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Basketweave Topper
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 60727A

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
S/M (L, 1X/2X) Finished Width 33 (35, 37) in. (84 (89, 94) cm) Finished Length 22 in. (56 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple Cool light purple
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.95
Alternative Quantity: 6, 7

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular needles size 8 (5 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) and 29 in. (73.5 cm)
GAUGE:
16 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Basketweave pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCHES
Basketweave Pattern (multiple of 8 + 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * across.
Rows 3 and 5: K the knits and p the purls.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8 and 10: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * across.
Rows 9 and 11: K the knits and p the purls.
Row 12: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Basketweave Pattern.



K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knits and p the purls.
Rep Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:
Poncho is worked in once piece beg at lower edge of back.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO
With longer circular needle, cast on 28 (36, 44) sts.
Work in Basketweave pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each edge on every row 10 times - 48 (56, 64) sts, working added sts into Basketweave pattern.

Continue in pattern, cast on 2 sts each edge every 6th row 8 times, then inc 1 st each edge every 5th row 9 times - 98 (106, 114) sts.
Increase for Sleeves
Cast on 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 124 (132, 140) sts.
Work even as established until piece measures 21 in.

(53.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6 or 12.
Next Row: K 46 (50, 54) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 32 sts, k to end of row.
Shape Front
Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, work in pattern as established for 6 rows.
Next Row: Work across 46 (50, 54) sts in pattern, cast on 32 sts (front neck), work across remaining 46 (50, 54) sts in pattern - 124 (132, 140) sts.
Work even in pattern for about 7 in.

(18 cm), end with a Row 6 or 12.


Decrease for Sleeves
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 98 (106, 114) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every 5th row 9 times - 80 (88, 96) sts
Bind off 2 sts each edge every 6th row 8 times - 48 (56, 64) sts.
Work even in pattern until piece measures about 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) less than Back.
Continue in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st each edge every row 10 times - 28 (36, 44) sts.

Work 2 rows even.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Front Ribbing
From RS, with longer circular needle, beg at end of lower edge of sleeve, pick up and k 75 sts along shaped side of sleeve and Front to bound-off edge of Front, pick up and k 28 (36, 44) sts across bound-off edge, pick up and k 75 sts along remaining edge of Front and side edge of opposite sleeve - 178 (186, 194) sts.

Work 5 rows in k2, p2 Rib.

Bind off.
Back Ribbing
Work as for Front Ribbing.
Sleeve Ribbing
From RS, with longer circular needle, pick up and k 6 sts across ribbing, 86 sts along lower edge of sleeve, 6 sts along ribbing - 98 sts.

Work in k2, p2 Rib for 5 rows.

Bind off.


Turtleneck
From RS, with shorter circular needle, pick up and k 72 sts around neck.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of round.

Working in rounds, work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 in.

(20.5 cm).

Bind off.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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