Behind The Scenes – Part 3

Part Two had us jumping into the deep end with four different cables.  In Part Three we are entering deeper waters with a total of six cables!

Section C forms the center of the piece and is adorned with a standard cable through the middle diamond.  A right leaning and left leaning cable in Row 1 set the stage for the column of ordinary cables.  Because this cable is vertical and does not travel across the fabric, it remains in all knit on the right side and all purl on the wrong side.  With all of the fancy cables it is nice to return to the simplicity of a standard cable.  I love how this classic cable adds another dimension to the design.  Check it out for yourself in the photo below.

I have listed the yarn weights remaining after each of the six repeats in Section C.  Each repeat used approximately 12-13 grams of yarn.  If you are using more yarn than listed, a pattern repeat may be eliminated to conserve yarn and ensure that you have enough yarn to complete the pattern.  At the conclusion of the entire pattern, I had 18 grams remaining in my second skein.

Speaking of second skeins, I joined mine in the 4th repeat of Section C.  I added the skein by using the Russian Join since the chainette construction of Oh! makes it ideal for working this technique.  The Russian Join locks the ends of the yarn together almost invisibly with no ends to weave in.  Watch my Russian Join video for a complete tutorial.

Section D is a mirror image to Section B.  The only difference is that Section D starts midway through the seeded diamond.  For this reason I provide a separate chart and instructions to avoid confusion.  Work Rows 1 – 20 twice, then Rows 1 – 10 again for a total of 50 rows.  A close up photo of Section D is seen below.

As seen in the photo below, Part Three has a lot of knitting for this week.  Part Four is quite short and I thought it best to give you more time to knit the bulk of the pattern before the end of the KAL.  I want you all to finish it up by November 15 so you can enter the prize drawing!

Part Four has inventive buttonholes that are sure to delight you with their unique setting.

Don’t forget to download all of the instructions as they will not be available for free after November 30th.

See you next week!

Happy knitting,

Michelle

BKP (Back, Knit, Purl) – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2 from left needle, purl 2 from cable needle.

BKS (Back, Knit, Seed) – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, knit 2 from left needle, p1, k1 from cable needle.

C4B – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work, knit next 2 stitches from left hand needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.

C4F – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit next 2 stitches from left hand needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.

cn – cable needle.

FPK (Front, Purl, Knit) – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, purl 2 from left needle, knit 2 from cable needle.

FSK (Front, Seed, Knit) – slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, p1, k1 from left needle, knit 2 from cable needle.

sl – slip. See Slip Stitch Video

wrap 4 – slip next 4 stitches to cable needle, wrap yarn 3 times counterclockwise around held stitches, k4 from cable needle. See Wrap 3 (4) Video

wyif – with yarn in front.

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Section C

Work Rows 1 – 20 six times, ending after Row 20 for a total of 120 rows.  (See Chart C below)

Yarn weight after each repeat as follows:

  • After 1 repeat, 1st skein = 36g
  • After 2 repeats, 1st skein = 24 g
  • After 3 repeats, 1st skein = 11g
  • Joined 2nd skein on Row 17 of 4th   See Russian Join video
  • After 4th repeat, 2nd skein = 98g
  • After 5th repeat, 2nd skein = 86g
  • After 6th repeat, 2nd skein = 73g

If yarn weight is less than listed above, one repeat of Section C may be eliminated to conserve yarn.

 

Row 1. K2, p1, FPK, (p1, k1) 6 times, C4B, C4F, (p1, k1) 6 times, BKP, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 2. K5, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p8, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 3. K2, p3, FPK, (p1, k1) 4 times, BKP, C4B, FPK, (p1, k1) 4 times, BKP, p3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 4. K7, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 5. K2, p5, FPK, (p1, k1) twice, BKP, p2, k4, p2, FPK, (p1, k1) twice, BKP, p5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 6. K9, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 7. K2, p7, FPK, BKP, p4, C4B, p4, FPK, BKP, p7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 8. K11, p4, k6, p4, k6, p4, k9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 9. K2, p9, wrap 4, p6, k4, p6, wrap 4, p9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 10. K11, p4, k6, p4, k6, p4, k9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 11. K2, p7, BKS, FSK, p4, C4B, p4, BKS, FSK, p7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 12. K9, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k4, p4, k4, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 13. K2, p5, BKS, (p1, k1) twice, FSK, p2, k4, p2, BKS, (p1, k1) twice, FSK, p5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 14. K7, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 15. K2, p3, BKS, (p1, k1) 4 times, FSK, C4B, BKS, (p1, k1) 4 times, FSK, p3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 16. K5, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p8, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 17. K2, p1, BKS, (p1, k1) 6 times, FSK, BKS, (p1, k1) 6 times, FSK, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 18. K3, p2, (k1, p1) 8 times, p4, (k1, p1) 8 times, p2, k1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 19. K2, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 8 times, wrap 4, (p1, k1) 8 times, k2, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 20. K3, p2, (k1, p1) 8 times, p4, (k1 p1) 8 times, p2, k1, sl 2 wyif.

Chart C

Section D

Work Rows 1 – 20 twice, then work Rows 1 – 10 again ending after Row 10 for a total of 50 rows. (See Chart D below) Upon completion of Section D, weight remaining in 2nd skein = 40g.

Row 1. K2, p1, FPK, (p1, k1) 6 times, BKP, FPK, (p1, k1) 6 times, BKP, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 2. K5, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k4, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 3. K2, p3, FPK, (p1, k1) 4 times, BKP, p4, FPK, (p1, k1) 4 times, BKP, p3, sl 2            wyif.

Row 4. K7, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k8, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 5. K2, p5, FPK, (p1, k1) twice, BKP, p8, FPK, (p1, k1) twice, BKP, p5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 6. K9, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k12, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 7. K2, p7, FPK, BKP, p12, FPK, BKP, p7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 8. K11, p4, k16, p4, k9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 9. K2, p9, wrap 4, p16, wrap 4, p9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 10. K11, p4, k16, p4, k9, sl 2 wyif.

Row 11. K2, p7, BKS, FSK, p12, BKS, FSK, p7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 12. K9, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k12, p2, (k1, p1) twice, p2, k7, sl 2 wyif.

Row 13. K2, p5, BKS, (p1, k1) twice, FSK, p8, BKS, (p1, k1) twice, FSK, p5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 14. K7, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k8, p2, (k1, p1) 4 times, p2, k5, sl 2 wyif.

Row 15. K2, p3, BKS, (p1, k1) 4 times, FSK, p4, BKS, (p1, k1) 4 times, FSK, p3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 16. K5, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k4, p2, (k1, p1) 6 times, p2, k3, sl 2 wyif.

Row 17. K2, p1, BKS, (p1, k1) 6 times, FSK, BKS, (p1, k1) 6 times, FSK, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 18. K3, p2, (k1, p1) 8 times, p4, (k1, p1) 8 times, p2, k1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 19. K2, p1, k2, (p1, k1) 8 times, wrap 4, (p1, k1) 8 times, k2, p1, sl 2 wyif.

Row 20. K3, p2, (k1, p1) 8 times, p4, (k1, p1) 8 times, p2, k1, sl 2 wyif.

 

15 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes – Part 3

  1. Thanks for knitting with me, Carol! Here are the approximate measurements of my cowl:

    After Part 1 – 3 3/4”
    After Part 2 – 12”
    After Part 3 Section C, 1 repeat – 14 1/2”, 2 repeats – 18”, 3 repeats – 21 1/2”, 4 repeats – 25”, 5 repeats – 28 1/2”, 6 repeats – 32”
    After Part 3 Section D – 41”
    After Part 4 – 46 1/2”

  2. Are you able to give the lengths after Section C and / or D? I appreciate the weight of the yarn but would also love to see if I am on target for the length.

  3. This is my first KAL.
    My intended “chunky yarn of choice” didn’t make desirable gauge.
    Using Uptown Worsted for my Wool-allergic daughter.
    I-Cord “as you go along” is new to me as are the purl and seed cables. So love learning new things.
    Wanted to try not using a cable needle, but with seeds, and purls, decided that would be for another time. Thanks, Michelle.
    Linda in Carmel, IN
    MissIsabellesMom

  4. After my 5th repeat of section C with second ball of yarn, I have 81g remaining to your 86g. Would you skip the 6th repeat and continue on to Section D or hold breath and continue 6th repeat?

  5. I guess I am knitting today! Great pattern! My first KAL .. . Oh Baby! I’m also working on a second, hoping to gift both! I haven’t been weighing my skein . .. need new battery or new scale??? But my cowl through Part 2 is slightly less than 13 inches in length so I guess I am okay.

  6. I am ready for the 3rd clue in all 3 of my cowls. but my Stephen West MKAL is suffering…. BUT this is more fun and totally convincing me that I really do LOVE cables!

  7. Oh My Word!! I am making two at the same time. Absolutely LOVE this project and this yarn. I bought more yarn today to make a 3rd one. …2 for gifts and 1 for ME!! Thank you so much for this fun and gorgeous project. And I am all caught up for once!! I will be starting on these instructions tonight!! It will be a miracle if I am caught up by next week on both of them let alone 3 of them!!

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