Lion Brand® Lion® Bouclé - Fun Fur®
10 sts + 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC
7.5 sts + 9.25 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st with 2 strands CC held tog
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
|M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.|
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
With 2 strands of CC held tog, cast on 110 sts and beg with p row, work 7 rows in St st. Place first 7 sts on holder; continue across row with one strand of MC as follows: K 8, M1, (k 9,
M1) 8 times, k 8, M1, k 8; place remaining 7 sts on holder. Work even on 106 sts until MC section measures 16".
Bind off 4 sts at beg of each row 22 times – 18 sts remain. Place sts on holder for back neck.
Work as for Back until MC section measures 15".
Work 50 sts, join 2nd ball of MC, bind off 6 sts, work remaining sts – 50 sts each side. Working both sides at same time, continue shoulder shaping as for Back. At same time, when
placket opening measures 5½", bind off 3 sts at neck edge once, 2 sts once, and 1 st once.
Slip 7 sts from holder onto needle and continue working St st with 2 strands CC held tog until strip measures 1½" less than side edge. Bind off 2 sts at outside edge twice, then bind
off remaining 3 sts. Repeat on opposite side. Sew trim to body.
Sew shoulder seams.
With RS facing and one strand MC, pick up and k 31 sts around neck opening. Mark center st for shaping. Work 1 row even in St st.
Increase Row K to marked st, M1, k 1, M1, k to end of row. Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more – 39 sts. Work even until Hood measures 9", ending with a WS row.
Decrease Row K to 2 sts before marked st, ssk, k 1, k2tog, k to end of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more, then repeat decrease row once – 29 sts.
WS Decrease Row P to 2 sts before marked st, p2tog, p 1, p2tog tbl, p to end of row – 27 sts. Bind off all sts. Sew seam at top of Hood.
With RS facing and 2 strands of CC held tog, beg at right placket base, pick up and k 76 sts evenly along side of placket, around Hood, and along side of left placket. Work 7 rows St st.
Bind off all sts. Overlap trim at base of placket and sew down.