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Free Pattern Friday!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The tribe has spoken and Baby Alpaca Ultimo is the yarn with the most votes in our free pattern poll.  You click, we listen.  You will love this cowl in all it’s beautiful, cuddly, super chunky goodness! Since it’s knit on a size 13 needle, you can make it this weekend while sipping on some lemonade in the backyard.  If your thinking about your holiday knitting projects, this will make a wonderful gift. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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BABY ALPACA ULTIMO
Cabled Cowl

Approx. Finished Measurements: 20” tall  x 20 around”
Materials:  Ultimo- 2 hanks
Gauge:  8 sts = 4” in garter st on size 13 needles over st st.
Needles:  Size US 13 knitting needles.

Loosely cast on 50 sts
Row 1, 3, 5:  K1, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k12, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2, 4, 6: P1, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p12, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 7:  K1, p1, k1, p1, cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1,  cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1, cable 12 back, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Row 8:  As row 2.
Row 9: As row 1.
Row 10:  As row 2.
Repeat rows 1-10 until total length is about 20” long, or desired length, ending with row 2.
Bind off.  Sew the cast on edge to the bind off edge.  Weave in all ends.

Cable 12 back:  Place 6 sts on a cable needle, hold in back, knit the next 6 sts, knit the 6 sts from the cable needle.
©2011 Plymouth Yarn Company. 032511jbt

Here are some other Baby Alpaca Ultimo patterns available at your favorite yarn shop that sells Plymouth Yarn.

2102

2012

2103

2103

2104

2104

Cowl in Encore Boucle

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Ok, we all agree that the Cowl is this year’s scarf.  Whether long or short- it is indeed a fast project for this Holiday’s gift giving.  I have talked about the ultimate yarn for cowls- Baby Alpaca Grande.  But for those on a limited budget- I have an idea:  Use a less expensive, but interesting yarn.  Here is a quickie pattern using 1 ball of Encore Boucle.  This member of the Encore family of fine yarns will give you dazzling colors and texture at a very low price.

Here Nancy, a customer at my LYS, sports a cowl she whipped up in an evening.

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 Materials:  1  –100g ball Encore Boucle
Needles:  16” US 15 needle, marker.
Size:  Approx. 22” x 10”
Gauge:  3 sts =1” over st st.
Pattern:
LOOSELY cast on 55 sts, Place marker and join, making sure not to twist the sts.
Begin pattern:
Round 1:  Knit.
Round 2:  *(K3, p2): repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a Round 2.
Bind off LOOSELY knitwise.   Weave in all ends.

©2009  Plymouth Yarn Co.