Friday, October 14, 2011

On the Needles - Pacific Chunky Multi

Quick Lacy Slouch
I've become a very big fan of fun projects that I can do and be able to pick it up and put it down (and not loose my place and have rip a good part of it out).  We got in a new yarn - Pacific Chunky - it is super soft, has lots of color choices (34 solids and 8 multis), and knits up quickly.  I picked this color because it was the one multi that was self indulgence when I put it together.

So here is the pattern:

Quick Lacy Slouch

Designed by Shannon Dunbabin
 
A simple lace pattern works up quickly into a fun, soft hat.

Materials

-        1 skein Pacific Chunky Multi (60% Acrylic/40% Superwash Merino Wool – 120 yds/100 g) – shown in 609

-        Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16” circular needle

-        Size US 10 (6.0 mm) double point needles



Abbreviations

-        K – Knit

-        K2Tog – Knit 2 Together

-        YO – Yarn Over

-        K2P2 – Knit 2, Purl 2



Cast on 72 stitches with the 16” circular needle.  Join to knit in the round – be careful not to twist stitches.  Place marker at the beginning of the round.



Work K2P2 (2 x 2 ribbing) for 8 rounds.

Begin pattern:

-        Row 1 - [K2Tog, YO] – repeat until end of round

-        Row 2 – K entire round

Repeat until hat measure about 7” from cast on edge



Start decreases:

-        Row 1 – [K2Tog, YO] – repeat until end of round

-        Row 2 – [K7, K2Tog] – repeat until end of round (8 times – 64 stitches remain)

-        Row 3 – [K2Tog, YO] 3 times, K2Tog – repeat until end of round (8 times -  56 stitches remain)

-        Row 4 – [K5, K2Tog] – repeat until end of round  (8 times – 48 stitches remain)

-        Row 5 – [K2Tog, YO] 2 times, K2Tog – repeat until end of round (8 times – 40 stitches remain)

-        Row 6 – [K3, K2Tog] – repeat until end of round (8 times – 32 stitches remain)

-        Row 7 – [K2Tog, YO], K2Tog – repeat until end of round (8 times – 24 stitches remain)

-        Row 8 – [K1, K2Tog] – repeat until end of round (8 times – 16 stitches remain)

-        Row 9 – K2Tog – repeat until end of round – 8 stitches remain



Cut yarn – thread through remaining 8 stitches (using tapestry needle).  Weave in ends.

1 comment:

  1. Can you tell me how/where I can find te Pacific Chunky yarn???

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