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Inspired by life on majestic Vancouver Island, this collection of hand-knits is a visual and creative experience filled with designs and fibers that are true to the author’s classic and modern aesthetic. Included are 5 gorgeous patterns ranging from accessories to garments, suited to all level of knitters that are designed to be worn, loved, and enjoyed all throughout the year.
 
Island not only makes you want to knit, it also inspires you to lose yourself in an adventure of your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991728909
Publisher: Marian Rae Publications
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author


Jane Richmond is a knitwear designer and a blogger who discusses her process and inspiration through her blog. Her work has appeared in Cascadia and November Knits and she is the coauthor of Journey. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Island

A Collection


By Jane Richmond

Marian Rae Publications

Copyright © 2012 Jane Richmond and Marian Rae Publications
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-9917289-0-9



CHAPTER 1

This modern toque features a simple asymmetrical mock cable panel on a reverse stockinette fabric. Knit from the bottom up and inside out to maximize the use of the knit stitch. Renfrew was designed to showcase the brilliance of hand dyed, multi-faceted yarns. Shown in a slouchy style, instructions are provided for both a shorter beanie as well as this longer version to accommodate different preferences.


Gauge

19 sts and 27 rows = 4in/10cm in St st in the rnd


Yarn

1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino wool, 200yds/182m), shown in Cove [worsted]


Needles

4.5mm/US7 circular needle, 16in 4.5mm/US7 dpns


Notions

1 stitch marker Yarn needle

Finished Measurements Approx 18.5in/47cm circumference (unstretched) and 9.25in/23.5cm long.


Stitch Guide

yo : to yarn over between two purl stitches, bring the working yarn from front to back over the RH needle and then back to the front by coming under the RH needle.


DIRECTIONS

RIBBING Using long tail method, CO 88 sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: [P1, k1] to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnd 1 until ribbing measures 1.5in/4cm.

BODY

Rnd 1: [P1, k1] twice, p3, [k1, p1] twice, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: [P1, k1] twice, p3, pass 3rd st on RH needle over first two sts and off needle, [k1, p1] twice, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: [P1, k1] twice, p2, [k1, p1] twice, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: [P1, k1] twice, p1, yo, p1, [k1, p1] twice, knit to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 1-4 until hat measures 7.5in/19cm from CO edge, ending with Rnd 4. If you prefer a fitted hat over this slouchy version work until piece measures 5.5in/14cm.


SHAPE CROWN

Change to dpns when there are too few sts to continue on circular needle.

Rnd 1: [P1, k1] twice, p3, [k1, p1] twice, [k2tog, k5] to end of rnd. 77 sts.

Rnd 2: [P1, k1] twice, p3, pass 3rd st on RH needle over first two sts and off needle, [k1, p1] twice, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Wyif spp, p1, k1, p2, k1, wyif spp, p1, [k2tog, k4] to end of rnd. 63 sts.

Rnd 4: P2, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, p2, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: P2, k1, p3, k1, p2, [k2tog, k3] to end of rnd. 53 sts.

Rnd 6: P2, k1, p3, pass 3rd st on RH needle over first two sts and off the needle, k1, p2, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: P2tog, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, p2tog, [k2tog, k2] to end of rnd. 40 sts.

Rnd 8: P1, k1, p3, k1, p1, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: P1, k1, p3, pass 3rd st on RH needle over first two sts and off the needle, k1, p1, [k2tog, k1] to end of rnd. 28 sts.

Rnd 10: P1, k1, p2, k1, p1, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: P1, k1, p2tog, k1, p1, [k2tog] to end of rnd. 16 sts.

Rnd 12: P2tog, p1, p2tog, knit to end of rnd. 14 sts.

Rnd 13: Wyif sp2p, [k2tog] to last st, k1. 7 sts.

Break yarn. Using yarn needle, thread through rem sts, pull tight and secure.

Weave in ends. Turn RS out.


Rathtrevor

Simple fingerless mittens with beaded ribbing ending just below the thumb gusset to create a more casual look. A quick and easy knit, this practical accessory is perfect for fall and winter. Comfortable and highly wearable, these mittens would also make great gift knitting. The pattern is written to fit an average ladies' hand and can also easily be made larger or smaller by adjusting needle size.


Gauge

22 sts and 30 rows = 4in/10cm in St st on smaller needles in the rnd


Yarn

1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool, 225yds/205m), shown in Chambray [DK]


Needles 4.5mm/US7 dpns 4mm/US6 dpns


Notions

1 removable marker

2 stitch markers Waste yarn Yarn needle


Finished Measurements Approx 8.25in/21cm long and 6.75in/17cm hand circumference (unstretched).

DIRECTIONS

FOREARM

Using long tail method and larger dpns, CO 38 sts. Place removable marker and join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: [K1, p1] to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Repeat last two rnds until forearm measures 3in/7.5cm. Change to smaller needles and continue until forearm measures 6.25in/16cm from CO edge.


SHAPE THUMB

Rnd 1: M1, k18, pm, m1, k2, m1, pm, knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3 (Inc Rnd): knit to first marker, sm, m1, knit to second marker, m1, sm, knit to end of rnd.

Repeat last two rnds until there are 12 sts between two markers.

Next Rnd: Knit to first marker, remove marker, place 12 thumb sts onto waste yarn, remove second marker, knit to end of rnd.

Knit 7 rnds. BO.


THUMB

Place 12 thumb sts onto smaller dpns, rejoin yarn. Pick up and knit 2 sts where thumb meets hand.

Knit 6 rnds. BO.

Weave in ends.


Strathcona

A light and airy scarf knit with 100% linen for a truly all season accessory. Sloped garter ends mirror the directional lace mesh. An elongated V shape is created by using a bias stitch. Alternating the order of the stitch pattern easily shifts the direction of the knitting, creating a long scarf that echoes the shape of a triangular shawl. Perfectly portable, this project also makes excellent summer knitting.


Gauge

22 sts and 36 rows = 4in/10cm in Garter st


Yarn 2 skeins Quince & Co Sparrow (100% linen, 168yds/155m to 50g/1.76oz), shown in Blue Spruce [fingering]


Needles

4mm/US6 needles


Notions

Yarn needle


Finished Measurements

Unblocked : 36in/91.5cm long from end to center turning point and 5in/12.5cm wide Blocked : 31in/78.5cm long from end to center turning point and 6.25in/16cm wide


DIRECTIONS

Using long tail method, CO 39. Be sure to CO loosely to maintain a stretchy edge.


RIGHT SLANTING

Garter Stitch

Row 1 (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until garter stitch measures 6in/15cm from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (Dec Row): K1, kfb, [k3, k2tog] 3 times, k4, [k2tog, k3] 3 times, k2tog, k1. 33 sts


Mesh Stitch

Row 1 (WS): K1, [k2tog, yo] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures 36in/91.5cm from CO edge, ending with a RS row.


LEFT SLANTING

Mesh Stitch

Row 1 (WS): K2, [yo, ssk] to last st, k1.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures 30in/76cm from turning point, ending with a RS row.

Next Row (Inc Row): K1, kfb, [k3, kfb] 3 times, k4, [kfb, k3] 3 times, k2tog, k1. 39 sts

Next Row (RS): Knit.


Garter Stitch

Row 1 (WS): K1, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures 36in/91.5cm from turning point, ending with a RS row.

BO loosely. Wet block scarf to given measurements.


Arbutus

This structural cowl with its unique construction, uses short rows and subtle shaping to create the illusion of volume with just one skein of yarn. Knit in the round from the top down, these three tiers create a stacked effect mimicking the look of a double wrapped cowl. A slightly looser gauge creates a light and springy fabric that is easy to wear and perfect for any season.


Gauge

18 sts and 24 rows = 4in/10cm in St st


Yarn 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool, 225yds/205m), shown in Sequoia [DK]


Needles

5mm/US8 circular needle, 16in


Notions

2 contrasting stitch markers Yarn needle


Finished Measurements

Circumference

Top Tier: 17.75in/45cm

Middle Tier: 20in/51cm

Bottom Tier: 22.25in/56.5cm

Height: approximately 7in/18cm at back neck.


Stitch Guide

Wrap & Turn: Slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn to the front (or back on purl rows), return the slipped stitch to the LH needle and bring the yarn to the back (or front on purl rows), turn the work and continue as directed. Knit or purl into the wrap as well as the stitch when you reach these wrapped stitches on the following rnd.


DIRECTIONS

Using cable method and 16in circular needle, CO 48 sts, pm (this marker will be referred to as mid marker), CO 32 more, pm (this marker will be referred to as end of rnd). Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist.

TOP TIER

Rnds 1 & 2: Purl to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Knit to last st of rnd, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 4 (WS): Purl to st before mid marker, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 5 & 6: Knit to end of rnd.

Rnds 7-9: Purl to end of rnd.

Rnds 10-25: Repeat Rnds 3-9 twice more, then work Rnds 3-4 once more.

Rnd 26: Knit to last 3 sts of rnd, because the next rnd will be a knit rnd, hold yarn in front then Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 27 (WS): Knit to 3 sts before mid marker, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 28: Purl to 5 sts before end of rnd, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 29 (WS): BO knitwise until 5 sts remain before mid marker (4 sts on LH needle + 1 st on RH needle), p4, sm, purl to last 3 sts of rnd (remembering to pick up wraps of previous short rows), with yarn in back Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 30: Purl to mid marker, sm, p5, using cable method CO 32 sts, join being careful not to twist, p5.


MIDDLE TIER

Purl 2 rnds.

Repeat Rnds 3-9 of Top Tier three times, then work Rnds 3-4 once more.

Repeat Rnds 26-29 of Top Tier.

Next Rnd: Purl to mid marker, sm, p5, using cable method CO 42 sts, join being careful not to twist, p5.


BOTTOM TIER

Rnd 1 & 2: Purl to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Knit to last st of rnd, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 4 (WS): Purl to last st before mid marker, Wrap & Turn.

Rnd 5: Knit to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: Knit to mid marker, sm, k3, m1, knit to last 3 sts of rnd, m1, k3.

Rnds 7-9: Purl to end of rnd.

Repeat Rnds 3-9 of Bottom Tier four times more, then Rnds 3-8 once more.

BO all sts purlwise, loosely.

Break yarn and weave in ends.


Grace

A fresh and retro take on an effortlessly classic raglan cardigan. A semi-fitted design with a soft rounded neck and subtle waist shaping to flatter any figure. Simple lace along the yoke ends just above the bust for a modestly feminine touch. Knit at a slightly looser gauge that gives elasticity to the fabric. Fingering weight yarn results in a beautifully light weight cardigan that is suited for almost any season and ideal for layering.


Gauge

24 sts and 32 rows = 4in/10cm in St st


Yarn

Sweet Georgia Yarns BFL Sock (80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool/20% nylon, 365m/400yds to 115g/4oz), shown in deep olive [fingering]


Needles

3.5mm/US4 circular needle, 32in

3.5mm/US4 dpns


Notions

4 stitch markers Waste yarn Yarn needle 10 small buttons (approx 0.5in/1.5cm)


HOW TO USE THIS PATTERN:

This cardigan is knit from the top down. To offer a wide range of sizes and maintain readability, this pattern is written with blank spaces so that you may input only the information pertaining to your size. Here is how to use this pattern:


1. Choose Your Size

Refer to the Finished Measurements & Yarn Requirements chart on page 60. Select your size based on the To Fit Bust measurements found at the top of the chart. If you prefer a looser or tighter fit choose a different size, using the Finished Measurements listed to guide you (sample is shown in size 34).


2. Find Your Size

Refer to the Pattern Chart on page 58 & 59. Mark or highlight the column that contains the instructions for the size you have chosen.


3. Fill In The Blanks

Pencil in the numbers given in the Pattern Chart with the corresponding letters in the written pattern. Measurements are listed in inches and centimeters and larger spaces are provided so that you may include the unit of measurement within the space.


DIRECTIONS

If you prefer to work from charts, follow the instructions starting on page 54.

For written instruction only follow the directions below.


YOKE

Using long tail method and circular needle CO (A) ____ sts.

Set Up Row: P1, pm, purl (B) ____, pm, purl (C) ____, pm, purl (B)____, pm, p1.

Row 1 (RS): Kfb, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, kfb. 8 sts increased.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: Knit to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, knit to the end of row. 8 sts increased.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K1, [yo, k2tog] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to last st, k1. 8 sts increased.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st, k1. 8 sts increased.

Row 8: Purl.

Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 5-8 once more. For stitch counts see chart on page 59.


Neck Shaping

Row 13: Kfb, [yo, k2tog] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to last st, kfb. 10 sts increased.

Row 14: Purl.

Row 15: K2, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last 2 sts, k2. 8 sts increased.

Row 16: Purl.

Row 17: Kfb, k1, [yo, k2tog] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to last 2 sts, k1, kfb. 10 sts increased.

Row 18: Purl.

Row 19: Kfb, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st, kfb. 10 sts increased.

Row 20: Purl.

Row 21: Repeat Row 17. 10 sts increased.

Row 22: Purl.

Row 23: Repeat Row 19. 10 sts increased.

Row 24: Pfb, purl to last st, pfb. 2 sts increased.

Row 25: Repeat Row 13. 10 sts increased.

Row 26: Pfb, purl to last st, pfb, using backwards loop method, CO (D) ____ sts. 2 neck sts increased + (D) ____ neck sts cast on.

Row 27: K2, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st, k1, using backwards loop method, CO (D) ____ sts. 8 raglan sts increased + (D) ____ neck sts cast on.

Row 28: Purl.


Continue Raglan Shaping

Row 29: K2, [yo, k2tog] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to last 2 sts, k2. 8 sts increased.

Row 30: Purl.

Row 31: K2, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, [k2tog, yo] to marker, m1, sm, k1, m1, knit to last st before marker, m1, k1, sm, m1, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last 2 sts, k2. 8 sts increased.

Row 32: Purl.

Repeat Rows 29-32 until there are: (E) ____ front sts, (F) ____ sts each sleeve, (G) ____ back sts. (H) ____ total yoke sts.


Work Even

Sizes 30, 34, 36, 38, 46, 48, and 50 Only:

Row A: K2, [yo, k2tog] to marker, sm, knit to marker, sm, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, sm, knit to marker, sm, [k2tog, yo] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row B: Purl.

Row C: K2, [k2tog, yo] to marker, sm, knit to marker, sm, k1, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, sm, knit to marker, sm, [yo, k2tog] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row D: Purl.

Repeat Rows A-D until sleeves measure (I) ____ from CO edge, ending with a RS row.


Sizes 32, 40, 42, and 44 Only:

Row A: K2, [k2tog, yo] to last st before marker, k1, sm, knit to marker, sm, [k2tog, yo] to marker, sm, knit to marker, sm, k1, [yo, k2tog] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row B: Purl.

Row C: K2, [yo, k2tog] to last st before marker, k1, sm, knit to marker, sm, [yo, k2tog] to marker, sm, knit to marker, sm, k1, [k2tog, yo] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row D: Purl.

Repeat Rows A-D until sleeves measure (I) ____ from CO edge, ending with a RS row.


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Table of Contents

Contents

Renfrew,
Rathtrevor,
Strathcona,
Arbutus,
Grace,
Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
Foreword,
Abbreviations,
Resources,
Thank You,
Directory,
About the Author,

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