Saturday, March 12, 2011

Top down raglan sweater for 13" Lucy by Robert Toner

Top Down Raglan Sweater
For 13” Lucy by Robert Toner

I found this pattern on a free web site and made alternations to fit my 13” Lucy doll by Robert Toner.

Skill Level:   Easy

            Two ply yarn of choice                                         US #5 knitting needles
            Two stitch holders                                                 Four markers
            Darning needle                                                       Velcro ( or your choice for back                                                                                                                 closure)

            k          =          knit                                                     p          =          purl
            sts       =          stitches                                              yo       =          yarn over
            co        =          cast off                                              bo       =          bind off
            pm      =          place marker                                   ktog    =          knit together
            inc       =          increase                                            dec     =          decrease

Seed Stitch:
Row 1:           k1, p1,k1
Row 2:           p1, k1, p1
Row 3:           k1, p1, k1
Row4:                        p1, k1, p1

Starting at the neck:
Co 28 st
Row 1:           k across to the end (28 st)
            Row 2:           k across to the end
            Row 3:           k2, *yo, k2together* across ending with yo,k2tog, k2(28 st)
            Row 4:           k across
            Row 5:           k across
            Row 6:           k1, p1, k1, p2, pm,(sleeve) p4 , pm, p10, (front) pm, p4,
                                    (sleeve) pm, p2, k1, p1, k1  (28 sts)

Begin the Raglan Increases:
            Rows 1,3,5, & 7 :    k1,p1, k1, k the row, increasing in the st before and after
                                                each marker, knit to the last 3 st then, k1, p1, k1
            Rows 2,4,6, &8:      k1, p1, k1, purl to the last 3 sts, the, k1, p1, k1   (80 st)     Row  9:          k1, p1, k1, k6, move the next 12 sts to a stitch holder and co 7,
                                    k18, move the next 12 st to a stich holder, co 7, k6, k1, p1, k1
                                    (50 sts)
            Row 10:        k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 sts, then, k1, p1, k1
            Row 11:        K1, p1, k1, knit across to last 3 sts, the, k1, p1, k1
At this point you can start pattern or leave plain:
For 1 rib pattern :
            Row 1:           k1, p1, k1, p1  across to the end
            Row 2:           k1, p1, k1, purl across to the last 3 sts, then, k1, p1, k1
Repeat these two rows to desired length and bo loosely

I do both my sleeves at the same time using two different strands of yarn. CAUTION: make sure you keep your yarns separated, other wise you will have a dress with no front or sleeves.
Place the 12 sts from holder on needles
            Row 1:           k across, co 6
            Row 2:           p across, co 6  (30 sts)
            Row 3 - 12:  k across
 At this point you can do stockinette stitch or knit in pattern as desired.
            Row 13:        k2, k2tog across (16 sts)
            Row 14 – 17: k in pattern
            Row 15:        bo loosely
Sew sleeve seams and attach to body of sweater using matching yarn. 
If you are doing the sleeves one at a time repeat with second sleeve.
Decorate as desired. Sew closures to back.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Counting Rows for Cable Crossings

To Figure Out How Many Rows You Have Worked Since the Last Cable Crossing, count the horizontal rungs after the last cable stitch is worked. When there are the same number of rungs as there are number of rounds (or rows) between crossings, it's time to cross again, on the next round. Example: If doing a cable that crosses every sixth round, and after knitting the last stitch of that cable there are five rungs and the rung just made, then you'll cross on the next round, as the first of those rungs was the last crossing, plus five rounds since. Dawn Brocco, designer

scented yarns

In my newest crochet magazine, Lily has introduced a Lily Sugar'n'cream scents. A sented yarn for our projects. How cool is that?

Thought for today

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding. Colossians 2:2