Ruffles to the Max
This skill-building project is a superb way to practice your increasing!
Design by Beth Whiteside
Approx 23/4 inches wide x 34 inches long
(23/4 inches wide x 66 inches long) Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.
• Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush (chunky weight; 80% baby alpaca/20% acrylic; 110 yds/50g per ball): 1 (2) ball(s) pink #2671 (green #1477) • Size 8 (5mm) 29-inch circular needle or
size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers
121/2 sts = 4 inches/10cm garter st. Exact gauge is not critical for
Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert tip of LH needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into back of resulting loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert tip of LH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle, knit into front of resulting loop.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
Cast on 70 (130) sts. Row 1 (RS): K20 (50), pm, k30, pm,
k20 (50). Rows 2, 5, 7–9 and 14–16: Knit. Rows 3, 10 and 12: Purl. Row 4 (first inc row for ends): Kfb in each st to marker, slip marker; k30, slip marker; kfb in each st to end of row—110 (230) sts. Row 6 (first inc row for neck): K40 (100), slip marker; *kfb, k1; rep from * to marker, slip marker; k40 (100)— 125 (245) sts. Row 11 (2nd inc row for ends): *K1, M1L, k1, M1R; rep from * to marker, slip marker; k45, slip marker; *M1R, k1, M1L, k1; rep from * to end—205 (445) sts. Row 13 (2nd inc row for neck): K80 (200), slip marker; *k3, M1L, k3, M1R; rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k3, slip marker; k80 (200)— 219 (459) sts. Row 17 (3rd inc row for ends): *K1, yo; rep from * to marker, slip marker; *k2tog, yo; rep from * to 1 st before marker, k1, slip marker; *yo, k1; rep from * to end—379, (859) sts. Row 18: Knit. Bind off all sts. Weave in ends.