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October ’17 stitch of the month: Connected Cables

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

Cable needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

foll(s) = follow(s)ing; k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; sts = stitch(es)

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

C6B(F)  = slip next 3sts onto a cable needle and hold at back(front) of work, k3sts from left hand needle, then k3sts from cable needle

T4B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k3sts from left hand needle, then p1 st from cable needle

T4F = slip next 3sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, p1 st from left hand needle, then k3sts from cable needle

Multiple of 20sts:

An additional 4 rows have been added before the start of the cable pattern and are worked as folls:

  1. P1, k3, p3, k3, *k3, p3, k3, p2, k3, p3, k3, rep from * to last 10sts, k3, p3, k3, p1.
  2. K1, p3, k3, p3, *p3, k3, p3, k2, p3, k3, p3, rep from * to last 10sts, p3, k3, p3, k1.

Rep these 2 rows

1st row: RSF, p1, k3, p2, T4F, *T4B, p2, T4B, T4F, p2, T4F, rep from * to last 10sts, T4B, p2, k3, p1.

2nd row: K1, p3, k3, p3, *p3, k3, p3, k2, p3, k3, p3, rep from * to last 10sts, p3, k3, p3, k1.

3rd row: P1, T4F, p2, *C6B, p2, T4B, p2, T4F, p2, rep from * to last 13sts, C6B, p2, T4B, p1.

4th row: (K2, p3) twice, *p3, k2, p3, k4, p3, k2, p3, rep from * to last 10sts, (p3, k2) twice.

5th row: P2, T4F, T4B, *T4F, T4B, p4, T4F, T4B, rep from * to last 10sts, T4F, T4B, p2.

6th row: K3, p6, *k2, p6, k6, p6, rep from * to last 11sts, k2, p6, k3.

7th row: P3, C6F, *p2, C6F, p6, C6F, rep from * to last 11sts, p2, C6F, p3.

8th row: As 6th row.

9th row: P2, T4B, T4F, *T4B, T4F, p4, T4B, T4F, rep from * to last 10sts, T4B, T4F, p2.

10th row: As 4th row.

11th row: P1, T4B, p2, *C6B, p2, T4F, p2, T4B, p2, rep from * to last 13sts, C6B, p2, T4F, p1.

12th row: As 2nd row.

13th row: P1, k3, p2, T4B, *T4F, p2, T4F, T4B, p2, T4B, rep from * to last 10sts, T4F, p2, k3, p1.

14th row: K1, p3, k2, p3, *k2, p3, k3, p6, k3, p3, rep from * to last 11sts, (k2, p3) twice, k1.

15th row: P1, k3, p2, k3, *p2, k3, p3, C6B, p3, k3, rep from * to last 11sts, (p2, k3) twice, p1.

16th row: As 14th row.

Rep 1st to 16th row.

 

 

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September ’17 stitch of the month: Three Diamonds

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; st(s) = stitch(es)

Multiple of 16sts + 1 st:

1st row: RSF, (k4, p1, k7, p1, k3) to last st, k1.

2nd row: P1, (p3, k1, p7, k1, p4) to end.

3rd row: (K3, p1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k2) to last st, k1.

4th row: P1, (p2, k3, p5, k1, p1, k1, p3) to end.

5th row: *K2, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k3, p5, k1, rep from * to last st, k1.

6th row: P1, *p1, k5, p3, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p2, rep from * to end.

7th row: *(K1, p1) 4 times, k1, p7, rep from * to last st, k1.

8th row: P1, *k7, (p1, k1) 4 times, p1, rep from * to end.

9th row: *(P1, k1) 4 times, p8, rep from * to last st, p1.

10th row: *K9, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.

11th row: As 7th row.

12th row: As 8th row.

13th row: As 5th row.

14th row: As 6th row.

15th row: As 3rd row.

16th row: As 4th row.

17th row: As 1st row.

18th row: As 2nd row.

19th row: (K3, p3, k5, p1, k1, p1, k2) to last st, k1.

20th row: P1, (p2, k1, p1, k1, p5, k3, p3) to end.

21st row: *K2, p5, k3, (p1, k1) 3 times, rep from * to last st, k1.

22nd row: P1, *(p1, k1) 3 times, p3, k5, p2, rep from * to end.

23rd row: *K1, p7, (k1, p1) 4 times, rep from * to last st, k1.

24th row: P1, *(k1, p1) 4 times, k7, p1, rep from * to end.

25th row: *P9, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.

26th row: K1, *(p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k9, rep from * to end.

27th row: As 23rd row.

28th row: As 24th row.

29th row: As 21st row.

30th row: As 22nd row.

31st row: As 19th row.

32nd row: As 20th row.

Rep 1st to 32nd row.

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August ’17 stitch of the month: Trellis

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit

p = purl

pw = purlwise

rep = repeat

RSF = right side facing

sl = slip

sts = stitch(es)

SPECIAL STITCH:

Pull up loop = insert right-hand needle under the 2 strands in front of the sl sts, k next st on left-hand needle, then pass the 2 strands over and off right-hand needle

 

 

 

 

Multiple of 6sts + 5sts:

1st row: RSF, k1, p3, *keeping yarn in front of work sl3pw, p3, rep from * to last st, k1.

2nd row: P1, k3, *keeping yarn at back of work sl3pw, k3, rep from * to last st, p1.

3rd row: K1, p3, (k3, p3) to last st, k1.

4th row: P1, k3, (p3, k3) to last st, p1.

5th row: K5, (pull up loop, k5) to end.

6th row: As 3rd row.

7th row: P1, *keeping yarn in front of work sl3pw, p3, rep from * to last 4sts, keeping yarn in front of work sl3pw, p1.

8th row: K1, *keeping yarn at back of work sl3pw, k3, rep from * to last 4sts, keeping yarn at back of work sl3pw, k1.

9th row: As 4th row.

10th row: As 3rd row.

11th row: K2, (pull up loop, k5) to last 3sts, pull up loop, k2.

12th row: As 4th row.

Rep these 12 rows.

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July ’17 stitch of the month: Portholes

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using.

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; R(W)SR = right(wrong) side row; SKPO = slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over; sl = slip; sts = stitch(es); tog = together; yon = yarn over needle.

Multiple of 8sts + 6sts:

NOTE: When slipping the sts on the WSR’s make sure to carry the yarn to the back of the work, returning the yarn before working the next st.  When slipping the sts on the RSR’s make sure to carry the yarn to the front of the work, returning the yarn before working the next st.

1st row: RSF, p.

2nd row: P2, (sl2, p6) to last 4sts, sl2, p2.

3rd row: K2, *sl2, k1, k2tog, (yon) twice, SKPO, k1, rep from * to last 4sts, sl2, k2.

4th row: P2, (sl2, p3, k1 in back loop of yon, p2) to last 4sts, sl2, p2.

5th row: K2, (sl2, p6) to last 4sts, sl2, p2.

6th row: K.

7th row: P.

8th row: P6, (sl2, p6) to end.

9th row: K3, yon, *SKPO, k1, sl2, k1, k2tog, (yon) twice, rep from * to last 11sts, SKPO, k1, sl2, k1, k2tog, yon, k3.

10th row: P6, (sl2, p3, k1 in back loop of yon, p2) to last 8sts, sl2, p6.

11th row: K6, (sl2, k6) to end.

12th row: K.

Rep these 12 rows.

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June ’17 stitch of the month: Lace Leaves

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS:

alt = alternate; k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; SKPO = slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over; SKTPO = slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yfd = yarn forward

 

Multiple of 10sts + 11sts:

1st row: RSF, k1, *k2, k2tog, yfd, k1, yfd, SKPO, k3, rep from * to end.

2nd and every alt row: P.

3rd row: K1, *k1, k2tog, (k1, yfd) twice, k1, SKPO, k2, rep from * to end.

5th row: K1, *k2tog, k2, yfd, k1, yfd, k2, SKPO, k1, rep from * to end.

7th row: K2tog, *k3, yfd, k1, yfd, k3, SKTPO, rep from * to last 9sts, k3, yfd, k1, yfd, k3, SKPO.

9th row: K1, *yfd, SKPO, k5, k2tog, yfd, k1, rep from * to end.

11th row: K1, *yfd, k1, SKPO, k3, k2tog, k1, yfd, k1, rep from * to end.

13th row: K1, *yfd, k2, SKPO, k1, k2tog, k2, yfd, k1, rep from * to end.

15th row: K1, *yfd, k3, SKTPO, k3, yfd, k1, rep from * to end.

16th row: P.

Repeat these 16 rows.

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May ’17 stitch of the month: Butterfly Blocks

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; patt = pattern; pw = purlwise; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together.

 

Multiple of 10sts + 7sts:

1st row: RSF, k.

2nd row: P6, [take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work, p5] to last st, p1.

3rd to 6th row: Rep 1st and 2nd row twice more.

7th row: K1, (k7, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k2) to last 6sts, k6.

8th row: P1, take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work, [p5, take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work] to last st, p1.

9th row: K.

10th and 11th row: Rep 8th and 9th row.

12th row: As 8th row.

13th row: K1, (k2, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k7) to last 6sts, k2, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k3.

Rep rows 2-13 for patt.

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April ’17 stitch of the month: Rope Cables

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

One cable needle

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; rep = repeat; WSF = wrong side facing

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

C2L = knit into back of second stitch then knit first stitch slipping both stitches off the needle together

C3B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then k1 st from cable needle

C3F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, k1 st from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

C4F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

T3B = slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, k2sts from left hand needle, then p1 st from cable needle

T3F = slip next 2sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, p1 st from left hand needle, then k2sts from cable needle

Multiple of 12sts + 4sts:

1st row: WSF, *(k1, p2) twice, k4, p2, rep from * to last 4sts, k1, p2, k1.

2nd row: P1, C2L, p1, *k8, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: P1, C2L, p1, *T3F, k2, T3B, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

5th row: K1, p2, (k2, p2) to last st, k1.

6th row: P1, C2L, *p2, T3F, T3B, p2, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

7th row: K1, p2, *k3, p4, k3, p2, rep from * to last st, k1.

8th row: P1, C2L, *p3, C4F, p3, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

9th row: As 7th row.

10th row: P1, C2L, *p2, C3B, C3F, p2, C2L, rep from * to last st, p1.

11th row: As 5th row.

12th row: P1, C2L, p1, *C3B, k2, C3F, p1, C2L, p1, rep from * to end.

13th row: As 1st row.

14th row: As 2nd row.

Rep these 14 rows.