Tejidos Jigra Knits

June 12, 2006

Close up

Filed under: Family & Friends, Knitting — jigraknits @ 10:14 am

Detail of Frank's baby's sweater.This is a detail of the little jacket I made for a friend’s soon to be born baby. It’s an 18 mo. size so that it can be worn next spring and fall and even longer. Just at the midriff, I switched from garter to rizotto stitch. I had to go up a needle size and increase 8 sts. evenly across before I started the pattern because it pulled in, and if I did it again, I would increase 12 stitches evenly across the body. There’s still a little pit of pull, but it looks like a cinched waist, without the belt, so I left it in. For rizotto stitch (next time I’ll try this with a thin yarn on needles two sizes larger than the recommended size) you need an even number of stitches plus an extra stitch on each side for selvage. Rows 1, 3, 5: slip the first stitch (selvage) purlwise; knit across Row 2: Slip the first stitch, *p 2 tog, then without letting them fall from the left needle, k tog the same 2 sts (until one from end)*; k last stitch. Row 4: Slip the first stitch, p 1, *p 2 tog, then without letting them fall from the left needle, k tog the same 2 sts (until two from end)*; purl 1, k last stitch. Row 6: repeat from row 2.

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