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Week #2 Ring in the New Year with some bling!
Week #2 of our tiny sweater KAL features a sweater with bling. It’s another cardigan knit in one piece and has the new year knit into it. It is also made using only 3 double pointed needles. This is so much less awkward than using 4 or 5 double pointed needles on such a tiny garment. The buttons and party hat are embroidered on after the sweater is knit.
Sweater is knit from the top down.
Download the pattern NewYearPattern2016
- Size 2 Double pointed needles (set of 3)
- Sport Weight, dk, lace or DMC #5 pearl cotton weight yarn. 30 yards for main color and 1 yard each of 4 contrast colors.
Yarn used in sample is a sport weight black wool and 2016 is knit in Lion Brand Bon Bon Gold metallic and the party hat is also Bon Bon metallic
- miniature doll coat hanger or Large paper clip to make your own coat hanger.
- 4 stitch markers
pm= place marker
sm = slip marker
inc.= increase. Increases are made by knitting in front and back of stitch.
Row 1 p1, k1 across
Row 2: p1, k1 across
Row 3: Set up row for increases. k6 pm(left front) k2 pm (sleeve), k4 pm (back) , k2 pm (sleeve) k6 (right front)
Row 4: and every even row: Purl across, slipping markers as you work your way across the row.
Row 5: K to stitch before first marker, inc in stitch , sm, inc in stitch after marker, continue inc in the st before and the st after each marker, k to end. (28 sts)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 six more times until there are 13 sts on each front, 16 sts on each sleeve and 18 sts on the back. (76 sts) ending with row 6.
Row 19: Begin Chart #1(Starting at Row 19) and Knit to first marker, slip sleeve sts onto a scrap piece of yarn, continue chart knitting back sts, slip sleeve sts onto a scrap of yarn. continute chart Knitting to the end.
Chart is read from right to left on odd rows and from left to right on even rows
Continue Chart through Row 27 as follows:
Row 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 P across following chart for color placement
Row 21, 23, 25, 27: K across following chart for color placement
Row 29 and 30: K1, P1 across
Bind off all sts.
Slip 16 sts for first sleeve from waste thread onto 2 double pointed needles (8 sts on each). Hold the 2 needles parallel with the working yarn on the back needle. With a 3rd double pointed needle begin knitting on the first stitch on the front needle, K to end of first needle,turn and Knit stitches from second needle 2nd needle, 1 round completed.
Knit 7 more rounds
Next 2 rounds: k1, p1 across both needles.
Bind off all stitches.
Repeat for second sleeve.
Weave in all ends.
Sew up 3/4 of the fronts together by overlapping the right side onto the left side, leaving about 3/4″ to 1″ open at the top. Using one of the contrast colors, make buttons by embroidering french knots evenly spaced as shown in picture. Using second contrast color, embroider a triangle for your party hat using a straight stitch and fill in with shorter straight stitches. Using 2 or 3 different colors add streamers to the point of hat using different length straight stitches. . Add miniature coat hanger and hang on tree.
Here is a video to make your own coat hangers out of large paper clips:
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