Friday, 6 March 2015

egremont russet

pattern :  egremont russet

jumper finished : still working on the pattern
 
basic jumper  using chunky icelandic lopi wool
knitted top-down on circular needles in simple moss stitch






wool   :   any lopi weight (icelandic)wool   
               100% wool  100m / 100g ball 
               7-8 balls (my finished jumper weighs 684g total )

circular needles   6.5mm  (UK 3)    for main jumper 
                              5mm (UK6) for ribbing
                

tension   (approx)  12 sts to 4 inches
                             122 stitches =  42 inches (107cm)

measures  21" across  / 42" all round
               25" long from back neck to hem (23" of moss stitch + 2" of ribbing)


back and fronts start off  flat then joins into a round
sleeves start off flat then are knitted round

pattern given is for CIRCULAR KNITTING
PHOTOS show sleeve knitted flat before joining front and back (it was easier  to show what's going on)


single rib  (over even number of stitches neck/cuffs)
all rows   p1 k1........to end (p1)

on circular needles with even number of stitches each row automatically starts with the same stitch

moss stitch (seed stitch)   

(over odd number of stitches : back knitted flat
all rows   p1 k1........to end (p1)

on circular needles with odd number of stitches automatically changes knits to purl from one row to next


row 1       p1 k1............to end  (p1)
row 2      k1  p1 ...........to end (k1)



neck

(provisional ) cast on 68 stitches using 5mm circular needle


mark the start position

single rib for 6 rounds
row 1 k1 p1.........to end
row 2 k1 p1.........to end


back 

cast on 12 stitches  (shoulder);  work 27 across neck;  cast on 12 stitches (second shoulder)
work on these  51 stitches for the back (flat knitting)

leave the rest of the neck stitches on a spare needle





work 30 rows in moss stitch
all rows the same : each stitch will be the opposite to that of the row before
all rows      p1 k1 p1......  to end  (......p1)




increase sides for underarms

row 31  increase 1 stitch each end        (53 stitches)
row 32 pattern
row 33  increase 1 stitch each end        (55 stitches)
row 34  pattern

row 35  increase 1 stitch each end        (57 stitches)
row 36  pattern
row 37  increase 1 stitch each end        (59 stitches)
row 38  pattern
row 39  increase 1 stitch each end        (61 stitches)




leave these stitches on a spare needle
go back to the 12 cast on stitches (shoulders)
and work the fronts








front 1

pick up the 12 stitches cast on stitches
 from the back (shoulder)


and work in the opposite direction
(still knitting flat)

















pattern 16 rows
row 1  p1 k1.........to end (k1)
row 2  k1 p1 ........to end (p1)
repeat these 2 rows 7 times





















increase at the neck edge as follows
working extra stitches into pattern
the other edge should remain straight

row 17   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (13 stitches)
row 18  pattern

row 19   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (14 stitches)
row 20  pattern
row 21   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (15 stitches)
row 22   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (16 stitches)
row 23   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (17 stitches)
row 24   cast on 1 stitch at neck edge           (18 stitches)
row 25   cast on 2 stitches at neck edge        (20 stitches)
row 26   cast on 2 stitches at neck edge        (22 stitches)




leave these 22 stitches on a spare needle
go back to the second shoulder (the other 12 cast on stitches)
and start the second front





FRONT no2



pick up 12 stitches
from the other shoulder

make sure that the front of the work
is the same  for both sides








 








pattern 16 rows as for the first front


rows 17 to 26
increase at the neck edge
as for front no 1
but this time it increases
on the other side

check that both sides
are the same length































join fronts



row 27  pattern across towards centre;
pick up 7 stitches at the centre of the neck;
pattern outward across other front
(51 stitches  )









pattern 3 more rows
then continue as back for rows 31 to 39



increase sides for underarms

row 31  increase 1 stitch each end        (53 stitches)
row 32 pattern
row 33  increase 1 stitch each end        (55 stitches)
row 34  pattern
row 35  increase 1 stitch each end        (57 stitches)
row 36  pattern
row 37  increase 1 stitch each end        (59 stitches)
row 38  pattern
row 39  increase 1 stitch each end        (61 stitches)




join back and front together  to form a round
122  stitches altogether



continue in moss stitch for 136 rounds

 approximately 18" (46cm) measured from bottom of arm down along the side seam

or until long enough ( add extra rows / knit less rows approx 8 rows per inch)


add 12 rows rib
cast off


GRAFT (SEW) stitches left on needle from around the neck to the sides of the fronts






SLEEVES


pick up 43 stitches round armhole  starting at side seam

i've done this flat to make the photos easier to understand
and added an extra 2 stitches for the seam

if you've not done this before there's a more detailed page "knitting a shoulder with short rows"

place markers (coloured wool)  on the needle

this is to mark the edge of the sides (5 and 4 stitches in from either end)  (white in photos)
mark the edge of the shoulder (7 stitches either side of the centre shoulder)   (red)
mark the top centre   (blue)

use 3 different colours make it easier to see

mark after 5 stitches; 10 stitches;  7 stitches (centre shoulder); 7 stitches; 10stitches;
4 stitches  (side seam)

43 stitches total






       

start knitting 7 stitches before centre top (red marker)
and work over shoulder (past the blue marker)
to the other red marker


row 1   pattern 14 stitches;slip red marker off nee wrap stitch;   turn

continue as follows taking wrap stitches into pattern
move the 1 red marker with every wrap stitch
1 stitch further out each row ( after the wrap stitch)
and continue until the white markers are reached


row 2        pattern  14;  wrap 1 stitch; turn
row 3        pattern  14; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 4        pattern  15; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 5        pattern  16; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 6        pattern  17; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 7        pattern  18; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 8        pattern  19; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 9        pattern  20; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 10      pattern  21; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 11      pattern  22; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn





row 12      pattern  23; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 13      pattern  24; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 14      pattern  25; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 15      pattern  26; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 16      pattern  27; work wrapped st; wrap 1;turn
row 17      pattern  28; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 18      pattern  29; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 19      pattern  30; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn
row 20      pattern  31; work wrapped st; wrap 1; turn

the red marker should have met the white one at BOTH ends

row 21      pattern  32; work wrapped st; pattern to side seam
row 22     continue in pattern working complete rows

remove red, white,  and blue markers










continue working sleeve in moss stitch pattern (k1 p1)

work 113 rows in total
should now measure 18"( inches) along sleeve seam and 20.5" from shoulder

decrease row k1  *  ( p2tog k1 p1 k1 ) repeat from * until 2 stitches remain p2tog
( 34 stitches )


add 12 rows rib

all rows the same
k1 p1 to end

cast off

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