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Ruffles to the Max
Design by Beth Whiteside
Approx 2 3/4 x 34 (2 3/4 x 66) inches Instructions are given for smaller size, with larger size in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to both sizes.
- Bulky weight alpaca yarn* (110 yds/50g per ball): 1 (2) balls pink #567 (green #1477)
- Size 8 (5mm) 29-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch markers
*Sample project was completed with Baby Alpaca Brush (80 percent baby alpaca/20 percent acrylic) from Plymouth Yarn Co.
1/2 sts = 4 inches/10cm in garter st
Exact gauge is not critical to this project.
Inc (increase): Knit into front and back of same st.
M1L (Make 1 with Left Twist): Make 1 by inserting left needle from front to back under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st, k1-tbl.
M1R (Make 1 with Right Twist): Make 1 by inserting left needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st, k1.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
Cast on 70 (130) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K20 (50), place marker, k30, place marker, k20 (50).
Rows 2, 5, 7–9 and 14–16: Knit across.
Rows 3, 10 and 12: Purl across.
Row 4 (first inc row for ends): Inc in each st to marker, sl marker; k30, sl marker; inc in each st to end of row. (110, 230 sts)
Row 6 (first inc row for neck): K40 (100), sl marker; *inc, k1; rep from * to marker, sl marker; k40 (100). (125, 245 sts)
Row 11 (2nd inc row for ends): *K1, M1L, k1, M1R; rep from * to marker, sl marker; k45, sl marker; *M1R, k1, M1L, k1; rep from * to end. (205, 445 sts)
Row 13 (2nd inc row for neck): K80 (200), sl marker; *k3, M1L, k3, M1R, rep from * to 3 sts before marker, k3, sl marker; k80 (200). (219, 459 sts)
Row 17 (3rd inc row for ends): *K1, yo; rep from * to marker, sl marker; *k2tog, yo; rep from * to 1 st before marker, k1, sl marker; *yo, k1; rep from * to end. (379, 859 sts)
Row 18: Knit across.
Bind off all sts.
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