Monday, July 25, 2005

Improved Eyelets and Large Size Changes

Eyelet Row

I made a ragland version of Tempting for my DD. While making it, I was also making eyelet-ribbing socks, and the perfect eyelet pattern for Tempting dawned on me.

*K2, YO, P2-tog, K2, P2-tog, YO* Repeat.

If you make the large size, your eyelet pattern will be offset by 4 sts. For some reason, all the other sizes have a multiple of 8 sts, except the large. I'd rewrite the large size as follows:


CO 184 sts next 16 sts, then place those 16 on waste yarn, work across 92 sts, and place last 16 sts worked on waste yarn. Work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.


Put sts on waste yarn AFTER you've worked them, otherwise you'll end up pulling the working yarn from the other side of the waste yarn - a fatal mistake.

Join Sleeves to Body

...working in 2x2 rib as set, work across 52 sts of one sleeve, work across 76 sts of front of body, work across 52 sts of second sleeve, work across 76 sts of back of body.

There should now be 256 sts on the circular needle....


Work eyelet pattern row for all sizes
*K2, YO, P2-tog, K2, P2-tog, YO* Repeat.

Hope this helps!

Meilynne at


Blogger Shar said...

thanks for the help. I think I made that fatal mistake and when I join the sleeves my stitches were very loose. Now I must rip back and knit again..

5:52 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Great idea, thanks for the feedback. I'll remember this should I make another one.

12:50 PM  

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