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Striped Hat, Scarf & Socks
Lion Brand® Magic Stripes
Pattern Number: 30329

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 5-6, Child 9-10, Child 15-16
Hat 19 (20, 21) inches circumference Scarf 3 1/4 inches x 45 inches Socks 6 1/2 (6 1/4, 7) inches circumference; 6 (6 1/4, 7) inches foot length
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Cast On, Hancock Craft, Interweave Knits, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, Knit Simple / Fam. Circ. EZ Knit, Knitters


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

310-200 Magic Stripes Yarn: Jelly Bean Stripe A cheerful blend of lively red, hot pink, lime, cream and royal blue.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge Size 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) Size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles (for socks- set of 5)
GAUGE:
Hat 24 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (knit every round) on Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles Scarf 36 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in K1, P1 Rib on Size 6 (4 mm) needles Socks 28 sts + 40 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st on Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
Grafting Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece.

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.

1) insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.

2) Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needles, cast on 114 (120, 126) sts.
Join and work in K1, P1 Rib until piece measures 3 1/4 inches.
Work in St st until piece measures 6 1/4 (7, 7 1/4) inches from beg.



Shape Crown
Rnd 1 *K 17 (18, 19), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 108 (114, 120) sts.
Rnd 2 *K 16 (17, 18), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 102 (108, 114) sts.
Rnd 3 *K 15 (16, 17), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 96 (102, 108) sts.
Continue decreasing 6 sts every rnd, knitting 1 less st before decrease each rnd, switching to dpns as needed, until 6 sts remain.



Cut yarn, draw through remaining sts and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Turn up 2 inches cuff.

SCARF
With size 6 needles, cast on 32 sts.
Work in K1, P1 Rib until piece measures 45 inches or to desired length.
Bind off all sts in Rib.

Weave in ends.



SOCKS
With size 3 dpn, loosely cast on 44 (46, 50) sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles.

Place marker at beg of rnd.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.



Work in K1, P1 Rib for 4 1/4 (4 3/4, 5) inches.

Work even in St st for 1/4".

Heel Flap
Set Up Row K 11 (11, 12), slip remaining st(s) to next needle (this needle will hold instep sts), turn work.
Next Row With empty needle, p 11 (11, 12) then, with same needle, p 11 (12, 13) from next needle; slip remaining st(s) to instep needle.
There are 22 (23, 25) sts on instep needle, and 22 (23, 25) sts on heel needle.



Heel Flap
Work back and forth on the heel sts only.
Row 1 (RS) *Slip 1 wyib, knit to end of needle.
Row 2 (WS) *Slip 1 wyif, purl to end of needle.
Repeat these two rows until heel flap measures 1 1/4 (1 1/4, 1 3/4) inches, ending with a WS row.



Turn Heel
Row 1 Slip 1, k 12 (13, 13), ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, p 5 (6, 4), p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 Slip 1, k 6 (7, 5), ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4 Slip 1, p 7 (8, 6), p2tog, p 1, turn.
Continue knitting or purling one more st on each row, until all sts on ends of needle have been worked into heel - 14 (15, 15) heel sts remain.



Heel Gusset
Pick up stitches for heel gusset as follows: Knit 7 (8, 8) sts.

Using a free needle, knit the next 7 (7, 7) sts.
With this same needle, pick up 8 (8, 10) sts along side edge of heel flap.

With another free needle, knit 22 (23, 25) sts of instep.

With another free needle, pick up 8 (8, 10) sts along edge of heel flap and knit the remaining 7 (8, 8) sts - 52 (54, 60) sts

Start of round is at center of heel; 15 (15, 17) sts on first needle, 22 (23, 25) sts on 2nd needle, and 15 (16, 18) sts on 3rd needle.
Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2, Needle #1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1; Needle #2 K 22 (23, 25) sts; Needle #3 K 1, ssk, knit to end of needle.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 44 (46, 50) sts remain.

Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 5 3/4)" or 1 1/2" less than desired total length.



Toe Shaping
Rnd 1, Needle #1 Knit to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1; Needle #2 K 1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1; Needle #3, K 1, ssk, knit to end of needle.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 16 (18, 22) sts remain.



With Needle #3, knit to end of first needle.

8 (9, 11) sts for top of foot and 8 (9, 11) sts for bottom of foot.

Using Kitchener Stitch, graft remaining stitches together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front


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