October KAL- Wandering Moon

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Join me October 1st for Wandering Moon, a beautiful crescent-shaped shawl knit with the lovely yarn, Rylie by HiKoo. The shawl will be featured in the limited edition color, Power Pink. This specially dyed yarn is a deep berry hue that complements everyone. Rylie is also available in 16 other beautiful colors for endless possibilities.

The shawl incorporates exciting techniques and stitches new to the KAL series. Increase your skills while creating a wearable work of art!

Materials

  • Rylie by HiKoo (50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen; 274 yds/100g), 2 skeins
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) 40” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge for shawl Body.
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) straights or 24”circular needle for Border.
  • Cable needle
  • Two removable markers
  • Additional 25 removable markers or safety pins
  • Optional (but very helpful), needle to aid in finishing: 32 – 40” circular needle several sizes smaller than project needle, ranging from US #1 to #4

Gauge

Approximately 18 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Approx. 74″ along lower edge and 14″ deep at center

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Unleashed – Part 4

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Now for the much anticipated flip top – the crowning glory to our mitts!  Adding this topper to fingerless mitts is rather simple, especially since we have set the stage so nicely with the lifeline.  Once you discover the trick to making convertible mittens, you may find yourself adding them to all of the fingerless gloves in your mitten bin.

The flip top begins by picking up and knitting the bar of each stitch above the carefully placed lifeline on the top of the hand.  The palm stitches are added next using the Cable Cast On method.  The stitches are then joined in the round and the race is on to the top!

After casting on for the flip top, the Child size is worked following its one set of instructions.  For the Adult size, locate the set of instructions that match the Round # where you ended before the Thumb Gusset.  This will ensure that your flip top continues the Dot Pattern seamlessly.

Work the required number of rounds before the decreases.  I HIGHLY recommend placing a lifeline through the flip top before working the decreases.  You may find that the top is too short or too long for your fingers.  The lifeline will allow you to easily rework the top with more or fewer rows without losing the initial stitches you picked up.

I have several photos to guide you through the process along with a great new video – Convertible Mittens.

With only two stitches remaining at the top of the mitten, work these stitches into a tiny I-cord as a button loop.  The I-cord should be just long enough to hug your chosen button snugly when looped.  Bind off the stitches and pull through the top to create the button loop.

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Lastly, sew the button to the wrist where it meets the button loop.  Yarn is much more slippery than thread, hence I like to use sewing thread to fasten my buttons for a sturdy join. But if you must use yarn, you can help the yarn stay knotted with a drop of Fray Check (found in craft stores).

For your convenience, a condensed version of Unleashed is available here or on Ravelry.  I also have a FREE Unleashed Hat pattern to create a matched set with your mittens.  The hat is available in both Child and Adult sizes.

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I am humbled by the legion of loyal KAL followers and was delighted to welcome many first timers to the fold!  I have two exciting KALs coming this fall to continue the fun and education.

My Scoreboard KAL kicks off September 3rd and will have you knitting along with your favorite team.  Knit the points as they are scored in each game while creating a cozy cowl in YOUR team colors.  Scoreboard is knit in HiKoo Simplicity which has over 50 colors – one for all pro, college and high school teams.  Go to scoreboardkal.com for a complete supply list.  You can also watch my video which details the game plan!

The Progressive Needles KAL continues in October with Wandering Moon – a crescent-shaped shawl knit with HiKoo’s Rylie.  A limited edition color, Power Pink, was created especially for the KAL.  Incredible softness and the deep berry-pink hue, make this yarn perfectly irresistible.  Rylie is also available in 16 other beautiful colors to suit everyone.  As with all of my KALs, it features new stitches and techniques to increase your skills while creating a wearable piece of art.  The complete supply list is found at the end of this post.

Happy knitting,

Michelle

Part Four

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KPHtemplate_abbreviations

k2tog – knit two together. See K2tog Video

ssk – slip next stitch as if to knit, slip next stitch as if to knit, insert left needle into the front of these two slipped stitches from left to right and knit together.  See SSK Video

KPHtemplate_instructions

Flip Top – See Convertible Mitten Video

Set Up

On Top Of Hand, locate bar in center of the first stitch of the round directly above lifeline.

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Using larger size needle, insert right needle tip under this bar.

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Leaving a 4” tail, knit the picked up bar. One stitch has been picked up and knit.

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Moving from right to left, continue to pick up and knit in each stitch across Top of Hand – 14 (18 ) stitches.

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With wrong side facing and using Cable Cast On method, cast on 14 (18) stitches.  See Cable Cast On video

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There are now 28 (36) stitches.

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Divide stitches as you prefer and join for working the round, taking care not to twist the stitches.

Top

First 14 (18) stitches will remain in Dot Pattern on Top of Hand and second 14 (18) stitches will form the Palm.

Child Size

Round 1. Top of Hand – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 2. Top of Hand – knit.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 3. Same as Round 2.

Round 4. Same as Round 2.

Round 5. Top of Hand – K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – knit.

Round 6. Top of Hand – ssk, k10, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k10, k2tog. (24 stitches)

Round 7. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 8. Top of Hand – ssk, k8, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k8, k2tog. (20 stitches)

Round 9. Top of Hand – K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – knit.

Round 10. Top of Hand – ssk, k6, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k6, k2tog. (16 stitches)

Round 11. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 12. Top of Hand – ssk, k4, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k4, k2tog. (12 stitches)

Round 13. Top of Hand – k2, p2, k2.

Palm – knit.

Round 14. Top of Hand – ssk, k2, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2, k2tog. (8 stitches)

Round 15. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 16. Top of Hand – ssk, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2tog. (4 stitches)

Round 17. K2tog twice. (2 stitches)

 

Adult Size – ended Hand (before Thumb Gusset) after Round 4.

Round 1. Top of Hand – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 2. Top of Hand – knit.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 3. Same as Round 2.

Round 4. Same as Round 2.

Round 5. Top of Hand – K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 6. Same as Round 2.

Round 7. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 8. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 9. Top of Hand – ssk, k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (32 stitches)

Round 10. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 11. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (28 stitches)

Round 12. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 13. Top of Hand – ssk, k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (24 stitches)

Round 14. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 15. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (20 stitches)

Round 16. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 17. Top of Hand – ssk, k2, p2, k2, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (16 stitches)

Round 18. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 19. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (12 stitches)

Round 20. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 21. Top of Hand – ssk, k2, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2, k2tog. (8 stitches)

Round 22. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 23. Top of Hand – ssk, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2tog. (4 stitches)

Round 24. K2tog twice. (2 stitches)

 

Adult Size – ended Hand (before Thumb Gusset) after Round 8.

Round 1. Top of Hand – K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 2. Top of Hand – knit.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 3. Same as Round 2.

Round 4. Same as Round 2.

Round 5. Top of Hand – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Palm – P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end.

Round 6. Same as Round 2.

Round 7. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 8. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 9. Top of Hand – ssk, p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (32 stitches)

Round 10. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 11. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (28 stitches)

Round 12. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 13. Top of Hand – ssk, p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (24 stitches)

Round 14. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 15. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (20 stitches)

Round 16. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 17. Top of Hand – ssk, p2, k2, p2, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (16 stitches)

Round 18. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 19. Top of Hand – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog. (12 stitches)

Round 20. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 21. Top of Hand – ssk, p2, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2, k2tog. (8 stitches)

Round 22. Knit all stitches in round.

Round 23. Top of Hand – ssk, k2tog.

Palm – ssk, k2tog. (4 stitches)

Round 24. K2tog twice. (2 stitches)

 

Finishing

Work remaining 2 stitches in I-cord for approx. 9 (12) rows or amount sufficient to serve as secure buttonhole. See I-cord video

Bind off and cut yarn leaving a 4” tail.

Pull tail to inside of Top and weave in on wrong side.

Sew button to wrist where it meets I-cord loop.

 

Scoreboard KAL – Kicks off September 3rd!

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October KAL – begins October 1st

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KPHtemplate_materials

  • Rylie by HiKoo (50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen; 274 yds/100g), 2 skeins
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) 40” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge for shawl Body.
  • Size US #7 (4.5mm) straights or 24” circular needle for Border.
  • Cable needle
  • Two removable markers
  • Additional 25 removable markers or safety pins
  • Optional (but very helpful), needle to aid in finishing : 32 – 40” circular needle several sizes smaller than project needle, ranging from US #1 to #4

KPHtemplate_gauge

Approximately 18 sts = 4 inches in garter stitch.

KAL supplies are available at your local yarn shop and from these online retailers:

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Unleashed – Part 3

Our thumb stitches have been patiently waiting to be worked.  Part Three gives two options for the thumb – #1 with a closed top (below in green) and #2 with an open top (below in white).  The closed version is perfect for colder climates and the open version is nice for die hard texters.  You choose the thumb best for you OR make one pair of each!

There are oodles of discussion threads devoted to thumb construction and the avoidance of holes.  I find that successful thumbs use these two tricks:

1.  Pick up a few extra stitches in the gaps and then on the following round reduce the extra stitches in a decrease.  This minimizes the gaps and any potential holes.

2.  Leave a 12″ tail as you join the yarn to begin the thumb.  The tail is a handy tool to close any unwanted gaps.  Just weave the tail securely in on the wrong side bridging any gaps.  No one will know that you worked a little surgery on the inside.

Today’s instructions incorporate both of these tips to bring you the smoothest thumb possible.  I have two videos to assist you in the thumb construction.  My Winter Buzz thumb is exactly the same as the Unleashed thumb so its video will walk you through each step using an identical number of stitches.  My Thumb video is a more generic video and gives a nice and up-close presentation on applying my tips to any thumb construction.

Next week brings the much anticipated Flip Top.  I will be traveling next week for the TKGA conference in San Diego, CA from July 22 – 25.  Since I will have limited computer access during that time, I have decided to release the last clue on Tuesday, July 21st.  This allows me ample time to answer your questions and to admire your finished mittens.  I will also have a FREE pattern to match your mitts.  Tuesday’s post includes the October KAL supply list – get ready, the yarn is fabulous!

Happy knitting,

Michelle

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Part Three

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KPHtemplate_abbreviations

k2tog – knit two together. See K2tog Video

KPHtemplate_instructions

See Winter Buzz Thumb or Thumb video

Closed Thumb – Option #1

Using dpns in larger size, place first 4 (6) stitches from stitch holder onto a double point needle. This will be Needle #1.

Place last 4 (6) stitches from stitch holder onto a second double point needle. This will be Needle #2.

With a third double point needle, pick up one stitch in “ditch” on left side of thumb opening (area between Needle #2 and the backward loop cast on stitches), pick up 2 stitches above thumb opening (former backward loop cast on stitches), and one stitch in “ditch” on right side of thumb opening (area between the backward loop cast on stitches and Needle #1).

There are 4 stitches on Needle #3 for a total of 12 (16) thumb stitches.

Beginning round at Needle #1, join yarn leaving a 12” tail.

Knit 8 (12), (k2tog) twice – 10 (14) thumb stitches.

Knit all stitches until thumb reaches halfway up thumbnail.

Thumb Decreases

Child

Round 1. *k1, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1 – 7 stitches.

Round 2. *k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1 – 4 stitches.

Adult

Round 1. *k2tog, k1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2tog – 9 stitches.

Round 2. *k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1 – 5 stitches.

Cut yarn and thread through tapestry needle. Thread tapestry needle through remaining 4 (5) stitches, pulling tightly to close top.

Pull tail to inside of thumb.

Weave in ends using thumb tail to close any remaining gaps in thumb gusset.

 

Topless Thumb – Option #2

Place stitches on dpns as in Thumb Option #1.

Beginning round at Needle #1, join yarn leaving a 12” tail.

Knit 8 (12), (k2tog) twice – 10 (14) thumb stitches.

Knit 1 (3) rounds.

*k3 (5), k2 tog; repeat from * to end of round – 8 (12) sts.

Work a k2, p2 rib over all stitches for 3 (4) rounds.

Bind off in pattern.

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Unleashed – Part 2

Our mock cable cuff is complete and now we move on to the mitt.  Part Two consists of the Hand, Thumb Gusset and Fingerless Mitt – all teeming with great techniques.

Remember to switch to larger needle for the remainder of the mitten!

A simple, textured Dot Pattern will be worked over the top of the hand with the palm remaining in stockinette.  The Child size works only one repeat to the thumb gusset.  The Adult instructions direct you to work the Dot Pattern to the base of your thumb ending after Round 4 or 8.  The base of your thumb is the lowest joint, or knuckle, at the bottom of your thumb (pictured below).

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It is IMPERATIVE that the Adult Hand end for the thumb gusset by stopping after Round 4 or 8.  The conclusion of the entire pattern is based on ending after completing either of these rounds.  I knit two complete repeats of the Dot Pattern ending after Round 8 (16 rounds).  If your hand is longer or shorter, adjust your stopping point by knitting more or less rounds.  These adjustments must be made by ending after Round 4 or 8.  Be sure to jot down which round you ended with so you can follow the upcoming instructions for the flip top.

The simple stockinette palm allows us to easily insert a full fashioned thumb gusset.  The use of the Make One Left and the Make One Right gives our thumb a sophisticated opening with the increases leaning in the correct direction.  In the final thumb gusset increase round, Dot Pattern Round 5 was worked over Top of the Hand for Child Size. Adult Size worked Dot Pattern Round 1 or 5.

To begin the Fingerless Mitts, work Dot Pattern across Top of Hand – this will be Round 6 for Child Size, Round 2 or 6 for Adult Size.  Knit to the gusset, placing the stitches onto a stitch holder.  To bridge the gap created by the held stitches, cast on 2 stitches onto Right Hand needle using the handy Backward Loop Cast On.  Then knit to the end of the round.  To continue the mitts, work 2 rounds in established pattern – this will be either Rounds 7 & 8 or 3 & 4 of Dot Pattern.

This next step is CRITICAL to the placement of the upcoming flip top.  Next round (Round 1 or 5), work as established placing a lifeline through the Top of Hand stitches upon completion of the round.  Work one additional round as established – you will be ending after Round 2  or 6.

Work k2, p2 rib over ALL stitches for 4 (6) rounds.

Bind off all stitches in pattern. See Bind Off in Pattern video

Now you can slip on your nearly completed mitten and admire your work!  My Adult size is pictured below.  See you next week for the thumb.

Happy knitting,

Michelle

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Part Two

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KPHtemplate_abbreviations

M1L (Make One Left) – With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit the lifted strand through the back. See Make One Video

M1R (Make One Right) – With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from back to front. Knit the lifted strand through the front. See Make One Video

PM – place marker.

SM – slip marker.

KPHtemplate_instructions

Hand

Instructions are for Child size with Adult in ( ) when necessary.

First 14 (18) stitches of round form Top of Hand. Second 14 (18) stitches of round form the Palm.

Change to larger size needles.

Dot Pattern

Rounds 1 – 3. Knit.

Round 4. P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of Top of Hand.

Rounds 5 – 7. Knit.

Round 8. K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of Top of Hand.

Work Dot Pattern over Top of Hand and stockinette (all knit) over Palm stitches as follows:

Child – one repeat of Dot Pattern (8 rounds), ending after Round 8.

Adult – two repeats of Dot Pattern (16 rounds), or to base of thumb, ending after Round 4 or Round 8.

Thumb Gusset

Right Mitten Only

Work next round of Dot Pattern across Top of Hand.

On Palm stitches: k1(2), place marker, M1R, k2, M1L, PM, knit to end of round.

There are 4 Thumb Gusset stitches between the markers.

Next Round: Work in Dot Pattern across Top of Hand and knit across all Palm and Thumb Gusset stitches.

Left Mitten Only

Work next round of Dot Pattern across Top of Hand.

On Palm stitches: k11 (14), place marker, M1R, k2, M1L, PM, knit to end of round.

There are 4 Thumb Gusset stitches between the markers.

Next Round: Work in Dot Pattern across Top of Hand and knit across all Palm and Thumb Gusset stitches.

BOTH Mittens

While continuing to knit Top of Hand in established Dot Pattern, increase 2 Thumb Gusset stitches every other round as follows:

Round 1. Dot Pattern over Top of Hand. On Palm: knit to 1st marker, SM, M1R, knit to 2nd marker, M1L, SM, knit to end of round.

Round 2. Dot Pattern over Top of Hand. Knit all Palm stitches with no increases.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until there are 8 (12) stitches between the markers, ending after an increase round.

Note: In above final increase round, Dot Pattern Round 5 was worked over Top of the Hand for Child Size. Adult Size worked Dot Pattern Round 1 or 5.

Fingerless Mitts

Work Dot Pattern across Top of Hand – this will be Round 6 for Child Size, Round 2 or 6 for Adult Size.

On Palm, knit to 1st marker.

Place 8 (12) Thumb Gusset stitches on a stitch holder removing markers.

Cast on 2 stitches onto Right Hand needle using Backward Loop Cast On.

See Backward Loop Cast On Video

Knit to end of round.

Work 2 rounds in established pattern.

Next round, work as established placing a lifeline through Top of Hand stitches upon completion.

Work one additional round as established ending after Round 2 (2 or 6).

 

Work k2, p2 rib over ALL stitches for 4 (6) rounds.

Bind off all stitches in pattern. See Bind Off in Pattern video

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Unleashed – Part 1

I am delighted that you are not one of those knitters who abandon their needles during the summer months!  I firmly believe that knitting is a sport for all seasons.  All of you savvy KAL participants will have a jump on your winter/holiday projects with Unleashed.  So crank up the AC, turn on the fan, pour a cool drink and let’s work some magic!

Before we begin, here’s a quick overview of how the KAL works:

  • A portion of the 4-part mystery pattern is revealed here on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday in July.  The weekly pattern, video resources and lots of helpful tips are included in each post.  An abbreviated, pattern-only version is included to download.
  • All techniques are supported with video instruction at knitpurlhunter.com
  • All questions and comments are monitored daily both here and in the Knit Purl Hunter group on Ravelry.  It’s like having  your own private knitting tutor!
  • Projects completed (one finished mitten) by August 15 are eligible for the monthly prize drawing – first prize is a set of addi Clicks!  See skacelknitting.com for all the info.

Unleashed is written for two sizes – Child (4-6 yrs.) and Adult (women).  The Child size uses one skein of Simpliworsted while the Adult requires two skeins.  The good news is that two skeins is ample yarn to knit both an adult and a child’s pair!  Sizing for an average sized hand is no easy feat.  After all, who among us is average?  (I like to think that we are all above average!)  Mittens are easily customized by adjusting the needle size to provide you with the desired fit.

Part One of Unleashed brings us a beautiful cuff.  If you are like me, a firm cuff is preferred to ward off any cold drafts.  To keep the cuff as close fitting as possible, I chose to cast on with the German Twisted Cast On method.  This variation of the Long Tail Cast On gives a firm and clean edge to keep your wrist toasty warm.  The technique is a bit more work than the long tail, but my video will have you casting on like a pro.  The German Twisted cast on is optional and has no impact on the cuff design so feel free to try it or use an old favorite – you choose your level of fiddliness.  Remember to cast on with the smaller sized needle.

Once the stitches are cast on, the mitten is knit on double points, two circs or one long circ for the Magic Loop method.  Divide the stitches as preferred for your method.  I knit using the Magic Loop so I like to divide the stitches in half – 18 on each tip.  Beware when working the cuff with the stitches divided this way – the second needle will begin with p2.  (I know this mistake from experience!)

The ribbed cuff is a mock cable design using the Left and Right Twist.  Twist stitches are members of the cable stitch family.  A twist stitch is formed by knitting stitches out of order creating a crossover similar to cabling.  Since twist stitches are executed without the use of a cable needle, they are fast and fun to knit.

Work the eight rounds of the cuff twice for the Child (16 total rounds) and three times for the Adult (24 total rounds).  Place a lifeline once the cuff is completed and wait patiently for next week.  Pictured below is a completed Adult cuff.

Happy knitting,

Michelle

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Part 1

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KPHtemplate_size

Child (Adult) – approx. 6 (8)” hand circumference.

Further size adjustments may be made by changing needle sizes.

KPHtemplate_materials

  • Simpliworstedby HiKoo, 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon, 140 yards/100g per skein. Child – 1 skein, Adult – 2 skeins (same color).
  • US #6 (4mm)AND #8 (5mm) 6” double point needles (see NOTE below) or size necessary to achieve desired gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Markers
  • Two ½ – ¾” buttons, shank style preferred. (Size is not crucial.)

NOTE: Mitten hands may also be knit with two 24” circular needles or one 32” circular needle for magic loop method. See Magic Loop video. Sample was knit using the magic loop method on 32” addi Rocket needles.

For thumb, double points in larger size are recommended.

KPHtemplate_gauge

17 stitches = 4” in stockinette on larger size needles.

KPHtemplate_abbreviations

LT (Left Twist) – skip first stitch and knit second stitch through the back loop, knit skipped stitch in front loop and slip both stitches from needle together.  See Left Twist Video

RT (Right twist) – knit two stitches together and without taking stitches off left hand needle, reknit the first stitch and remove both stitches from left hand needle.  See Right Twist Video

KPHtemplate_instructions

Directions are for Child Size with Adult in ( ) when necessary.

Cuff

With smaller needles, cast on 28 (36) stitches using German Twisted Cast On method. See German Twisted Cast On Video  Divide stitches as you prefer and join for working the round, taking care not to twist the stitches.

Mock Wavy Cable Rib

Rounds 1 – 2. *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 3. *LT, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 4 – 6. *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7. *RT, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 8. *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Work Rounds 1-8, 2 (3) times for a total of 16 (24) rounds.

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