Swatch & Play

Test the wa­ters and ex­plore the pos­si­bil­i­ties with these 6 lacy stitch pat­terns be­fore em­bark­ing on mak­ing your sweater.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­signs by Amy Gun­der­son

Ma­te­ri­als

• Fi­bra Natura Flax (DK weight; 100% linen; 137 yds/50g per hank): 1 hank each li­lac #07 (A) and but­ter­cream #101 (D) • Universal Yarn Bam­boo Pop (DK weight; 50% bam­boo/50% cot­ton; 292 yds/ 100g per ball): 1 ball each straw­berry #103 (B) and silken #115 (E) • Na­zli Gelin Gar­den 3 (DK weight; 100% mer­cer­ized Egyp­tian Giza cot­ton; 136 yds/50g per ball): 1 ball each light sage #300-15 (C) and cream #300-02 (F) • Size 3 (3.25mm) nee­dles • Size 4 (3.5mm) nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size E-4 (3.5mm) cro­chet hook • Stitch mark­ers

Gauge

19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in any of the lace pats with any of the yarns and larger nee­dles. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Cen­tered Dou­ble De­crease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2­tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts.

Pat­tern Notes

All lace pat­terns are worked by cast­ing on 39 stitches and then work­ing 3-stitch garter stitch bor­ders at left and right edges with the cen­ter 33 stitches worked in the lace pat­tern. The garter stitch bor­ders are not in­cluded in the in­struc­tions. Sim­ply knit 3 at the be­gin­ning and end of ev­ery row.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: Charts are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat sts from charts. This­tles (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 1) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with A and Garter Stitch edg­ing at the top and bot­tom. Row 1 (RS): *K1, ssk, k1, [yo, k1] twice, k2­tog; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl. Row 3: *K1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 5: *K1, yo, k1, k2­tog, k1, ssk, k1, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 7: *K2, yo, k2­tog, k1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–8 for pat. Flow­ing Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 1) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with B and I-Cord edg­ing at the top and bot­tom. Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2­tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 2 (WS): K1, *k1, p5, k2; rep from * to end. Row 3: *P1, k2­tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 4: K1, *p7, k1; rep from * to end. Row 5: *P1, k7; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 6: Rep Row 4. Row 7: Rep Row 1. Row 8: K1, *p2, k3, p2, k1; rep from * to end. Row 9: *P1, yo, ssk, p3, k2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 10: P1, *p2, k3, p3; rep from * to end.

Row 11: *K2, yo, ssk, p1, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 12: P1, *p3, k1, p4; rep from * to end. Row 13: *K4, p1, k3; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 14: Rep Row 12. Row 15: *P1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 16: K1, *p3, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat. Rosettes (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 9) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with C and Folded Pi­cot Hem at the top and bot­tom. If us­ing mark­ers be­tween pat reps, shift mark­ers on Rows 1 and 7. Row 1 (RS): K2, *ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2­tog, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2­tog, k2. Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl. Row 3: K2, *k1, yo, CDD, yo, k4; rep from * to last 7 sts, k1, yo, CDD, yo, k3. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 7: K6, *ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2­tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 9: K6, *k1, yo, CDD, yo, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 11: Rep Row 7. Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–12 for pat. Col­umns (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 1) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with D and Seed Stitch edg­ing at the top and bot­tom. Row 1 (RS): *K1, yo, k2, CDD, k2, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: Purl.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Di­a­monds (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 9) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with E and Rolled Stock­inette & Garter edg­ing at the top and bot­tom. Row 1 (RS): K2, k2­tog, yo, *k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2­tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k2. Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl. Row 3: K1, k2­tog, yo, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, yo, ssk, k1. Row 5: K2­tog, yo, k2, *k3, yo, CDD, yo, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, ssk. Row 7: K1, yo, ssk, k1, *k2, k2­tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2­tog, yo, k1. Row 9: K2, yo, ssk, *k1, k2­tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1, k2­tog, yo, k2. Row 11: K3, yo, *CDD, yo, k5, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, CDD, yo, k3. Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–12 for pat.

Lace Rib (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 9) Note: Sam­ple swatch was worked with F and Twisted Rib edg­ing at the top and bot­tom. Row 1 (RS): Yo, k2­tog, p1, k1, yo, k2­tog, *p1, yo, k3­tog, yo, p1, k1, yo, k2­tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, yo, k2­tog. Row 2: P2, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 3: K2, p1, ssk, yo, k1, *p1, k3, p1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2. Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat.

Edg­ing Op­tions

Garter St (any num­ber of sts) Knit 5 rows. I-Cord Bind-Off (any num­ber of sts) With RS fac­ing and us­ing ca­ble cas­ton (see page 95), cast on 3 sts at beg of row. *K2, ssk (3rd I-Cord st and next st from main fabric); do not turn. Slip these 3 sts back to LH nee­dle; rep from * un­til all swatch sts have been elim­i­nated. Bind off 3 I-Cord sts. Note: To work I-Cord edg­ing at bot­tom of swatch, cast on us­ing a pro­vi­sional cast-on (see page 95). When swatch is com­plete, undo pro­vi­sional cast-on and work I-Cord Bind-Off. Folded Pi­cot Bot­tom Hem (odd num­ber of sts) Rows 1–5: Beg with a RS row, work in St st. Row 6 (turn­ing row, WS): *P2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 7–12: Work in St st. Join­ing row (RS): Fold edg­ing up at turn­ing row so cast-on edge is even with the cur­rent row. *Knit 1 st from work­ing nee­dle tog with loop of cor­re­spond­ing cast-on st; rep from * across.

Con­tinue in pat as in­structed. Folded Pi­cot Top Hem (odd num­ber of sts) Rows 1–6: Beg with a RS row, work in St st. Row 7 (turn­ing row, RS): *K2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 8–12: Work in St st.

Bind off all sts; cut yarn, leav­ing tail ap­prox twice the width of the piece. Fold edg­ing down at turn­ing row. Sew bound-off edge to WS of Row 1 of edg­ing. Seed Stitch (odd num­ber of sts) Rows 1–6: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Rolled Stock­inette & Garter (at beg of swatch; any num­ber of sts) Us­ing larger nee­dle, cast on num­ber of sts in­di­cated. Row 1 (WS): Purl. Row 2 (RS): Knit. Row 3: Purl.

Change to smaller nee­dle. Rows 4–10: Knit. Row 11: Purl. Garter & Rolled Stock­inette (at end of swatch; any num­ber of sts) Rows 1 (RS)–7: With smaller nee­dle, knit. Row 8: Change to larger nee­dle; purl. Row 9: Knit. Row 10: Purl.

Bind off kwise. Twisted Rib (odd num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1-tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Row 2: P1, *k1, p1-tbl; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice or as de­sired.

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