in Suede™ Deluxe and Icon™

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Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium and Large are in parentheses.

Bust – 33(35-38-41)”.
Length – 16(16-16½-17)” Not including straps.
Note:  This garment is designed to fit very close to the body.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

BERROCO ICON (50 grs), 5(5-6-6-7) balls #4003 Gold/Black.
Straight knitting needles, size 13 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN
Crochet hook, size 6.00 mm (J).

13 sts = 4”;  16 rows = 4” in St st on size 13 needles.

With straight needles, cast on 53(53-57-63) sts.
Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Work even in St st until piece measures 4” from beg, end on WS.
Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 55(55-59-65) sts.  Rep this inc row every 3½(2½-1¾-1¾)” 2(3-4-4) times more – 59(61-67-73) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12” from beg, end on WS.
Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-6-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 53(53-55-57) sts.
Row 1 (RS):  K1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 51(51-53-55) sts.
Row 2:  K1, p to last st, k1.
Row 3:  Rep Row 1 – 49(49-51-53) sts.
Row 4:  K1, p17(17-18-19), k13, p17(17-18-19), k1.
Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  K1, SSK, k15(15-16-17), join another ball of yarn and bind off center 13 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 17(17-18-19) sts each side.  Working both sides at once, continue to dec at each armhole in same manner as before every RS row 5(5-6-7) times more and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row 11 times.  Fasten off last st each side.

Work same as for Back.

Sew side seams.
Left Shoulder Strap:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held tog, join yarn in last st fastened off on left side of Front and make a chain the desired length of strap.  Join to last st fastened off on left side of Back and fasten off.
Right Shoulder Strap:  Work same as for Left Shoulder Strap.


Approximately 30” wide x 22” long (Not including fringe).

BERROCO SUEDE DELUXE (50 grs), 2 balls #3920 Tonto Gold (A), 1 ball each #3904 Hopalong Gold (B) and #3914 Belle Star Gold (C).
BERROCO ICON (50 grs), 2 balls #4003 Black/Gold (D).
Straight knitting needles size 10.
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G).

Rows 1-26:  With A, knit.
Row 27:  With D, knit, wrapping yarn twice around needle.
Row 28:  With D, purl, dropping extra wraps.
Row 29-34:  With A, knit.
Rows 35 and 36:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 37-42:  With A, knit.
Rows 43-46:  With B, knit.
Rows 47 and 48:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 49-52:  With B, knit.
Rows 53 and 54:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 55-58:  With B, knit.
Rows 59-64:  With A, knit.
Rows 65-68:  With C, knit.
Row 69:  With D, knit, wrapping yarn 3 times around needle.
Row 70:  With D, purl, dropping extra wraps.
Rows 71-74:  With C, knit.
Rows 75-80:  With A, knit.
Rows 81-84:  With B, knit.
Rows 85 and 86:  Rep Rows 69 and 70.
Rows 87-90:  With B, knit.
Rows 91-96:  With A, knit.
Rows 97-100:  With C, knit.
Rows 101 and 102:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 103 and 104:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 105-114:  With C, knit.
Rows 115-118:  With A, knit.
Rows 119 and 120:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 121-124:  With A, knit.
Rows 125 and 126:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 127 and 128:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 129-138:  With B, knit.
Rows 139 and 140:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 141 and 142:  Rep Rows 27 and 28.
Rows 143-148:  With B, knit.
Rows 149-154:  With A, knit.

Shawl:  With straight needles, using A, cast on 3 sts.  Following Stripe Sequence, work 1 row even, then inc 1 st at beg of next row, then at beg of every row until stripe sequence has been completed. 
  Work incs by knitting into front, then back of 1st st.  You should have 156 sts on needle.  Bind off all sts with A.

Fringe:  Cut four 9” long strands of A.  Put strands tog and fold in half.  With crochet hook, draw center of strands through center st of cast-on edge forming a lp.  Pull ends of fringe through this lp.  In this manner, make fringe ¼” apart along each side edge of shawl.  Trim fringe to even off if necessary.

Note:  For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is the desired finished length of the fringe.  Cut the lower edge to free wrapped strands.

  Every effort has been made to ensure that directions contained in this website are accurate and complete, however, we cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters, human or typographical errors.  

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