Monday, January 9, 2012

knitting pattern: Book sweater by Leanne Dyck

Keep your books looking new. Even if they travel with you and end up at the bottom of your purse or backpack. Keep them safe from dog-eared pages and torn covers with a 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

Cast on 45 stitches
Work in 1 x 1 rib for one inch
Work in Stockinette stitch for 6 inches [15.24 cm]
Work in 1 x 1 rib for one inch [2.54 cm]
Cast off

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

Use two colours and work in stripes.
Instead of Stockinette stitch work in your favourite stitch--such as seed stitch.