Kittiwake Rasta Hat 3

Gauge 2.5 st to 1 in (brim)
Gauge 3.25 st to 1 in (Chart A cable)
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano and Stitch Red
DPN Size 9

Circumference 22 inches

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ORIGINAL:
Brim: k1p1 for 4 in (10cm)
Hat body (pattern part) is 17 cm, which is 7 in
Circumference of Kittiwake pattern is 56 cm, which is 22 in.

MY ADAPTATION:
Brim: k1p1 for 3 in
Hat body 7 in
Circumference 22 in

Book: Aran Knitting, Alice Starmore, Kittiwake Hat, page 133 (charts)

CO 54 st
I used a two color long tail cast on.
I’m not using the red yarn past the cast on.

Chart A = Hat, 23 st wide, 37 st high

Gauge at this pattern is 3.25 st to 1 in

Can make shorter, remember to do a 5 to 1 decrease in center of pattern at top row. This would look best at row 37, 25, 13 and 3.

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Chart B = Brim decreases, 19 st wide, 24 st high
Decreases are at row 8, 13, 19, and 24. So every 5 rows, two st per repeat disappears. Two repeats, so that is four st. [RECALCULATE] Gauge of 2.5 st to 1 in, that means 1.6 in disappears every five rounds. That actually sounds fine, take a look again when you get there.

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After Chart B:

Round 1: p

Round 2: p2tog, p3, p2tog

Round 3: p2tog, p1, p2tog

Break off yarn and put through remaining st on needle. Tighten. Fasten off if you don’t want a pom pom or a tassel.

If you want a pom pom or tassel, refer to the book p. 132.

Michael Kors Skirt

Need to figure out a pattern so I can make this skirt.

It’s so pretty! (Yes, I’m a fuddy duddy at heart).

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I’m going to knit it top down.

Waist is in stockinette, looks like a 1.5 in elastic band.

SO: measure waist, do a test swatch and figure out gauge. Multiply gauge by inches waist. CO that many stitches, join. K for 1.5 in, do a p row, k for 1.5 in again. Seal the elastic waistband inside (in circle, sewed to an inch under waist size).

Pattern is a 6CF, with a st or two st in between. In the picture it’s something like 16 6CF 1 st or 2 st repeats. That is done for 4 row repeats, then the increases begin. Each row after that increases by 1 st or 2 st between the 6CF repeats. Skirt ends with about 3 inches of k2p2.

Overall: pretty simple, but absolutely stunning.

 

Drops Jumper XL

Drops Jumper Flat Knitting
Size XL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 41¾’’
Full length: 24¾”

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2 or 3 – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’. [6 st to 1 in]
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1 – for rib

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 142 (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.
Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st.
When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4’’ K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 12 sts evenly = 130 sts.
Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3.
P 1 row from WS and continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side.
When piece measures 9 cm / 3½’’ dec 1 st each side, repeat the dec on every 2 cm / 3/4’’ a total of 5 times = 120 sts.
When piece measures 8” inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 1½” a total of 5 times = 130 sts.
When piece measures 16 1/8” bind off 4 sts each side for armhole and bind off for armhole each side on every other row: 4 sts 1 times, 2 sts 6 times and 1 st 1 times = 88 sts. Continue in stockinette st on all sts.
When piece measures 23 5/8” bind off the middle 36 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately.
Bind off 1 st on neckline on every other row 2 times = 24 sts left on shoulder.
Bind off loosely when piece measures 24¾”.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work like back piece until piece measures 8”.
On next row inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 1½” a total of 5 times = 130 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each until piece measures 14¼”.
Now continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 49 stockinette sts, M.1 (= 30 sts), 49 stockinette sts and 1 edge st.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16 1/8” bind off for armhole each side as described for back piece.
Continue up to arrow-A in M.1.
On next row from RS bind off for neck as follows: work the first 24 sts of M.1, bind off 2 sts (= mid front) and work the remaining 24 sts of M.1 (work remaining sts in stockinette st as before). Insert a marker in piece, and now complete each side separately.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Continue back and forth on needle in stockinette st and M.1 as before – remember to bind off for armhole at the side!
AT THE SAME TIME on next row from mid front dec 1 st for neck. Continue to arrow-B in diagram for M.1. Now continue with 15 sts rib as shown in M.1, work remaining sts in stockinette st as before.
AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st for neck inside the 15 sts in rib, and repeat the dec on every 4th row 5 times = 39 sts.
Continue until piece measures 5 1/8” from marker (adjust to length of armhole on back piece).
Now bind off 24 sts from shoulder towards neckline = 15 sts left on needle.
Continue back and forth on needle in rib as before on these 15 sts. Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P after approx 3 1/8’’ (measured from shoulder).

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece but mirrored.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams.

 

LONG SLEEVES:
Worked back and forth on needle.

LEFT SLEEVE:
Cast on 65 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 .
Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on 21 sts, M.2 (= 18 sts), K3, * P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on the next 21 sts and 1 edge st.
Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2. There are now 73 sts on needle.
Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 21 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 24 stockinette sts and 1 edge st.
Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 65 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx 3/8” from marker inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every ½” a total of 18 times = 101 sts.
When piece measures 11¾” from marker (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off for 4 sts each side for sleeve cap and bind off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row: 2 sts 5 times each side and 1 st 5 times each side, then bind off 2 sts each side until piece measures 15¾”, now bind off 4 sts each side 1 time, and bind off remaining sts.
Piece measures a total of approx 23¼”.

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Cast on 65 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.
Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on 21 sts, K3, M.2 (= 18 sts), * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on the next 21 sts and 1 edge st. Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2.
There are now 73  sts on needle. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 24 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 21 stockinette sts and 1 edge st.
Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 65 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here. Continue as described for Left Sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew rib on neck tog mid back and sew to back piece.

Drops Jumper

8-2_medium
DROPS 114-8
DROPS design: Pattern no Z-442.
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Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm / 31½’’-34 5/8’’-37¾’’-41¾’’-46½’’-51’’
Full length: 57-60-62-63-65-68 cm / 22½”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-24¾”-25½”-26¾”

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
Color no 618, light beige:
3/4 sleeves: 250-300-350-350-400-450 g
Long sleeves:300-350-400-400-450-500 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2or3 – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’. [6 st to 1 in]
DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1 – for rib

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 107-121-135-142-163-177 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st. When rib measures 2 cm / 3/4’’ K 1 row from RS, AT THE SAME TIME dec 9-13-17-12-19-19 sts evenly = 98-108-118-130-144-158 sts. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3.
P 1 row from WS and continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side. When piece measures 9 cm / 3½’’ dec 1 st each side, repeat the dec on every 2 cm / 3/4’’ a total of 5 times = 88-98-108-120-134-148 sts. When piece measures 20-21-21-20-20-21 cm / 8”-8¼”-8¼”-8”-8”-8¼” inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 3-3-3.5-4-4.5-4.5 cm /
1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1¼”-1½’‘-1¾”-1¾” a total of 5 times = 98-108-118-130-144-158 sts. When piece measures 38-40-41-41-42-44 cm / 15”-15¾”-16 1/8”-16 1/8”-16½”-17¼” bind off 4 sts each side for armhole and bind off for armhole each side on every other row: 4 sts 0-0-0-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 2-3-5-6-8-9 times and 1 st 0-2-2-1-2-2 times = 82-84-86-88-92-94 sts. Continue in stockinette st on all sts. When piece measures 54-57-59-60-62-65 cm / 21¼”-22½”-23¼”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-25½” bind off the middle 32-34-34-36-38-40 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on every other row 2 times = 23-23-24-24-25-25 sts left on shoulder. Bind off loosely when piece measures 57-60-62-63-65-68 cm / 22½”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-24¾”-25½”-26¾”.

FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work like back piece until piece measures 20-21-21-20-20-21 cm / 8”-8¼”-8¼”-8”-8”-8¼”. On next row inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 3-3-3.5-4-4.5-4.5 cm / 1 1/8”-1 1/8”-1¼”-1½”-1¾”-1¾” a total of 5 times = 98-108-118-130-144-158 sts. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each until piece measures 33-34-35-36-39-40 cm / 13”-13 3/8”-13¾”-14¼”-15¼”-15¾”. Now continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 33-38-43-49-56-63 stockinette sts, M.1 (= 30 sts), 33-38-43-49-56-63 stockinette sts and 1 edge st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 38-40-41-41-42-44 cm / 15”-15¾”-16 1/8”-16 1/8”-16½”-17¼” bind off for armhole each side as described for back piece. Continue up to arrow-A in M.1. On next row from RS bind off for neck as follows: work the first 24 sts of M.1, bind off 2 sts (= mid front) and work the remaining 24 sts of M.1 (work remaining sts in stockinette st as before). Insert a marker in piece, and now complete each side separately.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Continue back and forth on needle in stockinette st and M.1 as before – remember to bind off for armhole at the side! AT THE SAME TIME on next row from mid front dec 1 st for neck. Continue to arrow-B in diagram for M.1. Now continue with 15 sts rib as shown in M.1, work remaining sts in stockinette st as before. AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st for neck inside the 15 sts in rib, and repeat the dec on every 4th row 3-4-4-5-6-7 times = 38-38-39-39-40-40 sts.
Continue until piece measures 11-12-12-13-13-14 cm / 4 3/8”-4¾”-4¾”-5 1/8”-5 1/8”-5½” from marker (adjust to length of armhole on back piece). Now bind off 23-23-24-24-25-25 sts from shoulder towards neckline = 15 sts left on needle. Continue back and forth on needle in rib as before on these 15 sts. Bind off loosely with K over K and P over P after approx 7-7-7-8-8-8 cm / 2¾’’-2¾’’-2¾’’-3 1/8’’– 3 1/8’’- 3 1/8’’ (measured from shoulder).

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece but mirrored.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams.

3/4 SLEEVES:
Worked back and forth on needle.
LEFT SLEEVE:
Cast on 65-65-72-72-72-79 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on 21-21-28-28-28-28 sts, M.2 (= 18 sts), K3, *P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on the next 21-21-21-21-21-28 sts and 1 edge st. Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2. There are now 73-73-80-80-80-87 sts on needle. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3. Continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 21-21-28-28-28-28 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 24-24-24-24-24-31 stockinette sts and 1 edge st. Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 65-65-72-72-72-79 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here.
Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx 2 cm / 3/4’’ from marker inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 1.5-1-1-0.5-0.5-0.5 cm / 5/8”-3/8”-3/8”-1/4” -1/4” -1/4” a total of 8-11-11-14-17-17 times = 81-87-94-100-106-113 sts. When piece measures 17-16-16-15-14-12 cm / 6¾”-6¼”-6¼”-6”-5½”-4¾” from marker (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off 4 sts each side. Bind off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row: 2 sts 4-5-5-5-4-4 times each side and 1 st 3-3-5-5-11-14 times each side, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 24-24-25-25-26-26 cm / 9½”-9½”-9¾”-”-10¼”-10¼”, now bind off 4 sts each side 1 time, and bind off remaining sts. Piece measures a total of approx 43-43-44-44-45-45 cm / 17”-17”-17¼”-17¼”-17¾”-17¾”.

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Cast on 65-65-72-72-72-79 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows (first row = from RS): 1 edge st, * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on 21-21-21-21-21-28 sts, K3, M.2 (= 18 sts), * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on the next 21-21-28-28-28-28 sts and 1 edge st. Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2. There are now 73-73-80-80-80-87 sts on needle. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 24-24-24-24-24-31 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 21-21-28-28-28-28 stockinette sts and 1 edge st. Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 65-65-72-72-72-79 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here. Continue as described for Left Sleeve.

LONG SLEEVES:
Worked back and forth on needle.
LEFT SLEEVE:
Cast on 58-58-65-65-65-72 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on 21-21-21-21-21-28 sts, M.2 (= 18 sts), K3, * P4, K3 *, repeat from *-* on the next 14-14-21-21-21-21 sts and 1 edge st. Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2. There are now 66-66-73-73-73-80 sts on needle. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 21-21-21-21-21-28 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 17-17-24-24-24-24 stockinette sts and 1 edge st. Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 58-58-65-65-65-72 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here. Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st each side. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures approx 1-2-2-1-1-1 cm / 3/8”-3/4”-3/4”-3/8”-3/8”-3/8” from marker inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 2.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1-1 cm / 7/8”-½”-½”-½”-3/8”-3/8” a total of 12-15-15-18-21-21 times = 82-88-95-101-107-114 sts. When piece measures 31-31-30-30-28-27 cm / 12¼”-12¼”-11¾”-11¾”-11”-10 5/8” from marker (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) bind off for 4 sts each side for sleeve cap and bind off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row: 2 sts 4-5-5-5-4-4 times each side and 1 st 3-3-5-5-11-14 times each side, then bind off 2 sts each side until piece measures 38-39-39-40-40-41 cm / 15”-15¼”-15¼”-15¾”-15¾”-16 1/8”, now bind off 4 sts each side 1 time, and bind off remaining sts. Piece measures a total of approx 57-58-58-59-59-60 cm / 22½”-22¾”-22¾”-23¼”-23¼”-23 5/8”.

RIGHT SLEEVE:
Cast on 58-58-65-65-65-72 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1 with Alpaca. Work rib as follows (first row = RS): 1 edge st, * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on 14-14-21-21-21-21 sts, K3, M.2 (= 18 sts), * K3, P4 *, repeat from *-* on the next 21-21-21-21-21-28 sts and 1 edge st. Continue like this up to Arrow-C in M.2. There are now 66-66-73-73-73-80 sts on needle. Change to needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 and continue as follows (from RS): 1 edge st, 17-17-24-24-24-24 stockinette sts, M.2 (= 26 sts), 21-21-21-21-21-28 stockinette sts and 1 edge st. Work 1 vertical repeat of M.2 like this = 58-58-65-65-65-72 sts on needle. Insert a marker, and now measure piece from here. Continue as described for Left Sleeve.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew rib on neck tog mid back and sew to back piece.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
1 YO between 2 sts, on next row work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.
slip 1 st on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle.
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle.
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.
slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, work first st on needle tog with first st on cable needle a total of 3 times.
P2 tog
slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, work first st on cable needle tog with first st on needle a total of 3 times.
K2 tog