Monday, April 12, 2010

Sassy Summer Halter Pattern

Sassy Summer Halter
By Amy’s Daughter

Size: 2 yr (4, 6, 8, 10)
20 (22, 24, 26, 28) inches – chest circumference

Yarn: Nashua Handknits Cilantro - 136 yards – aran weight
1 ball each
#12 Lime Sorbet, #5 Rose, #8 Mango, #10 Aqua

Needles: #9 24 inch circular, #9 DPNs

Notions: Stitch holder or waste yarn, 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 16 st x 24 rows = 4 inches

Notes: Cilantro is a cotton/poly yarn that is very stretchy. The pattern is written to be fitted, thus the yarn is perfect for this project. If using another yarn, you may want to add extra stitches (in a multiple of 4) when casting on to allow for “room to grow”, and adjust pattern accordingly.

Also, the length of the halter is generous so that your little one can wear it for more than one season.

Pattern:

With circ needles, CO 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts, PM, CO 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) st, PM to
idicate beginning of row. 88 (96, 104, 112, 120) sts total.

Round 1 - *k2, p2* repeat ** until end of round
Repeat round 1 until you have 1” of ribbing

Next round – K all sts (stockinette st)

Continue in stockinette st, changing color every 3 (3.5, 4, 4.5, 5) inches. Begin 4th color
And knit 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) rows.

BO half of the total sts (the sts between the markers). You should have 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts remaining.

You will now be knitting flat.

Row 1: SSK, K to 2 sts before end, K2tog
Row 2: Purl all sts

Repeat rows one & two 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) times more. You will have 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts remaining. End with a WS row facing.

Slip 1st 3 sts onto st holder or waste yarn.

BO purlwise all by 3 sts (2 on LH needle, 1 on RH needle). Purl to end.

Begin I-cord: Put remaining 3 sts on DPN. With remaining 3 sts, work a 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) inch i-cord. BO all sts.

Put the 3 live stitches that are on the stitch holder onto a DPN. Re-attach yarn and begin knitting 2nd i-cord the same length as the 1st. BO all sts.

Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
DPN – double point needle
Sts – stitches
PM – place marker
CO – cast on
BO – bind off
SSK – slip, slip, knit
K2tog – knit two together
WS – wrong side
LH – left hand
RH – right hand`

2 comments:

  1. You have a knitting wunderkind on your hands, designing at her age!

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