Knit Along with me :)

Hey Everyone,

Wow I can't believe it's almost a month since my last post. Well like I said I've been busy musically so that's been taking up a lot of my time but I'm glad to be back and sharing stuff with you. This time I thought I'd do something a little fun, so here it goes.

In this installment I'm going to do a Knit Along. Showcasing a pattern that is Hand Knit and adapting it to the BOND USM.  This Garment it called the "Retro Tee" and looks like this. BTW if you click on any of the images you can enlarge them, but the best way would be to right click and open in a new window.

The Image below shows the measurements and layout of the garment.
These next pics show the yarn I've decided to use .

The original pattern calls for a gauge of 13Sts and 18 Rows to = 4 inches
My original swatch (shown below) was does using a KP3 and came to 15Sts and 23 Rows to = 4 inches
With that in mind I decided to go with KP4.
I cast on 55 Sts in waste yarn and knit a few rows.
Then with my MC and COR I knit 4 rows
w/ COR bind off the first 2 stitches then knit across
w/ COL decrease 1 stitch on the right, now knit across
w/ COR decrease 1 stitch on the right,  now knit across
All your decrease rows are done.
w/ COL knit 34 rows
w/ COL Increase 1 stitch on right side, now knit across
w/ COR Increase 1 stitch on right side, now knit across
w/ COL Increase 2 stitches on right side, now knit across
All your increase rows are done.
w/ COR knit 4 rows

To make this next section a little easier to see where you start your ribbing use a piece of waste yarn and a tapestry needle and weave over the loops at the top. I choose to a 1 over 1 under weave. but you could do a 2 over 2 under weave if that will help with the final 2x2 ribbing you're going to finish with. 

w/ COR still using KP4, knit 14 rows
do a 2x2 ribbing with these 14 rows ( I choose to start on the left and started my ribbing at the 3rd needle in)
keep in mind you have 55 sts so when you get all the way to the right will you have 3 sts left in stockinetee.
Now bind off .
Next, take your work off the machine and flip it upside down. Make sure the purl side is still facing you and re hang 54 sts.
Just repeat the step above except you have 54 sts and you'll just start you're ribbing on the 3rd st in from the left side to even out the pattern. After the ribbing is done bind off.
Now you can take your knitting off the machine. Remove your weights and waste yarn and or anything else you have dangling from your piece. Now you have finished the top part of 1 side of your garment.


OK , you can either repeat this whole step by step tutorial so that you will have both your front and back top portions done and ready for the next section of the tutorial. OR, you can wait till the next tutorial and finish everything then.
I hope everyone enjoys this and learns something and has alot of fun doing in it the process, I know I did.
Any questions feel free to ask. E-Mail be at Ananyimusic@aol.com


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