Bettina Cardigan KAL – 3rd part
Yay! One more Bettina cardigan KAL’s week! Everything started with a small group of friends and out of suddenly we have 44 projects on Ravelry
and 23 knitters are frequently posting pictures at PeaceKnitLove FB page!
We chat everyday trough the blog’s comments and PeaceKnitLove Facebook page never have so much traffic! This is wonderful! Thank you…a thousand times, thank you!
Can you imagine myself bowing to you guys?
I’m a newbie in this universe to design knitting patterns. The process happens to me more or less like this: first comes an urge to make a particular piece that I want to dress in “this very minute” (lol yeah … right now!). In a second stage comes the excitement of trying to work for the best fit, the three dimensional thinking, the calculations for different sizes, the electrifying mathematics (love that part! If I’m not policing myself, I can turn up the nights energized by the pursuit of the perfect model!) . Then write the pattern and start knitting and tweaking! As I’m knitting, I also make some strategic stops: to try it on, to admire, to endlessly pass the hands through the stitches that are formed … And when I’m close to the end, I am taken by that burst of energy (like to think that it is something similar to what a runner feels upon seeing the finishing line!). Then the piece is ready ….. WOW!
A total spree! Rushes to make a snapshot! Where? Who can be the “model”? Seeking my skills to make up the model, test light, frame and shoot!
It’s time to work on the images and place them in pdf! A feeling is coming softly: I want to share it!
Because everything was done with so much care, passion and hard work that I want to share with people who, like me, love knitting!
And all this is to explain from what place inside of me comes the gratitude for you all for participate on this KAL! Thank you…a thousand time, thank you all!
So…let’s start the part 3, shall we?
Decrease row (RS): * k until 3 sts before side marker, SSK, k1, slm, k1 k2tog, ** repeat from * to ** one more time and k to end (4 sts decreased)
Repeat the Decrease row every 6th row for 3 more times (total of 16 sts decreased)
When finished this section, you will have 108 (116, 128, 144, 156, 168) sts.
Starting and finishing with a WS row, work 7 even rows in Twisted Stockinette stitch.
Increase row (RS): * k until 1 sts before side marker, M1R, k1, slm, k1, M1L,** repeat from * to ** one more time and k to end (4 sts increased)
Repeat the Increase row every 6th row for 3 more times (total os 16 sts increased)
Purl next row.
Work 10 rows in Twisted Stockinette Stitch.
When finished this section, you will have 124 (132, 144, 160, 172, 184) sts.
Setting up for Garter Stitch rows
Starting at the left front hem, passing around the collar and going down towards the right front hem, pick up stitches as follows:
Left front: 86 (88, 90, 94, 100, 104) stitches
Collar: 80 (84, 88, 94, 94, 98) stitches
Right front: 86 (88, 90, 94, 100, 104) stitches
You will have 376 (392, 412, 442, 466, 490) stitches on the needle.
Place a marker and join the round. Facing the right side work 3 rounds in garter stitch, starting with a purl round.
Have a great knitting weekend!
PeaceKnit and Love, Paula