com
Kids projects
Little Miss Muffet
Brown Sheep Company,
Inc.:
www.brownsheep.com
Warm and wooly
Crystal Palace Yarns:
www.straw.com
Accessories
and fun stuff
A-caroling we will go
Zealana:
www.theyarnsisters.com
Bobbles and stripes
Stitch Nation:
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Cables and clouds
Cascade Yarns:
www.cascadeyarns.com
Dazzling diamonds
Green Mountain
Spinnery
www.spinnery.com
Holly berry cloche
Brown Sheep Company,
Inc.:
www.brownsheep.com
Glenfiddich Wool
www.glenfiddichwool.
com
Hollywood luxury
Leilani Arts:
www.leilaniarts.net
Making Waves
Muench Yarns
www.muenchyarns.com
Midnight magic
Prism Yarn:
www.prismyarn.com
Trendsetter:
www.trendsetteryarns.
com
Organic twist
Classic Elite Yarns:
www.classiceliteyarns.
com
Out on the town
Trendsetter:
www.trendsetteryarns.
com
Paintbox mittens
Bijou Basin Ranch:
www.bijoubasinranch.
com
Sweep away the chill
Rowan:
www.knitrowan.com
Home dec
Awaiting Saint Nick
Brown Sheep Company,
Inc.:
www.brownsheep.com
Coffee cozies
Cascade Yarns:
www.cascadeyarns.com
Ribbon candy
Red Heart:
www.redheart.com
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