Four knitting patterns in support of Stitch Red There is power in numbers. Laura Zander of Jimmy Beans Wool approached us at the June 2011 TNNA tradeshow with an ambitious idea: to launch an industry-wide initiative committed to raising awareness of heart disease in women. Here we are, just 12 months later, and Stitch Red (www.stitchred.com) is in full swing! Like many Americans, almost all of us here at Classic Elite Yarns have been touched by heart disease, and we jumped at the chance to participate. Until June 30, 2013, we are proud to donate 5% of the profits from three of our purest red colorways to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth®: Magnolia in #5458 Ruby, Alpaca Sox in #1832 Cereza, and Silky Alpaca Lace in #2432 Garnet. We are joined by some of the biggest names in the craft industry including Sixth&Spring Books, the publisher behind the bestselling book KnitRed, a collection of 30 red garment and accessory patterns and personal stories from celebrity designers around the world. In this eBook, members of the CEY team share their own personal experiences and insights alongside free patterns designed in our Stitch Red yarns, including a completely new pattern in Silky Alpaca Lace. Enjoy this eBook, and remember to take care of your heart. After all, you only get one. Happy knitting! June 5, 2012 2 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook CEY Stitch Red ebook www.classiceliteyarns.com 3 Alpaca Sox color 1832 Cereza 60% Alpaca, 20% Merino, 20% Nylon 8 sts = 1" on US 2 (2.75 mm) 450 yards/ hank Alpaca Sox Shawlette • page 6 Alpaca Sox Shawlette • page 6 4 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook Magnolia color 5458 Ruby 70% Merino, 30% Silk 5½ sts = 1" on US 6 (4 mm) 120 yards/ ball Healthy Heart Hat • page 10 CEY Stitch Red ebook www.classiceliteyarns.com 5 Silky Alpaca Lace color 2432 Garnet Clinging To You Scarf • page 8 6 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk 8½ sts = 1" on US 2 (2.75 mm) 440 yards/ ball Camellia • page 12 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook NOTES Alpaca Sox Shawlette designed by Susan Mills Pattern for small and medium shawls is the same, the size difference is achieved by working the medium at a looser gauge. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts; work back and forth in rows. SHAWL CO 358 sts. K 1 row. Est charts as follows (RS): K2 (edge sts, keep in Gtr St throughout), work Right Side chart sts 1-10 once then sts 11-31 seven times, Center Chart (sts 1-40) once, then Left Side chart sts 1-21 seven times then sts 22-31 once, and end k2 (edge sts, keep in Gtr St throughout). Work Charts as est through Row 12 – 334 sts. Place marker at center (167 sts in from each edge) on last row. *Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (WS): Knit. Rep from * until 6 sts rem. (RS): (Sl1-k2tog-psso) twice – 2 sts. K2tog and fasten off. FINISHING Weave in ends. Block to measurments. SKILL LEVEL Intermediate SIZES Small (Medium) FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx. 40 (50)" wide and 19 (23)" deep at center point YARN Alpaca Sox by Classic Elite Yarns (60% alpaca, 20% merino, 20% nylon; 100 gram hank = approx 450 yards) 1 (2) hanks 1832 Cereza NEEDLES Small: Long circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge Medium: Long circular needle in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge OTHER MATERIALS Stitch marker GAUGE Small: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge. Medium: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge. CEY Stitch Red ebook For more information about this design, visit www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/163/Issue163. www.classiceliteyarns.com 7 Betsy & her dancing partner Stay Active There is a long history of heart disease in my family, so along with a general bent towards doing the right thing, this cause is personal for me. Many in my father’s generation, my father included, succumbed to the disease at a very early age. My generation is doing much better, but we still watch for warning signs because of our genes. There’s no easy way to prevent heart disease, you have to eat right and exercise. You can have some fun with it though! I love to dance, but I’m married to someone who doesn’t share the passion. Now I have a 6-year old granddaughter who loves to dance, and she has become my dancing partner! We turn up the funky music (her favorite) and just do whatever we feel like. It’s a blast! Everyone should try dancing with a 6-year old—it’s a very exhilarating experience! President Betsy’s parents 8 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook PATTERN STITCH Clinging to You Scarf designed by S. Crane Lace Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 9; 12 rows) (also see chart) Row 1 (RS): K4, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5 – 30 sts. Row 2 and all WS rows: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3. Row 3: K3, *k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, skp; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6 – 30 sts. Row 5: K5, *yo, k3, yo, k1, skp, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4 – 33 sts. Row 7: K7, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k2; rep from * to last 10 sts, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, skp, k4 – 30 sts. Row 9: K6, *k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, skp; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 – 30 sts. Row 11: K5, *k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4 – 33 sts. Row 12 (WS): K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3 – 33 sts. Repeat rows 1-12 for Lace Pattern. NOTES Scarf is knit with two strands held together throughout. Stitch count does not remain constant. SCARF With two strands held together, CO 33 sts. Knit 4 rows. Work Lace Pattern until scarf meas 44" or desired length. Knit 4 rows. Loosely BO all sts knitwise. FINISHING Block scarf, pulling lace open. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 4¾" wide and 44½" long, blocked. YARN Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite Yarns (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 50 g = 440 yards) 2 balls 2432 Garnet NEEDLES Knitting needles in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge GAUGE Gauge is not crucial to the success of this design. Shown: 28 sts and 40 rows 4" in Lace Pattern with two strands of yarn held together. CEY Stitch Red ebook Clinging To You Lace Chart (panel of 33 sts; 12 row rep) 12 10 8 6 4 WS–2 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 11 9 7 5 3 1–RS knit on RS, purl on WS purl on RS, knit on WS yo k2tog skp no stitch www.classiceliteyarns.com 9 Stay Informed My grandmother suffers from congestive heart failure, a condition that is often connected to heart disease. My grandfather (her late husband) actually died of a heart attack in 1984 at the young age of 65. Black women are 35% more likely to die of heart disease than white women. It could be lack of information, a high cholesterol diet, or limited access to medical care that contributes to the disparity, but advancing medical research and constant reminders in the media on diet and weight (Stitch Red included) are contributing to improving attitudes towards heart health, no matter what color you are. My grandmother’s most important words of advice for my sister, my brother and me? Watch your diet, no matter how hard it is sometimes! A vigilant eye on her sodium intake allows my grandma to keep going on cruises, hitting the casino with her girlfriends, and having fun at the healthy age of 85! Marketing Coordinator Chelsea & her Grandmother 10 Chelsea’s Grandmother Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook PATTERN STITCHES Healthy Heart Hat designed by Meg Myers 2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts) All rnds: *K2, p2; rep from *. Stockinette Stitch (St st) Knit all sts, every rnd. Heart Pattern (multiple of 10 sts) See chart. HAT With smaller needle and CC, CO 100 (112) sts. Pm for BOR, being careful to not twist sts, and join to work in the rnd. Work 2 x 2 Rib for 1". Fitted Hat, Inc rnd: *[K3, m1] twice, k4, m1; rep from * – 130 sts. Switch to larger circular needle and knit 1 rnd. Slouchy Hat, Inc rnd: *K2, m1; rep from * – 168 sts. Switch to larger circular needle and k 1 rnd, evenly increasing 2 sts – 170 sts. All sizes: Work Heart Pattern. When chart is complete, knit 2 rnds with CC. Switch to MC (do not cut CC) and knit 6 (10) rnds. Knit 0 (1) rnd with CC. Place crown markers for decreases: With MC, k13 (17), pm, [k26 (34), pm] 4 times, k13 (17). SKILL LEVEL Crown Dec rnd [K to 2 sts before marker, s2kp] 5 times, k to end – 10 sts dec’d. SIZES Read next section carefully before continuing, CC stripes and crown decreases are worked at the same time. Intermediate Adult Fitted Hat (Slouchy Hat) FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22½ (29½)" circumference, 7½ (9½)" tall YARN Magnolia by Classic Elite Yarns (70% merino, 30% silk; 50 g = 120 yds) MC – 1 (2) balls 5458 Ruby CC – 1 ball 5406 Bisque NEEDLES Work CC stripes: After first crown dec rnd, knit 3 (9) rnds with MC then 1 rnd with CC. Cont to work 1 rnd of CC every 12th rnd 1 (2) more time(s) – 2 (4) CC stripes (CC stripes are always worked immediately after the crown dec rnd). Break CC and cont with MC. Rep crown dec rnd every 3rd rnd (switch to dpns when necessary) until 30 sts rem then work crown dec rnd every other rnd twice – 10 sts. Cut yarn and thread through rem sts twice, pull tightly to close hole at top of hat. FINISHING Lightly block hat. Circular knitting needle (16") in sizes US 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge Dpns in size US 5 (3.75 mm) OTHER MATERIALS Stitch markers (1 for BOR, 5 in a different color for crown decreases) GAUGE 23 sts and 35 rnds = 4" in St st with larger needle. Take time to save time, check your gauge. Note: use CC for gauge swatch to ensure there is enough MC to complete hat. CEY Stitch Red ebook For more information about this design, visit www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/230/Issue230. www.classiceliteyarns.com 11 Heather’s father-in-law, Heather and her daughter Eat Healthy Due to some of my past health challenges, I have become more aware of the food I put into my body and try to maintain a healthy weight. I have altered my diet to include a lot of bright vegetables which makes for a colorful plate (and my culinary school education definitely helps with making them taste delicious)! My daughter has fortunately picked up on my healthier food choices and both she and my son exercise frequently. They’re the ones I really worry about, as they have a strong history of heart problems on their father’s side of the family. They unfortunately lost their father at the age of 55 to what is called “a widow maker”, similar to the attack Tim Russert suffered. While I don’t want them to live their lives worrying, I do want them to learn to live a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, greater awareness and more prevalent information in the media and beyond (even in our little yarnie world) remind us all to take care of our hearts! Director of Sales Heather’s daughter, son and their father 12 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook PATTERN STITCHES Camellia designed by Meg Myers Stockinette Stitch (St st) Knit on RS, purl on WS. Garter Stitch (Gtr st) Knit all sts, every row. Lace Pattern (multiple of 16 sts + 47; 34 rows) See chart on next page. Wrap and turn (w & t) (RS): With yarn in back, slip next st from LH to RH needle, bring yarn to front, slip st back to LH needle, turn. (WS): With yarn in front, slip next st from LH to RH needle, bring yarn to back, slip st back to LH needle, turn. Place Bead: Thread bead on steel crochet hook, slip st from LH needle to crochet hook and pull stitch through bead then slip stitch back to LH needle and knit on RS, purl on WS. WRAP With larger needle, use long tail method to CO 383 sts. Change to smaller needle and work chart, using crochet hook to place beads on WS rows. When chart is complete, 311 sts rem. Keeping first and last 3 sts in Gtr st, work 2 rows in St st. Place removable marker in center stitch – 155 sts each side of marker. Setup short rows: (RS): Knit to 2 sts past center st, w & t. (WS): Purl to 2 sts past center st, w & t. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 12" deep and 24" across top, after blocking YARN Silky Alpaca Lace by Classic Elite Yarns (70% alpaca, 30% silk; 50 g = 440 yards) 1 ball 2432 Garnet NEEDLES Circular knitting needles (24" or longer) in sizes US 3 and 5 (3.25 and 3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge OTHER MATERIALS Removable stitch marker Optional: 225 size 8 seed beads and steel crochet hook small enough to fit through beads Short rows: Note: Pick up each wrap and work it with the stitch it wraps. (RS): Knit to 1 st before turn, ssk, k2, w & t – 1 st dec’d. (WS): Purl to 1 st before turn, p2tog, p2, w & t – 1 st dec’d. Rep the last 2 rows until 4 unworked sts rem on each side, and end short rows as follows: (RS): Knit to 1 st before turn, ssk, knit to end. (WS): K3, Purl to 1 st before turn, p2tog, knit to end – 235 sts. Place beads every other st across row as follows (RS): K3, ssk, *k1, place bead; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, k3. Knit 3 rows, beg and end with a WS row. With larger needle, loosely BO all sts knitwise. FINISHING Wet-block shawl, pinning lace section open. For more information about this design, visit www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/238/Issue238. GAUGE 28 sts and 40 rows 4" in St st with smaller needle; Take time to save time, check your gauge. CEY Stitch Red ebook www.classiceliteyarns.com 13 14 Classic Elite Yarns CEY Stitch Red ebook ABBREVIATIONS approx: approximately BO: bind off BOR: beginning of round CC: contrast color CO: cast on cont: continue dec(‘d): decrease(d) g: grams inc(’d): increase(d) k: knit k2tog: knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d) LH: left hand m1: (make 1) Insert LH needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the front to the back, knit through the back loop (1 st inc’d) meas: measures MC: main color p: purl pm: place marker rem: remain(ing) rep: repeat(s) RH: right hand rnd(s): round(s) RS: right side sk2p: slip 1 st knitwise, from the LH needle to the RH needle, k2tog, pass slipped st over knit st created by k2tog (2 sts dec’d) skp: slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over (1 st dec’d) ssk: slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the RH needle; insert tip of LH needle into the fronts of the two slipped sts and use RH needle to knit them together (1 st dec’d) st(s): stitch(es) w & t: wrap and turn WS: wrong side yo: yarn over (1 st increased) © 2012 Classic Elite Yarns • All rights reserved. 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