Monday, August 1, 2011

FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns

Sunny days; cool crisp evenings…this super soft, easy to knit sweater will make you feel like a princess well beyond Labor Day! The textured boucle cotton forgives even a beginner--and it was truly whipped up on a weekend!
5 skeins Robin Turner Gourmet Fibers’ Milana Cotton (Blushes)
1 pair size 9 needles
1 24 inch circular size 11 needle Gauge = 3 sts to one inch. Size= Medium
With smaller, needles, CO 44 sts. Work 2 by 2 rib for 3 inches. Change to larger needles and work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 53 inches from the beginning. Change back to smaller needles and work in 2 by 2 rib for 3 inches. Total length is 56 inches. BO. Fold piece in half lengthwise and sew from wrist to upper arm. (about 17 inches) Try on to make sure you have enough room under the arms. When satisfied with the fit, with RS facing, pick up evenly around the entire opening with the larger needle. Place marker and work 2 rounds of 2 by 2 rib. Next round: K2, Make 1, P2, Make 1 to the end of the round. Work in 3 by 3 rib until collar measures 5 inches. BO extra loosely.
Note: Make 1 is an increase where you pick up the bar between the stitch on the left and right needles. Please the bar onto the left needle and knit into the back of the bar.
This pattern was originally designed by Susie, with many variations. It can be tailored to fit your exact body measurements and yarn choice. See one of our friendly yarnistas for a personal template at a Great Balls of Yarn near you!
Pattern Courtesy of Great Balls of YARN!
South Florida’s Gourmet Knitting Stores

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