Thursday, February 09, 2012

SPIRALING PURLS SLEEP SACK AND CAP


Thank you Virginia in WA for testing this pattern.

This is a stitch combination I’ve used on the cuff of socks and caps when my sons were young.  I’ve always like it because it adds a little interest to a project without getting to fancy.

The instructions for this sleep sack look more complicated than they are.  Once you get going on rounds 7-19 you can see where the spiraling purls are worked and the sleep sack shapes up quickly.

SIZE: 
21 inch circumference by 18 inch length

MATERIALS:          
Worsted weight yarn approximately 6 ounces (sleep sack and cap)
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

GAUGE:
Approximately 16 sts = 4 inches

NOTES:
  1. Sleep sack in photo was knit using Caron One Pound in Rose.
INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 78 sts using a stretchy cast on. 

Place marker and begin working in the round.

Rounds 1-6:  *K1, p1.  Repeat from * around.

Round 7:  *K8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from * around.

Round 8:  K7, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around, end with k1.

Round 9:  K6, *p1, k1, p1,k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around, end with k2.

Round 10:  K5, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around,  end with k3.

Rouid 11: K4, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around, with end k4.

Round 12:  K3, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around, end with k5.

Round 13:  K2, *p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around, end with k6.

Round 14:  K1, *p1, k1, p1,k1, p1, k8. Repeat from * around, end with k7.

Round 15:  *P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8.  Repeat from * around.
Round 16:  K1, p1, k1, p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1. Repeat from * around, end with k8, p1.

Round 17:  P1, k1, p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from *around, end k8, p1, k1.

Round 18:  K1, p1, *k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from *around, end k8, p1, k1, p1.

Round 19:  P1, *k8, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from *around, end k8, p1, k1, p1, k1.

Repeat rounds 7-19 until sleep sack measures about 16 inches from cast on edge.

Next round:  Knit.

Next round:  *(K8, yo, k2tog) 3 times, k7, yo, k2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (8 yo)

Next round:  Knit.

Next 6 rounds:  K1, p1.  Repeat around.

Next round : Knit.
Bind off knitwise.


Cut yarn and weave in ends.


DRAWSTRING:
Leaving a 5 inch tail, using an I hook chain 90.  Slipstitch in the back bump of the 2nd chain from hook and each remaining chain.  Fasten off leaving a 5 inch tail. 


Cut two 10 inch lengths of yarn, fold in half, pull loop through the end of the drawstring with the tails.  Pull all the ends through the loop and pull tight forming a tassel.


Cut three 10 inch lengths of yarn, fold in half, pull loops through the opposite end of the drawstring and pull tight.


Weave drawstring in and out of the eyelets.  Pull to close and tie bow.

SPIRALING PURLS CAP



SIZE:  12-15 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn 1 ounce for cap only
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (green and brown)
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double pointed needles to match
Tapestry needle
Marker

NOTES: 
Change to double point needles when necessary.

INSTRUCTIONS: 
With 16 inch needle, cast on 48 sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to denote beginning of round.

Rounds 1-5:  K1, p1.  Repeat around.  (48 )

Round 6:  *K5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from * around.

Round 7:  K4, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k1.

Round 8:  K3, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k2.

Round 9:  K2, *p1, k1, p1 k5.  Repeat from * around,  end with k3.

Rouid 10:  K1, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k4.

Round 11:  *P1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around.

Round 12:  K1, p1, *k5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from * around, end with k5, p1.

Round 13:  P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from *around, end k5, p1, k1.

Repeat rounds 6-13 until cap measures about 5 inches from cast on edge.

Next round: *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

Next round: *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Next round: *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Next round: *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Next round: *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Next round: *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Next round: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Finish in one of these two ways:

1.  Cut yarn and use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close. 

Weave in ends. 

2.  Optional I Cord Knot, start I Cord, k2, k2tog, k 2 for the first row only.

Knit 5 inch I Cord with the remaining 5 stitches.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close.  Now run yarn down the center of the I Cord.

Tie I Cord in a knot.

Weave in ends. 




 

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