Monday, January 9, 2012

Pattern shared: Book sweater

This is the first pattern I designed.
Makes an excellent first knitting project.

Yarn:  Approximately 100 yards or less
Knitting needles:  4.50 mm/US 7/ UK 7
Tension:  five stitches = one inch

1 x 1 rib stitch (over odd number of stitches)
Row: knit one, purl one--to end of row
Repeat row for pattern

Stockinette stitch
Row 1:  knit--to end of row
Row 2:  purl--to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Directions
Cast on 45 stitches
Work in 1 x 1 rib for one inch
Work in Stockinette stitch for six inches
Work in 1 x 1 rib for one inch
Cast off

Finishing
Weave in ends
Fold in half width-wise.
Sew sides--to form a pouch.
Weave in ends.

Variations:
Use two colours and work in stripes.
Instead of Stockinette stitch work in your favourite stitch--such as seed stitch.
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Next post:  The story behind this design.

2 comments:

holessence said...

A book sweater - how cool is that?!

Author Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you, Laurie. I hope you have an opportunity to read how I was inspired to create this pattern.