We are bringing back our most popular holiday contest again and giving you a chance to enter to win a prize every day. Today marks the fifth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. From Thursday, December 4th until Monday, December 15th, we here at Stitch and Unwind will be running a different giveaway each day. Check back with us every day to see a wonderful new pattern and prize that you can win!
Today is the fifth day in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. You can enter each day to win the prize of the day! Contest rules and how to enter are below.
On the fifth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, my true love gave to me, an Eyelet Lace Pullover from Leisure Arts.
Today’s Project: Eyelet Lace Pullover
Design by Darla Sims
K knit st(s) stitch (es)
mm millimeter(s) tog together
P purl YO yarn over
PSSO pass slipped stitch over work even – work without increasing or decreasing in established pattern.
* – work instructions following * as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time.
( ) or [ ] – work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or contains explanatory remarks.
Correct gauge is essential for proper fit. Needle sizes given in instructions are merely guides and should never be used without first making a sample swatch approximately 4˝ square in the stitch, yarn and needle size specified. Then measure it, counting your stitches and rows carefully. If you have more stitches per inch than specified, try again with larger size needles; if fewer, try again with smaller size. Keep trying until you find the size that will give you the specified gauge. DO NOT HESITATE TO CHANGE NEEDLE SIZE TO OBTAIN CORRECT GAUGE. Once proper gauge is obtained, measure width of garment approximately every 3˝ to be sure gauge remains consistent.
When measuring a garment, it is important to lay the piece flat on a hard smooth surface. Fig. 1 illustrates how to measure from the cast on edge of a piece and also how to measure from the cast on row, marked row or bind off row of the armhole.
Since yardage per skein varies in different brands, you may wish to purchase more than the specified amount to ensure having sufficient yarn of the same dye lot.
Increase – work into the front and back of the same stitch.
Markers – as a convenience to you, we have used markers to help distinguish the beginning of a pattern. Place markers as instructed. You may use purchased markers or tie a length of contrasting color yarn around needle. When you reach a marker on each row, slip it from the left needle to the right needle; remove it when no longer needed. Markers are sometimes needed to mark the beginning of armholes; loop a short piece of yarn around the first and last stitch of the row indicated.
Slip Stitch – when instructed to slip a stitch, always slip as if to knit.
Size: Small Medium Large
Bust Measurement: 30-32˝ 34-36˝ 38-40˝
Finished Measurement: 35˝ 39˝ 43˝
Size Note: Instructions are written for size Small with sizes Medium and Large in parentheses. Sweater is designed with 3˝ ease at the bust. Instructions will be easier to read if you circle all the numbers pertaining to your size.
- Sport Weight Yarn, approximately:
- 7(8-9) ounces, [200(230-260) grams]
- Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 10 (6.0 mm) or sizes needed for gauge
- 2 Stitch holders
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: With larger size needles in Stockinette Stitch, 4 sts = 1˝
Using smaller size needles, cast on 60(68-76) sts loosely.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 2˝.
Change to larger size needles.
Knit across increasing 10 sts evenly spaced (see Knitting Reminders, page 1): 70(78-86) sts.
Work even in Stockinette Stitch until Back measures 13˝ from cast on edge or desired length, to underarm (Fig. 1, page 1), ending by working a purl row.
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 10 sts, work across: 50(58-66) sts.
Work even until Armholes measure 2˝ from bind off row, ending by working a purl row.
Row 1: K3, * YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K4; repeat from * across to
last 5(7-3) sts, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K3(5-l).
Row 2 and ALL wrong side rows: Purl across.
Row 3: K1, * K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1; repeat from * across to last 7(9-5) sts, K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, slip 1, K1,
Row 5: Knit across.
Row 7: K6, * YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K4; repeat from * across to last 8(4-6) sts, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K6(2-4).
Row 9: K4, * K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K1; repeat from * across to last 10(6-8) sts, K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, slip 1, K1, PSSO, K5(l-3).
Row 11: Knit across.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for pattern until Armholes measure 8.(8.-9.)˝ from bind off row, ending by working a purl row.
Rows 1-4: Bind off 6(7-8) sts, work across: 26(30-34) sts.
Slip remaining sts onto st holder.
Work same as Back until Armholes measure 5.(6.-6.)˝ from bind
off row, ending by working a purl row.
Note: Both sides of Neck are worked at the same time with separate yarn.
Row 1: Continuing in established pattern, work across 18(20-22) sts, drop yarn, slip 14(18-22) sts onto st holder; with second yarn work across remaining sts.
Row 2: Purl across, drop yarn; with second yarn purl across.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Work to within 3 sts of neck edge, K2 tog, K1; K1, slip 1, K1, PSSO, work across: 17(19-21) sts each side.
Row 4: Purl across.
Continue to decrease one st at each Neck edge every other row, 5 times more: 12(14-16) sts each side.
Work even until Armholes measure 8.(8.-9.)˝ from bind off row, ending by working a purl row.
Rows 1-4: Bind off 6(7-8) sts, work across.
SLEEVE (Make 2)
Using smaller size needles, cast on 50(54-58) sts loosely.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1˝.
Change to larger size needles.
Row 1: Knit across increasing 6 sts evenly spaced: 56(60-64) sts.
Work in Stockinette Stitch increasing one st at each side, every fourth row, 5 times: 66(70-74) sts.
Work even until Sleeve measures 7˝ from cast on edge, ending by working a purl row.
Bind off all sts loosely.
Using backstitch, sew right shoulder seam.
PICOT NECK EDGING
Row 1: With right side facing and using smaller size needles, pick up 19(20-21) sts along left Front neck edge (Fig. 3, page 1), knit sts from Front st holder, pick up 18(19-20) sts along right Front neck edge, knit sts from Back st holder: 77(87-97) sts.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3 (Picot row): * K2 tog, YO; repeat from * across to last st, K1.
Rows 4 and 5: Work in Stockinette Stitch.
Bind off loosely. Fold to inside on Picot row and hem.
Sew left shoulder seam.
Set in sleeve matching center to shoulder seam.
With right sides together and matching rows, weave underarm and side in one continuous seam
Weave in all yarn ends.
Enter to Win Today’s Prize:
Today’s prize is an assortment of crochet and knitting books including I Can’t Believe I’m ENTRELAC KNITTING, Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Color Work, Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Motifs, Dishcloths for Special Days, Scarves & Cowls, Crochet Beyone the Basics, and Beginner’s Guide to Knitting in the Round.
In order to win today’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, all you need to do is:
Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:
Do you like working with solids or variegated yarn?
OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST:
- There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
- Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
- Winner will be announced here on the blog as well as contacted by the email address provided.
- You have until tomorrow, December 9th at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on the project above. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
- Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED! Be sure to check out more great giveaway opportunities below!
Congratulations to Ivy!
You’ve won the assortment of crochet and knit books. You will receive an email shortly.
There are more great prizes up for grabs in the coming weeks. Be sure to take advantage of every great giveaway opportunity when you visit our complete listing of giveaways and projects for the 12 Days of Christmas!
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