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Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10610B
SKILL LEVEL: Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Child's 2-6 yrs
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Height About 12 in. (30.5 cm)
790-411 Homespun Yarn: Mixed Berries 'Painterly' color Medium purple with fuchsia and white
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st in the rnd (k every rnd). 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.
1. When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles.
If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles.
If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles.
The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.
2. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
Cast on 63 sts.
Divide sts onto 4 needles (16 sts on each of 3 needles, and 15 sts on 1 needle).
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work even in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 4 in.
(10 cm) from beg.
Rnd 1: *K7, k2tog; rep from * around - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 2-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around - 49 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 6 and 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around - 42 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 35 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 11-13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 28 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 15 and 16: Knit.
Rnd 17: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 21 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 18: Knit.
Rnd 19: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 14 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 20-22: Knit.
Rnd 23: *K2tog; rep from * around - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 24 and 25: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
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