Four knitting patterns in support of Stitch Red

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
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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
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Magnolia
color 5458 Ruby
70% Merino, 30% Silk
5½ sts = 1" on US 6 (4 mm)
120 yards/ ball
Healthy Heart Hat • page 10
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Silky Alpaca
Lace
color 2432
Garnet
Clinging To You Scarf • page 8
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70% Alpaca, 30% Silk
8½ sts = 1" on US 2 (2.75 mm)
440 yards/ ball
Camellia • page 12
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Chelsea’s Grandmother
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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.
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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!
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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.
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GAUGE
28 sts and 40 rows 4" in St st with
smaller needle; Take time to save
time, check your gauge.
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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)
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