Steeked Fair Isle mug hug
Using 3mm DPNs and yarn D, cast on 67 sts (60 sts + 7 steek sts). Divide sts over 3 needles as follows: Needle 1: 7 steek sts, pm, 12 pattern sts, Needle 2: 24 pattern sts, Needle 3: 24 pattern sts. Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts. Begin working the charts; each round begins from the right-hand side of the chart. The steek chart will be worked once and the Mug Hug chart worked 5 times to the end of the round. Remember to keep the steek sts in tramlines throughout, lining up the light and dark sts to create a straight cutting line. Work to Round 24 of Charts. Cast off all sts knitwise.
ENFORCING AND CUTTING THE STEEK
Using a 2mm crochet hook and contrasting colour, work double crochet (US single crochet) each side of centre steek st, leaving a ladder between the 2 rounds of crochet. Cut up the ladder between the two rows of crochet, taking care not to cut the crochet stitches.
**Using 2.5mm DPNs and the colour of your choice, pick up and knit 24 sts along the column of sts between the last steek st and the first st of the pattern repeat.** Knit 2 rows. Eyelet row: P1, *P2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, P1. Knit 2 rows. Cast off with a 3mm needle to create a flexible edge. Repeat from ** to ** for the other side. Knit 5 rows. Cast off.