Sunday, 18 August 2013

Knit 1 Pearl 1

A cute knitted storage box with pearl detail



Yarn: Rowan R2 Rag One ball = 25m/27yds

Needles: One set of 5 6.5mm/US 10.5 double pointed needles

Gauge: 12 stitches = 4” in stocking stitch using 6.5mm/US 10.5 needles. (exact gauge isn't crucial but your knitting should be pretty tight)


Dimensions: 4” x 3” x 2”

Extras: Crochet hook for weaving in ends, needle and thread, three freshwater pearl beads

Notation
k = knit
p = purl
dpn = double pointed needle


Stitch Patterns

Stocking Stitch

Row 1: knit

Row 2: purl

Repeat these two rows for pattern


Garter Stitch in the round:

Round 1: knit

Round 2: purl

Repeat these two rows for pattern


Techniques
Pick Up and Knit
The edge stitches of a piece of knitted fabric look like a column of v shapes. To pick up and knit from the edge, put your needle under the v from front to back, bring your yarn round the needle and pull it through, this is one more stitch on your needle.

If working from a cast on edge, put your needle under each cast on stitch from front to back, bring yarn round the needle and pull it through. Work from left to right along the edge of the knitting picking up and knitting stitches as you go.

Directions
Cast on 10 stitches. Work in stocking stitch for 10 rows, starting with a knit row (it'll be ok to use dpns for this since you have so few stitches).


Next row: k10, with a second dpn, pick up and knit 10 stitches from the left hand side of your knitting, with third dpn, pick up and knit 10 stitches from cast on edge, with fourth dpn, pick up and knit 10 stitches from right hand side of your knitting. You should have 40 stitches on the needles and be ready to work in the round.

In the round (i.e. the next stitches you work will be from the first dpn), work in garter stitch for 8 rows, starting with a purl row. It may be easier for you to work with the box turned inside out.

Bind off all stitches tightly.

Finishing
Weave in any loose ends. Sew the three pearl beads to the bottom of the box as shown.


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