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Home : Patterns : Chicks With Sticks - Criss-Cross Shrug & Speed Stix Playset
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Chicks With Sticks - Criss-Cross Shrug & Speed Stix Playset

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: BK4K-20060106
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 12 in x 2 in [30.5 cm x 5 cm] to fit 11½ inch fashion doll.

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Barbie enjoys the height of fashion in this simple shrug! Pattern includes the shrug plus instructions for making the miniature size 50 'Speed Stix' needles.
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Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-115: Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist
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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
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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-115 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Mist
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$ 4.69  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. One pair pointed disposable chopsticks
  2. Red permanent marker
  3. Small quantity red polymer clay
 

Chicks With Sticks - Criss-Cross Shrug & Speed Stix Playset

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

24 stitches x 36 rows = 4 in [10 cm]. 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

SHRUG
Cast on 8 stitches, leaving a tail of about 8 inches.
Rows 1-4 *K1 P1 rep from * to end of row
Row 5 Knit, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across row -- 11 sts
Row 6 Knit, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across row -- 15 sts
Knit in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 12 inches.
Next Row: Knit, dec 4 sts evenly spaced across row - 11 sts
Next Row: Knit, dec 3 sts evenly spaced across row -- 8 sts
Next 4 rows: rep rows 1-4. Bind off all stitches, leaving a tail of about 8 inches.

Finishing

Thread the tail of the yarn on one end of the shrug through the large-eyed blunt needle and, starting at the end, sew the two long edges of the shrug together for 2.5 inches [6.5 cm] to form a sleeve and tie off the yarn securely. Starting at the other end, the tail of the yarn on through the large-eyed blunt needle and, starting at the end, sew the two long edges of the shrug together to form the second sleeve.

Wearing
Put one arm in the sleeve. Wrap the shrug around the neck and then put the other arm in the other sleeve.

SPEED STIX PLAYSET
Using a hacksaw or garden clippers, cut the chopsticks to 2 inches [5 cm]. Using the red permanent market, color the chop sticks. Roll the polymer clay into a ball and form a small bead on the end where the chopstick was clipped. Cure per manufacturer's instructions.

Image shows the two miniature Speed Stix

To make the yarn, we trimmed fettuccini down to the center 'core' where it is stitched:

Image shows the side edges of the fettuccini trimmed away

We then used a yard or so of this to knit our drop-stitch scarf!


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Chicks With Sticks - Criss-Cross Shrug & Speed Stix Playset Reviewed by Celia Jones on 2008-09-03 *****
Made the Adult one for myself and the barbie one for my daughter. Work up super fast.


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