Monday, 27 September 2010

Choc-o-late



Yarn used:
Red Heart Shimmer
 Worsted (medium-4)  10 ply (9 wpi)
A little over a half a ball

Stitches Used
C2B: 4 stitch cable. Slip 2 sts to cable needle (or right hand needle) and hold in front of work, with yarn in back knit next 2 sts on left needle. Then move first 2 sts back to left needle and knit them.
C2F: Same as above except hold the slipped stitches to the back and the yarn to the front.
MS: kfb, slip marker, kfb
Kfb: knit through the front then back of a stitch
Pbf: purl through the back then front of a stitch. (If you don’t want to figure this out, kfb will work)
Kt1: knit to 1 stitch before marker
pm: place marker

Things you will need
1 skein Red Heart Shimmer
Size 7 circs and DPN’s
Stitch markers
This fits size 12-18 months. (probably closer to 12) ps- It’s not meant to meet in the middle. 

Pattern

Neck/body
CO 45 sts.
K1, p1, k1 across for 3 rows creating a seed stitch collar.
Row 1 ws: k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, pm, p7, pm, p13, pm, p7, pm, k1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R2 (rs): k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, pbf, sm, kfb, kt1, MS, kt1, MS, kt1, kfb, sm, pbf, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1
R3: (all odd rows) k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, p to last 9 sts, k1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R4: (k1, p1 2x) C2B, p1, (MS, kt1 3x) MS, p1, C2F, (p1, k1 2x)
R5: same as row 3
R6: (k1, p1 2x) k4, p1, (MS, kt1 3x) MS, p1, k4, (p1, k1 2x)
Repeat rows 3-6 until there are 93 stitches.
On right side as you knit across continuing cable and seed stitch, remove markers and place sleeve stitches on stitch holders.
Continue in Stockinette Stitch (knit right side, purl wrong side), cable and seed stitch for desired length.  For half sweater continue for 12 more rows.
                For full sweater continue for 20 more rows. 

Bottom edge
R1(rs): k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, *k2, p1 to last 10 sts, , p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1   
R2: k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, p1, *k1, p2 to last 8 sts, l1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R3: k1, p1 across
R4: BO

Sleeves
Place 29 sts on double pointed needles, pick up 4 stitches in armpit. 33 sts. 

K for approx  3” for half sweater
6” for full sweater 

Cuff:
R1-2: k2, p1 across
R3: k1, p1 across
R4: BO


5 comments:

chris_crafter said...

Hi, Cheryl. Loving your profile! Guess what! I am exactly the same - but a Taurus. Also love knitting, sewing, crochet, macrame, etc etc. Anything to do with textiles. I have been knitting for nearly 60 years - thanks to my grandmother. Like your pattern.

Urooj said...

Hey Cheryl, I think you should add a correction to Row 6: instead of (k1, p1 2x) k4, p1, (MS, kt1 3x) MS, p1, k4, (p1, k1 2x), it should be (k1, p1 2x) k4, p1, (kt1, MS 4x), knit to last 9 stitches, p1, k4, (p1, k1 2x)

Urooj said...

Also, you have to continue the 4 rows till you have 133 stitches or thereabouts.

Anyway, I just knit this in pink, and I love it. I knitted the short bolero, but I knitted 6 inch arms, it came out beautiful. Thanks Cheryl.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the feedback, I'll look into it! :) Glad you liked the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I´m also a cancer. And you are describing me in you profile! Love the shrug! Best regards Esin from Stockhol, Sweden