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Free Knitting Pattern: Braided Hope

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Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: braidedhope
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 20 in. circumference, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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Help raise breast cancer awareness with this pink knitted chemo cap. © Robin Agar-Celli 2012, reproduced with permission. 

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Hometown USA®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-102: Hometown USA Yarn: Honolulu Pink
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Hometown USA®
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Twists: 100% Acrylic, 
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Twists: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-102 Hometown USA Yarn: Honolulu Pink
$ 5.29  
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
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Size 13 16-inch circular needle

Braided Hope

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


9 stitches by 12 rows = 4 inches in pattern

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join to knit in the round, taking care not to twist stitches.
Rounds 1, 2 & 4: *p2, k2; repeat from *
Round 3: *p2, k2tog but do not drop stitches off left hand needle, knit the first stitch again, then drop both; repeat from *
Repeat Rows 1-4 until the piece measures 7.5 inches in length. 
Decrease Crown:
Round 1: *p2, k2tog; repeat from *
Round 2: *p2tog, k1; repeat from *
Round 3: *k2tog; repeat from *

Cut working yarn, leaving a 6‐inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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Reviewed by lizzybyrd12 on 2014-03-21 *****
I just started knitting and this is the first pattern I tried. Really simple to follow and turned out very cute!

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