Monday, March 18, 2019

A Year of Giving - March - Anchor Bay - Pannonica Slouch

For March, I made a lacy slouch in Anchor Bay, one of my favorite yarns. It is an ultra-soft and versatile blend of Superwash Merino and Cotton that is fabulous for a variety of projects - from babies to adults in both knit and crochet. We will be giving away 3 kits of 2 skeins each (enough to make at least 2 hats per kit) - 2 through the Cascade Yarns Facebook page and 1 through the blog. To enter on the blog, comment with your favorite spring knitting project. The winners will be drawn at 3 pm PST on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Materials
  • 1 skein Anchor Bay (50% Cotton/50% Merino Wool - 262 yds/100 g) - shown in #22 (Chrysanthemum)
  • US 4 - 16" circular needles
  • US 6 - 16" circular needles and DPNs
  • Stitch Marker
Abbreviations
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • YO - Yarn Over
  • K2tog - Knit 2 Together
  • SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit 2 Slipped stitches together

Gauge
7.5 sts = 1" in K3, P3 - US 4

Finished Measurements 
15, 16" unstretched at brim
Approximately 8.75", 9.75" long

With US 4 - Cast on (108), 120 sts
Join in the round - place marker to show beginning of round
K3, P3 for (1.5"), 2"

Change to US 6

Start Pattern:
Row 1- K3, K2tog, YO, K1
Row 2 - K2, K2tog, YO, K2
Row 3 - K1, K2tog, YO, K3
Row 4 - K2tog, YO, K4
Row 5 - K1, YO, SSK, K3
Row 6 - K2, YO, SSK, K2,
Row 7 - K3, YO, SSK, K1
Row 8 - K4, YO, SSK

Repeat 8 rounds until (8.5"), 9.5" from cast on edge


Start Decreases:
Row 1- K3, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (99, 110 sts)
Row 2 - K2, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (90, 100 sts)
Row 3 - K1, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (81, 90 sts)
Row 4 - K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (72, 80 sts)
Row 5 - K1, YO, SSK, K3, K2tog (63, 70 sts)
Row 6 - K2, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog (54, 60 sts)
Row 7- K4, K2tog (45, 50 sts)
Row 8 - K3, K2tog (36, 40 sts)
Row 9 - K2, K2tog (27, 30 sts)
Row 10 - K1, K2tog (18, 20 sts)
Row 11 - K2tog (9, 10 sts)

Cut yarn. Thread tail through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.


Friday, March 1, 2019

Year of Giving - February - Cherub Chunky Wave - Introspection

For February, I made a quick hat out of Cherub Chunky Wave - a new color effect for Cherub Chunky with a gradation wave. Cherub Chunky Wave is a nylon-acrylic blend that is easy care - machine wash and dry making it perfect for charity knitting and gift giving. We will be giving away 3 kits (2 skeins of Cherub Chunky Wave in each) - 2 through the Cascade Yarns Facebook page and 1 through the Blog. To enter on the Blog, please comment with the last person/organization you gave a handmade item to. The winner will be drawn at 3 pm PST on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Materials

  • 1 skein Cherub Chunky Wave (55% Nylon/45% Acrylic - 137 yds/100 g)
  • US 8 16" Circular Needles
  • US 10 16" Circular Needles
  • US 10 DPNs (Double Pointed Needles)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
Abbreviations
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • K2tog - Knit 2 Together
  • Sts - Stitches

Gauge
  • Approx 4 sts = 1" in Stockinette (unstretched)
With US 8 circular needle, Cast On 63, 72, 81 sts (Child, Adult - S/M, Adult L)

Place Stitch Marker to show beginning of round

Start Ribbing
K2, P1 (repeat around)

Continue until 1", 1.5", 1.5" from cast on

Change to US 10 Circular Needle

Start Pattern
K for 6 rounds
P for 2 rounds
Repeat these 8 rounds 4, 5, 5 times

Start decreases (change to DPNs when necessary)
1 - K7, K2tog
2 - K6, K2tog
3 - K5, K2tog
4 - K4, K2tog
5 - K3, K2tog
6 - K2, K2tog
7 - K1, K2tog
8 - K2tog

Cut yarn, weave in ends.