Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cinnamon Grace

Pampering your neck in luscious baby alpaca, and indulging your fashion sense with graceful ruffles, the Cinnamon Grace is a delicious blend of scarf and shawl, versatile as the spice itself.











Finished Size:
72 inches long by 9 inches wide
Yarn: 4 Skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Melange
100% baby alpaca, color 804, cinnamon,
50 grams/110 yards
Needles:
US#3 40 inch cable needle
Notions:
2 stitch markers
tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 20 stitches= 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch



Set up: (increasing every 4th row)



Cast on 2 sts. Knit 2.
Turn work, (WS) K1, cast on one (backwards loop cast on), K1. (3 sts)
1.(RS) knit
2.(WS) knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.
3.(RS) knit
4.(WS) increase row: K1, cast on one (backwards loop cast on),
knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise



Continue in pattern until 11 stitches are on your needle, ending with Row 4.



1.(RS) knit
2.Knit 2, place marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.
3.knit
4.knit 2, lift stitch below the next stitch on left needle and purl, place marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise


Increase Pattern Part One:



1.(RS) knit
2.(WS) knit 2, slip marker, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise
3.(RS) knit
4.(WS) knit 2, slip marker, lift stitch below the next stitch on left needle and purl, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.


Continue in pattern until 29 sts on needle.


Increase Pattern Part 2:



1.(RS) knit
2. (WS) knit 2, slip marker, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise
3.(RS) knit
4.(WS) repeat row 2
5.(RS) knit
6.(WS) knit 2, slip marker, lift stitch below the next stitch on left needle and purl, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise


Work pattern 7 times. (36 sts)


Center Panel:


1.(RS) knit
2.(WS) knit 2, slip marker, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.
Work as established (without increasing) for 17 inches.


Decrease Pattern Part One:


1.(RS) Knit until 4 sts left. Knit 2 together, Knit 2
2.(WS)knit 2, slip marker, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.
3.(RS) knit
4.(WS) repeat row 2
5.knit
6.(WS) repeat row 2


Work pattern 7 times (29 sts)


Decrease Pattern Part Two:



1.(RS) Knit until 4 sts left. Knit 2 together, slip marker, Knit 2
2.(WS) knit 2, slip marker, purl to 2nd marker, slip marker, knit until 1 st left, with yarn in front, slip one purlwise.
3.(RS) knit
4.(WS) repeat row 2


Work pattern until only one stitch remains between stitch markers.


Ending:
1.(RS) Knit to first marker, remove, slip next stitch to right needle without knitting it, remove 2nd marker, put slipped stitch back on left marker, being careful not to twist it, then knit 2 together. Knit one.
2.(WS) Knit
3. (RS) Knit
4.(WS) Knit


Work ending until 3 stitches remain on needle (ending with row one).


Ruffle:
Pick up and knit in each garter stitch bump until you reach the opposite end, then pick up and knit three stitches in beginning cast on.
1.Purl
2. * Knit one, yarn over * repeat to end.
3. Knit
4.Knit one, * yo, knit 2 together * repeat to end.


Repeat rows 3 and 4 until work measures 1 ¾ inch (or 5 times.)


Picot Bind-Off:
Cable cast on two stitches, then bind off 4 stitches. Repeat until 3 stitches remain, cable cast on two, bind off five.



Finishing:
Weave in ends and lock gently, in a semi-circle shape to flatten the ruffle.
Gently pull or pin each picot bump.
Photos and Pattern Copyright Katie Harris 2009. For personal use only.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful design!!!! Thank you Katie!!! It's my next project on needles!!

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  2. Oh, I am so excited to see your version!! What yarn are you going to use? Be sure to share your progress!

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  3. This is fantastic! I have some gorgeous, hand spun by my friend, alpaca in a lovely purpley colour which is perfect for this!! It's definately next on my list. Many thanks for the pattern.

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    Sue

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  4. Thank you, Sue! Your yarn choice sounds wonderful! I can't wait to see how it knits up!

    Thanks again!

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  6. Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I am part way through knitting it and am loving it.

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