Monday, October 21, 2013

knitting pattern: accessory (Pulse)

Transform a plain sweater into a fashion statement with this easy, quick and fun knitting project.


Pulse

Inspiration for this design came from a theory I heard. I was told that if you keep the pulse of your wrists and neck covered you will stay warm. I was surprised to discover that the theory was right. Maybe you'll agree, after you knit 'Pulse'.

Knitting needles:  4.50 mm/US 7/ UK 7/Canadian 7 or size to obtain tension
Yarn:  two skeins of worsted weight yarn (20 yards/182 metres)
Tension:  5 stitches x 8 rows = 1 worked over seed stitch

Stitch pattern


4 x 4 rib stitch (worked over an even number of stitches)
Row 1:  knit four, purl four to end of row
Row 2:  purl four, knit four to end of row
Repeat rows for pattern


seed stitch (worked 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 for pattern


(Make two)
Cast on 40 stitches
Neck:  work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 6 inches (15 centimeters)
Arm:  work in seed stitch for 22 inches (56 centimeters)
Wrist:  work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 4 inches (10 centimeters)
Seam the two parts of the neck together 
7 inch (18 centimeters) seam
Sew the cuff seams 
4 inch (10 centimeters) seam
Weave in ends.
Roll back turtleneck
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2 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

Well how darned COOL (or should I say "warm") is that?! Great idea!

Leanne Dyck said...

: ) Thanks, Laurie.