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Monday, February 27, 2006

Knit It! Fisherman Shrug - Corrected Pattern -

Through various channels, LouLou obtained the corrected instructions for the cover knit of the current Knit It! issue and I thought I would post them if anyone needs them. I included a brief intro from the editor, as I find their responsequite interesting to the individual who requested the proper instructions:

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Knit It! Spring/Summer 2006Fisherman Shrug--Revised The corrections occur in the directions for the Sleeves. The schematics inthe magazine are correct, and you will find them especially helpful whenassembling the garment.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
SIZES S/M, L/XL Directions are written for the smaller size with changes forthe larger size given in parentheses. When only one number is given, itapplies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to the size you're knitting.

YARN:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (Art. 640)80% acrylic, 20% wool; 6 oz. (170 g); 08 yds. (98 m)
5 (6) skeins # 099 Fisherman

NEEDLES & EXTRAS:
• Size 10 1/2 ( 6.5 mm) knitting needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• Size 15 (10 cm) 32" or 36" circular knitting needle
• Blunt-end yarn needle
• Stitch holders
(3)Note: The size 15 needles are used only for ribbing—on the Sleeve cuffs and on the collar. You can use straight size 15 needles for the cuffs, but you'llneed the long circular needle for the collar (and you can use it—going backand forth rather than in the round--for the cuffs).

GAUGE: 9 sts and 14 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in St stitch pattern (knit RS rows, purl WSrows) usingsize 10 1/2 needles.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.Note: In this pattern, the larger size needles are used for the cuff and collar ribbing. The smaller size needles are used for the body parts knit instockinette stitch.

BACK:
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (42) sts.Row 1: Knit.Row 2: Purl.Cont in St st, inc 1 st at each edge every 6th row (on Knit row) three times. Work until piece measures 8 (10)"—44 (48) sts.

Shape armholes—Row 1: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1Row 2: Purl.Rep Rows 1 and 2 thirteen (14) times more. Place rem 16 (18) sts on holder.

RIGHT SLEEVE:
With larger needle (size 15), cast on 28 (30) sts.
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * across row; end k0 (2).Row 2: P0 (2); *k2, p2, rep from* across row.Cont in rib pat until piece measures 8 (10)".

Change to smaller needles. Next row: Knit, inc 1 st at each end of row.Next row: Purl.Cont in St st and inc 1 st at each edge every 6th row two times—34 (36) sts.Work even until piece measures 16 (17)".

[The pattern correction begins here.] Shape armholes:
Dec row--Row 1: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1--32 (34)sts.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows (WS): Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 ONCE MORE--30 (32) sts.
Next row and every odd-numbered row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rep this RS row and purl WS row fourteen times--16 (18) sts.
Purl 1 row and placests on stitch holder.

LEFT SLEEVE:
Work as directed for Right Sleeve up to armhole shaping.
Shape armholes: Dec row--Row 1: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—32 (34) sts.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows (WS): Purl.Rep Rows 1 and 2 ONCE MORE--30 (32) sts
Next row and every odd-numbered row (RS): K 1, ssk, knit to end.
Rep this RSrow and purl WS row fourteen times--16 (18) sts.
Purl 1 row and place sts on stitch holder.

FRONT (make 2):
With smaller needles, cast on 18 (20) sts (line BC on triangle in schematic).
Row 1: Knit.Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 1 st rem.
Bind off.

FINISHING:
Sew Fronts (along AC on one Front and AB of other Front) to Back as shown indiagram. Sew raglan Sleeves to Fronts and Back. Sew Sleeve seams. With size15 long circular needle, pick up and k 100 (108) sts around entire circumference starting at center bottom of Back (circle includes bottom of Back, BC ofboth Fronts, and stitches on stitch holders from each Sleeve, and top ofBack). Work in K2, p2 rib for 4 1/2". Bind off very loosely.

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Please note - if these instructions are incorrect, sorry, but I do hope they are not. Other bloggers have finished this sweater with the wrong instructions, so maybe it isn't all that bad to use the magazine pattern. Who knows. All I know is, mine looks like 100% pure ass. But good luck to ya!

posted by Lisa @ 9:52 AM 

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