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Encore Worsted Knit in the Round Ribbed Hat
Approx. Finished Size: Fits up to adult medium.
Materials: Encore Worsted 1-100g ball.
Gauge: 18 sts = 4" on a US 7 needle over st st.
Needles: US 7 - 16" circular. Double points- size 7, or size necessary to get gauge,
1 stitch marker.
Loosely cast on 100 sts. Join into the round, taking care not to twist.
Place stitch marker on the needle to mark beginning of the round. Work in the round.
Work in k2-p2 ribbing until total length is about 7-9" ending with a WS row.
Round 1: (knit 2, p2tog) around. (75 sts)
Round 2 & 3: (knit 2, p1) around.
Round 4: (k2tog, p1) around. (50 sts)
Round 5 & 6: (knit 1, purl 1) around.
Round 7: (k2tog) around. (25 sts)
Round 8: k1, (k2tog) around. (13 sts)
Cut yarn and pull end through remaining sts.
Pull up tight and anchor. Weave in all ends.
Encore® Worsted Scarf
Materials: 2 -100g balls Encore Worsted color #218
Finishes: Approx. 6 (7)" x 60"
Needles: Size US 9.
Gauge: 16 st = 4" over st st on size 9 needles.
Loosely cast on 30 (34) sts. (30 sts version is shown).
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: K2, *(p2, k2); repeat from * across row.
Row 6: P2, *(k2, p2); repeat from *across row.
Row 7: Repeat row 5.
Row 8: Repeat row 6.
Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 10: Repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 1-10 until desired length. End with row 4.
Bind off loosely. Weave in all ends.
Fringe: Optional: Cut 40- 14" lengths of yarn. Holding 4 strands together, attach at 5 points along each end. Trim.
Encore® Worsted Family Mittens
Size: To fit Child size 5-7 (8-10, 11-adult)
Materials: 1-100g ball Encore Worsted
Needles: size US 5 & 7. Can also be done with small amounts of different
colors of Encore to make stripes.
Gauge: 20 sts = 4" over st st using size 7 needles.
With smaller needles (size 5), loosely cast on 30(34, 34) sts. Adding stripes
as desired, Follow color pattern, working in 2x2 ribbing for 2.5(2.5, 3)", ending
with a WS row and increasing 3(1, 3) sts evenly across the last row: 33(35, 37) sts.
Change to larger needles (size 7) and begin working in st st , working even for 1(1, 1.5)", ending with a WS row.
Row 1: Knit 15(16, 17) sts, increase in next 2 sts by knitting into the front and the back of each st, knit 16(17, 18) sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit 15(16, 17) sts, increase in next st as before, k2, increase in next st as before, knit 16(17, 18) sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit 15(16, 17) sts, increase in next st as before, k4, increase in next st as before, knit 16(17, 18) sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Continue increasing as established- there will be 2 more sts each time between the 2 increases. Continue until there are 43 (47, 51)
sts. Purl 1 row.
Divide for thumb:
Knit 16(17, 18) sts, knit across next 11(13, 15) sts. TURN, leaving 16(17, 18) unworked. Cast on 1 st and purl back across next
12(14, 16) sts, including the cast on st. TURN. Cast on 1 st, and knit across the next 13(15, 17) sts, including the cast on st. These
13(15, 17) sts are the thumb sts.
Work in st st on the thumb sts 5(7, 9) more rows, ending with a WS row (do not change color over thumb sts).
Shape top of thumb:
Row 1: *(K1, k2tog); repeat across, ending k1(0, 2): 9(10, 12) sts
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(k2tog); repeat from * across, ending k1(0, 0): 5(5, 6) sts. Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, pull up tight and anchor.
Sew up thumb seam.
Body of mitten:
With larger needles and RS facing, reattach yarn at base of thumb and pick up 2 sts at base of thumb. Knit across the 16(17, 18)
unworked sts of the hand. Purl back: 34(36, 38) sts.
Work in st st until the length from the base of the thumb (point of reconnection) is 1.5(2, 2.5)", ending with a WS row.
Shape top of mitten:
Row 1: K1, ssk, knit 12(13, 14) sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 12(13, 14) sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, ssk, knit 10(11, 12) sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 10(11, 12) sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 5: K1, ssk, knit 8(9, 10) sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 8(9, 10) sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 7: K1, ssk, knit 6(7, 8) sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6(7, 8) sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 9: K1, ssk, knit 4(5, 6) sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4(5, 6) sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 10: Purl. Fold in half and work 3 needle bind off to close top.
Sew up side seam. Weave in all ends. Make second mitten the same.
Ladies Worsted Slipper Socks
Materials: 1 -100g ball of Encore Worsted Colorspun.
Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on a US 5 needle.
Needles: US 5 double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain given gauge.
Note: When slipping stitches, always slip as if to purl, except for the SKP. Try to start
both socks at the same point in the color pattern repeat.
With one needle, cast on 48 sts. Divide onto 3 needles. Being careful not to twist the sts,
join and work in garter st in the round for 16 rounds as follows: *(Knit 1 round, purl 1 round);
repeat from * 7 times more. Knit 3 rounds, stopping 12 sts before the end of the last round.
DIVIDE FOR HEEL:
Transfer sts around so that there are 24 sts on the first needle (the last 12 sts of the last round,
and the first 12 sts of the next round), and 12 sts on each of the other two needles. Work back
and forth across the first needle ONLY as follows:
Row 1: Slip 1, knit across.
Row 2: Slip 1, purl across.
Repeat these 2 rows for 24 rows total, then work row 1 once more. The heel will be 25 rows long.
Row 1: Slip 1, purl to 1 st beyond the center (13 sts more), p2tog, p1, TURN.
Row 2: Slip 1, k5, k2tog, k1, TURN.
Row 3: Slip 1, purl to 1 st before the last turn (you'll see a small gap where the last turn was), p2tog, p1, TURN.
Row 4: Slip 1, knit to 1 st before the last turn (look for the gap), k2tog, k1, TURN.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until all sts at the ends are used up, ending with a right side row. (Last 2 rows won't have the final p1 or the final
k1). There will be 14 sts left.
Continuing to work with the same needle, pick up and knit 14 sts along the side of the heel (needle 1). Using a new needle, knit across
the sts on the next 2 needles (needle 2). Using a new needle, pick up and knit 14 sts along the other side of the heel, and continue
knitting to the center of the heel sts (7 stitches) (needle 3). There should now be 21 sts on needles 1 & 3, and 24 sts on needle 2. The
center of the heel is the beginning of the round, needle 2 contains the instep sts.
Begin decreasing as follows:
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Knit to within 3 sts of the end of the first needle, k2tog, k1. Work across second needle in st st. On third needle, k1, SKP,
knit to end. Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 12 sts left on both needles 1 & 3. Needle 2 will remain at 24 sts since no decreases
take place there. You will now be back to the original # of 48 sts. Begin to work even again, until length from back of heel is ~6½",
OR 1½" less than desired length of finished sock. At this point you can slip the sock on to see the length. Only the toes should stick
TOE SHAPING: Rearrange the sts on the needles, if necessary, so that there are now 12 sts on each of needles 1 & 3, and 24 sts on
needle 2. The beginning of the round is still at the center back of heel. Begin decreasing as follows:
Round 1: On needle 1: knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. On needle 2: K1, SKP, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. On needle 3: K1, SKP, knit
to end (center of heel).
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 24 sts left [6 sts on needles 1 & 3, and 12 sts on needle 2].
KITCHNER STITCH: Continuing to knit with needle 3, knit to the end of needle 1. There are now only 2 needles in use: 12 sts on
each. Cut the yarn, leaving 18". Thread it onto a blunt needle. Hold the 2 needles parallel, you will now have a front needle and a back
needle. Always keep the yarn beneath the needle as you work.
Step 1: Go into the first st on the front needle as if to knit, pull the st off the needle.
Step 2: Go into the second st on the front needle as if to purl, leave st on the needle.
Step 3: Go into the first st on the back needle as if to purl, pull the st off of the needle.
Step 4: Go into the second st on the back needle as if to knit, leave the st on the needle.
Now you have 4 new sts to work with. Repeat steps 1 - 4 until all sts are woven. Anchor on inside, weave in ends.
Make a second sock; counting rows to make sure it is the same length.
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