Saturday, April 25, 2009

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Wow, one day it's 45 degrees then today it's 95 degrees! At least that is what the car thermometer read as I pulled away from the restaurant in Port Jervis. Broiling hot!

By the time I drove down our block, the heat had cooled to 88 degrees, which is warm, but not horrible. All Spring it has felt like late Winter; and now this! But, it won't stick around for long. Anyway, it's Spring!

Here is what I call my Tri-Color Wrap. Just knitting it last month made Spring seem that much closer; the colors are bright and cheery.

I used a worsted-weight acrylic yarn. Puchase at least 800 yards for the main color, 1 skein ea. for your contrasting colors.

I have lime green, pumpkin, and yellow. But, you can use any color combination you like, in fact, it just came to me that varying shades of one color, (blue, for example) would look fabulous!

Size 7 or 8 needle and the finished size should be approx 60 inches or longer.

Using white, cast on a multiple of 11 stitches, plus 2. I used 90 sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Row 1: (RS): K1, *k2tog, k2, (k into the front & back of the next st., ) twice, k3, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 and all even rows: K1, purl to last st, k1.

Rows 3-12: repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Row 13-16: change to first contrasting color and knit 4 rows.

Row 17 - 28: change to white, repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 29 - 32: change to 2nd contrasting color and knit 4 rows.

Rows 33 - 44: change to white, repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 45 - 48: change to 3rd contrasting color and knit 4 rows.

Repeat this sequence until desired length, ending with 12 rows of white.

Knit 6 rows, BO.
Something summery for those cool restaurants, or evenings out, or even to church on Sunday.
It knits up easily and you can take this anywhere to work on as there is just one row to memorize.
It may be warm, but I just put the kettle on; nothing like a cup of tea!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. It is so pretty.
Dolores Jones


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