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Rebecca – Let’s Have Some Fun!

Maths/science lesson over – we have Fibonacci stripes. Now time for some fun!

duplicate stitch

 

The next step is to add the leaf embroidery where the purple & orange stripes meet. This is accomplished using duplicate stitch. (Much easier than trying to knit the leaves in as we go).

Here’s a video to show you how to do duplicate stitch: http://youtu.be/YE5X-sLq7X8

Follow the chart & add your leaves – shown in green (one square on the chart is one knit stitch, one “V”)

Rebecca Leaf

 

 

Rebecca Part 3

How is everyone going? I’d love to see some photos or links to your projects!

I’ve had some questions about increasing evenly on a round – here’s a link that you might find helpful : http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/IncreaseEvenlySpace.html

(**Please note that corrections have been made to the previous section that I posted……..please check that you have the latest instructions.)

Now, let’s get on with our Rebeccas:

Change to pink.

Round 1 : *K1, slip 1 with yarn in front* repeat till end of round

Round 2: *slip 1 with yarn in front, k1*  repeat till end of round

Round 3:  as round 1

Round 4: as round 2

Round 5: as round 1

Round 6: knit

Repeat last 6 rounds with orange.

Repeat last 6 rounds with red.

Rebecca Part 3

Fibonacci Stripes:

Knit 1 round pink

Knit 1 round green

Knit 2 rounds yellow

Knit 3 rounds purple

Knit 5 rounds pale pink, increasing 2 sts (72 sts)

Knit 8 rounds purple

Knit 13 rounds orange.

Haven’t heard of Fibonacci before? It’s really cool http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fibonacci-sequence.html and makes a great stripe sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is found everywhere in nature, so why not in your knitting!

New Colours

How’s everyone going? Today we make progress on the legwarmers & introduce some new colours!

Legwarmers KAL

(pink) knit one row then purl one row.

Round 1: (purple) *slip1, knit 3*; repeat from * to * to end of round.

Round 2:  (purple)knit

Round 3: (purple) knit

Repeat last 3 rounds using blue.

Repat last 3 rounds using pink.

Repeat last 3 rounds using purple.

Change to red and knit, increasing 8 sts evenly (60 total).

Follow chart for the next section, knitting all stitches and working colours as shown. Carry all unused colours loosely at the back of your work (not too loose that you will catch your toes when you put on your legwarmers, but not too tight that your knitting puckers). When you have to carry a colour behind for more than 3 stitches make sure you “catch” the float i.e wrap the other yarn around it to hold it up against your knitting. If you’re not sure how to do this there are plenty of videos & instructions online, (here’s one that has a clear diagram: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-catch-floats-in-fair-isle-knitting.html)

Rebecca Chevron

 

Knit one row orange increasing 10sts evenly (70 sts).

Meet you back here soon ~

 

 

Time To Cast On!

Are you ready? It’s time to cast on your Rebecca Legwarmers. Don’t forget to link your project to the pattern page on Ravelry.

Here’s what we are aiming for:

Rebecca cuff

Remember to use whatever colours you’d like, however to make things easier I will be referring to the colours as used in the photos.

Using 4mm needles and blue, CO 44 stitches, join to knit in the round (place a marker to denote the end of the round).

Work double rib (K2, P2) for 15 rows.

Change to 4.5mm needles and knit one row blue. Change colour to green.

Round 1: *k2tog, k3, (k1, p1, k1) into next stitch, k3, ssk*; repeat from * to *

Round 2: knit

Round 3 & 4: repeat rounds 1 & 2

Round 5: repeat round 1

Change colour to blue.

Round 6: knit

Round 7 – 10: purl.

Change colour to green.

Knit 1 round green. Then repeat rounds 1 – 5.

Change colour to blue.

Knit 1 round.

Purl 2 rounds.

Knit 1 round increasing 8 stitches evenly (52 sts).

I’ll meet you back here in a few days for the next section.

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