Ozark Handspun News

Artisan-crafted homespun yarn made in Missouri, USA.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Pattern: Ozark Prince Edward Piece

2 Skeins Ozark Handspun yarn
1 Pair Size US 50 Knitting Needles
Optional: 25 yards of Hanah Silk Ribbons

For the length, put your arms down at your side and measure from the center of your chest around your arms and back to the center of your chest.
Subtract 3 inches from this measurement to get the length.
The width will be 16 inches wide when worn.

Using Ozark Handspun yarn, cast on 14 sts with the Size US 50 needles.
Knit until you have reached the length previously measured.
Bind off loosely.
Finishing: Place the short ends of the wrap side by side. Flip one end over to give the wrap the twist.
Pin the two short ends together and try the garment on. It should fit snugly around the shoulders.
If you are satisfied with the fit, weave the two ends together.
Cut the Hanah Silk ribbons in 5 inch lengths and tie as thickly as possible around the top and the bottom of the wrap.

Knitting tip: This is a very open top. If you want to knit one that is warmer, simply knit with a US Size 35 needle. You will need to recalculate the gauge and the number of stitches.

Designed by Carol Porter for Ozark Handspun, August 2007

Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Prince Edward Piece.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pattern: Ozark Ruffle Wrap

2 Skeins Ozark Handspun yarn
2 skeins Kidlin yarn by Louet in worsted weight
1 pair size US 50 needles
1 pair size US 15 needles
1 pair size US 17 circular needles

Using size 50 needles and Ozark yarn, cast on 1 st. Knit. Increase 1 in this st (2 sts). Increase 1 in both of those sts. Thereafter, increase one st in the first and last sts of each row until you run out of yarn. BO loosely. Stretch each side to loosen it up. Block out to the maximum size. Steam lightly.
Using size 15 needles and Kidlin yarn, pick up as many sts as possible along one side only. Switch to the circular #17 needles and increase 1 st in each st across the row. Do this for a total of three rows. BO loosely. Do the same for the remaining two sides. It will be tight but you will have enough room on the needles for the sts on the longest side. Weave together the ends at the three corners.

So flattering and easy to wear!

Designed by Carol Porter for Ozark Handspun, Fall 2007

Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Ruffle Wrap.

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