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Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek

By Laura Birek

Simply what the heck is intarsia besides? probably the most ignored knitting innovations, intarsia permits knitters so as to add graphics—think argyle diamonds or mod motifsto their knits. There's no difficult double stranding and knitters can contain intarsia into nearly any project—be it a comfy blanket or tiny mittens. this useful advisor comprises directions to make 12 initiatives plus greater than 50 intarsia graphs that may be used to customise nearly any knit. transparent directions, precious illustrations, and accomplished venture pictures make it basic to profit the fundamentals. There are even a few clean charts so knitters can invent their very own styles. It's effortless. It's enjoyable. And the consequences are completely photograph perfect!

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Picture Perfect Knits

Simply what the heck is intarsia besides? some of the most neglected knitting ideas, intarsia permits knitters so as to add graphics—think argyle diamonds or mod motifsto their knits. There's no tough double stranding and knitters can contain intarsia into nearly any project—be it a comfortable blanket or tiny mittens.

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59 20 15 10 5 15 60 10 5 by catherine head Nobody will give you the cold shoulder when you’re wearing this snowflake-decorated cropped cardigan. Knit with bulky wool, this shrug knits up in a jiffy—perfect for last-minute holiday gifts. Size Girls’ size 8–10 (12–14, women’s small, medium, large, 1x) Finished measurements PAT T E R N Back: With MC, CO 43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73) sts. K5 (8, 11, 14, 17, 20) place marker, K33, place marker, K to end of row. 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) inch chest circumference Note: These markers will later mark the beginning and end of the intarsia chart worked on the upper back.

For Child’s size, skip to end of Hat pattern and cut yarn. K1, (K– (–, 0, 1), k2tog) 8 times, K1. – (–, 10, 18) sts. P 1 row. For Women’s size, skip to end of Hat pattern and cut yarn. K1, (K– (–, –, 0), k2tog) 8 times, K1. – (-, -, 10) sts. P 1 row. Cut yarn. With a tapestry needle, thread yarn through all 10 sts. Drop sts off needle and pull yarn taut. ) With MC and larger needles, CO 20 sts. P 1 row. Begin working intarsia chart. On row 5 of chart K1, skp, K5, k2tog, skp, K5, k2tog K1, while maintaining intarsia pattern.

Work 70 rows. BO all sts. Main Color (MC): creme, 2 skeins Contrasting Color 1 (CC1): Victorian pink, 1 skein Front: The front panel is worked in stockinette stitch. Contrasting Color 2 (CC2): oatmeal, 20 yds With MC, CO 42 sts. Contrasting Color 3 (CC3): ruby red, 10 yds Work 2 rows in CC1. Size 11 (8mm) needles (or size needed to match gauge) Begin intarsia chart. Work intarsia chart for 21 rows. Work 5 rows. Work 20 rows in MC. Tapestry needle Work 14 rows in MC. 1 bag polyester fiberfill Work 2 rows in CC1.

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