Minutia '09

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Other

Twelve new additions to our line of miniature sweaters. Check out Minutia '07 and Minutia '08 to see the full collection.


#1 Green Cabled Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate


Size

Approximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 3” high


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2721 Sprig

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 4 (3.50 mm)

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

Cable needle (cn)

1 St marker


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body of sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Stitch Glossary

LT4K

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1, k3 from cn

RT4K

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k1 from cn

LT4P

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, p1, p3 from cn

RT4P

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, p3, p1 from cn

CB6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn


Body

Front:  With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.  Beg on WS, knit 2 rows, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, end on WS.

Cable Pat:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, LT4K, k8, RT4K, k1.

Row 2:  P2, LT4P, p6, RT4P, p2.

Row 3:  K3, LT4K, k4, RT4K, k3.

Row 4:  P4, LT4P, p2, RT4P, p4.

Row 5:  K5, LT4K, RT4P, k5.

Row 6:  Purl.

Row 7:  K6, CB6, k6.

Row 8:  Purl.

Row 9:  Rep Row 7.

Row 10:  P5, RT4P, LT4P, p5.

Row 11:  K4, RT4K, k2, LT4K, k4.

Row 12:  P3 RT4P, p4, LT4P, p3.

Shape Neck:  Row 13 (RS):  K2, RT4K, bind off 6 sts, sl st remaining on needle back to LH needle, LT4K, k2.

Back:  Row 14:  P2, p2 tog, p2, cast on 7 sts, p2, p2 tog, p2 – 17 sts.

Row 15:  K5, p7, k5.

Row 16:  P5, k7, p5.  Rep Rows 15 and 16 until back measures same as front, end on Row WS.  Knit 1 rows.  Bind off.  Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between markers.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1¼”, end on RS.  Knit 1 row on WS.  Bind off knitwise.


Finishing

Turtleneck:  With RS facing, using dpn’s, beg at center back neck, pick up and k15 sts around entire neck.  Divide sts evenly on 3 dpn’s.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 10 rnds.  Bind off.  Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.  Fold back sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.

Belt:  With crochet hook, make a chain 6” long.  Fasten off.  Starting at front, thread belt under center knot of cable.  Even out so that there is an even length of belt on each side of cable.  Thread ends of belt from RS to WS at side seams, then from WS to RS at each side of Reverse St st panel in center of back.  Tie ends of belt tog in center.


#2 Rose Overalls

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 2” across x 4” high (including straps)


Materials

1 Hank Berroco Lumina (25 grs), #1655 De Wallen (A)

1 Ball Berroco Comfort Sock (100 grs), #1816 Cosmopolitan (B)

Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 St holder


Gauge

26 sts = 4”;  22 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Left Leg

With larger straight needles, using A, cast on 15 sts.  Knit 3 rows, dec 1 st each end of last row – 13 sts.  Join B and work with both yarns held tog as follows:

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows 3 times more, end on WS.  Sl sts onto holder.


Right Leg

Work same as left leg until 6 rows of ribbing have been completed, end on WS – 13 sts.

Joining Row (RS):  Work across 11 sts of right leg, p2 tog, then work 13 sts of left leg from holder – 25 sts.  Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  Knit, dec 9 sts across – 16 sts.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS.  Fasten off B.  With A, k the next row, inc 3 sts across – 19 sts.  Knit 2 rows.  Bind off knitwise on WS.


Finishing

Sew back seam to crotch.  Sew inside leg seams.

Straps (Make 2): With smaller straight needles, using A, cast on 3 sts.  Work even in St st for 4½”, end on WS.  Bind off.  Fold A waistband at top of pants down to RS and sew straps to front and back as shown in photo.  Fold A edge at lower edge of each leg up to RS.


#3 Rose Cabled Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate


Size

Approximately 3½” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” long


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2730 Teaberry

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

Cable needle (cn)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Cable Pattern (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS):  K2, * p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p2, rep from * across.

Row 3:  Rep Row 1.

Row 4:   P2, * sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; then sl the p st back to LH needle and purl it; then k1TBL from cn, p2.

Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.


Note

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece front lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With straight needles, cast on 17 sts.  Work even in Cable Pat for 1½”, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Working Row 1 of Cable Pat, work 5 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  Work 5 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 17 sts.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures ¾” from neck.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes.  Work even until piece measures 2¼” after neck, end on WS.  Bind off.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.

Row 1 (WS):  K4, p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, k4.

Row 2:  P4, k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p4.

Row 3:  Rep Row 1.

Row 4:  P4, sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; sl purl st back to LH needle and purl that st; k1TBL from cn; p4.  Rep Rows 1 – 4 once more, then work Rows 1 – 3.  Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.  Fold sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Lower Edging:  Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.


#4 Gold Cabled Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate


Size

Approximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2¾” high


Materials

1 Hank Berroco Lumina (25 grs), #1620 Gold Coast

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

Cable needle (cn)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  30 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

The body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Stitch Glossary

CB6

Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn


Cable Pattern (Worked over 18 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  K3, p3, k6, p3, k3.

Row 2:  P3, k3, p6, k3, p3.

Row 3:  K3, p3, CB6, p3, k3.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.


Body

With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.

Set-Up row (WS):  P3, k3, p6, k3, p3.  Work even in Cable Pat until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  P3, k3, bind off 6 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  K3, p3, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts.  Continue to work in pat as established until piece measures approximately 2¼” from neck, end on WS.  Bind off.  Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.

Row 1 (WS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.  Rep this row until sleeve measures 1” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.

Optional:  Sew small beads at neck as in photo.


#5 Red and White Striped Pullover

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 4” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2¼” high


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2751 True Red (A) and #2703 Barley (B)

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

The body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With straight needles, using A, cast on 18 sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep Rows 1 and 2 once more.  Join B and, continuing to work in ribbing as established, work 4 rows B, 4 rows A, then 4 rows B.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  With A, work 6 sts, bind off center 6 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  With A, work 6 sts, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts.  (Work 4 rows B, the 4 rows A) twice, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Measure down ¾” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles and B, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 rows, then join A and work even for 4 rows, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join A at center back neck, work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1.  Fasten off.  Cut two 3” long strands each of A and B.  Put strands tog and thread through center rib just below front neck.  Tie strands tog as in photo.


#6 Zigzag Striped Turtleneck

Skill level: Intermediate


Size

Approximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high (with turtleneck rolled down)


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2722 Purple (A), #2745 Filbert (B), #2721 Sprig (C), #2753 Agean Sea (D) and #2730 Teaberry (E)

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUG

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 3 (3.25 mm)

1 St marker


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With straight needles, using A, cast on 17 sts.  Knit 1 row on WS.  Work even in St st, following Chart 1 until 11 rows have been completed.  Work even with D only until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  With D, k5, bind off center 7 sts, k to end.

Following Row:  With D, p5, cast on 7 sts, p to end.  Work even with D until back measures same as front to chart.  Beg with Row 11, work chart backwards until Row 1 has been completed.  Knit 1 row on WS.  Bind off.  Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles and D, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.  Purl 1 row.  Working in St st, follow Chart 2 until 7 rows have been completed, end on WS.  Purl 1 row on RS with A.  Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams, matching colors.

Turtleneck:  With RS facing, using dpn’s and E, beg at center back neck, pick up and k14 sts around entire neck edge.  Divide sts onto 3 dpn’s.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 12 rnds.  Bind off.  Roll turtleneck down to RS.


#7 Pink Pullover with Scarf

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 4¼” across (cuff to cuff) x 3” high


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2730 Teaberry (A) for Sweater

1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT SOCK (100 grs), #1816 Cosmopolitan (B) for Scarf

Straight knitting needles, sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F-5)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  38 rows = 4” in Seed St with A on larger needles

30 sts = 4”;  40 rows = 4” in St st with B on smaller needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body of sweater is made in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Sweater

Body

With larger needles, using A, cast on 15 sts.

Seed Stitch:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.  Rep this row until piece measures 2” from beg.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure ½”

Shape Neck:  Next Row:  Work 4 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  Work 4 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 15 sts.  Work even for ½”.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes.  Work even until piece measures 2” above last markers.  Bind off.


Sleeves

With larger needles, using A, pick up and k11 sts along armhole edge between markers.  Work even in Seed St for 1”.  Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join A at center back neck.  Work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Lower Edging:  Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.


Scarf

With smaller needles, using B, cast on 5 sts.  Work even in St st for 8”, end on WS.  Bind off.

Fringe:  Cut twenty-four 3” long strands of  B.  Put 4 strands tog and fold in half.  Insert crochet hook in 2nd st of cast-on edge of scarf and pull fold through that st forming a loop.  Draw free ends of strands through loop and tighten.  In this manner, make fringe in center 3 sts on each end of scarf.  Trim ends to even off if necessary.


#8 Gold Cape

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 8” around lower edge x 2½” high


Materials

1 Hank Berroco Lumina (25 grs), #1620 Gold Coast

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (F)

7 St markers


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  30 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Cape

With straight needles, cast on 50 sts.

Row 1 (WS):  K1, place marker, (k8, place marker) 6 times, k1.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  Purl.

Row 4 (Dec Row):  K1, sl marker, (k2 tog, k4, SSK, sl marker) 6 times, k1 – 38 sts.

Row 5:  Purl.

Row 6:  Knit.

Row 7 (Dec Row):  P1, sl marker, (p2 tog, k2, p2 tog TBL, sl marker) 6 times, p1 – 26 sts.

Row 8:  Knit.

Row 9:  Purl.

Row 10 (Dec Row):  K1 sl marker, (k2 tog, SSK) 6 times, k1 – 14 sts.

Rows 11 and 13:  Purl.

Row 12 and 14 (WS):  Knit, dropping markers.

Collar:  Row 1:  Knit.

Row 2:  P2 tog, p to end - 13 sts.

Row 3:  K2 tog, k to end - 12 sts.  Rep Rows 2 and 3 once more, then rep Row 2 once more – 9 sts.

Next Row:  K1, (k2 tog) 4 times – 5 sts.  Bind off.


Finishing

Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in center of cast-on edge.  Work in sc around entire cape, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire cape.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Tie:  With crochet hook, make a chain 10” long.  Fasten off.  Thread one end of tie through edging on one side of cape at base of collar, then thread the other end through edging on the opposite side of cape at base of collar.  (Tie should run across RS of cape).  Pull tie up snugly and tie in a bow, allowing collar to wrap down over tie.


#9 Cream Pants

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 2’ across x 3” high


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2703 Barley

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

2 Double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 4 (3.50 mm)

1 St holder


Gauge

34 sts = 4”;  30 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Left Leg

With straight needles, cast on 17 sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1½” from beg, end on WS.  Inc 1 st each end of next row – 19 sts.  Work even until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS.  Sl sts onto holder.


Right Leg

Work same as left leg until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS – 19 sts.

Joining Row (RS):  Work across 17 sts of right leg, p2 tog, then work 19 sts of left leg from holder – 37 sts.  Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 3” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  Knit, dec 17 sts across – 20 sts.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 6 rows, end on RS.  Knit 2 rows.  Bind off knitwise on WS.


Finishing

Sew back seam to crotch.  Sew inside leg seams, reversing seams over lower ½” of each leg.  Fold lower ½” of each leg back to RS.

Belt:  With dpn’s, cast on 3 sts and work I-Cord as follows:

Row 1:  * K3, do not turn work.  Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS.  Rep from * until cord measures 7” from beg.  Fasten off.  Fold top edge of pants down ¼”.  Tie belt around top of pants below folded edge.


#10 Diamond Fairisle Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate


Size

Approximately 4½” wide (cuff to cuff) x 2¼” high


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2761 Lovage (A), #2703 Barley (B), #2760 Beet Root (C), #2721 Sprig (D) and #2762 Spruce (E)

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in st st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

The body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With straight needles, using A, cast on 17 sts.  Knit 1 row on WS.  Work even in St st following Chart 1 until Row 14 has been completed, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  With B, k5, bind off center 7 sts, k to end.

Following Row:  With B, p5, cast on 6 sts, p to end – 17 sts.  Beg with Row 14, follow Chart 1 backwards to Row 1, end on WS.  With A, purl 1 row on RS.  Bind off.  Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles and C, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.  Purl 1 row.  Follow chart 2 for 6 rows, end on WS.  With A, purl 1 row on RS.  Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and B, work in sc around entire neck.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.


#11 Green Smocked Yoke Pullover

Skill level:  Easy


Size

Approximately 3¾” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2761 Lovage

Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)

Tapestry needle


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With smaller needles, cast on 17 sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  k1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 1½” from beg, end on WS, dec 1 st at end of last row – 16 sts.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Change to smaller needles.

Row 1 (RS):  * K1TBL, p2, rep from * across, end k1TBL.

Row 2:  * P1TBL, k2, rep from * across, end p1TBL.  Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 5 sts, bind off center 6 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  Work 5 sts, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 16 sts.  Rep rows 1 and 2 three times more, end on WS, inc 1 st at end of last row – 17 sts.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes.  Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures same as front to top of ribbing.  Change to smaller needles and work 2 rows of Ribbing.  Bind off in ribbing.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using larger needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 5 rows, end on WS.  Change to smaller needles and work in Ribbing for 2 rows.  Bind off in ribbing.


Finishing

Smocking:  Cut one 10” long strand of yarn.  Thread strand into tapestry needle.  Wrap yarn around 2 center ribs on center front and back, gathering ribs tog as in photo and tie strand tog on WS.  Repeat with 2 ribs on each shoulder.  Repeat with 2 center ribs at bottom of yoke on back.  Cut one 12” long strand and thread into tapestry needle.  Insert needle from RS to WS in center front just below yoke.  Wrap yarn around 2 ribs at each side of center rib, gathering ribs tog, then bring yarn back from WS to RS at starting point.  Tie as in photo.  Trim ends.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, work in sc around entire neck edge.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.


#12 Red and Green Nordic Pullover

Skill level:  Intermediate


Size

Approximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” high


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2762 Spruce (A) and #2751 True Red (B)

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

Body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge.  Sleeves are picked up and worked down to cuffs.


Body

With straight needles, using A, cast on 16 sts.  Knit 1 row on WS.  Join B and work in St st, following Chart 1 until 13 rows have been completed, end on RS.  With A, purl 1 row.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  With A, k5, bind off center 6 sts, k to end.

Following Row:  With A, p5, cast on 6 sts, p to end – 16 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Beg with Row 13, follow Chart 1 until Row 1 has been completed, end on WS.  With A, purl 1 row on RS.  Bind off.  Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.


Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles and A, pick up and k12 sts between armhole markers.  Purl 1 row.  Join B and work in St st following Chart 2 until Row 4 has been completed, end on WS.  With A, purl 1 row on RS.  Bind off.


Finishing

Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and A, work in sc around entire neck edge.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.  Cut two 6” long strands of B.  Draw strands through front of sweater just below neck and tie as in photo, trimming ends.