tip Magic Loop Method I-Cord Linen has a tendency to block long and narrow, so light stretching during measurements will help with accuracy. Use a circular needle at least 30 inches in length. Stitches are knit from one end of the needle to the other end while maintaining a loop of cable between one half of the stitches and the other half. When half the stitches are knit, turn work and complete the round on other half. Cast on 3 sts. K3, *slide sts to other side of needle, do not turn, pull yarn across back, k3; rep from * until cord measures 13 inches from beg. Bind off. Sew cast- on edges tog. Thread cord through yo’s near top of bag, beg and ending in middle of 1 side. Block to size. Shape Top Rnd 1: *K1, ssk, work to 3 sts before end of needle, k2tog, k1; rep from * around for 2nd needle. Work even. Rep Rnds 1 and 2. Turn mitt inside out and bind off rem sts using 3-needle bind- off (see page 111). Washcloth Mitts Cast on 72 sts. Knit 11 rows, ending with a RS row. K5, pm, purl to last Rnd 2: Rnds 3–8: Note: Mitts are reversible and will fit either hand. Setup row ( WS): 5 sts, pm, k5. K5, work Row 1 of pat to 2nd marker, k5. K5, purl to 2nd marker, k5. Continue to work in pat between markers, keeping 5 sts at each edge in garter st until cloth measures 11 inches (slightly stretched), ending with a RS row. Knit 11 rows, bind off all sts kwise. Block to size. Work pat as for soap saver. Cast on 48 sts. Divide sts in half, join and work in k2, p2 rib for 11/4 inches. Row 1 (RS): Row 2: Beg Pat Rnd 1: Thumb [ Work Rnd 1 of pat] twice (once across each set of sts). Work in established pat until mitt measures 21/2 inches from beg. Slip sts from holder onto needles. Join yarn, pick up and knit 2 sts at top of thumb—18 sts. Continue to work in established pat until thumb measures 21/2 inches from top of thumb. *K1, [k2tog] 4 times; rep from Thumb Gusset Rnd 1: Maintaining pat, k1, M1L, pm, work to 2 sts before end of rnd, pm, M1R, k1. Work even. K2, M1L, work to 2nd marker, M1R, k2. Work even. Continue to inc 1 st before first marker and after 2nd marker every other rnd until 16 sts have been inc, and beg working pat st on thumb sts after 4th inc rnd. When 16 sts have been inc, place 16 sts on a holder for thumb (last M1L and M1R will still be on needles). Work in pat until hand measures approx 71/4 inches. Next rnd: * once. Cut yarn and thread through rem sts; pull tight and fasten off securely. Block to measurements. Soap Saver Rnd 2: Rnd 3: Note: Work sts on each needle as if working from the beg to the end of a pat row. n Rnd 4: Using either Magic Loop or 2 circular needles method, cast on 48 sts. Divide sts in half, join and knit 1 rnd. Work Rnd 1 of pat twice (once across each set of sts). Continue in established pat until piece measures 61/2 inches, slightly stretched. [Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd] twice. Bind off all sts kwise. Rnd 1: at the same time, 106 CreativeKnittingMGracefulAPRIL2019FINDUS@www.facebook.com/ agazine Lace
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