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Interweave Knits Gifts SPECIAL ISSUE 2014

Ornamental
FEATURES

8
16 Brittany Needles & Hooks
Gifts for Knitters
WHERE IT COMES FROM:

18 The Season of Giving:

22 FAWN AND REINDEER


ORNAMENTS
Lindsay Jarvis Instructions page 26

23 MINI STOCKING

Amy Palmer Instructions page 27

24 SWAGGER SWEATERS,
SWAGGER HAT, AND
SNOWFLAKE COOZIE
Holly Priestley Instructions page 29

A KNITTERS WORLD:

Yarns That Give Back


Leslie Petrovski

Colorwork
51 Try
Double Knitting
Alasdair Post-Quinn

80 Try Finger Weaving:


A Two-Color Knitting Technique
Moon Eldridge

Kats Tea Party


33 HUMPTY BUNNY

Gabrielle Vzina Instructions page 38

33 KNITTED STRAWBERRIES
Gabrielle Vzina Instructions page 39

34 KIT AND KAT PULLOVERS


Angela Hahn Instructions page 40

34 MAMAS SOCKS

Grace Akhrem Instructions page 41

46 SWEETHEART TABLET COVER


Eline Oftedal Instructions page 48

46 FAEROE PHONE COVERS


Eline Oftedal Instructions page 49

Fir-Cone Sachet
50 FIR-CONE SACHET

Alasdair Post-Quinn Instructions page 54

Cottage Color
56 WINTER WOODS
HAT AND GLOVES

Vronik Avery Instructions page 66

58 LEADED WINDOW SHRUG


Annie Modesitt Instructions page 67

61 BARCODE COWL

Kim Haesemeyer Instructions page 69

61 WOODSTOVE SLIPPERS
Courtney Kelley Instructions page 70

37 TEATIME LINEN SET

62 COTTAGE CHRISTMAS
BLANKET

37 TREASURE BAGS

65 ROSEBUD HAT

Josie Mercier Instructions page 42


Bonnie Nurnberger Instructions page 44

ON THE COVER:
Galaxy Cowl, page 93.

Nordic Knits

Ann McDonald Kelly Instructions page 72


Carolyn Kern Instructions page 76

65 GINGHAM SCARF

Moon Eldridge Instructions page 78

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOE HANCOCK

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So Giftable!

85 FAIRBANKS COWL

gnes Kutas-Keresztes Instructions page 98

86 CAPTAINS RETURN HAT


Josie Mercier Instructions page 99

86 VOUSSOIR HAT

Robin Allen Instructions page 100

89 RADCLIFFE COWL

Meghan Babin Instructions page 102

89 MEDALLION MITTS

Kristin Hansen Instructions page 103

90 ALL POINTS EAST SHAWL


Joan Forgione Instructions page 105

93 GALAXY COWL

Cathy Carron Instructions page 110

93 MACKENZIE RIVER HAT


Josie Mercier Instructions page 112

95 BACKROAD HATS

Elizabeth Elliott Instructions page 114

96 STASHBUSTER HATS

Nancy Shroyer Instructions page 116

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DEPTS
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STRANDS
PROJECT INDEX
GLOSSARY
RAVELINGS
Laura Birek

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Find these Fall books
at interweavestore
.com

I suspect that
you, knitter,
are a fan of
books. Ive met many

Gifts 2014

of you out in the world, and you


strike me as a curious and courageous lot. As a kid, I collected books
PHOTO BY ROBIN SHROYER
at each opportunityevery holiday and
birthday. Dragons, horses, heroines all swirled in my head. When
I became serious about knitting, I was knitting sweaters for those
characters. I was thinking about their adventures, near misses,
friendships, love stories.
If youre like me, making things remains a part of that adventure, that storytelling in our heads about who we are. Knitting books are one of my grown-up obsessions. There are some
great knitting titles coming out this yearweve compiled a
bunch of them in Gifts for Knitters (see pages 811). I also
wanted to point out some of the cool books were producing at
Interweave, due out this fallcheck them out at right.
Thanks to a book, I recently set out on a new knitting
journey. My mom picked up a copy of Dutch Traditional Ganseys:
Sweaters from 40 Villages (Search Press, 2014) by Stella Ruhe a
couple months ago. On our weekly walks, she prattled on about
it, excitedly. The book prompted more researchwho was
making traditional Guernsey wool? Which shapes and stitches
were native to which regions? Needless to say, the topic got me
excited, too. And then Moms sister. The three of us decided to
design our own ganseys. Ive been sketching, swatching, and
paging through books. My fisherman sweater will be dense,
warm, high-necked, with vertical panels of knit-purl patterns.
A deep rib at hem and cuff. Sea-ready. Bound for adventure.
These sweaters, knitted on size 2s with lots of purling, will
probably take a year to finish. That appeals to me. Little needles,
toothy wool, a durable heirloom. But what will be most valuable is the thread that runs throughout the project . . . working
on this with women I love, seeing their designs and progress,
remembering the intense discussion of plies, color, necklines,
body shapingCan we add body shaping? Should we?
Working on creative projects with other people is a gift in
itself. When I get to collaborate with like-minded people and
make somethinga collection with designers, a photoshoot
with stylists and models, page layout with a graphic designer,
articles with writers and copy editors, a new fiber event with
executives, an episode of Knitting Daily TV with producers, a
year-long gansey with my mom and my auntthose are magical moments in my story.
May that spirit of community inform your gift-knitting,
your social-time knitting, and the many projects that make up
your life. Your great adventure.

Thank you
Lisa Shroyer

to the Grant-Humphreys
Mansion in Denver,
Colorado, for use of the
property for
photography.

EDITORIAL

Editorial Director Karin Strom


Editor Lisa Shroyer
Managing Editor Allison Mackin
Assistant Editor Hannah Baker
Senior Project Editor Joni Coniglio
Project Editor Holly Priestley
Project Coordinator Kathy Mallo
Technical Editors Jill Aurand, Tracey Davidson, KarenFrisa,
Julie Gaddy, LarissaGibson, Robin Melanson, Daniela Nii,
Alexandra Virgiel
Copy Editor Veronica Patterson
Knitting Daily Editor Kathleen Cubley
CREATIVE SERVICES

Designer Debbie Long


Senior Production Designer Dean Howes
Project Photography Joe Hancock
Photostyling Katie Himmelberg
Hair & Makeup Kathryn MacKay
Illustration Amber Felts, Gayle Ford, Marjorie Leggitt
MARKETING & ADVERTISING

Advertising Manager Diane Kocal


Ad Trafficker Mary Lutz
Classified Advertising Stephanie Griess
Marketing Manager, eCommerce Annie Hartman Bakken

Projects and information are for inspiration and personal use


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project index

Cottage

COLOR
Winter Woods Hat and Gloves
pages 56, 66

Cottage Christmas Blanket


pages 62, 72

Gingham Scarf
pages 65, 78

Rosebud Hat
pages 65, 76

Leaded Window Shrug


pages 58, 67

tea
PARTY

Barcode Cowl
pages 61, 69

Woodstove Slippers
pages 61, 70

KATS

Humpty Bunny
pages 33, 38

Knitted Strawberries
pages 33, 39

NORDIC

Teatime Linen Set


pages 37, 42

Kit and Kat Pullovers


pages 34, 40

Mama's Socks
pages 34, 41

Treasure Bags
pages 37, 44

KNITS
Sweetheart Tablet Cover
pages 46, 48

Faeroe Phone Cover


pages 46, 49

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Ornamental
Quick knits for holiday fun

Fawn and Reindeer Ornaments


pages 22, 26

Mini Stocking
pages 23, 27

KNIT A PRETTY

fir-cone sachet
Swagger Sweaters, Swagger Hat, and Snowflake Coozie
pages 24, 29

Fir-Cone Sachet
pages 50, 54

So
Giftable!

RadcliffeScarf
Cowl
Everstar
pages75,
89,86
102
pages

Captains Return Hat


pages 86, 99

Fairbanks Cowl
pages 85, 98

Voussoir Hat
pages 86, 100

All Points East Shawl


pages 90, 105

Galaxy Cowl
pages 93, 110

Backroad Hats
pages 95, 114

Mackenzie River Hat


pages 93, 112

Stashbuster Hats
pages 96, 116

Medallion Mitts
pages 89, 103

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news & views

GIFTS FOR KNITTERS

Give a Little Bit


Small and cute accessories, kits, tools, and practical items make
great gifts for knitters and nonknitters alike.

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GIFTS FOR KNITTERS

Thrive Handcrafts soaps from


Mrs. Crosby Plays
www.mrscrosbyplays.com
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Knitca Knitting with Wire Kits


www.knitca.com

news & views

Services for
Knitters
Tips and tricks for buying and accumulating a sensible
amount of quality yarn, and an online service to assist in
designing sweaters to flatter any and all body types.

Knit Picks Yarn Ball Knitting Earrings,


and Sweater in Progress Knitting Keyring
www.knitpicks.com

Hannah Fettigs Stashbot,


a guide to smart yarn shopping
www.knitbot.com / Available in local
yarn shops

Nelkin Designs jewelry kits


www.nelkindesigns.com

Amy Herzogs CustomFit, custom


patterns for handknitted sweaters
www.customfit.makewearlove.com

Snowman stitch markers from Etsy shop


sandyvern
www.etsy.com/shop/sandyvern
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Knit Picks gift tags


www.knitpicks.com
7

Herdy Peep notebook


www.herdy.co.uk or www.yarn.com
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Chic-a zipper pouch


www.chic-a.com
9

A Good Yarn vintage buttons


www.agoodyarn.net
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Knit Picks Yarn Kitten Project Bag


www.knitpicks.com
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DownTown Knits knitwear charms


www.downtownknits.com
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DownTown Knits shawl pins


www.downtownknits.com

Look for these


yet-to-be-released
titles this Fall!
Norwegian Knits with a
Twist: Socks, Sweaters,
Mittens, Hats, Pillows,
Blankets, and a Whole Lot
More, Arne & Carlos (Trafalgar
Square Books, 2014)
New Vintage Lace: Knits
Inspired by the Past, Andrea
Jurgrau (Interweave, 2014)
Magpies, Homebodies, and
Nomads: A Modern Knitters
Guide to Discovering and
Exploring Style, Cirilia Rose
(STC Craft/A Melanie Falick
Book, 2014)

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GIFTS FOR KNITTERS

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Knitter's Medium
Myriad new yarns available in time for holiday gift-making and gift-giving.

1 Classic Elite Yarns ChateauBulky;


70%baby alpaca, 30% bamboo viscose; 98 yds
[90m]/1 oz [50 g]; chainette
www.classiceliteyarns.com

7 Mrs. Crosby Hat BoxSport; 75%superwash merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 317 yds
[290m]/312 oz [100 g]; 3-ply
www.mrscrosbyplays.com

12 Classic Elite Yarns VillaFingering;


70%baby alpaca, 30% bamboo viscose;
236yds [216m]/1 oz [50 g]; 3-ply
www.classiceliteyarns.com

2 Mrs. Crosby Train CaseFingering;


55%superwash merino, 15% nylon, 30%Outlast viscose; 425 yds [389 m]/312 oz [100g];
3-ply www.mrscrosbyplays.com

8 Plymouth Yarn Cashmere Passion


Worsted; 80% merino, 20% cashmere; 164 yds
[150m]/1 oz [50 g]; 3-ply
www.plymouthyarn.com

13 Filatura di Crosa Fancy Marte,


distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.Bulky;
70% acrylic, 30% wool; 60 yds [55 m]/312 oz
[50 g]; 2-ply www.tahkistacycharles.com

3 Crabapple Yarns Pizzazz Fingering


Fingering; 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon,
5%stellina; 437 yds [400 m]/312 oz [100 g];
2-ply www.crabappleyarns.com

9 Mrs. Crosby Steamer TrunkWorsted;


100% superwash merino; 164 yds [150m]/
312oz [100 g]; 4-ply
www.mrscrosbyplays.com

14 Julie Asselin Hand Dyed Yarns


AnkaraChunky; 85% superwash merino,
15% mohair; 130 yds [120 m]/4 oz [115 g]; 4-ply
www.julie-asselin.com

4 Mrs. Crosby SatchelSport; 100%superwash merino; 370 yds [338 m]/312oz [100g];
singles www.mrscrosbyplays.com

10 Knit Picks HawthorneFingering;


80%superwash wool, 20% polyamide; 357yds
[326m]/312 oz [100 g]; 2-ply
www.knitpicks.com

15 Mrs. Crosby Carpet BagDK;


80%superwash merino, 20% silk; 240 yds
[219 m]/312 oz [100g]; singles
www.mrscrosbyplays.com

11 Manos del Uruguay Franca, distributed


by Fairmount FibersBulky; 100% superwash
merino; 114 yds [105 m]/5 13 oz [150 g]; singles
www.fairmountfibers.com

16 Classic Elite Yarns AvalancheChunky;


42%alpaca, 42% wool, 16% nylon; 200 yds
[183m]/1 oz [50 g]; chainette
www.classiceliteyarns.com

5 Kollge Yarns HappinessDK; 100%


superwash merino; 300 yds [274 m]/312 oz
[100g]; 3-ply www.kollageyarns.com
6 Plymouth Yarn HomesteadWorsted;
100% wool; 191 yds [175 m]/312 oz [100 g]; 2-ply
www.plymouthyarns.com

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GIFTS FOR KNITTERS

news & views

Great New Reads


Dig into this pile of brand-new books of patterns, techniques,
and stories from the industrys top designers and figures.

1 The Amazing Thing About the Way It


Goes: Stories of Tidiness, Self-Esteem, and
Other Things I Gave Up On, Stephanie
Pearl-McPhee (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014)
2 Knitting Reimagined: An Innovative
Approach to Structure and Shape with 25
Breathtaking Projects, Nicky Epstein (Potter
Craft, 2014)
3 Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock
Your Socks Off, Cathy Carron (Sixth & Spring
Books, 2014)

Coop Knits Toasty, Volume 1, Rachel


Coopey (2014)
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5 Makery: Over 30 Projects for the Home,


to Wear and to Give, Kate Smith (Hamlyn, 2014)
6 Knit Nordic: 20 Contemporary
Accessories Inspired by 4 Traditional
Sweater Patterns, Eline Oftedal (Collins &
Brown, 2014)
7 Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary: More than 150 stitch patterns to knit
top down, bottom up, back and forth, and
in the round, Wendy Bernard (STC Craft/A
Melanie Falick Book, 2014)
8 Knit to Flatter: The Only Instructions
You'll Ever Need to Knit Sweaters That
Make You Look Good and Feel Great! Amy
Herzog (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013)

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WHERE IT COMES FROM

Brittany
Needles
& Hooks
In a rural workshop on the scenic Mendocino coast in northern California,
two people are hard at work making birch knitting needles. They are Michri
and Chris Barnes, a married couple and now sole proprietors of the Brittany
Company. After many years training and working under Chriss parents, the
companys founders, the couple inherited the business in 2013.
Youre probably familiar with Brittany
needles. With their signature turned ends,
they can be found in yarn shops around
the country, and the needles have been
a staple in the market for more than two
decades. Brittany started when Galer
Barnes was looking for a tapestry loom,
and husband, Gene, decided to make her
oneand then to go into business making
more. That was thirty-five years ago.
Gene soon realized you could only sell a
customer one loom; however, Galers knitting hobby inspired a more viable business
opportunitymaking needles and hooks.
The couple got to work, establishing
suppliers and customers and working
out of their garage. As the business grew,
they built a proper shop on their property,
which is where Michri and Chris still
make the needles today.
Michri had been a high-school teacher
and part-time waitress when she met
Chris, who was working as a sous chef as
he transitioned into full-time work for
his parents company. Chris got Michris
attention by making her a hair stick out
of a knitting needle. They started dating,
then Michri went to work for Brittany one
summer. . . and never left. They describe
themselves as crafters and makers who
are curious about how things work and
how they can be improved. We change

our own oil, we garden, keep chickens,


bees, and ducks, and are building our own
house on our days off, says Michri. They
also have plans to build a shop for the
business on their own property and retire
the original one.
You might imagine a bustling workspace with lines of people diligently
working over machines and stacks of
wood, but its just Michri and Chris in the
shop. This simple arrangement helps them
keep prices low and make the needles
accessible to more customers. Their friend
Isaac packages all the needles in his home,
which allows him to be a stay-at-home
dad, and Michris stepmother does the
hand-polishing in her home, which gives

her the freedom to tend to her livestock.


Michri explains, We think she may be the
only one who can hand-polish a size 0 (2
mm) needle, so we do everything we can
to keep her happy! Another member of
the Brittany team is Quinn, the couples
four-year-old son, who eagerly volunteers
to adhere labels to outbound packages.
His mom laughs. More than one box
has been decorated with crayon drawings
andstickers.
In a special playroom on the property, a
babysitter watches Quinn as his parents go
about their days. The work isnt glamorousMichri describes her uniform of
sawdust and buffing compound, with a
smattering of oil. And the days off are not
totally off, either, because the team works
on mixing compounds, answering emails,
and updating social media, all while working on their new home. Owning a small
business, especially a family one, is a labor
of love, but a definite emphasis falls on the
Michri, Quinn, and
Chris Barnes.

IMAGES COURTESY OF MICHRI BARNES

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WHERE IT COMES FROM

word labor. Michri says, We are dedicated to this business. We know were lucky
to work together and dont take for granted
what we have, but friends tell us that we
work harder than anyone they know.
The Brittany story is charming, but this
business is also smart and environmentally
conscious. During the recession, Brittanys domestic wood suppliers all closed
shop. The company turned to a contact in
the industry, who led them to a source in
Lithuania for the high-quality, sustainably
harvested birch they require. Its a simple
supply chainthe wood is milled close to
where it grows, goes into a shipping container, and is sent directly to Brittany. This
direct route reduces fossil fuel consumption. Environmental issues are especially
important to Michri. She studied environmental science in college and grew up in
an agricultural area where she witnessed
the effects of pesticides on the people of
the community. The Brittany packaging is
designed to be as sustainable and minimal
as possible, and Michri and Chris use one

Michri marks each


birch needle with its
size information.

of the main by-productsbirch sawdust


in their chicken coops and garden.
Smart automation and planning,
as well as frequent inspection by the
owners, allows the company to keep all
its manufacturing in the United States.
Once the wood is on site, the couple plans
a production schedule for ninety-one different needle and hook sizes. The dowels
are turned in machines that Chris and
his father built; its the precision of these
machines that makes the sizing consistent and ensures the quality of the final
tools. The needles are marked with their
size and polished (much of this by hand),
inspected, packaged by Isaac, and sent to
the distributor. From there, the needles
and hooks make their way into shops and
into crafters hands. Brittany needles are
known for their consistent, accurate sizing
and smooth surface. Few are returned.
However, Michri recounts one unusual
story: We were surprised by a customer
once sending back a needle that was less
than .002 of an inch out of gauge. Our

goal is to be within one thousandth of an


inch accuracy, which, by the way, is a lot
smaller than a hair.
The company also prides itself on making the first American needles available in
the middle sizes of 10 (7 mm) and 10
(7.5 mm), which fill the gap between sizes
10 (6 mm) and 11 (8 mm). For knitting, the
company produces straight and doublepointed needles and focuses on offering a
wide range of sizes within those product
linesfrom 0 (2 mm) to 35 (20 mm).
When asked if Brittany will branch out
beyond straight and double points, Michri
hints at other things under development,
but says, We wont come out with new
products at the expense of our core line.
Maintaining that core line with its
long-standing reputation for excellence,
fair prices, and sustainable manufacturing,
while supporting their small and creative
family, is the mission of the Brittany company and the Barnes family. You can find
these fine tools at your local yarn shop and
online at www.brittanyneedles.com.

Chris uses the


lathe machine.

Chris and Michri in


front of the dowel
storage shed.

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A KNITTERS WORLD

The

Season of Giving
Yarns That Give Back
BY LESLIE PE TROVSKI

LEFT: The fine wool sheep and


meat goats of Annette
Blackhorse, who works with
Peace Fleece, in Tsaile, Arizona
RIGHT: A Peace
Fleece Worker shears
a churro sheep.
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF THE YARN COMPANIES FEATURED

It goes without saying that yarn is a warm and fuzzy product. But
some companies have gone above and beyond to give their yarns
another kind of halo.
Six years ago, U.S. Air Force veteran
Nicole Snow launched her online company
in order to personally demilitarize and
follow her passionsart and helping
others. The result was Darn Good Yarn, a
wholesale and retail fiber and yarn business with a darn good backstory.
Hiring women in rural India and Nepal, who are often widowed or caring for
ailing husbands, Snow has helped some
three hundred families avoid hunger,
afford health care, and keep their children
in school. DGY provides sustainable employment in spinning, dyeing, and sewing
DGYs recycled sari yarns and ribbons. On
top of that, Snows business keeps tens
of thousands of pounds of sari remnants
out of the waste stream every year. And
her productsplus her small business
consultinghelp stateside crafters build
their own enterprises.
The idea is to shorten the supply
chain, teach people how to nurture the
supply chain, and bring them along on the
journey of being conscientious capitalists,
Snow says. We are bringing the goods of
these women in India to a Western mar-

ketplace; those goods become a sustaining


source of employment and of self-esteem
as they bring home a pay check.
Ethical shopping is on the rise. Tragedies, such as the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh in which more
than eleven hundred garment workers
died, as well as concern about the environment, personal health, and exploitation
are causing us to scrutinize our apples,
T-shirt tags, and ball bands more closely.
According to a 2012 MIT Political Science
working paper, fair-trade messages can
impact purchases. Researchers conducted
a field experiment in 111 Banana Republic
factory stores to see whether labels with information about fair-labor practices affected
buying decisions. As they discovered, among
women shoppers interested in a higherpriced item (e.g., a linen suit), the labels increased sales by about 14%. On lower-priced
goods (yoga pants, mens T-shirts), they
had no effect. Even in a setting in which
customers are focused predominantly on
product prices, the authors wrote, we can
identify a substantial segment of shoppers
willing to support fair labor standards by

voting with their shopping dollar.


Social entrepreneurs launch
companies with conscience for myriad
reasons. Colorado native Nadine Curtis
was inspired by the craft movement and jobcreation programs she encountered when
she lived in post-apartheid South Africa
in the early 2000s. She was raised in the
tiny town of Gold Hill, Colorado, where the
motto of the general store was the golden
rule. When she founded Be Sweet Products
in 2003, Curtis combined her fascination
with crafts with the simple philosophy Be
kind to others. In launching Be Sweet, Curtis was concerned with more than fair wages
and good working conditions. She also asked
herself such questions as Are these people
happy at work? Do they have a sense of
creativity as part of their work? Those were
the fundamentals she wanted her company
to be about.
Today, Curtis sells a wide array of
yarns and finished goods, many of them
featuring the glossy mohair for which
South Africa is famous. Her yarns are
made by four collectives in rural South
Africa that employ about one hundred
people, mostly women from the Xhosa
tribe. About 3% of Be Sweet profits are
donated to Bright Start, an organization
that provides academic support, including helping disadvantaged South African
children gain access to quality schools.

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A KNITTERS WORLD

Ive seen a lot of progress in ten years


in terms of their means and lifestyles,
Curtis says. They wear shoes now, and
have cell phones, and, most importantly,
can support their families more stably.
Anxiety about what a negative cold-war
outcome could mean to his childrenand
the future of the earthdrove Maine
sheep farmer Peter Hagerty to ask himself
whether trade could help diffuse the threat
of nuclear war. In 1985, with a delegation
of U.S. farmers, Hagerty visited the Soviet
Union. And through the kind of serendipity
usually found in novels, managed to score
a meeting with the only man in the Soviet
Union who could sell me wool.
Over the years, Hagerty and his wife,
Marty Tracy, owners of Peace Fleece,
have had the Harrisville mill in New
Hampshire spin U.S./Soviet fiber blends,
a Middle Eastern yarn symbolic of Israeli/
Palestinian reconciliation, Romanian wool
processed in the Czech Republic, and more
recently, blends of U.S. fibers with wool
specifically from Native Americanbred
sheep (from the Navajo Nation and the
Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in
South Dakota). Through product sales,
they have also supported numerous

charities, including Neve Shalom/Wahat


al Salam, a cooperative village of Jews and
Arabs in Israel, and the Marigold Fund,
which works to help Afghans rebuild
theircountry.
We let people celebrate what theyve
done in the way of conflict resolution, he
says. We start conversations. And they
dont have to be international. Working
with the Navajo creates bonds at home.
Once youve done business with people,
the relationship doesnt go away. Theyre
our neighbors.
Because yarn has natural provenance,
knitters warm to products that can be
traced back to the farm or that have a
good story to tell. Customers are very interested in the narrative behind the yarn,
explains Lisa Myers, owner of Rosies
Yarn Shop in Philadelphia and Fairmount
Fibers, which distributes Manos del
Uruguay yarns in the United States. Since
1968, Manos del Uruguay yarns have been
produced in rural Uruguayan cooperatives that today employ more than three
hundred member artisans. Im not sure
if its true of consumers in every category,
but knitters respond to the story behind
a yarn. We create items that we could buy,

and we like them to have a value narrative. The further back it reaches, the more
satisfying we find it.
But how do you know whether your
yarn is as altruistic as it appears? One way
is to look for certifications by organizations such as the Fairtrade Labelling
Organizations International (FLO), Fair
Trade USA, and others. Manos del Uruguay is certified by the World Fair Trade
Organization, an independent body that
vets member organizations according to
ten rigorous fair-trade principles such as
creating opportunities for disadvantaged
producers, offering transparency and accountability, and paying fair prices.
However, not every good yarn is
certified. For four years, Be Sweet was a
member of Fair Trade USA, a third-party
certifier of U.S. products. But Curtis has
let her membership lapse because of the
cost and time involved in maintaining it.
Id rather kick in money to the nonprofit
I support in South Africa, she says. I
want to support the women working in
my co-ops as much as possible. Snow, of
Darn Good Yarn, who regularly covers
tuition gaps or emergency surgeries for
her team, says shes on the fence about

TOP LEFT: These Xhosa


women help produce
Be Sweets signature
mohair yarns.

BOTTOM LEFT: A Darn Good Yarn


worker attends to the companys
recycled sari ribbon yarn.
RIGHT: Be Sweets Nadine
Curtis poses with Richard,
a South African worker
who makes Be Sweets
T-shirt yarn.

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A KNITTERS WORLD

TOP RIGHT: A co-op


member skeins yarn for
Manos del Uruguay.

LEFT: Darn Good Yarn pays


workers fair wages to create
their yarns recycled from
leavings from India's garment
industry.
RIGHT: Yarn dries outside at the
Manos del Uruguay Fraile
Muerto Cooperative.

certification. Well probably seek it in the


next year, she says. But meanwhile, I can
write checks to these people rather than
have a stamp on my website.
For those of us who want the valueadd of knitting yarn with a conscience, in
addition to looking for certification, Snow
suggests contacting vendors directly and
requesting specific stories. Curtis, too,
suggests asking questions. There are
such inexpensive products in the world,
she says, and when you consider the labor,
you have to ask, What is the authentic
background of this product? Perhaps
further studies about the effect of fairtrade certification will make establishing
verification simpler and assure entrepreneurs that its cost-effective for their
organizations, especially those they serve.

HERE IS A SAMPLING OF ETHICAL


YARN COMPANIES TO EXPLORE
AND SUPPORT:
Be Sweet Supports co-ops in economi-

cally depressed regions of South Africa.


Suggested purchase: Enough Be Sweet
brushed mohair to make the Lafayette
Pullover, available through the companys website.
www.besweetproducts.com

Darn Good Yarn Provides women in

Nepal and India with sustainable employment. Suggested purchase: The


companys new recycled suede yarn
made from shoe and handbag trimmings.
www.darngoodyarn.com

helps abused women rebuild their lives,


as well as a co-op in Indonesia.
Suggested purchase: Chakra, a handbeaded yarn, perfect for knitted
necklaces and dramatic scarves.
www.mangomoonyarns.com

donates proceeds of its wholesale yarn


sales to educational and environmental
causes globally. Suggested purchase:
Ewetopia (50% machine-washable
merino and 50% fine merino), a
favoriteof Cat Bordhis.
www.frogtreeyarns.com

Manos del Uruguay Employs more


than three hundred mostly women
artisans in Uruguay, providing paid
vacation, maternity leave, and health
insurance. Suggested purchase:
Kettle-dyed Franca, the companys
newest offering, a super-bulky merino
superwash ideal for quick holiday gifts.
www.fairmountfibers.com

Jul Designs Manufactures bag jewelry

Peace Fleece Pays Native American

Frog Tree A not-for-profit, Frog Tree

and accessories in Bali and the United


States and pays craftspeople fair wages.
Suggested purchase: Alpaca shawl
stickpin in white bronze.
www.juldesigns.com
Lantern Moon Pays fair wages and

provides training for producing groups in


Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bali. Suggested
purchase: Ebony Destiny Circular Needles,
a bit of a splurge but worth it, or try the
companys new 100% silk yarn.
www.lanternmoon.com
Mango Moon Supports the Nepali

wool growers market rates for wool and


helps growers improve wool production.
Suggested purchase: A sweaters worth
of worsted in Rabbit Gray (80% merino/
Rambouillet wool from Ohio, the
Cheyenne River Reservation in South
Dakota, and the Navajo Nation in
Arizona, and 20% Texas mohair)
because you need that neutral cardi.
www.peacefleece.com
LESLIE PETROVSKI is a writer and knitter
in Northern Colorado.

Womens Empowerment Group, which

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Ornamental
Quick knits for holiday fun

These Fawn and Reindeer Ornaments are


worked flat in pieces with intarsia and stranded
colorwork, then seamed. The back is worked in
a plaid pattern, while a different deer motif
adorns each front. Lindsay Jarvis. PAGE 26.
YARN Cascade Yarns Cascade220 Sport

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Practice your colorwork and short-row skills with a


quick Mini Stocking. Add a loop at the cuff to make
a hanging tree ornament. Amy Palmer. PAGE 27.
YARN Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering

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Knit a set of Swagger Sweaters for your friends this


yearthey make great hostess gifts. The sweaters are
knitted in the round from the top down, and designed to
fit a 6"(16.5 cm) beer bottle and a 10" (25.5 cm) wine bottle.
The accompanying Snowflake Coozie and Swagger Hat
are worked from the bottom up. Holly Priestley. PAGE 29.
YARN Knit Picks Swish DK, distributed by Crafts Americana

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Ornamental

with A, k on RS; p on WS

Back

with B, k on RS; p on WS

*8
7

with C, k on RS; p on WS

5
3

with B, k on RS, p on WS,


then work French knot with A
after piece is complete

1
9 st repeat

pattern repeat

*see Notes

FAWN AND REINDEER


ORNAMENTS
Lindsay Jarvis

Finished Size 4" wide by 3" tall.


Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport

(100% Peruvian Highland wool; 164yd


[150m]/1oz [50 g]): #8505 white (A),
#9456sapphire heather (blue, B), and
#8012doeskin heather (brown, C), 1 ball each.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook;
tapestry needle; polyfillstuffing.
Gauge 28sts and 30 rows = 4" in Stst.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

are worked flat in 2 separate


Ornaments
pieces and sewn together.
and rejoining color C
ToafteravoidRowcutting
7 of Back chart, weave it with

color B every thirdstitch of Row 8 so it


will be in the correct position to work
Row 1.
Charts are worked using both the intarsia
andstranded colorwork methods.
When working intarsia, bring new yarn
under old yarn at each color change to
twist yarns and avoid holes.

ORNAMENTS
FAWN FRONT

With A, CO30sts. Work Rows 130 of Fawn


chart. BOallsts. With A, work French knot
snowflakes.
REINDEER FRONT

With A, CO30sts. Work Rows 130 of Reindeer chart. BOallsts. With A, work French
knot snowflakes.
BACK (MAKE 2)

With C, CO30sts. Work Rows 18 of Back


chart 3 times, then work Rows16 of chart
once more. With C, BOallsts.

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Fawn
29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
13
11

Ornamental

FINISHING

Block all pieces, making sure that fronts and


backs are same size. Pin 1 front and 1back
piece with RS tog. With crochet hook and B,
beg at lower right corner, work slipst crochet along bottom edge, left edge and half
of top edge to center, ch 36sts, slipst to beg
of chain to form a loop, tuck loop inside so
that it is between the 2 RS layers then cont
to seam across top and about halfway down
right edge. Turn ornament right-side out.
Stuff with polyfill, then with yarn threaded
on a tapestry needle, close rem seam using
whipstitch.
Lindsay Jarvis is the assistant editor for
Interweave Crochet magazine, and she adores all
types of crafting. When not tangled up in yarn,
she loves to take walks with her husband and
their two toy poodles.

9
7
5
3
1
30 sts

Reindeer

MINI STOCKING
Amy Palmer

29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
30 sts

Finished Size 6" tall and 6" long from back

of heel to tip of toe.


Yarn Elemental Affects Natural Shetland

Fingering (100% North American Shetland


wool; 118 yd [107 m]/1 oz [28 g]): #20denim (blue, MC), white (A), and #03 lichen
(green, B), 1 skein each.
Needles Sizes 1 (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25
mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust
needle size if necessary to obtain the correct
gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 27sts and 38 rows = 4" in Stst on
smaller needles.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

ornament is worked in the round


This
from the cuff down.
The heel is shaped using short-rows.

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Ornamental

with A, knit

with A, knit
B, knit
Snowywith
Pines

with A, knit

with B, knit

with B, knit

pattern repeat

Stitch Guide
Braided Edge: (even number ofsts)
Rnd 1 With MC, p1; with A, p1, *with MC,

pattern repeat

pattern repeat

11
9
7
5
3
1
30 st repeat

p1 bringing MC over A; with A, p1 bringing


A over MC; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2 With A, p1, *with MC, p1 bringing
MC under A; with A, p1 bringing A under
MC; rep from * to lastst, with MC, p1 bringing MC under A.
STOCKING ORNAMENT
Cuff: With MC and larger needles, CO60sts.

Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Join


A. Next rnd *With MC, k1, with A, k1; rep
from * to end. Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Braided
Edge (see Stitch Guide). Break MC. With A,
knit 2 rnds. Work Rnds 112 of Snowy Pines
chart. Break B. With A, knit 2 rnds. Join
MC. Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Braided Edge.
Break A and cont with MC only. Change to
smaller needles. Work in Stst until piece
measures 4" from CO. Shape heel using
short-rows as foll:
Short-row 1 K14, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-row 2 P28, removing m, wrap nextst,
turn.
Short-row 3 Knit to 1st before previously
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-row 4 Purl to 1st before previously
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-rows 518 Rep Short-rows 3and
4seven times12sts rem between wraps.
Short-row 19 K12, knit wrap tog with
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-row 20 P13, purl wrap tog with
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-row 21 Knit to double-wrappedst,
knit 2 wraps tog with wrappedst, wrap
nextst, turn.
Short-row 22 Purl to double-wrappedst,
purl 2 wraps tog with wrappedst, wrap
nextst, turn.
Short-rows 2336 Rep Short-rows21 and
22 seven times.
Next rnd K15, pm for beg of rnd. Next
rnd Knit, knitting rem wraps tog with
wrappedsts. Cont in Stst until piece measures 4" from back of heel. Shape toe:
Rnd 1 [K8, k2tog] 6 times54sts rem.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 Knit.
Rnd 3 [K7, k2tog] 6 times48sts rem.
Rnd 5 [K6, k2tog] 6 times42sts rem.
Rnd 7 [K5, k2tog] 6 times36sts rem.
Rnd 9 [K4, k2tog] 6 times30sts rem.
Rnd 11 [K3, k2tog] 6 times24sts rem.
Rnd 12 [K2, k2tog] 6 times18sts rem.
Rnd 13 [K1, k2tog] 6 times12sts rem.
Rnd 14 [K2tog] 6 times6sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Draw tail
through remsts and pull tight to gather.

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FINISHING

Amy Palmer is the editor for Knitscene magazine. When shes not knitting or editing she
plays Lord of the Rings tunes on her violin.

BEER BOTTLE
SWEATER YOKE

With D, CO16sts. Place marker (pm)


and join in the rnd. Next rnd K5, pm, k3,
pm, k5, pm, k3. Knit 1 rnd. Shape raglan
armholes: Inc rnd *M1, knit to m, M1, slm,
k1, M1, knit to 1st before m, M1, k1, slm;
rep from * once more8sts incd. Work in
Stripe Patt (see Stitch Guide), at the same
time, rep Incrnd every other rnd 5 more
times64sts. Work 1 rnd even, ending
with Rnd 2 of Stripe Patt. Divide for body
and sleeves: Next rnd With D, k18, removing m, place next 13sts on holder for sleeve,
k19, removing m, place next 13sts on
holder for sleeve, k138sts rem for body.

BODY

Cont in patt as established for 12 more


rnds. Break A. With D, work in k1, p1 rib for
3rnds. BOallsts in patt.
SLEEVES

Return 13 held sleevests to needles. With


D, pick up and knit 1st at underarm, knit to
end14sts. Pm and join in the rnd. Cont in
patt as established for 12 more rnds. With
D, work in k1, p1 rib for 2 rnds. BOallsts
in patt.

Ornamental

Block to measurements.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.

SWAGGER SWEATERS,
SWAGGER HAT, AND
SNOWFLAKE COOZIE
Holly Priestley

Finished Size Beer Bottle Sweater: 6"

circumference; Wine Bottle Sweater: 9"


circumference; Bottle Hat: 2" circumference; Coozie: 6" circumference.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK (100% superwash
merino; 123 yd [112 m]/1 oz [50 g]): white
(A), twilight (B), eggplant (C), hollyberry
(D), and forest heather (E), 1 ball each.
Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m);stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 24sts and 33 rnds = 4" in Stst.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

sweaters are knit in the round from


The
the top down; they are designed to fit a
6" beer bottle circumference and a 10"
wine bottle circumference. The hat and
coozie are knit in the round from the
bottom up.

Stitch Guide
Stripe Pattern:
Rnds 1 and 2 With A, knit.
Rnd 3 With D, knit.

Rep Rnds 13 for patt.

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Ornamental

WINE BOTTLE
SWEATER YOKE

With B, CO14sts. Place marker (pm) and


join in the rnd. Next rnd K4, pm, k3, pm, k4,
pm, k3. Knit 1 rnd. Shape raglan armholes:
Inc rnd *M1, knit to m, M1, slm, k1, M1, knit
to 1st before m, M1, k1, slm; rep from * once
more8sts incd. Knit 1 rnd. Break B and
cont with A only. Rep Incrnd every other rnd
9 more times94sts. Knit 1 rnd. Divide for
body and sleeves: Next rnd K26, removing
m, place next 19sts on holder for sleeve, k28,
removing m, place next 19sts on holder for
sleeve, k256sts rem for body.
BODY

Knit 1 rnd. Work Rnds 19 of Chart A once.


With A, knit 3 rnds. Work in k1, p1 rib for
3rnds. Break A. With B, work in k1, p1 rib
for 2 more rnds. BOallsts in patt.
SLEEVES

Return 19 held sleevests to needles. With


A, pick up and knit 1st at underarm, knit to
end20sts. Pm and join in the rnd. Knit
12rnds. [With B, knit 1 rnd, with A, knit
1rnd] 3times. With B, knit 1 rnd. With A,
work in k1, p1 rib for 1 rnd. With B, work in
k1, p1 rib for 2 rnds. BOallsts in patt.

COOZIE

With A, CO4sts. Place marker and join in the


rnd. Next rnd [K1f&b] 4times8sts. Purl
1rnd. Next rnd [K1f&b] 8times16sts.
Purl 1 rnd. Next rnd [K1f&b, k1] 8times
24sts. Purl 1 rnd. Next rnd [K1f&b, k1]
12times36sts. Purl 1rnd. Next rnd K6,
[k1f&b, k7] 3times, k1f&b, k540sts. Purl
1 rnd. Knit 5rnds. With C, purl 1 rnd. With
A, knit 1rnd. Work Rnds 119 of Chart B.
With A, knit 1rnd. With C, purl 1 rnd. With
A, knit 2rnds. With C, work in k1, p1 rib for
2rnds. BOallsts in patt.

Chart A

7
5

pattern repeat

1
4 st repeat

Chart B
19
17
15

FINISHING

13

Weave in ends. Block.

11

Holly Priestley is a project editor for Interweave

Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear. She lives in


Colorado with her dog and copious amounts of
yarn, and she blogs about beer and knitting at
www.sillylittlelady.wordpress.com.

3
1
20 st repeat

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


BEER HAT

With E, CO14sts. Place marker and join


in the rnd. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3rnds.
Join D and knit 6 rnds. With E, knit 1rnd.
With D, knit 2 rnds. With E, knit 1rnd.
Shape crown: Next rnd With D, [k5, k2tog]
2times12sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Next
rnd With E, [k4, k2tog] 2 times10sts
rem. With D, knit 1 rnd. Next rnd With E,
[k3, k2tog] 2 times8sts rem. With D,
knit 1 rnd. Next rnd With E, [k2, k2tog]
2times6sts rem. Break E. Next rnd
With D, [k2tog] 3 times3sts rem. Break
yarn, leaving a 3" tail. With tail threaded on
tapestry needle, draw tail through remsts
and pull to gather. Secure tail to WS.
FINISHING

With E, make one 1" pompom and attach to


top of hat. Weave in ends. Block.

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Whimsical knits
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This Humpty Bunny is sitting on the wall, ready for the party to
begin! Inspired by two famous characters from Lewis Carrolls Alice in
Wonderland (Humpty Dumpty and the White Rabbit), this knitted
bunny is the perfect gift for children as well as a great opportunity to
practice knitting jogless stripes in the round. Gabrielle Vzina.
PAGE 38. YARN Spud & Chlo Sweater, distributed by Blue Sky Alpacas

Work these Knitted Strawberries in the round from the bottom up,
then sew on a crown of leaves. You can get about twenty berries from
one skein of the main color! Gabrielle Vzina. PAGE 39.
YARN Spud & Chlo Sweater, distributed by Blue Sky Alpacas

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The same design is sized for girls and for 18-inch


(45.5-cm) dolls, so that they can wear matching
sweaters! The Kit and Kat Pullovers use heavy
worsted-weight yarn for the girls version and DK-weight
for the dolls version, to keep roughly the same scale for
the stitch pattern. Angela Hahn. PAGE 40. YARNCascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport and Cascade Yarns 220
Superwash Aran

Work Mamas Socks from the top down with a


contrasting heart motif. A large heart adorns the heel
flap, and the foot is plain stockinette for easy customization. Grace Akhrem. PAGE 41. YARN Lornas Laces
Shepherd Sock

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The Teatime Linen Set consists of four petite


coasters and a tiny placemat. The coasters are
just large enough to place under a saucer and
the placemat is large enough for a small childs
play table or a tray liner for a tea tray. Josie
Mercier. PAGE 42. YARN Tahki Yarns Cotton
Classic, distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.
These Treasure Bags, in their bright colors
with a touch of sequin twinkle, make great
carriers for kids trinkets, or they can be used as
gift bags for the holidays. Bonnie Nurnberger.
PAGE 44. YARN Patons Lace Sequin

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Close any hole at COand weave in A and B


ends. Stuff body and head. Dec rnd [K2tog,
k1] 10 times20sts rem. Dec rnd [K2tog]
10 times10sts rem. Dec rnd [K2tog]
5times5sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a
6" tail. Thread tail through remsts. Weave
inends.
EARS (MAKE 2)

HUMPTY BUNNY
Gabrielle Vzina

Finished Size 11" tall, including ears, and

8" body circumference.


Yarn Spud & Chlo Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yd
[146m]/3 oz [100 g]): #7506 toast (tan;
MC), #7507 moonlight (blue; A), and #7502
grass (green; B), 1 skein each.
Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Alpacas.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle;
fiberfil; black embroidery thread.
Gauge 19sts and 28 rnds = 4" in Stst.

With MC, CO3sts. Pm and join in the rnd.


Rnd 1 and all odd-numbered rnds Knit.
Rnd 2 [K1, M1] 3 times6sts.
Rnd 4 [K2, M1] 3 times9sts.
Rnd 6 [K3, M1] 3 times12sts.
Rnd 8 Knit.
Close any hole at COand weave in COtail.
Rnd 10 [K2, k2tog] 3 times9sts rem.
Rnd 12 Knit.
Rnd 14 [K1, k2tog] 3 times6sts rem.
Rnd 16 Knit.
Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail
through remsts.
LEGS (MAKE 2)
Foot: With MC, CO4sts. Pm and join in

the rnd.
Rnd 1 Knit.

Rnd 2 [K1, M1] 4 times8sts.


Rnd 3 Knit.
Rnd 4 [K1, M1] 8 times16sts.
Rnd 5 Knit.
Rnd 6 [K2, M1] 8 times24sts.
Rnds 79 Knit.
Rnd 10 K6, [k2tog] 6 times, k618sts rem.
Rnd 11 Knit.
Rnd 12 K6, [k2tog] 3 times, k615sts rem.
Break MC. Leg: Join A.
Rnd 13 With A, knit.
Rnd 14 With A, work Joglessst, knit to end.
Rnd 15 With B, knit.
Rnd 16 With B, work Joglessst, knit to end.

Close any hole at COand weave in ends. Stuff


foot until firm. Rep Rnds 1316 seven more
times. Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread
tail through remsts. Lightlystuff leg.
ARMS (MAKE 2)
Hand: With MC, CO3sts. Pm and join in

the rnd.

Rnds 1 and 3 Knit.


Rnd 2 [K1, M1] 3 times6sts.
Rnd 4 [K1, M1] 6 times12sts.
Rnds 57 Knit.
Rnd 8 K4, [k1, M1] 4 times, k416sts.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Stitch Guide
Jogless Stitch: Lift firstst of last rnd made
with previous color onto left needle, knit
liftedst and nextst tog (onest will be old
color, onest will be new color).
BUNNY
Body: With A, CO6sts. Place marker (pm)

and join in the rnd.

Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2 [K1, M1] 6 times12sts.
Rnd 3 [K2, M1] 6 times18sts.
Rnd 4 [K3, M1] 6 times24sts.
Rnd 5 [K4, M1] 6 times30sts.
Rnd 6 [K5, M1] 6 times36sts.
Rnd 7 [K6, M1] 6 times42sts.
Rnd 8 With B, knit.
Rnd 9 With B, work Joglessst (see Stitch

Guide), knit to end.


Rnd 10 With A, knit.
Rnd 11 With A, work Joglessst, knit to end.
Rep Rnds 811 three more times, then
work Rnds 8 and 9 once more. Dec rnd With
A, [k5, k2tog] 6 times36sts rem. Next
rnd With A, work Joglessst, knit to end.
Break both yarns. Head: Join MC. Dec rnd
[K4, k2tog] 6times30sts rem. Next rnd
Work Joglessst, knit to end. Knit 10 rnds.
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Rnd 9 K5, [M1, k2] 3 times, M1, k520sts.


Rnd 10 K4, [k2tog] 6 times, k414sts rem.
Rnd 11 K4, [k2tog] 3 times, k411sts rem.
Rnd 12 Knit.
Break MC. Arm: Join A.
Rnd 13 With A, knit.
Rnd 14 With A, work Joglessst, knit to end.
Rnd 15 With B, knit.
Rnd 16 With B, work Joglessst, knit to end.

Close any hole at COand weave in ends.


Stuff hand until firm. Rep Rnds 1316
four more times, then work Rnds 13 and
14 once more. Next rnd With A, [k2tog]
3times, k1, [k2tog] 2 times6sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail
through remsts. Lightlystuff arm.
FINISHING

With MC, make a 2" pompom for tail. Using


tail of each piece, sew arms, legs, ears, and
tail to body, placing one arm over seam at
beg of rnd. Use satinst,stemst, and French
knots to embroider eyes and nose, using
photo as a guide.
Gabrielle Vzina enjoys creating knitted
garments, accessories, and toys. She lives in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and can be found
online at www.gabriellevezina.com.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

are worked in the


Thesestrawberries
round from the bottom to the top of

KNITTED STRAWBERRIES
Gabrielle Vzina

Finished Size 3" circumference at widest

part and 2" high (not includingstem).


Yarn Spud & Chlo Sweater (55%super-

wash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160yd


[146m]/3 oz [100 g]): #7518 barn (red,
MC), #7502 grass or #7514 turtle (green,
CC), 1 skein each (see Notes).
Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Alpacas.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle;stuffing (see Notes).
Gauge 19sts and 26 rnds = 4" in Stst
afterstuffing.

thestem. Stuffing is inserted before


top decreases are completed. A crown
of leaves is worked separately and sewn
over the top of thestrawberry, around
thestem.
You may find it easier to work thestem
as a 3-stitch I-cord.
Each crown of leaves requires about
4yards of yarn.
Stuffstrawberries firmly with purchased polyester fiberfill or toystuffing,
scraps of quilt batting, or bits of yarn.

Rnd 12 [K2tog] 6 times6sts rem.


Break MC. Join CC. Stem:
Rnd 13 [K2tog] 3 times3sts rem.
Rnds 1416 Knit.
FINISHING

Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. With tail


threaded on tapestry needle, draw tail
through remsts and draw up tightly. Weave
in ends.
CROWN OF LEAVES

With CC, CO9sts. Pm and join in the rnd.


Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2 [K1, M1] 9 times18sts.
Rnd 3 K1, *k2, turn work, p3tog, turn work,
slfirstst from left needle to right needle,
[pick up and knit 1st along gap between first
and 2ndst, BO1st] 2 times, k1, BO1st1st
rem on right needle; rep from * 4 more times,
k2, turn work, p3tog1st rem.

STRAWBERRY

With MC, CO6sts, leaving a 6" tail. Place


marker (pm) and join in the rnd.
Rnds 1 and 2 Knit.
Rnd 3 [K2, M1] 3 times9sts.
Rnds 4 and 5 Knit.
Rnd 6 [K1, M1] 9 times18sts.
Rnds 710 Knit.
Rnd 11 [K2tog, k1] 6 times12sts rem.
With COtail threaded on tapestry needle,
gather COsts tightly if necessary to close,
and weave in tail. Add stuffing.

FINISHING

Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. With tail


threaded on tapestry needle, draw tail
through remst. Place leaves aroundstem
pulling out points and sew in place using
COand BOtails. Weave in ends.
Gabrielle Vzina enjoys creating knitted
garments, accessories, and toys. She lives in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and can be found
online at www.gabriellevezina.com.

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9 (2 (834,
2, 2 1 0,
5. 5 1134
, 30
,
, 33 1314)
"
. 5)
cm

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612 (1234, 1312, 1434, 1512)"


16.5 (32, 34.5, 37.5, 39.5) cm
12 (34, 34, 34, 34)"
1.3 (2, 2, 2, 2) cm

414 (6, 714, 714, 834)"


11 (15, 18.5, 18.5, 22) cm

214 (5, 534, 614, 714)"


5.5 (12.5, 14.5, 16, 18.5) cm

KIT AND KAT PULLOVERS

body
514 (712, 912, 912, 1114)"
13.5 (19, 24, 24, 28.5) cm

414 (734, 10, 1114, 1214)"


11 (19.5, 25.5, 28.5, 31) cm

414 (834, 1014, 1014, 1134)"


11 (22, 26, 26, 30) cm
1212 (2312, 2612, 2912, 3212)"
31.5 (59.5, 67.5, 75, 82.5) cm

Angela Hahn

Finished Sizes 18" Doll sweater: 12" chest

circumference. Girls sweater: 23 (26,


29, 32)" chest circumference. Pullover
shown measures 26".
Yarn Doll: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
Sport (100% superwash merino wool;
136yd [125m]/1 oz [50 g]): #807raspberry, 2balls. Girl: Cascade Yarns 220Superwash Aran (100% superwash merino
wool; 150 yd [137m]/3 oz [100 g]): #1991
emerald, 3 (4, 5, 6) balls.
Needles Doll: Size 5 (3.75 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Girl: Size 8 (5 mm): 24" circular
(cir) and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable m;stitch
holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge Doll: 27sts and 33 rnds = 4" in K2,
P5 Rib. Girl: 19sts and 26 rnds = 4" in K2,
P5 Rib.

16 (3014, 34, 38, 4134)"


40.5 (77, 86.5, 96.5, 106) cm

marker (pm) and join in the rnd. [Purl 1 rnd,


knit 1 rnd] 2 times. Next rnd P54 (72, 81,
90, 99), pm for side, purl to end. Work Rnds
116 of Lucina chart84 (112, 126, 140,
154)sts rem. Work in K2, P5 Rib (see Stitch
knit
Guide) until piece measures 4 (7,
10, 11,
12)" from CO. Divide for armholes: Work
3 (3, 4, 4, 5)sts, *place last 6 (6, 8,purl
8, 10)sts
worked on holder for underarm, removing
m*, work to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5)sts after side m, rep
yo
from * to * once, work to end36 (50, 55,
62, 67)sts rem each for front and back. Set
aside but do not break yarn.4
k4tog

ssk

purl

k2tog

yo

no stitch

k4tog

pattern repeat

ssssk

Notes

The body and sleeves of this pullover are


worked in the round from the bottom to
the yoke, then the pieces are joined for
working the circular yoke.
Instructions are given first for the dolls
sweater; the instructions for the girls
sweater follow in parentheses.

Stitch Guide
Ssssk: [Sl1st kwise] 4 times, then knit

ssk
4

k2tog

15
13

no stitch

p5, k1.
Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

You can easily customize body length


because theres no waist shaping. From
the underarms, simply work to the
desired length before dividing for the
armholes. For a funnel neck, work a
few more rounds in garter stitch before
binding off.

Lucina

4sts tog tbl3sts decd.


K2, P5 Rib: (multiple of 7sts)
Rnd 1 K1, *p5, k2; rep from * to last 6sts,

M1R, k12sts incd. Work 3 (5, 5, 7) rnds


even. Rep Incrnd 132 (39, 39, 46)sts.
Work 3 (5, 7, 7) rnds even. Inc rnd 2 K1,
M1P, work in patt to lastst, M1P, k12sts
incd. Rep Incrnd 2 every 4 (6, 8, 8)th

customize it

knit

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Girls sweater only:


Inc rnd 1 K1, M1L, work in patt to lastst,

ssssk

SLEEVES

With dpn, CO36 (36, 45, 45, 54)sts. Pm


and join in the rnd. [Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd]
2times. Purl 1 rnd. Work Rnds 116 of
Lucina chart28 (28, 35, 35, 42)sts rem.
Work in K2, P5 Rib for 10 (3, 5, 5, 7) rnds.

11
9

pattern repeat
4

7
5

BODY

With dpn (for doll) or cir needle (for girl),


CO108 (144, 162, 180, 198)sts. Place

1
9 st to 15 st to 7 st repeat

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After practicing for many years as a small


animal veterinarian, Angela Hahn decided to
practice knitwear design instead. More of her
patterns can be found on her website, www
.knititude.com.

Notions Tapestry needle.


Gauge 30sts and 36 rnds = 4" in Stst.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

socks are worked in the round


These
from the cuff down.
Leg Chart is worked in the round
The
using thestranded method. The

MAMA'S SOCKS
Grace Akhrem

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Join underarm seams using three-needle


BO. Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Heel chart is worked back and forth


using the intarsia method, joining
separatestrands of each yarn for each
section of color, as needed.
Be careful not to work thestranded
colorwork in the leg section too tightly.
Spreading thestitches out on the right
needle after they have been worked will
help with this. Use a larger needle if
necessary.

SOCK
Cuff: With MC, CO54sts. Place marker

Finished Size 7" foot circumference and

rnd1 (4, 4, 2) more time(s), then every 6 (0,


0, 10)th rnd 3 (0, 0, 2) times42 (49, 49,
56)sts. Work even until piece measures 8
(10, 11, 13)" from CO.

(pm) and join in the rnd. Work in k3, p3 rib


for 10 rnds. Leg: Work Rnds 114 of Leg
7" long from back of heel to tip of toe;
foot length is adjustable.
chart 3times. Break CC. With MC, work
even until piece measures 6" from CO.
Yarn Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock (80%suwith MC, k on RS; p on WS
per-wash merino wool, 20% nylon; 430 yd
Heel flap: Heel is worked back and forth
[391m]/3 oz [100 g]): #1ns pink blossom
over last 27sts of rnd; first 27sts of rnd will
CC, worked
k on RS; plater
on WS
(MC) and #204 daffodil (CC), 1 hank each. with be
for instep. Turn work. Next
row (WS) Sl1 pwise wyf, p25, k1, turn.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Work Rows 122 of Heel chart (see Notes).
with MC, p on RS; k on WS

All sizes:
Next rnd Work 3 (3, 4, 4, 5)sts in patt, then

with MC, k on RS; p on WS

with MC, sl 1 pwise wyb on RS;


sl 1 pwise wyf on WS

Leg
13

place last 6 (6, 8, 8, 10)sts worked on holder


for underarm22 (36, 41, 41, 46)sts rem.
Placests on 2nd holder (for other sleeve,
leavests on needle).

with CC, k on RS; p on WS

11

pattern repeat

with MC, p on RS; k on WS

YOKE

With dpn (doll) or cir needle (girl) and


working yarn from body, working in patt
as established, work 22 (36, 41, 41, 46)
sleevests, pm for raglan, work 36 (50, 55,
62, 67) frontsts, pm for raglan, work 22 (36,
41, 41, 46) sleevests, pm for raglan, work 36
(50, 55, 62, 67) backsts, pm for raglan and
beg of rnd116 (172, 192, 206, 226)sts.
Next rnd [K1, work in patt to 1st before m,
k1, slm] 4 times. Work 0 (2, 2, 2, 2) rnds
even. Raglan dec rnd [Ssk, work in patt to
2sts before m, k2tog, slm] 4 times8sts
decd. Rep Raglan dec rnd every 4th rnd 0
(1, 1, 2, 3) more time(s), then every other
rnd 8 (12, 14, 14, 15) times44 (60, 64, 70,
74)sts rem. [Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd] 2 times.
BOallsts pwise.

Heel

with MC, sl 1 pwise wyb on RS;


sl 1 pwise wyf on WS

5
3

21

pattern repeat

19
6 st repeat
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
27 sts

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With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, use


Kitchenerst to graftsts tog. Weave in ends
and block.
In addition to her design career, Grace Akhrem
teaches locally and nationally. You can find her
blog, patterns, and teaching schedule at
www.graceakhrem.com.

Notions Tapestry needle, cable needle (cn).


Gauge 24sts and 31 rows = 4" in charted patt.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


on master
RS; p on WS
terms you dont know. For kour
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

yo

COASTER

Withstraight needles, CO27sts.k2tog


Work
Rows 112 of Cable chart 2 times, then
work Rows 16 once more. Workssk
Picot
BOas foll: *Using the knitted method,
pattern repeat
k on RS; p on WS
yo

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

k2tog
ssk

TEATIME LINEN SET


Finished Sizes Placemat: 14" wide and 10"

high. Coaster: 4" wide and 4" high.


Break CC after Row17. Turn heel using
short-rows as foll:
Short-row 1 (RS) Sl1 pwise wyb, k14, ssk,
k1, turn.
Short-row 2 (WS) Sl1 pwise wyf, p4, p2tog,
p1, turn.
Short-row 3 Sl1 pwise wyb, knit to 1st
before gap, ssk, k1, turn.
Short-row 4 Sl1 pwise wyf, purl to 1st
before gap, p2tog, p1, turn.
Short-rows 510 Rep Short-rows3 and
4three times.
Short-row 11 Sl1 pwise wyb, k13, ssk, turn.
Short-row 12 Sl1 pwise wyf, p13, p2tog,
turn15 heelsts rem.
Shape gusset: Rejoin for working in the
rnd as foll: Set-up rnd K15, pick up and
knit 12sts along side of heel flap, pm,
k27instepsts, pm, pick up and knit 12sts
along side of heel flap, k8, pm for beg of
rnd66sts total: 27sts for instep and
39sts for sole. Dec rnd Knit to 3sts before
m, k2tog, k1, slm, knit to m, slm, k1, ssk,
knit to end2sts decd. Rep Decrnd every
other rnd 5 more times54sts rem: 27sts
each for instep and sole. Foot: Work even
until foot measures 6" from back of heel, or
1" less than desired finished length. Toe:
Dec rnd *Knit to 3sts before m, k2tog, k1,
slm, k1, ssk; rep from * once more, knit to
end4sts decd. Rep Decrnd every other
rnd 6 more times26sts rem. Break yarn,
leaving a 12" tail.

Yarn Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic (100%mer-

cerized cotton; 108 yd [100 m]/1 oz


[50g]): #3723 light lime, 3 balls (2 balls for
placemat and 1 ball for 4 coasters).
Yarn distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm):straight and 16"
circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary
to obtain the correct gauge.

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k1,
k2 from cn

pattern repeat

Josie Mercier

Cable

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in back, k1,
k1 from cn

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in back, k1,
k1 from cn
11

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

9
7
5

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k1,
k2 from cn

3
1
8 st repeat

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yo

CO2sts, BO4sts, transferst rem after


BOto left needle; rep from * until 1st
rem. Do not break yarn. Transferst to cir
needle, then with cir needle, pick up but
do not knit 24 morests along left edge,
27sts along COedge, and 25sts along right
edge77sts total. Work Picot BOuntil 1st
rem. Fasten off lastst.

Lace

FINISHING

knit

k2tog

purl

ssk

yo

sl 1, k2tog, psso

knit

k2tog

pattern repeat

purl

ssk

sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in


back, k2, k2 from cn

yo

sl 1, k2tog, psso

k2tog

pattern repeat

ssk

sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in


back, k2, k2 from cn

Block. Weave in ends.

sl 1, k2tog, psso

PLACEMAT

pattern repeat

Withstraight needles, CO83sts. Work


Rows 112 of Cable chart 6 times, then
work Rows 16 once more. Work Picot BOas
foll: *Using the knitted method, CO2sts,
BO4sts, transferst rem after BOto left needle; rep from * until 1st rem. Do not break
yarn. Transferst to cir needle, then with cir
needle, pick up but do not knit 64 morests
along left edge, 83sts along COedge, and
65sts along right edge213sts total. Work
Picot BOuntil 1st rem. Fasten off lastst.
FINISHING

Block. Weave in ends.

11
9
7
5

sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in


back, k2, k2 from cn

3
1
35 st repeat

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

* to last 2sts, k1, RLI, k1158sts. Knit 2


rnds. BOallsts.

Notes

Sew bottom of bag closed, using COtail.


Drawstring: CO4sts. Work I-cord for 32".
Break yarn and draw through allsts. Weave
I-cord into eyelets at top of bag and sew ends
of cord tog. Make one 3" tassel. Attach tassel
to I-cord at join. Weave in ends. Block.

bag is worked in the round from


This
the bottom up.

Josie Mercier has been designing knitwear since

BAG

2005. She lives in Belleville, Ontario, Canada,


withher husband and two children. She can be
found online at www.mercierknittingpatterns
.blogspot.com, and on Ravelry as Pibble.

CO70sts, leaving an 8" tail. Place marker


and join in the rnd. Knit 5 rnds. Purl 1rnd.
Work Rnds 112 of Lace chart 4times. Purl
1 rnd. Eyelet rnd [K2tog, yo] 35 times. Knit
1 rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Next rnd K1, RLI, *k2,
RLI; rep from * to lastst, k1105sts. Knit
1 rnd. Next rnd K1, RLI, *k2, RLI; rep from

FINISHING

Bonnie Nurnberger was born and raised in


China and has more than twenty-five years
knitting experience. She also spins, dyes yarn,
and teaches knitting from her home. You can
find her on Ravelry as BonnieNurnberger.

TREASURE BAGS
Bonnie Nurnberger

Finished Size 5" wide and 7" long.


Yarn Patons Lace Sequin (68% acrylic,

14%polyester, 9% mohair, 9% wool; 344 yd


[314m]/2 oz [70 g]): #11331964 peridot
or #11331972 quartz, 1 ball.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; cable
needle (cn).
Gauge 28sts and 34 rnds = 4" in charted
patt.
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Eline Oftedal, author of the new Knit Nordic: 20 Contemporary Accessories Inspired by 4 Traditional
Sweater Patterns (Collins & Brown, 2014; see page 11), brings us this sweet set of colorwork cozies.
The Sweetheart Tablet Cover protects your gadget in style with a full lining. The double fabric is
cushy and colorful. Eline Oftedal. PAGE 48. YARN Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash
The Faeroe Phone Cover is inspired by the traditional motifs of the islands of the same name. North
of Scotland, the Faeroe Islands are renowned for their knitted colorwork. Heres your chance to bring a
bit of the old world to your modern life. Eline Oftedal. PAGE 49. YARN Universal Yarn Deluxe DK
Superwash

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KNITS
NORDIC
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KNITS
NORDIC

#834 cream (MC), #818 dusty blue (A), #833


sweatshirt grey (B), and #821 honeysuckle
(pink, C), 1 ball each.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 24 sts and 30 rnds = 4" in charted
patt.

for turning ridge. Outer layer: Inc rnd [K8,


M1] 10 times, k696 sts. Work in Stst
until piece measures 1" from turning ridge.
Work Rnds 143 of Colorwork chart. With
MC, work even until piece measures 9"
from turning ridge. Divide sts in half and
place on two needles. Join sts, using threeneedle BO.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Sew opening at CO edge of lining closed.


Fold lining to inside at turning ridge. Band:
With MC and RS facing, pick up and knit
88sts evenly along turning ridge. Pm and
join in the rnd. Work in k2, p2 rib for 5 rnds.
BOall sts in patt. Weave in ends.

FINISHING

SWEETHEART
TABLETCOVER

Eline Oftedalwith MC, knit


NOTES

Finished Size 8" wide and 9"with


tall.A, knit
Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash

(100% wool; 284 yd [259 m]/3 oz [100 g]):


with B, knit

with MC, knit

with A, knit

tablet cover is worked in the round


This
in one piece, beginning with the lining
and ending with the outer layer.
TABLET COVER
Lining: With MC, CO 86 sts. Place marker

with C, knit

pattern repeat

Eline Oftedal designs for British and Norwegian


knitting magazines. Her first book, Knit Nordic
(Collins & Brown, 2014), is a tribute to the colorwork patterns that define Norwegian knitting.

(pm) and join in the rnd. Work in Stst until


lining measures 9" from CO. Purl 1 rnd

with B, knit

Colorwork
with C, knit
43

pattern repeat

41
39
37
35
33
31
29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1

16 st repeat

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All versions:
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


Eline Oftedal designs for British and Norwegian
knitting magazines. Her first book, Knit Nordic
(Collins & Brown, 2014), is a tribute to the colorwork patterns that define Norwegian knitting.

FAEROE PHONE CASES

KNITS

With D, CO 36 sts. Place marker and join in


the rnd. Work in k2, p2 rib for 5 rnds. Knit
1 rnd. Work Rnds 112 of Version 4 chart
until piece measures about 5" from CO,
ending with Rnd 3 or 9 of chart. With D,
knit 1 rnd. Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles
and join sts using three-needle BO.

NORDIC

Version 4

Eline Oftedal

Version 2
Finished Size 2" wide and 5" tall.
Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash

(100% wool; 284 yd [259 m]/3 oz [100 g]):


#834 cream (A), #821 honeysuckle (pink, B),
#833 sweatshirt grey (C), #820 grape taffy
(D), #818 dusty blue (E), 1 ball each.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 27 sts and 31 rnds = 4" in charted patts.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

with A, knit

with B, knit

with C, knit

Version 3a
37

35

33

31

29

1
9 st repeat

27

with D, knit

25

with E, knit

Version 3b

23

21

pattern repeat

19

17

NOTES

phone cases are worked in the


These
round from the top down. The bottoms

15

Version 1

are joined with three-needle bind-off.


PHONE CASES
Version 1

With C, CO 36 sts. Place marker and join in the


rnd. Work in k2, p2 rib for 5 rnds. Knit 1 rnd.
Work Rnds 16 of Version 1 chart until piece
measures about 5" from CO, ending with Rnd
3 or 6 of chart. Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles
and join sts using three-needle BO.

4 st repeat

13
5

11

6 st repeat

Version 4
11
9
7

6 st repeat

12 st repeat

Version 2

With A, CO 36 sts. Place marker and join


in the rnd. Work in k2, p2 rib for 5 rnds.
Knit 2rnds. Work Rnds 137 of Version 2
chartpiece measures about 5" from CO.
Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles and join sts
using three-needle BO.
Version 3

With A, CO 36 sts. Place marker and join in


the rnd. Work in k2, p2 rib for 5 rnds. Knit
2 rnds. Work Rnds 19 of Version 3a chart
once. With A, knit 3 rnds. Work Rnds 15 of
Version 3b chart once. With A, knit 3 rnds.
Work Rnds 19 of Version 3a chart once.
With A, work until piece measures 5" from
CO. Divide sts evenly onto 2 needles and
join sts using three-needle BO.

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KNIT A PRETTY

fir-cone sachet

The Fir-Cone Sachet is worked in


colorwork double knitting and features a
fir-cone motif. Stuff the pocket with
fragrant needles, then sew it closed, for a
rich and aromatic gift. Review the
designers double-knitting tips for
beginners in the following pages, then try
your own hand at this fun technique!
Alasdair Post-Quinn. PAGE 54. YARN
Harrisville Designs Shetland

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Try Colorwork Double Knitting and

Make an Easy Sachet


BY AL ASDAIR POST- QUINN

A few years ago, as I was touring around with my


Extreme Double-Knitting trunk show, I had a
strange string of experiences at one particular show.
People would come up to my table, fondle the reversible hats and scarves, ooh and ahhand then say
Oh, but I could never do that. Then theyd walk
away. Even if I begged to differ, theyd persistthey
felt the technique was just beyond them.
Double knitting has long been considered one of the higher peaks of advanced
knittingand why not? Even to experienced knitters, it seems like magic. It
allows you to do complex colorwork using
charts that would be impractical in any
other colorwork technique, and at the same
time, creates a flexible fabric, similar to
stockinette. And theres no wrong side: the
opposite side mirrors the facing side in
opposite colors. But at its simplest, its no
more complicated than 1x1 ribbing.
Over a decade of teaching this esoteric
technique, Ive striven to find ways to help
people understand that double knitting
need not be frightening. For a long time, I
assumed that the best way to impart that
knowledge was to begin by explaining
the structure of the fabric and how its
constructed. That way, when you started
double knitting, youd understand as much
of what you were doing as possible. But
that method of learning may not work
for everyone. After all, you dont need to
understand how a fuel-injection system
works in order to drive a car. Sometimes,
its enough to sit behind the wheel, turn
the key, put it in drive, and go forward.
To start, Im going to boil standard
double knitting down to simpler terms. If
you remember these tips, you need never
be afraid of this technique again.

ALASDAIRS DOUBLE-KNITTING TIPS


FOR BEGINNERS

Start with a double-knitting project


thats in the round. In the round, the side
of the work facing you is always going to
look like the chart youre working from and
the opposite side will create itself. When
you work flat, every other row is reversed
in color and orientation, not to mention
the challenge of clean edges. You can work
plenty of things, large and small, in double
knitting in the roundcowls, headbands,
wrist warmers, cup cozies, and the sachet
pillow shown here, for example.
Begin with whatever cast-on you like
best, holding both yarns together. This way,
youll end up with twice as many stitches
as required, but theyll be in pairs. You
want them in alternating colors, so by
pulling the occasional pair one through
the other, you can rearrange any pairs
that are out of order as you work the next
round. If you want a cleaner edge, use the
cast-on I recommend in the pattern on
page 54. Once you start working in double
knitting, half the stitches will create the
front fabric and half will create the back
fabricthe doubled fabric that makes it
double knitting!
To join in the round, just bring the
ends together and begin double knitting. Theres no need to switch first

and last stitches or do any other special


preparation.
Every stitch is a component of a k1, p1
pair; the purl is always the opposite color
from the knit. Each square in the chart
signifies one pair, but only shows you the
color of the knit stitch.
HOW TO READ THE CHART

As you read the chart, when you come


to a square in MC, bring both yarn ends to
the back and k1 with MC; then bring both
ends to the front and p1 with CC. Similarly,
when you come to a square in CC, bring
both ends to the back and k1 with CC; then
bring both ends to the front and p1 with
MC.

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Below at right, theres an example from


the Fir-Cone Sachet, with a newly worked
row held up against its corresponding chart
row. If you look carefully, you can see that
the chart squares always correspond to
the live knit stitches on the needleand
that the purl stitch is always the opposite
color from the knit stitch that immediately
precedes it.
To bind off, you can use the standard
method, except instead of knitting all
stitches, youll continue with a double-knit
row, knitting and purling in alternate
colors as you did on the final charted row
while binding off. When you have one pair
left on the needle, break your ends and
pass both ends through both loops.
Hide your ends inside your fabric.
Double knitting is mostly hollow, except
where the faces lock together at a color
change. Especially when your yarn is
grippy, youll be able to weave your ends
inside your fabric with very little effort.
As with any other new skill, doubleknitting proficiency is partly about
building muscle memory. As you work,
you may find that your hands sometimes
remember what to do before your mind
does, and once your mind catches up, youll
get that aha! moment. After you have
that foundation, youll find it much easier
to learn flat double knitting, shaping, and
more advanced colorwork concepts.

Before sewing it shut, you can see the doubled, reversible fabric inside the Fir-Cone Sachet. The sachet is
worked in the round as a simple tube; the double-knitting technique creates the inner and outer fabrics
simultaneously.

Author of Extreme Double-Knitting: New


Adventures in Reversible Colorwork (Cooperative Press, 2011), ALASDAIR POST-QUINN
has been developing techniques and designing for double knitting since 2005. He lives in
Cambridge with his wife and cat.

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Fir-cone Sachet

SACHET

With both colors and using the 2-color


long-tail method (see Sidebar on page 55),
CO82st-pairs (82 knit/purl pairs; see
Notes). Remove slipknot. Place marker
and join in the rnd. Work Rnds 157 of

FIR-CONE SACHET
Alasdair Post-Quinn

Finished Size 6" square, before filling.


Yarn Harrisville Designs Shetland

Fir Cone chart once (see Notes). Using


the double-knit method, BOallsts as foll:
Next rnd *K1 with MC, p1 with CC; rep
from * around. Next rnd Sl1 kwise, sl1
pwise, psso, *sl1 kwise, psso, sl1 pwise,
psso; rep from *with
until
1st-pair rem. Break
MC, k1, with CC, p1

with MC, k1, with CC, p1

with CC, k1, with MC, p1

with MC, k1, with CC, p1

with CC, k1, with MC, p1

pattern repeat

with CC, k1, with MC, p1

pattern repeat

pattern repeat

Fir Cone
57

(100%wool; 217 yd [198 m]/1 oz [50 g]):


#56 jade (MC) and #38 teak (CC), 1 skein
each.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; fresh
balsam fir or other fragrant evergreen
needles.
Gauge 26st-pairs and 36 rnds = 4" in
double knitting patt.

55
53
51
49
47
45
43
41

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our
master glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/
glossary.

39
37
35
33

NOTES

sachet is worked in the round using


This
the two-color double knitting technique.

There are seams at the cast-on and


bind-off edges to close the sachet, and
decorative seams at the sides.
In double knitting, two layers of fabric
are created simultaneously. The outer
layer is worked with the knit side facing
you and reflects the color assignments
shown on the chart. The inner layer is
worked with the purl side facing you and
with the chart colors reversed. Before
seaming the ends, choose whichever
side you prefer to be the outer layer.
Each square on the chart represents
a pair ofstitches: a knitstitch and a
purlstitch. For each square on the chart,
knit with the color shown on the chart
and purl with the other color.
Before knitting astitch, bring both
yarns to the back of the work; before
purling astitch, bring both yarns to the
front of the work.
The term st-pair refers to a knit/purl
pair ofstitches.

31
29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
41 st-pair repeat

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TWO-COLOR LONG-TAIL CAST-ON (KNIT & PURL)

FINISHING

Make a slipknot with MC and CC held together and place it on the needle. Place your thumb
and index finger between the yarns with MC around the index finger and CC around the
thumb; hold the ends between your other fingers and palm. Spread your thumb and index
finger to make a V of yarn ( Figure 1). The slipknot does not count as a stitch.

Choose the side you like best and turn work


so that side is facing out. Break one yarn
(the one that does not match the contrasting borderst) and weave in end. Cut other
yarn, leaving a 48" tail, and weave to inside
and out again at nearest inside corner of
border. Sew seam around 3 sides of sachet,
sewing just inside contrasting borderst,
ending at opposite upper corner. Do not
break yarn, but leave top open for now. Fill
sachet with prepared fir needles. Make sure
sachet will close without distorting and
seems full. Cont sewing across top to close.
Weave in rem end.

Fir-cone Sachet

MC and CC, pass both ends through both


loops, and tighten.

Knit/MC stitch: Beginning at the base of the thumb, slide the needle up through the
CC loop on the thumb, bring it over the MC strand going to the index finger, then go
back down through the CC loop (Figure 2). Drop the loop off the thumb and, placing the
thumb back in the V, tighten the stitch on the needle.

Purl/CC stitch: Bring the needle over and behind the MC loop on the index finger. Beginning at the back of the index finger, slide the needle up through the MC loop on the index
finger, then bring it under the CC strand going to the thumb, then go back down through
the MC loop (Figure 3). Drop the MC loop off the index finger and, placing the finger back
in the V configuration, tighten up the resulting stitch on the needle.

Work a MC stitch then a CC stitch as needed for the desired number of stitches. Remove the
slipknot before joining to work in the round; undo the slipknot before weaving in the tails.

Alasdair Post-Quinn, the author of the book


Extreme Double-Knitting (Cooperative Press,
2011), has been developing techniques and
designing double-knittedstuff since 2005. He
lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife
and cat.
Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

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Work the Winter Woods Hat and Gloves


from the bottom up with simple lace and
colorwork patterns. Vronik Avery. PAGE 66.
YARN Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

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Cottage

COLOR

A warm and wintry palette in seven covetable knits

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The Leaded Window Shrug is worked flat and folded


origami style to create a generous jacket that fits most sizes.
Annie Modesitt. PAGE 67. YARN Cascade Yarns Cascade 220

A RTFUL
WARMTH

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Worked flat from the heel to the toe, the Woodstove


Slippers come in four sizes, suited to the whole family.
Courtney Kelley. PAGE 70. YARN The Fibre Company
Organik, distributed by Kelbourne Woolens
A gentle introduction to intarsia, the Barcode Cowl is
versatile in styling and worked in garter stitch, which
makes it delightfully squishy. Kim Haesemeyer.
PAGE69. YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage

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The Cottage Christmas Blanket is a study in garter stitch:


its ridges move vertically, horizontally, and diagonally to create
the quiltlike tree shape. Ann McDonald Kelly. PAGE 72.
YARN HiKoo SimpliWorsted, distributed by Skacel

A Q UIRKY
C LASSIC

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A deep, faced hem brings a polished finish and extra


warmth to the Rosebud Hat. Carolyn Kern. PAGE 76.
YARN Classic Elite Yarns Fresco
The Gingham Scarf uses finger weaving, a method of
weaving a contrast yarn into the stitches as you work. The
resulting scarf is completely reversible and deceptively
woven looking! See the tutorial on page 80.
MoonEldridge. PAGE 78. YARN Shibui Knits Pebble

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Cottage Color

with MC, knit

with A, yo

with A, knit

with A, sl 1, k2tog, psso

with MC, knit

with A, yo

with B, knit

with A, knit

with B, yo
with A, sl 1, k2tog, psso

with MC, knit

with A, yo

with B, knit

with B, sl 1, k2tog, psso

with A, knit

with A, sl 1, k2tog, psso

with B, yo

pattern repeat

with A, yo

with B, knit

Chart A

with A, sl 1, k2tog, pssowith B, yo

with B, sl 1, k2tog, psso

Chart B

pattern repeat

15

with B, sl51, k2tog, psso

with B, knit

13

with B, yo

WINTER WOODS
HAT AND GLOVES
Vronik Avery

17

11

pattern repeat
1

10 st repeat

with B, sl 1, k2tog, psso

7
5

pattern repeat

Finished Sizes Hat: 20" brim circumference,

unstretched. Gloves: 7" hand circumference


and 14" long from bottom of cuff to tip of
fingers.
Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50%super
fine alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland wool;
144 yd [132 m]/1 oz [50 g]): #4288blueberry mix (MC), 3 skeins; #4201 winter
white (A) and #4209 moonshadow (B),
1skein each.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16" circular (cir)
and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust
needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m);stitch holder; contrasting waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge 23sts and 30 rnds = 4" in Stst.

1
10 st repeat

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

hat and gloves are knit in the round


The
from the bottom up.
making only hat or gloves, 2 skeins of
Ifmain
color (MC) will be sufficient.
yarns at color changes.
DoCarrynotoldbreak
yarn loosely up wrong side of
work until it is needed again.

Stitch Guide
Stripe Pattern
Rnds 1 and 2 With A, knit.
Rnds 38 With MC, knit.

Rep Rnds 18 for patt.


HAT

With MC and cir needle, CO130sts. Place


marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Next rnd
*K3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1; rep from * to end.
Rep last rnd until ribbing measures 1".
Work Rnds 18 of Chart A once, then work
Rnds 117 of Chart B once. Break B. With
MC, knit 4 rnds. Work in Stripe patt (see
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FINISHING

THUMB

Carefully remove waste yarn from thumb


placement and place 6sts above and below
opening onto dpn12sts. With MC, pick
up and knit 1st in corner, k6, pick up and
knit 2sts in corner, k6, pick up and knit
1st in corner16sts. Pm and join in the
rnd. Work in Stst until thumb measures
3", or to desired length. Next rnd [K2tog]
8 times8sts rem. Break yarn, thread
though remsts and pull to gather, secure
tail to WS.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

shrug is worked back and forth


This
from the top downstarting with the up-

Weave in ends. Block.


FINISHING
LEFT GLOVE
Cuff: With dpn and MC, CO50sts. Place
marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Next rnd

*K3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1; rep from * to end.


Rep last rnd until ribbing measures 1".
Work Rnds 18 of Chart A once. Break B.
With MC, knit 6 rnds. Work in Stripe patt
(see Stitch Guide) for 4 rnds. Next rnd With
MC, *k3, k2tog; rep from * to end40sts
rem. Cont in Stripe patt as established until
piece measures about 8" from CO, ending
with Rnd 4 of patt. Thumb placement:
Next rnd With MC, k12, with waste yarn,
k6, return 6sts just worked to left needle,
knit to end. Work in patt for 19 more rnds.
Break A and cont with MC only. Pinky
finger: Next rnd K5, place next 30sts on
waste yarn, then using the backward-loop
method, CO2sts, k512sts. Pm and join
in the rnd. Work in Stst for 2", or to desired
length. Next rnd [K2tog] 6 times6sts
rem. Break yarn, thread through remsts
and pull to gather, secure tail to WS. Ring
finger: Slnext 5sts from holder to needle
and k5, then CO2sts, sllast 5sts from
holder to needle and k5, then pick up and
knit 2sts along pinky finger CO14sts.
Pm and join in the rnd. Work in Stst
for 2", or to desired length. Next rnd
[K2tog] 7 times7sts rem. Break yarn,
thread through remsts and pull to gather,
secure tail to WS. Middle finger: Slnext
5sts from holder to needle and k5, then
CO2sts, sllast 5sts from holder to needle
and k5, then pick up and knit 2sts along
ring finger CO14sts. Pm and join in the
rnd. Work in Stst for 3", or to desired
length. Next rnd [K2tog] 7 times7sts
rem. Break yarn, thread through remsts
and pull to gather, secure tail to WS. Index
finger: Slrem 10sts from holder to needle
and k10, then pick up and knit 2sts along
middle finger CO12sts. Pm and join in
the rnd. Work in Stst for 2", or to desired
length. Next rnd [K2tog] 6 times6sts
rem. Break yarn, thread through remsts
and pull to gather, secure tail to WS.

Weave in ends. Block to finished


measurements.
RIGHT GLOVE

Work as for left glove to thumb placement.


Thumb placement: Next rnd With MC,
k22, with waste yarn, k6, return 6sts just
worked to left needle, knit to end. Complete
as for left glove.
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per left and right fronts. Thenstitches


are picked up and cast on to join
the fronts and work the main body.
Thenstitches are picked up to work the
lower front pieces. The upper and lower
fronts are joined with three-needle bindoff to form the armholes.
A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number ofstitches.
When working Stripe Pattern 2, cut
contrasting yarn after each garter ridge
and rejoin when needed again. For Stripe
Patterns 1 and 3, do not cut yarn at color
changes; carry yarns loosely up wrong
side of work until they are needed again.

Cottage Color

Stitch Guide) until hat measures 8" from


CO. Cont in Stripe patt, work as foll: Next
rnd [K26, pm] 4 times, k26. Shape crown:
Note: Change to dpn when necessary. Dec
rnd [K2tog, knit to 2sts before m, ssk,
slm] 5 times10sts decd. Rep Decrnd
every other rnd 11 more times10sts
rem. Break yarn, leaving a 12" tail. With
tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw
through remsts 2 times and cinch closed.

Stitch Guide
Stripe Pattern 1
Rows 1 and 2 With MC, knit.
Rows 3 and 4 With C, knit.
Rows 5 and 6 With MC, knit.
Rows 7 and 8 With A, knit.
Rows 9 and 10 With MC, knit.
Rows 11 and 12 With D, knit.
Rows 13 and 14 With MC, knit.
Rows 15 and 16 With A, knit.

Rep Rows 116 for patt.

LEADED WINDOW SHRUG


Annie Modesitt

Finished Size 31" wide across back and 12"

long at center back. Fronts are meant to be


worn open.
Yarn Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100%
Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yd [200
m]/3oz [100g]): #8555 black (MC), 4
skeins; #9495harvest (orange, A) and
#9566 olive oil (green, B), 2 skeins each;
#9463B gold (C), #9404 ruby (D) and
#9487 Puget Sound (blue, E), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16" and 48" circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m);stitch holders; tapestry needle; waste yarn.
Gauge 19sts and 38 rows = 4" in garterst.

Stripe Pattern 2
Rows 1 and 2 With D, knit.
Rows 36 With MC, knit.
Rows 7 and 8 With A, knit.
Rows 912 With MC, knit.
Rows 13 and 14 With C, knit.
Rows 1518 With MC, knit.
Rows 19 and 20 With B, knit.
Rows 2124 With MC, knit.
Rows 25 and 26 With E, knit.
Rows 2730 With MC, knit.
Rows 31 and 32 With B, knit.
Rows 3336 With MC, knit.
Rows 37 and 38 With C, knit.
Rows 3942 With MC, knit.
Rows 43 and 44 With A, knit.
Rows 4548 With MC, knit.

Rep Rows 148 for patt.


Stripe Pattern 3
Rows 1 and 2 With MC, knit.
Rows 3 and 4 With C, knit.
Rows 5 and 6 With MC, knit.
Rows 7 and 8 With B, knit.
Rows 9 and 10 With MC, knit.
Rows 11 and 12 With E, knit.

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knitting direction
provisional CO

Cottage Color

picked-up sts

Rows 13 and 14 With MC, knit.


Rows 15 and 16 With B, knit.

Short-row 1 (RS) Knit to end.


Short-row 2 (WS) Knit to lastst, wrap

Rep Rows 116 for patt.

nextst, turn.
Short-row 3 Knit to end.
Short-row 4 Knit to 1st before previously
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Rep last 2 short-rows 56 more times,
ending with an MCstripe. With MC, work
Short-rows 3 and 4 once more. Place allsts
on holder.

SHRUG
UPPER LEFT FRONT

With MC and shorter needle, using a


provisional method, CO48sts. Do not join.
Work in Stripe Patt 1 (see Stitch Guide), at
the same time, work shaping as foll: Inc
row (RS) Knit to last 2sts, RLI, k21st
incd. Rep Incrow every RS row 11 more
times60sts. Knit 1 WS row. Dec row
(RS) Knit to last 4sts, k2tog, k21st
decd. Next row (WS) K2, p1, knit to end.
Rep last 2 rows 56 more times3sts
rem. Next row (RS) K2tog, k12sts rem.
Next row (WS) K1, p1. Next row (RS)
K2tog1st rem. Fasten off lastst.
UPPER RIGHT FRONT

With MC and shorter needle, using a


provisional method, CO48sts. Do not
join. Work in Stripe Patt 1, at the same
time, work shaping as foll: Inc row (RS) K2,
LLI, knit to end1st incd. Rep Incrow
every RS row 11 more times60sts. Knit
1 WS row. Dec row (RS) K2, ssk, knit to
end1st decd. Next row (WS) Knit to
last 3sts, p1, k2. Rep last 2 rows 56 more
times3sts rem. Next row (RS) K1,
ssk2sts rem. Next row (WS) P1, k1. Next
row Ssk1st rem. Fasten off lastst.

knitting direction
provisional CO

EDGING

Remove waste yarn from provisional

3-needle BO

picked-up sts
live sts
1
neck
3-needle BO
upper
3
left
front

2
upper
right
front

main
body

LOWER RIGHT FRONT

Work in Stripe Patt 3 as foll: With MC,


shorter needle and RS facing, pick up
and knit 60sts along edge of main body
as shown on Diagram (counts as first
row ofstripe patt). Knit 1 WS row. Cont
instripe patt, at the same time, work
short-rows as foll:
Short-row 1 (RS) Knit to lastst, wrap
nextst, turn.
Short-row 2 (WS) Knit to end.
Short-row 3 Knit to 1st before previously
wrappedst, wrap nextst, turn.
Short-row 4 Knit to end.
Rep last 2 short-rows 56 more times,
ending with an MCstripe. With MC, work
Short-rows 3 and 4 once more. Place allsts
on holder.

live sts

4
lower
left
front

5
lower
right
front

COalong upper left front piece and place


48 COsts onto longer needle. With RS
facing and MC, k48, pm, then pick up and
knit 72sts along edge of upper left front
piece, k60 livests from lower left front
piece, working wraps tog with wrappedsts,
pm, pick up and knit 60sts along lower left
front, k40 livests from main body, pick up
and knit 60sts along lower right front, pm,
k60 livests from lower right front, working
wraps tog with wrappedsts, pick up and
knit 72sts along upper right front, pm,
remove waste yarn from provisional COof
upper right front and k48, pm, pick up and

MAIN BODY

With MC, longer needle and RS facing,


beg at tip of upper left front piece (see
Diagram), pick up and knit 60sts (1st for
every garter ridge) along dec edge to point
where left front changes from inc to decsts,
place marker (pm), then using a provisional
method, CO40sts for neck, pm, pick up
and knit 60sts along dec edge of upper
right front piece160sts. Next row (WS)
Knit to 1st before m, p1, slm, knit to m,
slm, p1, knit to end. Dec row (RS) Knit
to 2sts before m, k2tog, slm, knit to m,
slm, ssk, knit to end2sts decd. Work
1WS row. Work in Stripe Patt 2 (see Stitch
Guide), at the same time, rep Decrow
every RS row 59more times40sts rem.
Work 1 WS row. Placests on holder.
LOWER LEFT FRONT

Work in Stripe Patt 3 (see Stitch Guide)


as foll: With MC, shorter needle and RS
facing, pick up and knit 60sts along edge
of main body as shown on Diagram (counts
as first row ofstripe patt). Knit 1 WS row.
Cont instripe patt, at the same time, work
short-rows as foll:
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24" circulars (cir). Adjust size if necessary to


obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; three 2" buttons.
Gauge 17sts and 30 rows = 4" in garterst.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

cowl is worked back and forth.


This
Stitches are picked up along both long
sides for a garterstitch edging.
needle is used to accommo Adatecircular
the large number ofstitches in the

garterstitch edging. The smaller needle is


only used to pick upstitches for edging.
When working intarsia, bring new yarn
under old yarn at each color change to
twist yarns and avoid holes.

Row 15 With CC, k21; with MC, k21.


Row 16 With MC, k21; with CC, k21.
Rows 1728 Rep Rows 15and 16 six times.

Rep Rows 128 four more times, then


work Rows 114 once more. *With MC,
knit 2rows. With CC, knit 2 rows. Rep
from * 3more times. Buttonhole row (RS)
With MC, k6, [BO4sts, knit until there
are 9sts after buttonhole gap] 2 times,
BO4sts, knit to end. Next row (WS) With
MC, k6, [using the backward-loop method,
CO4sts, k9] 2times, CO4sts, k6. *With
CC, knit 2rows. With MC, knit 2 rows. Rep
from * 2 more times. With MC, BOallsts.
Edging: With MC, smaller needle, and RS
facing, pick up and knit 130sts along one
long edge. Change to larger needle. Knit 1
row. With CC, knit 2 rows. With MC, knit 2
rows. BOallsts. Rep for other long edge.

Cottage Color

knit 12sts along inc edge of upper right


front, remove waste yarn from provisional
COat neck and k40, pick up and knit 12sts
along inc edge of upper left front584sts.
Pm and join in the rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Knit
1 rnd. Purl 1 rnd. Join upper and lower
fronts: Next rnd Knit to m, remove m,
*with shorter needle, k40, BO52sts
40sts rem before next m. Do not break
yarn. Arrange rem 40sts and 40sts on
shorter cir needle with RS tog and with
working yarn, joinsts using three-needle
BO, remove m*, cont with long needle, knit
to next m, remove m, rep from * to * once,
cont with long needle, knit to next m, with
shorter needle, k64 necksts320sts rem:
256 bodysts on long needle, 64 necksts
on shorter needle. Turn work. Next row
(WS) With shorter needle, k64, with
longer needle, k256 bodysts to end-ofrnd m. Turn work. Next row (RS) Using
the backward-loop method, CO1st onto
shorter needle, with longer needle, knit to
end of bodysts, turn1st incd. Rep last
row 5 more times70 necksts on shorter
needle. Next row (RS) With longer needle,
loosely BOall 256 bodysts (use a neckst to
BOlast bodyst). Do not break yarn. Cont
on necksts only. Work in Stst for 6 rows.
BOallsts.

FINISHING
COWL

With MC and larger needle, CO42sts. Do


not join. Next row (WS) Knit. *With CC, knit
2 rows. With MC, knit 2 rows. Rep from * 6
more times. Beg intarsia patt (see Notes):
Row 1 (RS) With MC, k21; with CC, k21.
Row 2 (WS) With CC, k21; with MC, k21.
Rows 314 Rep Rows 1and 2 six times.

Weave in ends. Block. Sew buttons opposite


buttonholes.
Kim Haesemeyer s first book with Leisure Arts
is Expand Your Knitting Skills (2012). Her blog is
www.bigskyyarnsandcrafts.com, and she is on
Ravelry as KimH.

FINISHING

Steam block neck edge, weave in ends.


Annie Modesitt lives and designs in St. Paul,
Minnesota, where she is surrounded by inspiration and knitting. You can see more of her work
at www.anniemodesitt.com.

BARCODE COWL
Kim Haesemeyer

Finished Size 24" circumference, buttoned, and 11" deep.


Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100%
superwash merino wool; 200 yd [182
m]/3 oz [100 g]): graphite (dark gray, MC),
2 skeins; fragrant (pink, CC), 1 skein.
Needles Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm):
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Cottage Color

Needles Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if


necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 21sts and 26 rows = 4" in Check patt.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

WOODSTOVE SLIPPERS
Courtney Kelley

Finished Sizes Kids: 4" circumference and

6 (7)" from back of heel to tip of toe; to fit


US sizes 122 (35). Adults: 6 (7)" circumference and 7 (8)" from back of heel to
tip of toe; to fit US sizes 68 (911). Shown
in smaller (kids) and larger (adults) sizes.
Yarn The Fibre Company Organik (70%merino, 15% baby alpaca, 15% silk; 98 yd
[90m]/1 oz [50 g]): Kids: highlands
(forest green, MC) and cumulus (gray, CC),
1 skein each. Adults: desert rose (maroon,
MC) and cumulus (gray, CC), 2 skeins each.
Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

slippers are knit flat from the heel


These
to the toe and seamed.
are written for all sizes
Instructions
combined; the first two sizes are for the
kids slippers and the last two sizes are
for the adults slippers.

SLIPPERS

With MC, CO24 (24, 32, 40)sts, leaving


a 10" tail. Knit 4 rows. Work Rows 112
of Check patt (see Stitch Guide) 2 (3, 3, 4)
times, then work Rows 18 (12, 18, 12)
of patt once more. Shape toe: Working
in colors as established, work as foll: Dec
row (RS) K3, [k2tog, k2] 5 (5, 7, 9) times,
k119 (19, 25, 31)sts rem. Work 1 WS
row. Dec row (RS) K2, [k3tog] 5 (5, 7, 9)
times, k29 (9, 11, 13)sts rem. Work 1 WS
row. Break yarn, leaving a 15" tail. Thread
tail on a tapestry needle, draw through
remsts and cinch closed, then cont to sew
sides of instep tog for 2 (2, 3, 3)", or
desired length.

Stitch Guide

FINISHING

Check Pattern: (multiple of 8sts)


Row 1 (RS) With MC, k2, *with CC, k4; with

Fold COedge in half and sew tog using


COtail. Weave in ends. Using both MC and
CC tog, make a 1 (1, 2, 2)" pompom and sew
to end of instep seam.

MC, k4; rep from * to last 6sts, with CC, k4;


with MC, k2.
Rows 26 Rep Row1.
Rows 712 With MC, k2, *with MC, k4;
with CC, k4; rep from * to last 6sts, with
MC, k6.
Rep Rows 112 for patt.

Courtney Kelley lives in Philadelphia,


Pennsylvania, and is part owner of Kelbourne
Woolens. You can see more of her work at
www.kelbournewoolens.com/blog.

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COTTAGE CHRISTMAS
BLANKET
Ann McDonald Kelly

Assembly Diagram

Finished Size 38" wide by 50" long.


Yarn HiKoo SimpliWorsted (55% merino

Square Diagram

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Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 2 circulars (cir), 29"
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Notions One size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed
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Gauge 16sts and 32 rows = 4" in garterst.

left corner
2

10

11

12

right corner

tree

base

Left Corner

Right Corner

34

with B, k on RS

32

30

with B, k on WS

picked-up sts

28

26

26

24

with B, k2tog on WS

CO
30

28

with B, k2tog on RS

knitting direction

34
32

three-needle BO
24

22
20

with C, k on RS

20

18

18
16

with C, k on WS

16
14

14

12

with C, k2tog

12
10

with C, sk2p (see Stitch Guide)

10
8

with D, k on RS

6
4

4
2

1 (WS)with D, k on WS
35 sts dec'd to 1 st

bobble placement

22

1 (WS)
35 sts decd to 1 st

with D, k2tog
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Cottage Color

with B, k2tog on WS
with B, k on RS

with C, k on RS

with B, k on WS

with C, k on WS

with B, k2tog on RS

with C, k2tog

with B, k2tog on WS

with C, sk2p (see Stitch Guide)

with C, k on RS

with D, k on RS

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

with C, k on WS

with D, k on WS

Notes

with C, k2tog

with D, k2tog

blanket consists of 12 identical


This
squares (see Square Diagram and Assembly Diagram) that are knit separately and joined with picked-upstitches
and three-needle bind-off.

with C, sk2p (see Stitch Guide)


with D, k on RS

Stitch Guide:

Tree

Sk2p: Sl1 kwise, k2tog, pass slst over

with D, k on WS

2sts decd.

64

with D, k2tog

62

SQUARE (MAKE 12)


Base: With B, CO8sts. Knit 32 rows. Break

60

B and join D. Knit 12 rows. Break D and


rejoin B. Knit 32 rows. BOallsts. Tree:
With RS of base facing and C, pick up and
knit 39sts along one long edge of base. Beg
with a WS row, work Rows 165 of Tree
chart1st rem. Fasten off lastst. Right
corner: With B and RS facing, pick up and
knit 35sts along right edge of tree. Beg
with a WS row, work Rows 134 of Right
Corner chart1st rem. Fasten off lastst.
Left corner: With B and RS facing, pick up
and knit 35sts along left edge of tree. Beg
with a WS row, work Rows 134 of Left
Corner chart1st rem. Fasten off lastst.

58
56
54
52
50
48
46
44
42
40

ASSEMBLY

38
36
34
32
30
28
26
24
22
20
18
16
14
12
10
8
6
4

Block squares. Strip 1: With A and RS


facing, pick up and knit 40sts along lower
edge of Square 1. Knit 7 rows. Set aside.
With A, RS facing and 2nd cir needle, pick
and knit 40sts along left side of Square 2.
Knit 7rows. Join squares, using threeneedle BO. Foll Assembly Diagram for
orientation of each square, join Square 3
to Square 2 and Square 4 to Square 3 in
same way. Strip2: Join Squares 5-8. Strip
3: Join Squares 912. Joinstrips: With A
and RS facing, pick up and knit 184sts
along right side of Strip 1 as foll: [40sts
along square, 8sts along border] 3 times,
40sts along last square. Knit 7 rows. Set
aside. With A, RS facing and 2nd cir needle,
pick up and knit 184sts along left side of
Strip 2 in same way. Knit 7rows. Joinsts,
using three-needle BO. Join Strips 2 and
3 in the same way. Left side edging: With
A and RS facing, pick up and knit 184sts
along outside edge of Strip 1. Knit 15 rows.
BOallsts. Rep for Strip 3. Top edging: With
A and RS facing, pick up and knit 156sts
along top edge. Knit 15 rows. BOallsts.
Rep for bottom edge.

2
1 (WS)
39 sts decd to 1 st

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Tips on blocking
Plus, practice this creative combination
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Cottage Color

BOBBLES: (MAKE 120)

With A, CO1st. [Knit into front, back,


front, back] of samest4sts. [Turn, k4]
5times. Turn, sl1, k3tog, pass slst over
returned to 1st. Fasten off.

with MC, knit

Body

Crown
11

21

with MC, k2tog

19

17

with CC, knit

15

FINISHING

Attach bobbles to trees, following Square


Diagram for placement. Weave in ends.
Block to measurements.

pattern repeat

13

11

11 to 5 st rep

9
7

Ann McDonald Kelly's purse is a jumble of graph


paper, colored pencils, knitting needles, and little
bits of yarn in Ziploc bags. The Black Sheep Yarn
Shop in Cockeysville, Maryland, where she works
and teaches, is her second home.

ROSEBUD HAT
Carolyn Kern

Place marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Knit


1rnd. Break MC. Change to smaller needle
and CC. Knit 27 rnds. Change to larger cir
needle. Purl 1 rnd for turning ridge. Body:
With MC, knit 1 rnd. Work Rnds 122 of
Body chart once. Joining rnd (See Notes)
Remove waste yarn from provisional
COand place 121 (132, 143) COsts onto
smaller needle. Fold hem in half at turning
ridge with WS tog. Hold smaller needle
behind larger needle. With MC, *knit 1st
from front needle tog with 1st from back
needle; rep from * around. Work Rnds
222 of Body chart. Shape crown: Note:
Change to dpn when necessary. Work Rnds
111 of Crown chart55(60, 65)sts rem.
Break CC and cont with MC only. Next rnd
Knit. Dec rnd *K3, k2tog; rep from * to
end44 (48, 52)sts rem. Next rnd Knit.
Dec rnd *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end33

3
1
11 st rep

(36, 39)sts rem. Dec rnd *K1, k2tog; rep


from * to end22 (24, 26)sts rem. Dec rnd
*K2tog; rep from * to end11 (12, 13)sts
rem. Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. With
tail threaded on tapestry needle, draw tail
through remsts and pull to close.
FINISHING

Weave in ends and block.


Carolyn Kern designs and teaches knitting
in northeastern Pennsylvania. She periodically takes a break from her daily knitting to
blogabout it at www.carolynkernknits
.blogspot.com.

Finished Size 17 (18, 20)" circumference


and 7" tall. Hat shown measures 18".
Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% wool,
30% baby alpaca, 10% angora; 164 yd
[150m]/1 oz [50 g]): #5328 rum raisin
(MC) and #5303 cinder (CC), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir).
Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" cir and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 28sts and 32 rnds = 4" in charted
patt on larger needle.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

hat is worked in the round from the


This
bottom up.
joining hem, weave in ends as
Before
they will be inaccessible after hem is knit
in place.
HAT
Hem: With MC, larger cir needle, and using

a provisional method, CO121 (132, 143)sts.


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Cottage Color

SCARF

GINGHAM SCARF
Moon Eldridge

Finished Size 12" wide and 59" long.


Yarn Shibui Knits Pebble (48% silk, 36%me-

rino, 16% cashmere; 224 yd [205m]/.88oz


[25g]): #40 spore (green, MC), 3 skeins;
#15sidewalk (tan, CC), 2 skeins.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size
if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 24sts and 32 rows = 4" in Basketweave patt with weaving.

With MC and using the long-tail method,


CO76sts. Work Rows 14 of Basketweave
patt (see Stitch Guide) once, then work
Rows 3 and 4 once more. Cont in Basketweave patt (work Rows 58 once, then
rep Rows 18 as needed), work weave as
foll (see Notes): Next row With MC, work
4sts in patt, join CC, [using MC as working
yarn and CC as weaving yarn, Weave Up
(see Stitch Guide), Weave Down] 34 times,
with MC, work 4sts in patt. Rep last row
115 more times29 rows of woven blocks.
*Next row With MC, work 4sts, [using CC
as working yarn and MC as weaving yarn,
Weave Up, Weave Down] 34 times, with
MC, work 4sts. Rep last row 3 more times.
Next row With MC, work 4sts, [using MC
as working yarn and CC as weaving yarn,
Weave Up, Weave Down] 34 times, with
MC, work 4sts. Rep last row 3 more times.
Next row With MC, work 4sts, [using CC
as working yarn and MC as weaving yarn,

Weave Up, Weave Down] 34 times, with


MC, work 4sts. Rep last row 3 more times.
Next row With MC, work 4sts, [using
MC as working yarn and CC as weaving
yarn, Weave Up, Weave Down] 34 times,
with MC, work 4sts. Rep last row 11 more
times. Rep from * 9 more times. With MC,
work 4sts, [using MC as working yarn and
CC as weaving yarn, Weave Up, Weave
Down] 34 times, with MC, work 4sts.
Rep last row 103 more times26 rows of
woven blocks. Break CC. With MC, work
Rows 14 of patt, then work Row 3 once
more. BOallsts in patt.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


Moon Eldridge teaches music at the university
level and lives in North Carolina. Different cultures, traditions, and nature inspire her creative
vision in design.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

scarf is worked flat back and forth.


This
When working the weaving technique,
hold the working yarn in your right
hand and the weaving yarn in your left
hand.

Stitch Guide
Basketweave Pattern: (multiple of 8sts +

4)

Rows 1 and 3 (RS) Sl1 kwise wyb, k3, *p4,


k4; rep from * to end.
Rows 2 and 4 (WS) Sl1 pwise wyf, p3, *k4,
p4; rep from * to end.
Rows 5 and 7 Sl1 pwise wyf, p3, *k4, p4;
rep from * to end.
Rows 6 and 8 Sl1 kwise wyb, k3, *p4, k4;
rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 18 for patt.
Weave Up: Insert right needle intost, lay
weaving yarn over top of right needle, wrap
working yarn and pull newst through, but
do not pull weaving yarn throughweaving
yarn is caught by working yarn.
Weave Down: Insert right needle intost,

hold weaving yarn below right needle, wrap


working yarn and pull newst through
weaving yarn is not caught by working
yarn.
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Try Finger Weaving


for a Unique Woven Look
BY MOON ELDRIDGE

This reversible colorwork technique is


really fun to work. I call it finger
weaving because you use your left
index finger to weave in a strand of
contrasting yarn while youre
knitting.
First, no matter which stitch pattern
you work when you use this technique,
the result will be reversible. So its a great
choice for shawls, scarves, and other items
that have no real wrong side. Double
knitting is another reversible colorwork

Figure 1

technique (see page 51


for more on double knitting), but finger weaving
produces a much thinner
fabric. The number of colors you
can use is limitless, but you work with
just two colors on any given row.
Although you can achieve an effect
similar to that of finger weaving by weaving the contrasting yarn through the final
fabric with a tapestry needle, when you
use finger weaving, you knit and weave at
the same time. When the knitting is done,
your piece is done!
The key to finger weaving is holding
yarns in both hands. If you are familiar
with two-handed knitting (holding a
strand in each hand), youll pick up finger
weaving easily.

Figure 3

FINGER-WEAVING BASICS

Youll be working a pattern of knit and


purl stitches, holding the main working
yarn in the right hand and the contrasting weaving yarn in the left. The final
effect is determined by how you weave
the contrasting yarn, above or below the
working strand, as well as by the combination of knits and purls you work with the
main yarn as you work the weaving yarn.
You won't see the weaving yarn on the knit
side. The weaving yarn should only show
on the purl side.
Note: Feel the tension of the weaving
yarn and make sure its not too tight (in

Figure 4

Figure 2

For a tutorial on
holding yarns in both
hands, see Interweave Knits,
Spring 2014.
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Figure 5

The Gingham Scarf uses


different patterns with
finger weaving to create a
unique woven appearance.
See page 78 for the pattern

which case the weaving yarn will gather


the fabric) or too loose (the weaving yarn
will hang in loops).
Weave Up: Insert right needle into
stitch, lay weaving yarn over top of right
needle, wrap working yarn, and pull new
stitch through, but do not pull weaving
yarn throughweaving yarn is caught by
working yarn.
Weave Down: Insert right needle into
stitch, hold weaving yarn below right
needle, wrap working yarn, and pull new
stitch throughweaving yarn is not
caught by working yarn.

Figure 6

Figure 7

Figure 8

Weave Up While Knitting:

With both yarns in back, insert right


needle into stitch, lay weaving yarn over
top of right needle (Figure 1).
Wrap working yarn and pull new stitch
through, but do not pull weaving yarn
throughweaving yarn is caught by working yarn (Figure 2).
Weave Down While Knitting:

With both yarns in back, insert right


needle into stitch, hold weaving yarn below
right needle (Figure 3).
Wrap working yarn and pull new stitch
throughweaving yarn is not caught by
working yarn (Figure 4).
Weave Up While Purling:

With both yarns in front, insert right


needle into stitch, lay weaving yarn over
top of right needle (Figure 5).

Wrap working yarn and pull new stitch


throughweaving yarn is caught by working yarn (Figure 6).
Weave Down While Purling:

With both yarns in front, insert right


needle into stitch, hold weaving yarn below
right needle (Figure 7).
Wrap working yarn and pull new stitch
throughweaving yarn is not caught by
working yarn (Figure 8).
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Garter Stitch

Garter Alternate

Broken Rib Right Side

Broken Rib Wrong Side

Broken Rib Stitch: (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

USING THE TECHNIQUE IN


STITCH PATTERNS

Now try the weaving methods in some


specific patterns. In these swatches, red
is the main color (MC) and white is the
contrast color (CC).
Garter Stitch: (even number of sts)

Using MC as the working yarn and CC


as the weaving yarn, work as foll:
Row 1 *K1 weave up, k1 weave down;
rep from * to end.
Rep Row 1 for patt.
Garter Alternate: (even number of sts)

Using MC as the working yarn and CC


as the weaving yarn, work as foll:
Rows 1 4 *K1 weave up, k1 weave down;
rep from * to end.
Using CC as the working yarn and MC
as the weaving yarn, work as foll:
Rows 58 *K1 weave up, k1 weave down;
rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 18 for patt.

Using MC as the working yarn and


CC as the weaving yarn, work as foll:
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (RS) *K1 weave up, k1
weave down, p1 weave up, p1 weave
down; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1
weave up, k1 weave down.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 (WS) *P1 weave up, p1
weave down, k1 weave up, k1 weave
down; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1 weave
up, p1 weave down.
Rows 7, 9 and 11 *P1 weave up, p1
weave down, k1 weave up, k1 weave
down; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1 weave
up, p1 weave down.
Rows 8, 10 and 12 *K1 weave up, k1
weave down, p1 weave up, p1 weave
down; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1
weave up, k1 weave down.
Rep Rows 112 for patt.
The wrong side is also attractive in
this pattern.
I hope this tutorial inspires you to
try finger weaving in your knitting!
MOON ELDRIDGE is a designer in
NorthCarolina.

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So Giftable!
Accessories make great gifts. Here, find ten classic designs,
plus variations, for all the folks on your list.

The Fairbanks Cowl plays with cables that


look related to each other, yet are different
because of the number of stitches crossed.

gnes Kutas-Keresztes. PAGE 98.


YARNBergre

de France Alaska

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The Captains Return Hat is a mens beanie worked in the round


with an allover cable pattern. The hat was inspired by my brother, the
designer notes, a captain in the Canadian military. He spent the
summer of 2013 under the scorching Afghanistan sun, and returned
home in the late fall just in time for the beginning of the hard Northern
Alberta winter. Josie Mercier. PAGE 99. YARN Brooklyn Tweed Loft

The close-fitting Voussoir Hat uses a combination of


knits, purls, and twisted stitches to create a design that
looks much more complex than it is. The pattern
changes every four rounds. Robin Allen. PAGE 100.
YARN Valley Yarns Northfield, distributed by WEBS

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The Radcliffe Cowl is a circular scarf that can


be worn doubled or long around the neck. The
cowl gets its name and inspiration from the
Radcliffe Camera reading rooms of the Bodleian
Library at Oxford University. Meghan Babin.
PAGE 102. YARN The Fibre Company Acadia,
distributed by Kelbourne Woolens

Twisted stitches add depth and texture to the


fingerless Medallion Mitts. A diamond motif
accents the back of each hand. Kristin
Hansen. PAGE 103. YARN Mirasol Nuna,
distributed by Knitting Fever

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2
sizes
The All Points East Shawl is worked from the top down and available in two versions.
The first version (shown in size small) begins with a plain stockinette background with a
central leaf motif. The second version (shown in size large) begins with a branch onto
which the central leaf motif is attached. From their different beginnings, both versions of
the shawl lead to repeating leaf motifs. A bit of simple crochet lends a dewdrop edge.
Joan Forgione. PAGE 105. YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Sock

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Knit a

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Knit

Chunky!

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In a welted pattern worked in a continuous


spiral with yarn held double, the roomy
Galaxy Cowl knits up quickly and makes
great use of a novelty yarn. Cathy Carron.
PAGE 110. YARN Tahki Yarns Calypso, distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.

The people who live in the Mackenzie River


region of Northern Canada know a thing or two
about warm outerwear. The Mackenzie
River Hat features an extra-deep fold-up brim
and cables that taper into the crown. Josie
Mercier. PAGE 112. YARN Brown Sheep Lambs
Pride Bulky

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His

hers
&

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In the stretchy Backroad Hats, a simple slip-stitch pattern breaks


up potential pooling, while letting hand-dyed yarns take center stage.
There are two options for shaping the crown: the mens version
features a strong decrease line three stitches wide, while the womens
version has a more subtle one-stitch line. Elizabeth Elliott.
PAGE114. YARN Mens: Widdershin Woolworks Targhee Worsted;
Womens: Malabrigo Merino Worsted

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The Stashbuster Hats are totally reversible and


feature four options for the contrasting band: two
stripe variations and two colorwork options. Each
hat consists of two hats, one tucked into the
other. Each half hat takes less than half a skein
of sock yarn, making this an ideal stashbuster.
Nancy Shroyer. PAGE 116. YARN Malabrigo Sock

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Reversible
Design!

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purl

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn

pattern repeat

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, k2,
k2 from cn

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in back, k1,
k1 from cn

So Giftable!

sl 3 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k1,
k3 from cn

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

knit
purl

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn

pattern repeat
sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in back, k1,
k1 from cn

Cable

FAIRBANKS COWL
gnes Kutas-Keresztes

Finished Size 31" circumference and 8" tall.


Yarn Bergre de France Alaska (50% acrylic,

50% combed wool; 60 yd [55 m]/1 oz


[50g]): #21273 eider, 4 skeins.
Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm):
32" circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if
necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn);
tapestry needle.
Gauge 16sts and 23 rnds = 4" in Cable patt
on larger needle.

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, k2,
k2 from cn

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in front, k1,
k1 from cn
sl 2 sts onto cn,
hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn
sl 2 sts onto cn,
hold in front, k2,
k2 from cn

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in front, k3,
k1 from cn

sl 3 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k1,
k3 from cn

3
1

32 st repeat

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in front, k3,
k1 from cn

sl 3 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k1,
k3 from cn

sl 1 st onto cn,
hold in front, k3,
k1 from cn

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

cowl is worked in the round from


This
the bottom up.
COWL

With smaller needle, CO128sts. Place


marker and join in the rnd. [Purl 1 rnd, knit
1 rnd] 2 times. Change to larger needle.
Work Rnds 14 of Cable chart 11 times.
Change to smaller needle. Purl 1 rnd. Knit
1rnd. Purl 1 rnd. BOallsts.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


gnes Kutas-Keresztes lives, designs, and spins
in a small village in Switzerland. You can find
more of her patterns on her website, www
.agnes.kutas.ch, and on Ravelry (username
AgnesKutas).

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knit

Cable

So Giftable!

31

purl

29

k1tbl

27
25

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn

23
21

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, k2,
k2 from cn

CAPTAINS RETURN HAT


Josie Mercier

Finished Size 18 (21, 24)" circumference

and 8 (8, 9)" tall. Hat shown measures 21".


Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% wool;
275yd [251 m]/1 oz [50 g]): #16 pumpernickel, 1 (1, 2) ball(s).
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular
(cir). Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" cir and set of
double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if
necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn);
tapestry needle.
Gauge 32sts and 44 rnds = 4" in cable patt
on larger needle.

19
17
15

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
p2 from cn

13
11 *

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, p2,
k2 from cn

9
7
5

pattern repeat

3
1
24 st repeat
* Work as given in instructions

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

?
HAT

With smaller needle, CO144 (168,


192)sts. Place marker (pm) and join in
the rnd. Next rnd P1, k1tbl, p2, *k4, p2,
k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p2; rep from * to last 8sts,
k4, p2, k1tbl, p1. Rep last rnd until piece
measures (1, 1)" from CO. Change to
larger cir needle. Work Rnds 110 of Cable
chart. Next rnd (Rnd 11 of chart) Sl2sts
on right needle (last 2sts of last rnd) onto
cn and hold in back, remove m, k2 (first
2sts of this rnd), pm, k2 from cn, work
to end of rnd. Work Rnds 1232 of chart,
then work Rnds 128 of chart once more.
Work Rnds 110 of Crown chart, changing
to dpn when necessary96 (112, 128)sts
rem. Next rnd (Rnd 11 of chart) Sl2sts on
right needle (last 2sts of last rnd) onto cn
and hold in back, slm for new beg-of-rnd,
k2, k2 from cn, work to end of rnd. Work
Rnds 1223 of chart6 (7, 8)sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving a 10" tail. Thread tail
on a tapestry needle, draw through remsts
and cinch closed.

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knit

23

Crown

21

purl

19
17

k1tbl

15

p2tog

13

customize it
Because the shaping for this hat begins
at a specific row on the chart, the length
needs to be customized at the bottom of
the hat rather than the top. To adjust the
hats length, increase or decrease the
length of the ribbing.

11 *

ssp
9

no stitch

7
5

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn
sl 2 sts onto cn,
hold in back, k2,
p2 from cn

3
1
24 to 1 st repeat
* Work as given in instructions

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, p2,
k2 from cn
pattern repeat

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


Josie Mercier has been designing knitwearsince
2005. She lives in Belleville, Ontario, Canada,
with her husband and two children.Shecan be
found online at www.mercierknittingpatterns
.blogspot.com, and on Ravelry as Pibble.

VOUSSOIR HAT
Robin Allen

Finished Size 19" circumference (un-

stretched) and 7" long.


Yarn Valley Yarns Northfield (70% me-

rino, 20% baby alpaca, 10% silk; 124 yd

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terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

hat is worked in the round from the


This
bottom up. Change to double-pointed

In designing this hat, I was inspired by


medieval cathedrals. A voussoir is a
wedge-shapedstone used in building
a vault or an arch. This hat fulfills my
love of symmetry and my desire to
create complex-looking designs with
simplestitch repeats.

knit

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[113m]/1 oz [50 g]): #18 pine green,


2skeins.
Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" circular (cir)
and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust
needle size if necessary to obtain the correct
gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 26sts and 32 rnds = 4" in charted
patt.

purl
k1tbl
k2tog
ssk
no stitch
pattern repeat

Voussoir

needles when the circumference of the


hat gets too small for the circular needle.
For ease of working, place a marker
between pattern repeats. You may find it

55
53
51
49
47
45
43
41
39
37
35
33
31
29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
16 to 6 st repeat

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helpful to use a different color marker for


the end of round.

knit
purl

HAT

With cir needle, CO128sts. Place marker


and join in the rnd. Work Rnds 156
of Voussoir chart (see Notes)48sts
rem. Next rnd [K2tog] 24 times24sts
rem. Next rnd Purl. Next rnd [K2tog]
12times12sts rem. Break yarn, leaving
a 10" tail. With tail threaded on tapestry
needle, draw tail through remsts and pull to
gather. Secure tail to WS.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


Robin Allen, on Ravelry as atexasgirl, lives
and knits in a little red cabin in the Texas Hill
Country. See what she's up to at www.atexas
girlknits.wordpress.com.

k1 in row below
MR
ML
MR
ML

M1R
M1L

Radcliffe
ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

27
25
23
21
19
17

M1RP
M1LP
sl 2 as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso
pattern repeat

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

MR

ML

15
13
11
9
7
5

MR

3
1
16 st repeat

RADCLIFFE COWL
Meghan Babin

Finished Size 67" circumference and 9"

wide.
Yarn The Fibre Company Acadia (60%

merino, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145yd


[133m]/1 oz [50 g]): driftwood (MC),
4balls; cranberry (CC), 1 ball.
Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 40" circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 19sts and 32 rnds = 4" in charted
patt.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

cowl is worked in the round from


This
the bottom up.
ease of working, it may be helpful to
For
place markers between chart repeats.
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Those new to Fishermans Rib can


find picking upstitches after frogging
difficult. When you work in Fishermans
Rib, creating a lifeline can make the
difference between ripping out a few
rows and ripping out an entire project.
To spare time and frustration, use a
piece of dental floss orstring, and
thread it through an entire row every
inch of your progress. That way, if you
make a mistake, the lifeline will hold
thestitches in place while you reinsert
a needle.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

mitts are worked in the round


These
from the bottom up.
are designed to be worn with
Mitts
about " of negative ease. The lattice
patternstretches.
working the thumb gusset, work
When
the RT on Row 2 of the Lattice chart as
k1tbl before the gusset and k1tbl after
the gusset.

COWL

Stitch Guide
Right Twist (RT): With right needle in front of
left needle, skip firstst on left needle and knit
2ndst tbl, then knit firstst tbl, drop bothsts
from left needle.
Left Twist (LT): Sl2sts pwise to right needle,
then from front of work, insert tip of left
needle into first slst and slide right needle out
of slsts, allowing 2ndst to momentarily fall
free, with tip of right needle, pick up 2nd slst
and move to left needle, knit bothsts tbl.

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Tech Tip

#38 sea grass, 1 (2, 2) skein(s).


Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size
if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m);stitch holder; tapestry
needle.
Gauge 32sts and 34 rnds = 4" in Lattice
patt.

Right Purl Twist (RPT): With right needle in


front of left needle, skip firstst on left needle
and knit 2ndst tbl, then purl firstst, drop
bothsts from left needle.
Left Purl Twist (LPT): Sl2sts pwise to right
needle, then from front of work, insert tip of
left needle into first slst and slide right needle

With CC, and using the long-tail method,


CO320sts. Place marker and join in the rnd.
Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Radcliffe chart. Break
CC and join MC. Work Rnds 328 of chart,
then work Rnds 128 once, then work Rnds
114 once more. Break MC and join CC. Work
Rnds 15 and 16 of chart. BOallsts.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block, pinning out points at


edges.
Meghan Babin teaches, designs, and works
in the fiber world and couldnt be happier. She
can usually be found under a pile of yarn at
the Cornwall Yarn Shop in Cornwall, New York,
where she works and teaches.

MEDALLION MITTS
Kristin Hansen

Finished Size 6 (7, 8)" hand circumference

(see Notes) and 9" long. Mittens shown


measure 6".
Yarn Mirasol Nuna (40% wool, 40% silk,
20% bamboo; 191 yd [175 m]/1 oz [50 g]):
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out of slsts, allowing 2ndst to momentarily


fall free, with tip of right needle, pick up 2nd
slst and move to left needle, p1, k1tbl.

k1tbl
purl

RIGHT MITT

CO48 (56, 64)sts. Place marker (pm) and


join in the rnd. Next rnd K1tbl, *p2, [k1tbl]
2times; rep from * to last 3sts, p2, k1tbl.
Rep last rnd 2 more times. Work Rows
18of Lattice chart 4 times, then work
Row1 once more, working Row 1 as foll:
Row 1 Work to lastst, work RT over lastst
of rnd and firstst of next rnd, pm for beg of
rnd in center of RT.
Thumb gusset: Next rnd (Row 2 of Lattice
chart) Work 24 (28, 32)sts in patt, working
lastst as k1tbl rather than RT (see Notes),
pm for gusset, M1, pm for gusset, work in
patt to end, working firstst as k1tbl rather
than RT49 (57, 65)sts. Next rnd Work
4sts in patt, pm, work Row 1 of Medallion
chart over 16sts, pm, work in patt to m,
work Row 1 of Right Gusset chart over 1st,
work in patt to end. Cont in patt through
Row 23 (27, 29) of Right Gusset chart (Row
1 [5, 7] of Lattice chart, Row 23 [27, 29] of
Medallion chart)61 (71, 81)sts. Next rnd
Work in patt to gusset m, place next 13 (15,
17)sts on holder for thumb, work in patt
to end48 (56, 64)sts rem. Cont in patt
(if necessary) through Row 30 of Medallion chart (Row 8 of Lattice chart). Work
Rows 16 of Lattice chart over allsts. Next
rnd P1, *[k1tbl] 2 times, p2; rep from * to
last 3sts, [k1tbl] 2 times, p1. Rep last rnd
2more times. Loosely BOallsts in patt.

Medallion

29
27

M1

25

pattern repeat

23

RT (see Stitch Guide)

19

LT (see Stitch Guide)

17

RPT (see Stitch Guide)

15

21

13

LPT (see Stitch Guide)

11
9

Lattice

7
7

3
1

3
16 sts

1*
4 st repeat
* Work as given in directions

Left Gusset

Right Gusset

29

23

25

M 25
M

Return 13 (15, 17) held thumbsts to


needles.
Sizes 6 (8)" only:
Next rnd Pick up and knit 3sts along crook

of thumb, p1, *[k1tbl] 2 times, p2; rep from *


to end16 (20)sts.
Size 7" only:
Next rnd *[K1tbl] 2 times, p2; rep from * to

last 3sts, [k1tbl] 2 times, p1, pick up and


knit 1st at crook of thumb16sts.

17

17

15

15

11

9
M

1
1 st to 13 (15, 17) sts

5
M

11

9
M

19

13

13

All sizes:

Pm and join in the rnd. Next rnd *[K1tbl]


2 times, p2; rep from * to end. Rep last rnd
once more. Loosely BOallsts in patt.

19

23

21

21

RIGHT THUMB

29

27

27

1
1 st to 13 (15, 17) sts

LEFT MITT

Work as for right mitt to thumb gusset.


Thumb gusset: Next rnd (Row 2 of Lattice
chart) Work 24 (28, 32)sts in patt, working lastst as k1tbl rather than RT, pm for
gusset, M1, pm for gusset, work in patt to
end, working firstst as k1tbl rather than
RT49(57, 65)sts. Next rnd Work in patt
to m, work Row 1 of Left Gusset chart over
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Notes

Return 13 (15, 17) held thumbsts to


needles.

shawls are worked from the top


These
down in two sections, divided by two

Sizes 6 (8)" only:


Next rnd Pick up and knit 3sts along crook

of thumb, *p2, [k1tbl] 2 times; rep from * to


lastst, p116 (20)sts.
Size 7" only:
Next rnd P1, *[k1tbl] 2 times, p2; rep from *

to last 2sts, [k1tbl] 2 times, pick up and knit


1st at crook of thumb16sts.
All sizes:

Pm and join in the rnd. Next rnd P1, *[k1tbl]


2 times, p2; rep from * to last 3sts, [k1tbl]
2 times, p1. Rep last rnd once more. Loosely
BOallsts in patt.

centerstitches. Threestitches at each


edge are worked in garterstitch. The
centerstitches and garterstitch borders
do not appear on the charts.
Charts show right-side rows of one
section of lace only; purl all wrong-side
chart rows.
A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number ofstitches.

Stitch Guide
Small Center Pattern: (worked over 2sts)
Row 1 (RS) K2.
Row 2 (WS) P2.
Row 3 K2tog, leaving bothsts on left needle,

knit firstst again; slip bothsts off needle.


Row 4 P2.
Rep Rows 14 for patt.
Large Center Pattern: (worked over 2sts)
Row 1 (RS) K2tog, leaving bothsts on left

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terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

1st, work 4 (8, 12)sts in patt, pm, work


Row1 of Medallion chart over 16sts, pm,
work in patt to end. Finish as for right mitt.

needle, knit firstst again; slip bothsts off


needle.
Row 2 (WS) P2.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block lightly.


Kristin Hansen is a lifelong knitter who enjoys
teaching knitting and designing. She has taught
at The National Needlearts Association (TNNA)
conventions and the Dallas/Fort Worth Fiber
Festival. Her patterns are available through
Ravelry and Craftsy.

ALL POINTS EAST SHAWL


Joan Forgione

Finished Size 45 (58)" wide and 21 (25)"

deep. Shawl shown in both small and large


sizes.
Yarn Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yd [384 m]/4oz
[120 g]): great south babes (mineral), 1(2)
skein(s).
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32" circular (cir)
needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size
E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; blocking wires
and pins.
Gauge 19sts and 35 rows = 4" in Stst.
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Chart A (Large Shawl Only)

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knit
yo
k2tog
ssk
sl 2 as if to
k2tog, k1,
p2sso2 sts
decd
pattern repeat

Note: Purl all WS rows of chart pattern;


these rows do not appear on charts.

3
1
1 st incd to 71 sts

15
13
11

69
67
65
63
61
59
57
55
53
51
49
47
45
43
41
39
37
35
33
31
29
27
25
23
21
19
17

Chart B (Small Shawl Only)

Note: Purl all WS rows of chart pattern;


these rows do not appear on charts.

11

13

15

19
17

29
27
25
23
21

39
37
35
33
31

49
47
45
43
41

53
51

31 sts incd to 87 sts

Slip Stitch (SS):


Insert crochet hook kwise into
st on left needle, wrap yarn as
shown and draw through st on
needle and loop on hook, removing st from left needle.

Make Small Bobble (MSB):


Insert crochet hook kwise into
next st on left needle, wrap yarn
and draw through st, leaving st
on left needle (2 loops on hook),
wrap yarn and draw through first
loop on hook as shown.
*Insert hook into same st on
left needle, wrap yarn and draw
through st, leaving st on needle (1
more loop on hook), wrap yarn and
draw through first loop on hook;
rep from * 2 more times, removing
st from left needle after last rep
(5 loops on hook, as shown). Wrap
yarn and draw through all 5 loops
on hook1 loop rem on hook.

Make Large Bobble (MLB):


Insert crochet hook into next 2
sts on left needle as if to k2tog,
wrap yarn and draw through
both sts, leaving sts on needle
(2 loops on hook), wrap yarn and
draw through first loop on hook
as shown.

*Insert hook into same 2 sts on


left needle, wrap yarn and draw
through sts, leaving sts on needle
(1 more loop on hook), wrap yarn
and draw through first loop on
hook; rep from * 7 more times,
removing sts from left needle
after last rep (10 loops on hook,
as shown). Wrap yarn and draw
through all 10 loops on hook1
loop rem on hook.

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SHAWL

CO3sts. Knit 8 rows; do not turn after last


row. Rotate work and pick up and knit 4sts
down selvedge (1st for each garter ridge),
then rotate work and pick up and knit 3sts
along COedge10sts. Set-up row (WS) K3
(garterst edging), place marker (pm), p1,
pm, p2 (centersts), pm, p1, pm, k3 (garterst
edging).

15
13
11

Small shawl only:


Inc row (RS) K3, *slm, yo, knit to m, yo,

slm*, work Row 1 of Small Center patt (see


Stitch Guide) over 2 sts; rep from * to * once,
k34sts incd. Next row (WS) K3, slm,
purl to last m, slm, k3. Inc row K3, *slm,
yo, knit to m, yo, slm*, work Row 3 of small
Center patt; rep from * to * once, k34sts
incd. Next row K3, slm, purl to last m, slm,
k3. Rep last 4 rows 6 more times, then work
first 2 rows once more70sts.
Large shawl only:
Next row (RS) K3, *slm, work Row 1 of

Note: Purl all WS rows of chart pattern;


these rows do not appear on charts.

127 (167) sts inc'd to 137 (177) sts

20 st repeat

Chart D (Both Shawls)

Note: Purl all WS rows of chart pattern;


these rows do not appear on charts.

Chart C (Both Shawls)

Note: Purl all WS rows of chart pattern;


these rows do not appear on charts.

pattern repeat

pattern repeat

p2sso2 sts
decd
ssk

sl 2 as if to
k2tog, k1,
p2sso2 sts
decd

pattern repeat
sl 2 as if to

k2tog

Chart B (Large Shawlk2tog,


Only)k1,

ssk
yo

20 st repeat
87 (127) sts incd to 127 (167) sts

pattern repeat
sl 2 as if to
k2tog, k1,
p2sso2 sts
decd

ssk
yo

k2tog

sl 2 as if to
k2tog, k1,
p2sso2 sts
decd
k2tog
knit

knit

ssk
yo

13
11

15

21
19
17

71 sts incd to 127 sts

35
33
31
29
27
25
23

Chart A to m, slm*, work Row 1 of Large


Center patt (see Stitch Guide) over 2 sts;
rep from * to * once, k314sts. Next row
(WS) K3, slm, purl to last m, k3. Cont
in patt as established through Row 70 of
chart150sts.

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All sizes:

Work Rows 154 of Chart B for your size in


each charted section, keeping first and last
3sts in garterst and 2 centersts in center patt
as established182 (262)sts. Work Rows
136 of Chart C, working 20-st rep in each
charted section 4 (6) times262 (342)sts.
Work Rows 110 of Chart D, working 20-st
rep in each charted section 6 (8) times282
(362)sts. Edging: With RS facing, insert
crochet hook kwise intost on left needle and
transferst to crochet hook, [ch 5, (SS; see
Sidebar on page 106) 2 times] 5 times, MSB
(see Sidebar) at top of leaf, *[(SS) 2 times, ch
5] 9 times, SS once, MSB at top of leaf*, rep
from * to * 5 (7) more times, [(SS) 2 times, ch
5] 4 times, MLB (see Sidebar) over 2 centersts,
[(SS) 2 times, ch 5] 3times, SS once, MSB at
top of leaf, rep from * to * 6 (8) times, [(SS) 2
times, ch 5] 5 times, SS into lastst, but leavest
on left needle, SS into samest once more,
removingst from left needle, break yarn and
pull through last loop on hook.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block using blocking wires


and blocking pins to pin shawl to measurements, pinning out each bobble to shape.
Joan Forgione is a middle-school English teacher
and the mother of three teenagers. You can
see her designs on Ravelry (username PaperMoonKnits) and at www.papermoonknits.com.

See the Glossary on page 124 for


terms you dont know. For our
master glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/
glossary.

Notes

cowl is worked back and forth


This
in rows for 32 rows, then joined and

GALAXY COWL
Cathy Carron

Finished Size 26" circumference and 8"

worked in the round. Shoulders are then


shaped with short-rows.
Do not wrapstitches when working
short-rows.
In the Swirl pattern, the six-stitch
pattern repeat will not end at the round
marker at the same place on every
round; rather, one round will "merge"
into another to create the swirl effect.
Work with twostrands of yarn held
together throughout.

tall on short side and 14" tall on long side.


Yarn Tahki Yarns Calypso (60% wool,

40%acrylic; 184 yd [168 m]/3oz [100g]):


#005 coral reef, 3 skeins.
Yarn distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.
Needles Size 10 (6.5 mm): 24" circular
(cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 11sts and 21 rnds = 4" in Swirl patt
(unstretched), with 2strands of yarn held tog.

COWL
Collar: With 2strands of yarn held tog (see

Notes), CO13sts. Do not join. Work back


and forth in rows as foll:
Row 1 (WS) Knit.
Row 2 (RS) Knit.
Row 3 K2, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 3sts, yo,
k1, yo, k24sts incd.
Row 4 K2, purl to last 2sts, k2.

Row 5 Rep Row34sts incd.


Row 6 Rep Row4.
Row 7 K2, yo, k1, yo, purl to last 3sts, yo,

k1, yo, k24sts incd.

Row 8 Knit.
Row 9 Rep Row74sts incd.
Row 10 Rep Row4.
Row 11 Rep Row34sts incd.
Row 12 Rep Row4.
Row 13 Rep Row74sts incd.

Rep Rows 813 three more times73sts.


Knit 1 RS row. Do not turn. Place marker
(pm) and join in the rnd. Next rnd Knit. Beg
Swirl patt (see Notes): Next rnd *K3, p3; rep
from * until piece measures 7" measured
on short side. Knit 2 rnds. Shape shoulders,
using short-rows (see Notes) as foll:
Short-row 1 (RS) Purl to last 2sts, turn.
Short-row 2 (WS) Knit to last 2sts, turn.
Short-rows 3 and 4 Purl to 2sts before last
turning point, turn.
Short-row 5 Knit to 2sts before last turning
point, turn.
Short-rows 6 and 7 Purl to 2sts before last
turning point, turn.
Short-row 8 Knit to 2sts before last turning
point, turn.
Rep Short-rows 38 two more times. Next
row (RS) Purl to 2sts before last turning
point, do not turn. Pm for new beg-of-rnd

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knit
purl
k2tog

So Giftable!

ssk

and join in the rnd. Knit 1 rnd, removing old


rnd m. Purl 1 rnd. BOallsts kwise.

knit

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn

Cable
5

purl

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

k2tog

Cathy Carron has authored six books, and


her work can be seen regularly in Interweave
Knits, Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, and other
magazines. She lives in New York City with her
husband and her cat, Tink.

ssk

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in front, k2,
k2 from cn
pattern repeat

sl 2 sts onto cn,


hold in back, k2,
k2 from cn

1
18 st repeat

Crown
17
15
13

Josie Mercier has been designing knitwear since


sl 2lives
sts onto
cn,
2005. She
in Belleville,
Ontario, Canada,
hold in front, k2,
with herk2
husband
and
two
children.
She can be
from cn
found online at www.mercierknittingpatterns
.blogspot.com, and on Ravelry as Pibble.

11
9
7

pattern repeat

5
3
1
18 to 2 st repeat

MACKENZIE RIVER HAT


Josie Mercier

FinishedSize 17" circumference and 14"

tall.
Yarn Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky

(85%wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114m]/4oz


[113 g]): #M183 rosado rose, 2balls.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size
10 (6 mm): 16" cir and set of double-pointed
(dpn). Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 18sts of Cable chart = 3" wide and
22 rnds = 4" on larger needle.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

?
HAT

With smaller cir needle, CO92sts. Place


marker and join in the rnd. Next rnd *K2,
p2; rep from * around. Rep last rnd until
piece measures 6" from CO. Next rnd K2tog,
[p2, k2] 10 times, p2, k2tog, p2, [k2, p2]
11 times90sts rem. Change to larger
cir needle. Work Rnds 16 of Cable chart
5 times. Work Rnds 117 of Crown chart,
changing to dpn when necessary10sts
rem. Break yarn, leaving a 10" tail. Thread
tail on a tapestry needle, draw through
remsts and cinch closed.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block as desired.


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So Giftable!

VERSION 1
Hat
Brim: With cir needle, CO96sts. Place

BACKROAD HATS
Elizabeth Elliott

VERSION 1 (shown on man)


Finished Size 18" circumference and 8"

tall.
Yarn Widdershin Woolworks Targhee

Worsted (100% Targhee wool; 210 yd


[192m]/4oz [113 g]): #1 Targhee, 1 skein.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir)
and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust
needle size if necessary to obtain the correct
gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 21sts and 31 rows = 4" in Slip Stitch
Rib.
VERSION 2 (shown on woman)
Finished Size 19" circumference and 7"

tall.
Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100%me-

marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work in k1,


p1 rib for 1". Work in Slip Stitch Rib (see
Stitch Guide) until piece measures 6" from
CO, ending with Rnd 1 of patt. Next rnd
Work 12sts in patt, pm, [work 24sts in patt,
pm] 3 times, work to end. Shape crown:
Note: Change to dpn when necessary. Dec
rnd [Work to 2sts before m, k2tog, slm, k1,
ssk] 4 times, work to end8sts decd. Next
rnd [Work to 1st before m, k1, slm, sl1, k1]
4 times, work to end. Rep last 2 rnds 7 more
times32sts rem. Rep Decrnd24sts
rem. Next rnd [Sl1, k2tog, remove m, sl1,
ssk] 4 times16sts rem. Next rnd [K1,
s2kp2 (see Stitch Guide)] 4 times8sts
rem. Break yarn, leaving an 8" tail. With
tail threaded on tapestry needle, draw tail
through remsts and pull to gather. Secure
tail to WS.

Work 12sts in patt, pm, [work 24sts in patt,


pm] 3 times, work to end. Shape crown:
Note: Change to dpn when necessary.
Rnd 1 [Work to 2sts before m, ssk, slm, k1,
k2tog] 4 times, work to end8sts decd.
Rnd 2 [Work in patt to m, slm, sl1] 4 times,
work to end.
Rnd 3 [Work to 2sts before m, ssp, slm, k1,
p2tog] 4 times, work to end8sts decd.
Rnd 4 Rep Rnd2.
Rnds 514 Rep Rnds 1 and 2 five
times40sts rem.
Rnd 15 Rep Rnd332sts rem.
Rnd 16 Rep Rnd2.
Rnd 17 Rep Rnd124sts rem.
Rnd 18 [Sl1, ssk, remove m, sl1, k2tog]
4times16sts rem.
Rnd 19 [K1, s2kp2 (see Stitch Guide)]
4times8sts rem.
Break yarn, leaving an 8" tail. With tail
threaded on tapestry needle, draw tail
through remsts and pull to gather. Secure
tail to WS.

FINISHING

Weave in ends and block.

FINISHING

Weave in ends and block.


VERSION 2
Hat
Brim: With cir needle, CO96sts. Place

marker (pm) and join in the rnd. Work in k1,


p1 rib for 1". Work in Slip Stitch Rib (see
Stitch Guide) until piece measures 5" from
CO, ending with Rnd 1 of patt. Next rnd

Elizabeth Elliott has been knitting since


childhood andstarted designing in 2010.
Shewrites about her woolly adventures at
www.thecusserknits.com.

rino wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3 oz [100 g]):


#36 pearl, 1 skein.
Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir) and
set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 20sts and 32 rows = 4" in Slip Stitch
Rib.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our master
glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/glossary.

Notes

Slipstitches purlwise with yarn in back.


Stitch Guide
Slip Stitch Rib: (multiple of 6sts)
Rnd 1 K3, *p1, k5; rep from * to last 3sts,

p1, k2.

Rnd 2 Sl1 (see Notes), k2, *p1, k2, sl1, k2;

rep from * to last 3sts, p1, k2.


Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for patt.
S2kp2: Sl2sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slsts
over2sts decd.

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Informative articles on doubleknitting, cabling without a cable needle,
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with A, knit

So Giftable!

with B, knit

STASHBUSTER HATS
Nancy Shroyer

Finished Size 19 (20)" circumference

and 8 (8)" tall. Fair Isle hat shown measures 19";striped hat shown measures
20".
Yarn Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash
merino; 440 yd [402 m]/3 oz [100 g]). Fair
Isle hat: #850 archangel (orange variegated,
A) and #805 alcaucil (dark green, B), 1 skein
each. Striped hat: #805 alcaucil (dark green,
A) and #803 ochre (B), 1 skein each.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir)
and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust
needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 29sts and 43 rnds = 4" in Stst.
See the Glossary on page 124 for
terms you dont know. For our
master glossary, visit KnittingDaily.com/
glossary.

Notes

first half of the hat is worked from


The
the crown to the brim, then the second

half is worked from the brim to the


crown. When the hat is complete, one
hat is pushed inside the other.
Change to circular needle or doublepointed needles when necessary.

Stitch Guide
S2kp2: Sl2sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass slsts
over2sts decd.
FAIR ISLE HAT

With A and dpn, CO6sts. Place marker


(pm) and join in the rnd. Shape crown:
Next rnd [K1f&b] 6 times12sts. Next
rnd K1, pm, [k3, pm] 3 times, k2. Inc rnd
[Knit to m, M1R, slm, k1, M1L] 4 times,
knit to end8sts incd. Rep Incrnd
every other rnd 15 (16) more times140
(148)sts. Remove all m except beg-of-rnd
m. Work even until piece measures 6 (6)"
from CO.

Size 1914" only:


Next rnd [K2tog, k68] 2 times138sts

with A, knit

rem. Work Rnds 19 of Zigzag chart once.


Break B and cont with A. Next rnd [M1,
k69] 2 times140sts. Work even until
piece measures 8" from CO. Purl 1 rnd for
turning ridge. Break A. Join B and work for
1". Next rnd [K2tog, k68] 2 times138sts
rem. Work Rnds 19 of Blocks chart once.
Break A and cont with B only. Next rnd
[M1, k69] 2 times140sts.

with B, knit

Size 2012" only:


Next rnd [M1, k74] 2 times150sts. Work

Rnds 19 of Zigzag chart once. Break B


and cont with A. Next rnd [K2tog, k73]
2times148sts rem. Work even until
piece measures 8" from CO. Purl 1 rnd for
turning ridge. Break A. Join B and work for
1". Next rnd [M1, k74] 2 times150sts.
Work Rnds 19 of Blocks chart once. Break
A and cont with B only. Next rnd [K2tog,
k73] 2times148sts rem.
Both hats:

Work even until piece measures 5 (5)"


from turning ridge. Weave in ends and
close up hole at CO. Shape crown: Dec
rnd K16 (17), s2kp2 (see Stitch Guide),
[k32 (34), s2kp2] 3 times, k16 (17)132
(140)sts rem. Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd K15
(16), s2kp2, [k30 (32), s2kp2] 3 times, k15
(16)124 (132)sts rem. Cont to dec 8sts
every other rnd as established (working
2 fewer knitsts between decs on every
decrnd) 14 (15) more times12sts rem.
Next rnd [K2tog] 6 times6sts rem. With
tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw
through remsts and cinch closed.

pattern repeat

pattern repeat
Blocks

Zigzag

3
1

1
6 st repeat

6 st repeat

k16 (17)132 (140)sts rem. Knit 1 rnd.


Dec rnd K15 (16), s2kp2, [k30 (32), s2kp2]
3 times, k15 (16)124 (132)sts rem. Cont
to dec 8sts every other rnd as established
(working 2 fewer knitsts between decs on
every decrnd) 14 (15) more times12sts
rem. Next rnd [K2tog] 6 times6sts rem.
With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,
draw through remsts and cinch closed.
FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


Nancy Shroyer knits, spins, weaves, dyes,
designs, teaches, and invents in Cary, North
Carolina, where she lives and runs Nancys Knit
Knacks with her husband, Bob.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block.


STRIPED HAT

With A and dpn, CO6sts. Place marker


(pm) and join in the rnd. Shape crown:
Next rnd [K1f&b] 6 times12sts. Next
rnd K1, pm, [k3, pm] 3 times, k2. Inc rnd
[Knit to m, M1R, slm, k1, M1L] 4 times,
knit to end8sts incd. Rep Incrnd
every other rnd 15 (16) more times140
(148)sts. Remove all m except beg-of-rnd
m. Work even until piece measures 6 (6)"
from CO. Break A. Join B and work for
1". Break B. Join A and work for 1". Purl 1
rnd for turning ridge. Break A. Join B and
work for 1". [With A, knit 2 rnds; with B,
knit 1 rnd] 3 times. With A, knit 2 rnds.
Break A and cont with B only. Work until
piece measures 5 (5)" from turning ridge.
Weave in ends and close up hole at CO.
Shape crown: Dec rnd K16 (17), s2kp2 (see
Stitch Guide), [k32 (34), s2kp2] 3 times,

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yarn shop directory


ALABAMA
Yarns DowntownTrussville
www.yarnsdowntown.com

A boutique featuring fine yarns, needles, patterns,


accessories, and Southern Charm.

418 Main St.

(205) 655-7382

ALASKA
The RookeryKodiak

www.therookeryfibershop.blogspot.com

Kindle your fiber fascination. We carry quality yarns,


fabrics, threads, buttons and other fiber art supplies
for the fiber enthusiast.

104 Center Ave., Ste. 100 B

(907) 486-0052

ARIZONA
Grandmas Spinning WheelTucson
www.grandmasspinningwheel.com

Fiber-art supplies and classes for knitting, spinning,


weaving, crocheting, felting, and kumihimo. Wheels,
looms, and other products.

6544 E. Tanque Verde, Ste. 150


(520) 290-3738

CALIFORNIA
A Yarn Less RaveledDanville
www.ayarnlessraveled.com

Everything you need for your knit/crochet projects


beautiful yarns, patterns, needles, notions, and support to make your project a success. Classes of all
levels!

730 Camino Ramon, Suite 186


(925) 263-2661

Uncommon ThreadsLos Altos


www.uncommonthreadsyarn.com

Beautiful yarns from around the world.

293 State St.

(650) 941-1815

Once AroundMill Valley


www.oncearound.com

The felting, stamping, embroidery, fabric-painting,


wreath-making, embossing, scrapbooking, decoupage,
candle-crafting, bookbinding, glitter, sewing, knitting
and, more . . . ARTS and CRAFTS STORE.

352 Miller Ave.

(415) 389-1667

Purlescence YarnsSunnyvale
www.purlescenceyarns.com

Purlescence Yarns is the premier resource for knitting,


crochet, spinning, and weaving in Silicon Valley. We
offer classes for everyone from beginners to advanced
crafters.

564 S. Murphy Ave.

(408) 735-9276

COLORADO
The Recycled LambGolden
www.recycledlamb.com

The Recycled Lamb has been serving the needs of


knitters and crocheters for over 30 years. We carry an
extensive selection of yarn and fiber, books and patterns, and you'll love our friendly, knowledgeable staff!

2081 Youngfield St.

(303) 234-9337

FLORIDA
A Good YarnSarasota

www.agoodyarnsarasota.com

Theres something for everyone at A Good Yarn, Sarasotas ultimate creative spot for all things yarn!

7418 S. Tamiami Trl.

(941) 487-7914

GEORGIA
Creative YarnsMacon
www.creativeyarns.net

I was blown away . . . amazing customer service and


selection . . . rooms upon rooms of yarn . . . competitively priced . . . loyalty program . . . whole clearance
room . . . wall of patterns . . . shipped same day . . .
cannot wait to visit againour customers say it all!

134 Speer Ave.

(478) 746-5648

IDAHO
Knit-n-CrochetCoeur d Alene
www.knit-n-crochet.com

Friendly service and inviting atmosphere. Come in and


see, or shop online, our large selection of yarn, needles,
and accessories.

600 W. Kathleen Ave. #30


(208) 676-YARN (9276)

Alpaca DirectHayden
www.AlpacaDirect.com

Huge selection of luxury yarn, roving, and knitting


supplies. Classes and support.

1016 W. Hayden Ave.

(208) 209-7079
(888) 306-0111

Ewe & BrewMeridian


www.eweandbrew.com

A gathering place for yarnies, celebrating all aspects


. . . knitting, crocheting and spinning. Enjoy a cup of
locally roasted Dawson Taylor coffee in our knitting
lounge!

1801 N. Lakes Pl., Ste. 100


(208) 288-0400

ILLINOIS
Knot Just KnitsOak Park

WOOLWINDERS YARN SHOP


Rockville
www.woolwinders.com

Knit, create, and share fine quality yarns and multi-level


knitting/crochet classes all in our cozy, friendly shop!

404 King Farm Blvd.

(240) 632-9276

MASSACHUSETTS
The WoolpackActon
www.woolpackyarn.com

Yearn for Yarn? Unwind your mind and knit yourself


silly in our cozy fiber mercantile.

Acton Woods Plaza/340 Great Rd.


(978) 263-3131

Stitch HouseDorchester

www.stitchhousedorchester.com

Very cool place to buy yarn, learn to knit, sew, crochet,


or have a party.

846 Dorchester Ave.

(617) 265-8013

The Fiber LoftHarvard


www.TheFiberLoft.com

Knitting~Weaving~Spinning~Felting. Serving fiber


enthusiasts for over 30 years. We have what you need!

9 Massachusetts Ave. (Rt. 111)


(978) 456-8669

Hub Mills Yarn Store


North Billerica

www.hubmillsstore.com

An outlet for discontinued Classic Elite Yarns and a


full-service yarn shop carrying many fine yarns.

16 Esquire Rd. Unit 2

(978) 408-2176

MICHIGAN
Woven ArtEast Lansing
www.yarnandfiberart.com

The new nook for creative knitting, crocheting, and


canvas work. No matter what your skill level.

Classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving.


Excellent selection of artisan and hand-dyed yarns
and fibers.

Wool, Warp & WheelRichmond

Yarns & ThreadsLake Linden

Spinning, weaving, and knitting supplies and equipment. TueFri 7pm9:30pm, SatSun 105.

Shepherds Wool and Firefly needle cases both made


in Michigan. Large assortment of yarn, needles, hooks,
and notions.

www.knotjustknits.com

1107-1109 Westgate

(708) 948-7943

www.woolwarpandwheel.com

5605 Mill St.

(815) 678-4063

INDIANA
Knitting Off BroadwayFort Wayne
www.knittingoffbroadway.com

Located in a restored 1890s building, this full-service


yarn store specializes in unique and hard-to-find fibers.

1309 Broadway

(260) 422-YARN

MARYLAND
The Knitting BoutiqueGlen Burnie
www.KnittingBoutique.com

Pennsylvanias goodness combined with Marylands


charm.Discover our new yarn line thats uniquely
beautiful. Luxury at your fingertips with each and
every stitch!

910 Cromwell Park Dr., Ste. 108


(410) 553-0433

Millicents Yarns & More


Cumberland
www.millicentsyarns.com

Premier yarn shop: one of East Coasts top 10! Easy on/
off I68 in western Maryland. Find us on Facebook too.

27 N. Centre St.

(855) 722-8200

325B Grove St.

(517) 203-4467

www.yarnsandthreads.com

332 Calumet St.

(866) 296-9568

Thistledown ShoppeSuttons Bay


www.thistledownshoppe.com

The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart! Mon., Tues., Thurs.,


Fri., and Sat. 105; Wed. 126; Sun. 124.

419 N St Joseph St.

(231) 271-YARN (9276)

MINNESOTA
Double Ewe Yarn ShopCircle Pines
www.double-ewe-yarn.com

Quality yarns, supplies and classes in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Come play with us!

9205 Lexington Ave. N., #3


(763)795-9276

Amazing ThreadsMaple Grove


www.amazing-threads.com

Unique yarn, textile, and fiber arts in NW suburbs.


Knit and crochet classes.

11262 86th Ave. N.

(763) 391-7700

Northfield YarnNorthfield
www.northfieldyarn.com

Located in Northfields historic downtown, carrying a


broad range of yarns and supplies for fiber lovers from
beginner to expert.

314 Division St. So.

(507) 645-1330

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yarn shop directory


NEBRASKA
The Yarn ShopLincoln

OREGAN
The Knit ShopEugene

WASHINGTON
NW Handspun YarnsBellingham

Come in and knit or crochet with us any time! Open


Mon., Thur.108; Tue., Wed., & Fri.106;
Sat.104.

Eugenes destination yarn shop. Extensive inventory


including; MadelineTosh, Noro, Malabrigo, Brown
Sheep, Berroco and more. Mentoring available and
encouraged.

Quality yarns, books, equipment, supplies for the


knitter, spinner, and weaver. Classes and gifts. Open
TuesdaySunday.

www.theyarnshoplincoln.com

5221 South 48th St.

(402) 489-9550

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Harrisville Designs Knitting and
Weaving CenterHarrisville
www.harrisville.com

Yarns, Looms and Friendly Loom Products made by


Harrisville Designs. Come visit our shop. We have our
full product line on display, plus spinning equipment,
fibers, yarns, books. Classes.

4 Mill Alley

(603) 827-3996

The Fiber StudioHenniker


www.fiberstudio.com

Natural-fiber yarns for knitting and weaving, needles,


books, looms, and spinning wheels. Our own handpainted yarns.

161 Foster Hill Rd.

(603) 428-7830

NEW JERSEY
Patricias YarnsHoboken
www.patriciasyarns.com

Beautiful natural fiber yarn shop located a stones


throw from Manhattan in the quaint Hudson River
front city of Hoboken.

107 4th St.

(201) 217-YARN

www.knit-shop.com

2811 Oak St.

(541) 434-0430

PENNSYLVANIA
Gosh Yarn It!Kingston
www.goshyarnitshop.com

A beautiful yarn boutique in Northeastern PA. Visit us


for fine yarn, patterns, notions, and knitting & crochet
classes.

303 Market St.

(570) 287-9999

Natural StitchesPittsburgh
www.naturalstitches.com

Best selection of natural fibers in Pittsburgh. Knowledgeable staff. Open 7 days. Evenings, too!

6401 Penn Ave.

(412) 441-4410

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Smoky Mountain Spinnery
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www.smokymountainspinnery.com

Come shop in our comfortable surroundings. Everything for spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and
needlefelting. Antiques and gifts, too.

466 Brookside Village Wy., Ste. 8


(865) 436-9080

WoolbearersMount Holly

TEXAS

Full-service knitting, spinning, weaving, and dyeing


shop specializing in handpainted fiber and yarns, spinning, and weaving equipment.

www.yarntopia.net

www.woolbearers.com

90 High St.

(609) 914-0003

NEW MEXICO
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill
Albuquerque

www.theyarnstoreatnobhill.com

Join us for Open Knitting anytime during store hours!


Quality yarns, tools, books, accessories, and unique local items.

120 Amherst Dr. NE

(505) 717-1535

NEW YORK
The Spinning RoomAltamont
www.spinningroom.net

We offer beautiful yarns and accessories for knitting,


crocheting and spinning. Come visit, shop, sit, and knit
with us!

190 Main St.

(518) 861-0038

Village Yarn & Fiber Shop


East Rochester

www.villageyarnandfiber.com

Fine yarns, fibers, wheels, spindles, looms, accessories,


books, patterns, buttons, classes. Amazing inventory, inspiring atmosphere, awesome staff. Home of
DizzySheep.com.

350 W. Commercial St.

(585) 586-547

NORTH CAROLINA
Great YarnsRaleigh
www.yarnsetc.com

25 years of knitting expertise in NCs Piedmont. Luscious yarns, notions, and instruction for all types of
fiber artists.

1208 Ridge Rd.

(919) 832-3599

YarntopiaKaty

Yarntopia carries a multitude of specialty yarns that


are sure to please every crafter. Stitching groups and
classes available.

2944 S. Mason Rd., Ste. M

(281) 392-2386

WC MercantileNavasota
www.wcmercantile.com

The BEST little Wool shop in Texas! Featuring natural fibers for knitting and spinning. Lots of local Texas
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201 E. Washington Ave. (936) 825-3378

VERMONT
Northeast Fiber Arts Center
Williston
www.northeastfiberarts.com

Featuring fine yarns from around the world as well


as our own line of Vermont bred, hand-dyed yarns.
Plus fibers for spinning and felting, kits, wheels &
inspiration.

7531 Williston Rd.

(802) 288-8081

VIRGINIA
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www.yarncloud.com

Yarn Cloud specializes in yummy knitting, crochet &


tatting yarns, notions and classes.

13895 Hedgewood Dr.,Ste. 113


(703) 763-3285

www.NWHandspunYarns.com

1401 Commercial St.

(360) 738-0167

Serial Knitters Yarn ShopKirkland


www.serialknitters.com

Specializing in local hand dyed yarns, friendly community-based atmosphere and classes.

8427 122nd Ave. NE

(425) 242-0086

Paradise FibersSpokane
www.paradisefibers.com

Terrific selection of wool yarn, knitting needles,


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glossary
Backward-Loop Cast-On
beg
bet
BO
CC
cm
cn
CO
cont
dec(s)
dpn
foll
g
inc
k
k1f&b
k2tog
kwise
LC
m(s)
MC
mm
M1 (P)
M1R (L)
p
p1f&b
p2tog
patt(s)
pm
psso
p2sso
pwise
RC
rem
rep
rev St st
rib
rnd(s)
RS
rev sc
sc
sk
sl
sl st
ssk
ssp
st(s)
St st
tbl
tog
WS
wyb
wyf
yo
*
**
( )
[ ]

beginning; begin; begins


between
bind off
contrasting color
centimeter(s)
cable needle
cast on
continue(s); continuing
decrease(s); decreasing
double-pointed needle(s)
following; follows
gram(s)
increase(s); increasing
knit
knit into front and back of same st
knit two stitches together
knitwise
left cross
marker(s)
main color
millimeter(s)
make one (purl)
make one right (left)
purl
purl into front and back of same st
purl two stitches together
pattern(s)
place marker
pass slipped stitch over
pass two slipped stitches over
purlwise
right cross
remain(s); remaining
repeat; repeating
reverse stockinette stitch
ribbing
round(s)
right side
reverse single crochet
single crochet
skip
slip
slip stitch (sl 1 st pwise unless otherwise indicated)
slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise,
k2 sl sts tog tbl (decrease)
slip 1 kwise, slip 1 kwise, p2 sl sts
tog tbl (decrease)
stitch(es)
stockinette stitch
through back loop
together
wrong side
with yarn in back
with yarn in front
yarn over
repeat starting point (i.e., repeat
from *)
repeat all instructions between
asterisks
alternate measurements and/or
instructions
instructions that are to be worked
as a group a specified number of
times

*Loop working yarn as shown and place it on needle


backward (with right leg of loop in back of needle).
Repeat from *.

Crochet Chain (ch)

Make a slipknot on hook. Yarn over hook and draw it through loop
of slipknot. Repeat, drawing yarn through the last loop formed.

Embroidery
Satin Stitch

This stitch is ideal for filling in open areas, such as


the center of leaves or flowers. Work closely spaced
straight stitches, in graduated lengths as desired, and
entering and exiting in the center of or at the side of
the crochetedstitches.
Stem Stitch

Bring the needle through the fabric from the back. Take a
stitch as shown, keeping the thread below the needle. Repeat.
The needle always emerges on the left side of the previous
stitch so that the stitches overlap slightly.

French Knot

Bring needle out of background from back to front, wrap yarn around needle 1 to 3
times (Figure 1) and use thumb to hold in place while pulling needle through wraps
into background a short distance from where it came out (Figure 2).

Figure 1

Figure 2

I-Cord

With double-pointed needle, cast on desired number of stitches. *Without turning the
needle, slide the stitches to other end of the needle, pull the yarn around the back, and
knit the stitches as usual; repeat from * for desired length.

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glossary
Kitchener Stitch (St st Grafting)

Make 1 (M1) Increases

Step 1: Bring threaded needle through

Left Slant (M1L) and Standard M1

front stitch as if to purl and


leave stitch on needle.
Step 2: Bring threaded needle through
back stitch as if to knit and
leave stitch on needle.
Step 3: Bring threaded needle through
first front stitch as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle.
Bring threaded needle through next front stitch as if to purl
and leave stitch on needle.
Step 4: Bring threaded needle through first back stitch as if to purl
(as illustrated), slip this stitch off, bring needle through next
back stitch as if to knit, leave this stitch on needle.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles.

With left needle tip, lift


strand between needles
from front to back (Figure 1).
Knit lifted loop through the
back (Figure 2).

Figure 1
Right Slant (M1R)

Figure 2

With left needle tip, lift


strand between needles
from back to front
(Figure 1). Knit lifted
loop through the front

Figure 1

(Figure 2).

Figure 2
Purl (M1P)

For purl versions, work as above, purling lifted loop.

Knitted Cast-On

Place slipknot on left needle if there are no established stitches.


*With right needle, knit into first stitch (or slipknot) on left needle
(Figure 1) and place new stitch onto left needle (Figure 2). Repeat
from *, always knitting into last stitch made.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Pom-Pom

Cut two circles of cardboard, each 12 (1.3 cm) larger than desired
finished pom-pom width. Cut a small circle out of the center and
a small edge out of the side of each circle (Figure 1). Tie a strand
of yarn between the circles, hold circles together and wrap with
yarnthe more wraps, the thicker the pom-pom. Cut between
the circles and knot the tie strand tightly (Figure 2). Place pompom between two smaller cardboard circles held together with a
needle and trim the edges (Figure 3). This technique comes from
Nicky Epsteins Knitted Embellishments, Interweave Press, 1999.

Lifted Increase (RLI, LLI)


Right (RLI)

Knit into the back of stitch (in the purl


bump) in the row directly below the stitch on
the left needle.
Left (LLI)

Insert left needle from front


to back into the stitch below
stitch just knitted.

Knit this stitch.

Long-Tail Cast-On

Leaving a long tail (about 12" to 1" [1.3 to 2.5 cm] for each stitch to be
cast on), make a slipknot and place on right needle. Place thumb
and index finger of left hand between yarn ends so that working
yarn is around index finger and tail end is around thumb. Secure
ends with your other fingers and hold palm upward, making a V of
yarn (Figure 1). Bring needle up through loop on thumb (Figure 2),
grab first strand around index finger with needle, and go back down
through loop on thumb (Figure 3). Drop loop off thumb and, placing
thumb back in V configuration, tighten resulting stitch on needle
(Figure 4).

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Provisional Cast-On

Place a loose slipknot on


needle held in your right
hand. Hold waste yarn next
to slipknot and around left
Figure 2
Figure 1
thumb; hold working yarn
over left index finger. *Bring
needle forward under waste yarn, over working yarn, grab a
loop of working yarn (Figure 1), then bring needle to the front,
over both yarns, and grab a second loop (Figure2). Repeat from
*. When youre ready to use the cast-on stitches, pick out waste
yarn to expose live stitches.
Short-Rows (Knit Side)

Work to turning point, slip next stitch purlwise (Figure 1), bring the
yarn to the front, then slip the same stitch back to the left needle
(Figure 2), turn the work around and bring the yarn in position
for the next stitchone stitch has been wrapped and the yarn is
correctly positioned to work the next stitch. When you come to a
wrapped stitch on a subsequent knit row, hide the wrap by working
it together with the wrapped stitch as follows: insert right needle tip
under the wrap from the front (Figure 3), then into the stitch on the
needle, and work the stitch and its wrap together as a singlestitch.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

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glossary
Short-Rows (Purl Side)

Work to the turning point, slip the next stitch purlwise to the right
needle, bring the yarn to the back of the work (Figure 1), return
the slipped stitch to the left needle, bring the yarn to the front
between the needles (Figure2), and turn the work so that the
knit side is facingone stitch has been wrapped and the yarn is
correctly positioned to knit the next stitch. To hide the wrap on a
subsequent purl row, work to the wrapped stitch, use the tip of the
right needle to pick up the wrap from the back, place it on the left
needle (Figure 3), then purl it together with the wrapped stitch.

Three-Needle Bind-Off

Place stitches to be joined onto two separate


needles. Hold them with right sides of knitting facing together. Insert a third needle into
first stitch on each of the other two needles
and knit them together as one stitch. *Knit
next stitch on each needle the same way.
Pass first stitch over second stitch. Repeat from * until one stitch
remains on third needle. Cut yarn and pull tail through last stitch.

Whipstitch
Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

With right side of work facing and working one


stitch in from the edge, bring threaded needle out
from back to front along edge of knitted piece.

Slip-Stitch Crochet (sl st)

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook and


draw loop through stitch and loop on hook.

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Ssk (Single Decrease)

Figure 1
Figure 2

Slip two stitches knitwise one at a


time (Figure 1). Insert point of left
needle into front of two slipped
stitches and knit them together
with right needle (Figure 2).

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Ssp (Single Decrease)

Holding yarn in front, slip


two stitches knitwise one
at a time onto right needle
(Figure1). Slip them back
onto left needle and purl
the two stitches together
through back loops (Figure 2).

Figure 1

Figure 2

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Tassel

Cut a piece of cardboard 4" (10 cm) wide by the desired length of
the tassel plus 1" (2.5 cm). Wrap yarn to desired thickness around
cardboard. Cut a short length of yarn and tie tightly around one
end of wrapped yarn (Figure 1). Cut yarn loops at other end. Cut
another piece of yarn and
wrap tightly around loops
a short distance below top
knot to form tassel neck.
Knot securely, thread ends
onto tapestry needle, and
pull to center of tassel
(Figure 2). Trim ends.
Figure 1

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BY L AUR A BIREK

Brian Han Chang

Last December, during my inevitable, frantic last-minute giftknitting marathon, I caught an old episode of Friends on television. I was a child of the 1990s and rocked a Rachel cut for years,
so I had seen the episode countless times. It was the one where
Phoebe tries to prove theres such a thing as a truly selfless deed,
while Joey thinks all actions are motivated by self-interest. It
culminates in Phoebe letting a bee sting her arma seemingly
altruistic actuntil Joey reminds her that the bee probably
diedafterwards.
As I re-watched the episode, my own wrists and hands stinging
from my poorly planned, procrastinatory knitting, I felt a glimmer of
recognition. I vaguely remembered this dispute from my college philosophy class (I doubt Joey and Phoebe realized they were engaging
in philosophical discourse), and I looked it up to refresh my memory.
Turns out, this question of selfish versus selfless motivation, called
psychological egoism, has been debated for centuries. Thomas Hobbes
is closely associated with the discussion, having written, . . . no
man giveth but with intention of good to himself, because gift
isvoluntary.
Say what now? Hobbes had clearly never attended my familys
Christmas, where gifts were anything but voluntary. And, sure,
picking up a Starbucks gift card and sticking a bow on it is one thing,
but what about this wool sock Im Kitchener-stitching at 2 a.m. on
Christmas Eve? How could that be selfish?
On the surface, it seems like knitting handmade gifts is a truly
selfless deed. You spend dozens of hours crafting a thoughtful gift
stitch by stitch, only to give it away and, often, never see it again.
What could be more altruistic?
But lets be real: theres ego in it too. Sometimes, when trying to
find motivation to finish a WIP, I fantasize about presenting the

gift. I can hear the ooohs and aaahs from not just the recipient, but
also the gathered family and friends echoing in my head.Youre so
talented, they exclaim. You really made that yourself? WOW!
Oh, its not as complicated as it looks, I demur. Its just an
excuse to binge-watch TV.
But we all know the truth is somewhere in between. For whom
am I really knitting these giftsmy friends or myself?
I think back to a few holidays ago, when I knitted my stepmother
a lacy Ysolda-designed shawl from some gorgeous, ruby-red Koigu.
I finished it just in time for Christmas Eve. When we started exchanging gifts, I was almost breathless, anticipating my stepmoms
reaction. Would she love it? Did she have any idea how much work
had gone into it?
When she opened the gift, she acted just as I expectedoohing and aahing at the intricate openwork lace, and modeling it for
everyone. I remember feeling flushed, almost embarrassed at the attention, as though I had stumbled into a spotlight at Carnegie Hall.
But that was the last I saw of the shawl. Ive never seen her
wear it. Maybe its not her style, or maybe shes afraid of damaging it and keeps it tucked safe in a drawer. Maybe she wears it
to places I dont go. But whatever the case/reason, it makes me
wonder, what was the point?
The truth is I do want the validation of praise when I finish a
knitted gift. The process of knitting can be isolating. You spend
weeks, months, sometimes years clicking away with your needles;
it only makes sense to seek a reward. When you knit for yourself,
the finished object is its own reward. But when you gift your
work, you have to rely on others to give you a pat on the back.
Deep down, Im still the straight-A student who craves gold stars
from the teacher.
Now that I think about it though, what did all those gold stars
get me? Just like nobody in the real world cares about your GPA
once you graduate, praise evaporates once your gift is tucked
away in its owners sock drawer.
But isnt the real benefit of studying to learn something new?
When I think of that project, I realize it was my first attempt at
a triangle shawl. I remember marveling at how the fabric grew
out from the center line. It was the first opportunity I had to use
blocking wires, and now Ill never block lace without them. All
in all, it was a priceless learning experience, and Ive become a
better knitter because of it.
So maybe Joey and Hobbes were onto somethingmaybe my
handmade gifts arent purely altruistic. But rarely are motives cut
and dried. This holiday season, as I knit late into the night, for
every daydream of praise there will be a thousand stitches, for
every imagined gold star a hundred frogged rows, and for every
spotlight a dozen sewn seams. Repetition is its own penance.
And I will weave in the last ends, gaze at the heap of wool I
crafted loop by loop, and imagine the smile on your face. And Ill
smile back, happy that youre happy.
LAURA BIREK is a writer and knitter in Los Angeles, California. Find
her online at www.laurabirek.com.

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