Commercial yarn alternative
both yarns, choose a worsted-weight semi
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
pair 3mm straight needles Note: 3mm needles are between US #2 and US #3 in size.
16 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in Lace Pattern, after blocking
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
yo2: Yarn over twice. (Wrap yarn twice, from front to back,
over right needle).
In the following row, knit into the first loop of the yo2, dropping the
second loop from the left needle.
In the lace pattern directions below, “drop loop” indicates
the point at which the second loop of the yo2 is dropped from the left
Lace Pattern (Worked over a multiple of 5 sts + 3): Set-up Row: K3, [yo2, k2tog, k3] to end. Row 1: K3, [k2, drop loop, yo2, k2tog,
k1] to end. Row 2: K3, [drop loop, k2, yo2, k2tog,
k1] to end. Row 3: K3, [drop loop, yo2, k2tog, k3]
Repeat Rows 1-3 for Lace Pattern. Note
that lace pattern is reversible.
Dropped Stitch Rib Pattern (Worked over a multiple of
3 sts + 1): Row 1 [RS]: K1 tbl, [p2, k1 tbl] to end. Row 2 [WS]: P1, [k1 tbl, k1, p1] to end.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until work is desired
length, ending with Row 2, then proceed as follows: Last Row [RS]: K1 tbl, [drop next st
from left needle, p1, k1 tbl] to end.
Allow all dropped sts to unravel to row
of picked-up sts.
Using MC, loosely CO 63 sts.
Work in Lace Pattern until work measures 38 inches, or 8 inches less than
Loosely BO all sts.
Use a safety pin to mark one side of
work as RS.
Using CC and with WS facing, pick up
and k 61 sts along one short edge of piece. This will form a
ridge on RS of work.
Work Dropped Stitch Rib Pattern until
cuff measures 4 inches, ending with Last Row as given in stitch
BO all sts very loosely.
Work second cuff in the same way.
Weave in ends and block to measurements given.
Fold in half so that long edges meet. Working from picked-up edge of cuff
towards center, sew long edges together for approx. 5 inches (cuffs are
not sewn together at edges). Try shrug on to determine whether seams should
be lengthened or shortened; adjust as necessary.
Weave in remaining ends.
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