Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free pattern using 3-needle bind off

Yesterday, I promised you a free pattern that uses the three-needle bind off technique. Well, it's amazing what I can find in my collection of patterns.
Guna is, basically, a rectangle seemed using the three-needle bind off technique. Then an I-cord is attached.

Toques will give you hat head--Guna won't.
Want to knit it?

Here's the pattern:

Guna
Yarn: one skein of worsted weight yarn
Needles: one set 4.50 mm (US 7, UK 7)
two double-point needles
Stitch pattern
seed stitch (over an even number of stitches)
Row 1: knit one, purl one--to end of row.
Row 2: purl one, knit one--to end of row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Stockinette stitch
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Cast on 90 stitches
Establish pattern as follows: work in Stockinette stitch for 10 stitches, seed stitch for 70 stitches, Stockinette stitch for 10 stitches for a total of 90 stitches.
Work in established pattern for 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)
Cast off using the three-needle bind off technique, weave in ends.
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Make two I-cords
Using two double-pointed, cast on 8 stitches and work for 10 inches (25.5 cm) or desired length. Use a darning needle to collect stitches and secure. Attach I-cord to hood.
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Every attempt has been made to ensure that the instructions are clear and correct. Please notify me of any errors so I may correct the pattern immediately. ldyck(c)2/8/2008



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