New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist
Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Melissa LaBarre
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New England's seasons call for plenty of warm knitwear, and New England Knits provides an irresistible collection of beautiful designs.
Inspired by autumn and winter in New England (where the savvy knitter is never far from a sweater between September and March), the book is divided into three themes: Walk in the Woods, Around the Town, and Along the coast. Within each section readers will find a variety of flattering, wearable sweaters and accessories (including hats, mittens, scarves, bags, and shawls). Projects by guest designers from Classic Elite, Berroco, and the Fiber Company provide round out the collection.
the correct gauge. Notions Waste yarn in same weight as main yarn; tapestry needle. Gauge 24 sts and 41 rows = 4" (10 cm) in slip st patt on larger needles. Stitch Guide slip-stitch pattern (multiple of 6 sts) RNDS 1–4: With C, *sl 2, k4; rep from * to end. RNDS 5 AND 6: With A, purl. RNDS 7–10: With C, k3, sl 2, *k4, sl 2; rep from * to last st, k1. RNDS 11 AND 12: With A, purl. Rep Rnds 1–12 for patt. Mitten With smaller needles and A, CO 48 sts. Divide sts onto dpn
even in St st until thumb measures 1½" (3.8 cm), or 1" (2.5 cm) less than desired finished length. Shape Thumb RND 1: (dec rnd) *K5, k2tog; rep from * once more, k4, k2tog—17 sts rem. RNDS 2, 4, 6, AND 8: Knit. RND 3: (dec rnd) *K4, k2tog; rep from * once more, k3, k2tog—14 sts rem. RND 5: (dec rnd) *K3, k2tog; rep from * once more, k2, k2tog—11 sts rem. RND 7: (dec rnd) *K2, k2tog; rep from * once more, k1, k2tog—8 sts rem. RND 9: (dec rnd) *K1, k2tog; rep from * once more, k2tog—5
working yo’s as k1 through back loop (tbl). ROW 5: Work sts as they appear. BO all sts kwise. Sew buttons to right front band opposite buttonholes. Weave in loose ends. Mystic Pullover DESIGNER Melissa LaBarre This cowl-neck pullover has hidden charms—a pocket on each sick seam is lined for extra warmth on cold days (and the contorting color is a fun private detail). The fully fashioned waist shaping takes center stage beside the dramatic zigzag cable pattern. Finished Size 34
4) sts in St st section, pm, work in box st to end—77 (89, 99, 111, 121) sts rem. NEXT ROW: (WS) BO 14 sts, remove m, work in patt to end—63 (75, 85, 97, 107) sts rem. Pm in center st of hood. Cont in patt, working St st for hood and keeping first and last 14 sts in box st, until hood measures 10" (25.5 cm), ending with a WS row. NEXT ROW: (RS; dec row) Work to 2 sts before marked center st, k2tog, k1 (center st), ssk, work in patt to end—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row every 4th row once more,
knit 141 (153, 171, 189, 195) sts evenly spaced around neck opening. Do not join; work back and forth in rows. NEXT ROW: (WS) K3, *p2, k4; rep from * to end of row. Work 2 more rows even in patt. Shape back neck Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll: SHORT-ROW 1: (RS) Work to last 16 sts, wrap next st, turn. SHORT-ROW 2: (WS) Work 42 (48, 54, 66, 66) sts in patt, wrap next st, turn. Adding Short-rows to Raise the Back of the Neck in Seamless Knits Short-rows are a great technique for