South Bay Bond Knitting Machine Club
August 1999

Special Notices

We are trying to plan another club shopping trip for August or September. Recommended stops are:

Uncommon Threads
Art Fibers
The Continental Stitch
Dharma
And many more....
Please e-mail me if you are interested in this or have suggestions for places to go.

ATTENTION:...Upcoming Meetings and Events.....

Next Meeting-The next meeting will be the shopping trip. The date is yet to be determined. If you are interested in coming along with us, please e-mail me.

Hint of The Month:

Unexpected Sources for Knitting Machine Tools and Accessories

I love to bargain shop. I love thrift stores and dollar stores. When shopping these places, I always have my eyes out for things that can serve a purpose for which they were not necessarily intended. Plastic clothes pins that can be used to hold down that ravel cord or yarn ends. Plastic desk organizers to hold all those transfer tools. Yarn seconds and discontinued colors for waste yarn. So the next time you are near that dollar or thrift store, that you keep meaning to stop in, go take a look and see what you can find.

Gina

Pattern of the Month: Classic Short Sleeve Pullover

by Gina B. Ahrens

Yarn:
5, 6, 6-3 ounce or 6, 7, 7-2.5 ounce skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease( I used colors wood and forest green heather)

Gauge:
16st x 26 r = 4 inches

Keyplate:
dot 3

Measurements:
SMALL: Bust-43", Body Length-21"
MEDIUM: Bust-46", Body Length-23"
LARGE: Bust-48", Body Length-25"
EXTRA LARGE: Bust-49", Body length-26"
EXTRA EXTRA LARGE: Bust- 50", Body length -27"

Back:
cast on 86, 92, 96, 98, 110 needles in WY....K 6 R.....Switch to MC and K 46, 59, 72, 78, 85 R......Mark this row at each end for arm hole........K 72 R......Cast off center 26, 26, 30, 32, 34 stitches onto 6 rows of WY.....Then cast off each shoulder (30, 33, 33, 33, 38 stitches on each side) onto WY.......remove from machine and set aside....

Front:
work as for back up to armhole markers......K 30 R.....Remove center 20 stitches onto WY....Put LH needles into HP and working on right side decrease 1 stitch at neck edge every row 2, 2, 3, 3, 4 times...decrease 1 stitch every third row 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 times.....until 30, 33, 33, 33, 38 stitches remain......K 28 R even... Cut yarn end leaving a 2 foot length....K 6 R WY but do not remove from machine.......repeat for LH side......

Back and Front Ribbing:
Rehang bottom edge of back onto 81, 87, 91, 93, 105 needles....DO NOT REMOVE WY........Remove every third stitch from needle..........Make sure you only have one stitch on the needle being left on WY..... Hang hem.....K 1 row slowly........K 17 more rows......Latch up stitches held on WY and back stitch BO....Repeat for Front......

Neckline:
Place one side of back shoulders onto 30, 33, 33, 33, 38 needles with right side facing out at you.....Push back against bed of machine......Place corresponding front shoulder onto the same needles with wrong side facing you( right sides should be together)......Use claw weights to weight the knitting.......Thread the 2 foot length threw the carriage push the needles back until the loops from the back come out and over the loops of the front so you only have one loop on each needle.....K 1 row and then back stitch BO....remove from machine.....Place all stitches around neckline onto machine ( do not miss any or you will have holes).... Do not rehang other shoulder at this time......Push knitting back against carriage leaving needles in HP.......Hang weighted hem and push it back too...... pull out alot of MC yarn from your skein and lay it across the open needles..........Leave a generous length at the skein end.....Remove the guide wire from your carriage.....Push the needles back to FWP.......closing the MC yarn in the latches.....Push carriage across the knitting slowly to knit 1 R........remove every third stitch to WY and K 9 R.....Latch up stitches on WY and then back stitch bind offf....Repeat shoulder procedure for the remaining open shoulder ...Do not rehang ribbing....This seam will be closed by hand later.......

Short Sleeves:
Bring forward 86 needles.....Hang edge of body between armhole markers onto these needles being sure to evenly space out extra stitches....hang hem..... Push knitting and hem back against bed of machine and K 1 row as for first row of neckline ribbing......Starting COR... dec 1 stitch on each side every 6 rows 6 times...Ending with row counter reading 42 rows....CO onto 6 rows of WY and remove from machine...Repeat for other sleeve...

Cuff:
Bring forward 65 needles and rehang sleeve edge carefully spacing out extra stitches evenly.....DO NOT REMOVE WY...... Remove every third stitch from needles..........Make sure you only have one stitch on the needle being left on WY..... Hang hem.........K 1 row slowly...........K 11 more rows......Latch up stitches on WY to form ribbing......Back stitch bind off.......

Finishing:
Sew side seam at neck edge.....Block sweater....Sew side seams and sew in all loose ends.....With cotton yarn you must wash it before you will have the finished sweater effect that you want....

Do not reproduce this pattern or post to any internet site without express permission from the author.

Dear Members Note:

The meeting was attended by Shirley, Nadine and myself. We set up our machines and discussed things we were having problems with.

We then sat down and with some yarn I provided, we made teddy bear sweaters. They all turned out so cute. My daughter, of course, immediately appropriated mine for her bear..

At the next meeting we will be going on a shopping trip.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in coming.

I hope to see you all at the next meeting. Happy Bonding.

Gina

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