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Monday, January 12, 2009

Pattern: Ozark Rocker

Photo by: Joyce Eveler

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)

3 skeins Ozark Handspun Opulent in complimentary colors
1 skein Ozark Handspun Companion in complimentary colors
1 pair US Size 19, 24 inch circular knitting needles
1 pair US Size 17, 24 inch circular knitting needles
1 pair US Size 10 or 10.5, 24 inch circular knitting needles
1 Tapestry Needle
1 Large Button or Closure

Using US Size 19 needles and Ozark Opulent color, cast on 64 (69, 74, 80) stitches.
Row 1: Using US Size 19 needles, knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Switch to US Size 17 knitting needles, knit.
Row 4: Switch to Ozark Companion and knit.
Row 5: Knit.
Repeat rows 2-5 using Ozark Opulent and Ozark Companion to achieve 7 repeats. Last row will end with Ozark Companion.
Switch to US Size 10 or 10.5 needles and staying with Ozark Companion, knit one row.
Next row: Knit 5 stitches, purl 54 (59, 64, 70) stitches, knit last 5 stitches. Repeat for 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17) inches.
Switch to US Size 17 needles and repeat rows 2-5 (above) ending with Ozark Opulent to achieve the same 7 color changes as in the beginning.
Switch to US Size 19 needles and knit one row, cast off loosely.
Finishing: Fold garment in half from top to bottom. Using Ozark Opulent and tapestry needle sew Opulent/Companion rows together on each side.
Sew button on left side 3 inches in at the seam.

Designed by David Gentzsch, October 2008
Printing Instructions: To print this pattern click Ozark_Rocker.pdf.

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