Fair Isle Ski Band and Mittens

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Fair Isle Ski Band and Mittens

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Hit the slopes in this stylish ski band and mitten set.

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Single Size
One Size: To fit average woman.
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The materials for this project cost $36.65

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One Size: To fit average woman.

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Main Color (MC)

Decor | Coral, 87430Edit Color
$13.58

Contrast A

Decor | Frond, 87521Edit Color
$13.58

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 6/4mm
$9.49
The materials for this project cost $36.65

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

One Size: To fit average woman.

MATERIALS

Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
Main Color (MC) Coral (87430) 2
Contrast A Frond (87521) 2
Size U.S. 6 (4 mm) knitting needles for Ski Band. Set of four size U.S. 6 (4 mm) double-pointed knitting needles needles for Mittens or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

23½ sts and 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Fair Isle pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at centre point of sts it passes over.
The colors are never twisted around one another.
 
SKI BAND
With MC, cast on 100 sts.
Beg with a knit row work 1¼" [3 cm] in stocking st, ending on a WS row.
Next 2 rows: (Fold line). With A, knit.
Next row: With MC, knit.
Next row: With MC, purl inc 7 sts evenly across. 107 sts.
 
Proceed as follows: (See Chart l on page 3)
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. Work 1st row of Chart I in stocking st to last st, reading row from right to left noting the 15 st rep will be worked 7 times. With MC, K1.
2nd row: With MC, P1. Work 2nd row of Chart I in stocking st to last st, reading row from left to right. With MC, P1. Chart I is now in position.
Cont working Chart I to end of chart.
Next row: (WS). With MC, purl dec 7 sts evenly across. 100 sts.
Next 2 rows: (Fold line). With A, knit.
With MC, beg with a knit row work 1¼" [3 cm] in stocking st, ending on a WS row. Cast off. Turn inside to WS along fold lines and pin to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
 
Sew center back seam. Sew cast on and cast off edges tog.
 
MITTENS (See Chart ll on page 3)
RIGHT HAND: **With MC, cast on 42 sts.
Divide into 14 sts on each needle. Join in rnd.
Mark first st with contrast thread.
Knit 10 rnds.
Next rnd: With A, knit.
Next rnd: (Fold line). With A, purl.
Next rnd: With MC, knit inc 6 sts evenly around. 48 sts.
Work Chart II to end of chart, reading rows from right to left, noting the 24-st rep will be worked twice.
 
Next rnd: With MC, knit, dec 6 sts evenly around. 42 sts.
Next rnd: With A, knit.
Next rnd: With A, purl.
Next rnd: With MC, knit inc 4 sts evenly around. 46 sts.
 
Proceed as follows:
1st to 12th rnds: Work 1st to 12th rnds of Chart III, reading rnds from right to left.**
13th rnd: Work first 10 sts from 13th rnd of Chart III. Slip these 10 sts onto safety pin (thumb opening).
Cont working 13th rnd of Chart III to end of rnd. Turn. With MC, cast on 10 sts over slipped sts.
***Cont working Chart III until 32nd row of chart is complete.
Rearrange sts as follows: 23 sts on 1st needle, 12 sts on 2nd needle, 11 sts on 3rd needle.
 
Shape Top: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Cont working from Chart III, K1. ssk. Work to last 2 sts. K2tog. 2nd needle: ssk. Work Chart III to end of needle. 3rd needle: Work to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Cont working from Chart III and dec 4 sts every rnd, as before, until there are 6 sts.
Next rnd: With A, (Sl1. K2tog. psso) twice. 2 sts. Break yarn.
Thread end through rem 2 sts.
Draw up and fasten securely.
 
Make Thumb: With MC, knit 10 sts from safety pin. Pick up and knit 10 sts at base of thumb. Divide these 20 sts onto 3 needles.
Knit 18 rnds even.
Next rnd: (K3. K2tog) 4 times.
Next rnd: (K2. K2tog) 4 times.
Next rnd: (K1. K2tog) 4 times.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 4 times.
Break yarn. Thread end through rem 4 sts. Draw up and fasten securely.***
 
LEFT HAND: Work from ** to ** as given for Right Hand.
13th rnd: Work first 23 sts from 13th rnd of Chart III. Slip last 10 sts worked onto safety pin (thumb opening). Cont working 13th rnd of Chart III to end of rnd.
14th rnd: Work first 13 sts from Chart III. Turn. With MC, cast on 10 sts over slipped sts. Work chart to end of rnd.
Work from *** to *** as given for Right Hand.