— work instructions following as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time.
† to † — work all instructions from first † to second † as many times as specified.
( ) or [ ] — work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions in the stitch indicated or contains explanatory remarks.
colon (:) — the number(s) given after a colon at the end of a row or round denote(s) the number of stitches you should have on that row or round.
work even — work without increasing or decreasing in the established pattern.
Exact gauge is essential for proper size or fit. Before beginning your project, make a sample swatch in the stitch, yarn, and needles specified. After completing the swatch, measure it, counting your stitches and rows carefully. If your swatch is larger or smaller than specified, make another, changing needle size to get the correct gauge. Keep trying until you find the size needles that will give you the specified gauge. Once proper gauge is obtained, measure width of piece approximately every 3” to be sure gauge remains consistent.
INCREASING EVENLY ACROSS A ROW
This method eliminates the increase stitch at the beginning and the end of the row, creating a smooth line for sewing the seam. Add one to the number of increases required and divide that number into the number of stitches on the needle. Subtract one from the result and the new number is the approximate number of stitches to be worked between each increase. Adjust the number as needed.
Knit the next stitch but do not slip it off the left needle (Fig. 1a). Instead, knit into the back of the same stitch (Fig. 1b), then slip it off the left needle.
Purl the next stitch but do not slip it off the left needle. Insert the right needle into the back loop of the same stitch from back to front (Fig. 2) and purl it. Slip it off the needle.
Cut a piece of cardboard 3" wide and as long as you want the diameter of your finished pom-pom to be. Wind the yarn around the cardboard lengthwise until it is approximately 1/2 " thick in the middle (Fig. 3a). Carefully slip the yarn off the cardboard and firmly tie an 18" length of yarn around the middle (Fig. 3b). Leave yarn ends long enough to attach the pom-pom. Cut the loops on both ends and trim the pom-pom into a smooth ball (Fig. 3c).
With the right side of both pieces facing you and the edges even, sew through both sides once to secure the seam. Insert the needle under the bar between the first and second stitches on the row and pull the yarn through (Fig. 4). Insert the needle under the next bar on the second side. Repeat from side to side, being careful to match rows. If the edges are different lengths, it may be necessary to insert the needle under two bars at one edge.
GOLF CLUB COVERS MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn:
Grey - 5 ounces, (140 grams, 315 yards)
Red - 2 ounces, (60 grams, 125 yards)
Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm) or sizes needed for gauge
GAUGE: With large size needles, in Stockinette Stitch,
10 sts and 13 rows = 2"
COVER (Make 4)
With small size needles and Grey, cast on 36 sts loosely. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 5" increasing 5 sts evenly spaced across last row (see Increases, page 2): 41 sts.
Change to large size needles. Beginning with a knit row, work in Stockinette Stitch until Cover measures approximately 10 3/4 " from cast on edge. Cut yarn leaving an 18" end for sewing. Thread yarn needle with yarn end and separately slip each stitch from the knitting needle onto the yarn; gather the stitches tightly and secure end.
Each Grey square on the charts represents one Duplicate Stitch. Using Red and following Charts, Duplicate Stitch a number to center of each Cover, beginning at bottom of number and 1" above Ribbing as follows:
Each knit stitch forms a “V” and you want to completely cover that “V”. Bring your needle up from the wrong side at the base of the “V”, leaving a 6” end to be woven in later. Follow the right side of the “V” up and insert the needle under the legs of the “V” immediately above it (Fig. 5a). Follow the left side of the “V” back down to the base, and insert the needle where you started this stitch (Fig. 5b).
Repeat for all Duplicate Stitches, keeping tension even with tension of knitted fabric to avoid puckering. Duplicate Stitch will cover best if you change direction (right to left and left to right) on alternate rows.
Weave seam (Fig. 4). Using Grey and Red, make Pom-Pom (Figs. 3a-c).