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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scarlet twists





Free cabled sweater
Scarlet Twists

Sizes
32 (36, 40, 44) Picture shown shows a size 40” with about 4 inches of negative ease.

Yarn
Elann superwash worsted (50 grams/1.76 oz) 45296 Candy Cane Red: 7(9,11,13) skeins

Gauge
Two rows of horseshoe pattern 4” on larger sized needles

Tools
• size 5 32”circular needles
• size 3 32” circular needles or dpn’s
• yarn needle
• cable needle (cn)
• two stitch holders
• closure (zipper, snaps, or buttons)

Special Stitches
CNB: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn
CNF: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k3, k3 fron cn

Yoke Pattern (worked over 40 stitches)

Row 1 and 5 K2, P2, K12, P2, K4, P2, K12, P2, K2
Row 2, 4, 6 and 8 P2, K2, P12, K2, P4, K2, P12, K2, P2
Row 3 K2, P2, 3CNB, 3CNF, P2, 2CNB, P2, 3CNB, 3CNF, P2, K2
Row 7 K2, P2, K12, P2, 2CNB, P2, K12, P2, K2

Horseshoe Pattern (for body)
worked over 14 sts
Row 1 and 5 P2, K12 across to last 2 sts, P2
Row 2, 4, 6 and 8 K2, P12 across to last 2 sts, K2
Row 3 P2, 3cnf, 3cnb, repeat to last two sts, P2

Sleeve pattern
Row 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 P3, K4, P3, K12 repeat around
Row 3 P3, 2cn back, P3, 3CNF, 3CNB around
Row 5 P3, 2 cn back, P3, K12

Yoke
Cast on 40 stitches with larger sized needles. Work yoke pattern until piece measures 33 (35, 37, 39) cast off in pattern

Body
Beginning at side seam, with larger circular needle, pick up 226 (254, 282, 310) sts )
14 (16, 18, 20) horseshoes

Divide for Sleeves
Setup Row (ws) K2, P12, repeat 3 (4, 4, 5) times, place 28 sts on stitch holder, K2, P12, 6 (6, 8, 8) times, place 28 sts on stitch holder, K2, P12 to last two sts, K2

Row 1 (rs) P2, K12, 3(4, 4, 4) times cast on 14 (14, 14, 28) sts, P2, K12, 6 (6, 8, 8) times, cast on 14 (14, 14, 28) sts, P2, K12 across to last 2 sts, P2
Row 2 K2, P12 across to last 2 sts, K2

Repeat rows 1 and 2 working in horseshoe pattern until piece measures 14.5 (15.5, 16, 16.5”) OR 1.5 inches less than desired length.

Ribbing
Switch to smaller needles. P2 K2 around, continue until ribbing is 1.5” or desired length.

Arms
Slide arm stitches onto larger needles. Pick up an and additional 38 (60, 60, 60) sts

Place marker to mark beginning of row
Row 1 P3, K4, P3, K12 around
Repeat until you have five horseshoes

Next row
P1, P2tog, K4, P1, P2tog, K12 around to marker

Next row
P2, K4, P2, K12 around
Repeat until 8 horseshoes have been made

Next row
P2tog, K4, P2tog, K12 around

Next row
P1, K4, P1, K12 around
Repeat until 11 horseshoes have been made

Next row
K2tog around

Ribbing
K2, P2 around until ribbing is 2”
Bind off in pattern.

Button Band
Beginning in top right corner, pick up 56 (60, 62, 64)
Sizes 32, 36, and 44
Row 1 K2, P2 to end
Row 2 P2, K2 to end
Repeat until band measures 2”

Size 40
Row 1 K2, P2 to last 2 sts, K2
Row 2 P2, K2 to last 2 sts, P2

Repeat for left corner, adding button holes if desired.

Neck
Beginning in corner of yoke, pick up one st every other space.
Row 1 K2 tog around
Row 2, 4, 6 P around
Row 3, 5, 7 K around
Row 8 P2 K2 around
Bind off all sts in pattern

Weave in all ends

Add closure desired (buttons, zipper, hook and eye, etc)

2 Comments:

Blogger jordynn said...

Love this! Especially since it's top down. I can't wait to try it.

February 12, 2009 11:40 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

November 24, 2009 6:26 PM  

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