Colorwork Creations: 30+ Patterns to Knit Gorgeous Hats, Mittens and Gloves

Colorwork Creations: 30+ Patterns to Knit Gorgeous Hats, Mittens and Gloves

Susan Anderson-Freed

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1440212422

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Create beautiful woodland-inspired accessories The gorgeous and cozy projects in Colorwork Creations simply beg to be knit. Choose from more than 30 hats, mittens and gloves that pair traditional Sanquhar knitting motifs with birds and beasts of the woodlands. Small enough for a quick-knitted gift, but precious enough to cherish forever, these pieces will, these pieces will delight and inspire for years to come. Colorwork Creations features: * Over 30 stunning patterns, ranging from ski hats, chullos and tams to flip-top mittens, knit in a wide variety of luscious yarns and colors. * Full-color charts showcasing traditional colorwork motifs and original designs inspired by creatures of the forest: nuthatches, butterflies, reindeer and more. * Detailed patterns, techniques and tips for stress-free knitting. An innovative "finger-to-cuff" construction method for mittens and gloves makes sizing and construction a breeze. * Options for mixing and matching motifs for truly unique and customized creations. Your adventure begins here: take a journey through colorwork with woodland-inspired knits.

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from the ring finger (the 2 sts opposite the cut yarn). Place these sts on a second 6″ (15cm) needle. Place the right sides of the little and ring fingers together. Make sure that the Sanquhar patterns alternate. With a yarn tail from the little finger, use the 3-Needle bind off to secure the 2 fingers, but do not cut the yarn when you are finished. Rep this procedure to join the ring finger to the middle finger and the middle finger to the index finger. Remove 12 index finger sts from the

rnd. Rnds 1–16: Knit. Rnd 17 (inc rnd): Knit while increasing 15 sts evenly — 160 sts. Rnd 18: Knit. Hem Rnd: Purl. Knit 3 rnds in MC. LOWER BORDER Foll the border chart for the desired ski hat. BIRD OR BEAST CHART Foll the bird or beast chart for the desired hat using a variegated yarn and natural/white. SIZE Women's medium NEEDLES One set of 10″ (25cm) US 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles or a 24″ (60cm) circular needle One set of 8″ (20cm) US 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed

circular shape, stretch it over a plate or tam frame. Begin by soaking the tam in a wool wash such as Eucalan. Remove most of the moisture from the tam by wrapping it in a towel or sending it through the spin cycle on your washer. Stretch the tam over a 9″ (23cm) plate or a tam frame, and let it dry. SIZE Women's medium NEEDLES One set of 10″ (25cm) US 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles or a 24″ (60cm) circular needle One set of 8″ (20cm) US 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles (optional) If

sts evenly across rnd — 162 sts. All decreases except Rnd 26: Sl 2, k1, p2sso. Rnd 26 dec: K2tog. Variation CINNAMON TEAL CHULLO YARN 1 skein each of Knit Picks Palette (100% wool, 1.75oz/50g, 231yd/210m) in Autumn Heather (MC), Garnet Heather, Merlot Heather, Raspberry Heather and Golden Heather 1 skein Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (wool/nylon blend, 1.75oz/50g, 195yd/177m) in color 107 (variegated) 1 skein Knit Picks Bare Merino Wool Sock (100% wool, 3.5oz/100g, 440yd/400mm) in

thumb chart. Refer to that chart when knitting the mitten thumbs. Cast on 6 sts and distribute evenly onto 2 needles, using Turkish cast on and MC. Knit across the sts on each needle. Note: Refer to the thumb chart for the desired Sanquhar patt. Because the first rnd contains a single increase, it is easier to combine Needles 1 and 2 onto the first needle and Needles 3 and 4 onto the second needle. This lessens the possibility of the sts slipping off the ends of the needle. Thumb Rnd 1 (inc

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