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SUMMER KNITTING - GINA Free Pattern
PASSION NETTE - Free Pattern
FREE PATTERN - Sakkie
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Issue: #00167/2012
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Summer Knitting with New Gina
Hot Trends
Gina is 100% Wool single roving yarn with colorways that all knitters clamber about.
Gina Ball  
Available in 10 beautiful shades, we are sure this will soon be a staple in all yarn shops in the country.  Let the colors do the work while you enjoy seeing your yarn create a masterpiece of art.  
Try this free pattern F428
F428 Gina Scarf
Gina Scarf

Approximate Measurements: 7" wide, 60" long

 

Materials:

Gina: 3-50G balls, color Green/Purple

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" in pattern stitch on size 8 needles.

Needles: US size 8 knitting needles.

 

 

Loosely cast on 32 sts.

Row 1, 2, 3, 4: knit

Row 5: k1, *knit into the next stitch and wrap yarn around needle 4 times, pull through stitch as normal; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 6: *sl 8 sts onto right hand needle (unraveling the extra wraps), take the left hand needle and slip the first 4 sts over the last 4 sts and onto the left hand needle, then slip the remaining 4 slipped sts onto the left hand needle (these sts will now be crossed), k4 sts from 2nd group and 4 sts from 1st group; rep from * across.

Row 7, 8, 9, 10: knit all sts

Row 11: Same as row 5

Row 12: sl 4 sts onto right hand needle (unraveling the extra wraps), take the left hand needle and slip the first 2 sts over the last 2 sts and onto the left hand needle, then slip the remaining 2 slipped sts onto the left hand needle (these sts will now be crossed), k2 sts from 2nd group and 2 sts from 1st group, *sl 8 sts onto right hand needle, unraveling the extra wraps, take the left hand needle and slip the first 4 sts over the last 4 sts and onto the left hand needle, then slip the remaining 4 slipped sts onto the left hand needle (these sts will now be crossed), k4 sts from 2nd group and 4 sts from 1st group; rep from * across to last 4 sts, work these last 4 sts like the first 4 of the row.

 

Repeat these 12 rows for pattern until scarf measures 60", or desired length- end with row 3 or 9 of pattern stitch. Bind off all sts on next row.

 

 

2012 Plymouth Yarn Company. 032212vle

 

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PASSION NETTE
PASSION NETTE
A beautiful new yarn from Italy that is truly a four season scarf yarn. 

A cotton acrylic blend of tubular netting in really stylish colors.  The yarn is made of 2 components, each printed separately then knit into this tube. 

Try this free pattern F443, A quick knit scarf

Passion Nette Scarf   

Materials:  Passion Nette: 1 - 100g hank.
Needles Size: Size 10 needle

Knit Scarf

Length: about 48"

 

  1. Spread open mesh. Turn sideways.
  2. Cast on 8 sts by sticking needle through the top edge of the netting from right to left.
  3. Turn the needle.
  4. Knit through the top edge mesh, approximately every inch.
  5. Knit every row. At the end, fold the last piece (about 4") over for the final set of sts so you will knit through both thicknesses.   Without turning, bind off just before the end.
  6. Use a small piece of yarn to anchor the last st in place so it will not unravel.

2012 Plymouth Yarn Company. 032012 cab

 

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Free pattern is also included on the label on every skein.

FREE PATTERN IN SAKKIE
Sakkie
40% Kid Mohair 40% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
437 yards per each 100g skein. Made and Hand Dyed in South Africa. 

Try this free pattern F325
Sakkie Sock Patterns, basic and ribbed

To Fit Size: Ladies Medium (men's medium)

Materials:

Sakkie: 1 (1) - 100g hank.

Gauge: 32 sts = 4" on a US 2 needle over st st.

Needles: 1 set double pointed needles - size US 2, or size necessary to obtain given gauge.

Note: When slipping sts, always slip as if to purl, except for the SSK.

 

BASIC SOCK

CUFF:

With one needle, loosely cast on 64 (72) sts. Divide onto 3 needles. Being careful not to twist the sts, join and work in the round as follows: (K2, P2) around. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 7". Knit 4 rounds. At beginning of next round divide for heel.

DIVIDE FOR HEEL:

Transfer sts around so that there are 32 (36) sts on the first needle, and 16 (18) sts on each of the other two needles. Work back and forth across the first needle ONLY as follows:

Row1: (Slip 1, K1), repeat across.

Row 2: Slip the first st, PURL ACROSS ALL THE REMAINING STS.

Repeat these 2 rows for 32 (36) rows total, then work row 1 once more.

TURN HEEL:

Row 1: Purl to 2 sts beyond the center: 18 (20) sts, P2TOG, P1, TURN.

Row 2: Slip 1, K5, K2tog, K1, TURN.

Row 3: Slip 1, purl to 1 st before the last turn (you'll see a small gap where the last turn was), P2tog, P1, TURN.

Row 4: Slip 1, knit to 1 st before the last turn (look for the gap), K2tog, K1, TURN.

Repeat rows 3 & 4 until all sts at the ends are used up, ending with a knit row. There will be 18 (20) sts left.

GUSSET:

Continuing to work on the same needle, pick up and knit 16 (18) sts along the side of the heel (needle 1). Using a new needle, knit across the sts on the next 2 needles (needle 2). Using a new needle, pick up and knit 16 (18) sts along the other side of the heel, and continue knitting to the center of the heel sts: 9 (10) sts (needle 3).   There should now be 25 (28) sts on needles 1 & 3, and 32 (36) sts on needle 2. The center of the heel is the beginning of the round, needle 2 contains the instep sts. Begin decreasing as follows:

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: Knit to within 3 sts of the end of the first needle, K2tog, K1.

Knit across second needle. On third needle, K1, SSK, knit to end.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 16 (18) sts left on both needles 1 & 3. Needle 2 will remain at 32 (36) sts since no decreases take place there. You will now be back to the original # of sts: 64 (72). Begin to knit in the round again until length from back of heel is 2" less than desired length of finished sock. At this point you can slip the sock on to see the length. Only the toes should stick out.

TOE SHAPING:

Rearrange the sts on the needles if necessary so that there are now 16 (18) sts on each of needles 1 & 3, and 32 (36) sts on needle 2.   Begin decreasing as follows:

Round 1: On needle 1: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. On needle 2: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. On needle 3: K1, SSK, knit to end (center of heel).

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 24 (28) sts left.

 

KITCHNER STITCH:

Continuing to knit with needle 3, knit to the end of needle 1. There are now only 2 needles in use, 12 (14) sts on each.

Cut the yarn, leaving 18". Thread it onto a blunt needle. Hold the 2 needles parallel, you will now have a front needle and a back needle. Always keep the yarn beneath the needle as you work.

Step 1: Go into the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit, pull the stitch off the needle.

Step 2: Go into the second stitch on the front needle as if to purl, leave stitch on the needle.

Step 3: Go into the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, pull the stitch off of the needle.

Step 4: Go into the second stitch on the back needle as if to knit, leave the stitch on the needle.

Now you have 4 new sts to work with. Repeat steps 1 - 4 until all sts are woven. Anchor on inside, weave in ends. Make a second sock, counting rows to make sure it is the same size.

 

RIBBED SOCK pattern on PDF 

 

2012 Plymouth Yarn Company. 032212vle

 

 

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