Jun 12, 2012

A Quick Father’s Day Knit

A hole-in-one type of gift for the special Papa in your life! Knit him one or two or twenty golf club headcovers in his favorite team colors and send him down the fairway in style.

Loom: KB All-n-One Loom

Yarn: Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in Winter Sky (MC), Lemon Chiffon (CC), and Buttermilk (SCC) (approx: 140 yds).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, piece of contrasting color yarn, row counter (optional).

Gauge: 9sts x 13 rows= 2 inches in stockinette.

Tips:

  • When increasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, skipping the pegs where you need to increase.
  • When decreasing, I recommend to remove the stitches off the knitting loom to a piece of scrap yarn, reposition the knitting loom to the new peg number and then place the stitches back on the loom, putting 2 stitches (or more as needed) on each of the pegs).

Pattern notes:

MC: Main color, sample uses Winter Sky.
CC: Contrasting color, sample uses Lemon Chiffon.
SCC: Second contrasting color, sample uses Buttermilk.

DIRECTIONS

Using MC, CO 32 sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 11-12: Join SCC (do not cut MC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: Join CC (do not cut MC nor SCC), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14-15: PU SCC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16-37: PU MC (cut SCC, leaving a 6 inch tail), *k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnds 38-39: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 40: *k1, m1; rep from * to the end of rnd.  (64 sts).

Rnds 41-54: k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 55-57: Join CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 58: PU MC (do not cut CC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 59-61: PU CC (do not cut MC), k to the end of rnd.

Rnds 62-73: PU MC (cut CC, leaving a 6 inch tail), k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 74: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 75: k to the end of rnd.

BO with Gather Removal Method.

Pom Pom

Using MC and CC, make a small pom pom. Attach pom pom to top of cover.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

~Gift to Papa

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