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New Handknits
Book 22
Bernat Handicrafter
Original Copyright 1949

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San Francisco Skirt & Blouse, Stamford Skirt & Blouse, Chevy Chase Skirt & Blouse, Orlando Skirt & Blouse, Nashville Skirt & Blouse, Bryn Mawr Skirt & Jacket, Manhattan Skirt & Blouse, Seattle Skirt Blouse & Jacket, Grosse Point Skirt Blouse & Cardigan, Winchester Skirt & Jacket, Saybrook Skirt & Jacket, Manhassett Skirt & Jacket, Lakewood Skirt & Jacket, Long Beach Skirt & Blouse, Lenox Skirt & Blouse, Evanston Skirt & Blouse, St Augustine Skirt Blouse & Jacket, New Orleans Skirt & Jacket, Pasadena Skirt & Jacket, Dallas Skirt & Blouse, St Louise Skirt & Jacket, Pinehurst Skirt & Blouse, Shawl Pattern, Holland Skirt & Blouse, Cactus Skirt & Blouse. 58 pages, 1949.

HINTS FOR BETTER KNITTING

STITCH GAUGE
The term "STITCH GAUGE" is the most important part of all knitting directions, since the sizing of any knitted garment is planned on this gauge. You must work to the gauge which is given or your finished work will not be the size indicated in the directions.

TO CHECK STITCH GAUGE
Cast on approximately 20 sts, using the yarn and needles which will be used for the body of your work. Work in the pattern st specified for 3 inches. Bind off all sts. Block this knitted swatch and then, using a ruler as a guide, count the number of sts to 1 inch. If your stitch gauge is more sts to 1 inch than that given in the directions, try the next size larger needle and again check your gauge. If your st gauge is less sts to 1 inch than that given in the directions, try the next size smaller needle and again check your gauge. The important thing to remember is that the size needle used does not matter as long as your stitch gauge is cor­rect.

SELECTION OF COLOR
Every woman has her own personal preferences in colors, based on the colors which are most flattering to her and will harmonize with the rest of her wardrobe. For this rea­son we have not specified any particular color for any model, other than for those models where a combination of colors has been used. Even in these models, let your own in­dividuality express itself by choosing other color combina­tions if you wish.

SELECTION OF THE PROPER SIZE
All models in this book have been planned on the basis of the following measurements. Take your own measure­ments and then, referring to this chart, select the size which is proper for you. The length of each skirt has been given in the directions. If you wish your skirt to be longer or shorter than the length given, add or subtract from the length worked before the first decrease.

Size

12

14

16

18

20

Bust

31”

33”

35”

37”

39”

Waist

25”

26½”

28”

30”

32”

Shoulder Back

12”

13”

13¾”

14½”

15”

Shoulder

4”

4¼”

4½”

4¾”

5”

Back of Neck

4”

4½”

4¾”

5”

5”

Armhole Depth

7”

7¼”

7½”

7¾”

8”

Waist to Underarm

7½”

8”

8”

8½”

8½”

Underarm Sleeve Length

16½”

17½”

18”

18”

18½”

Sleeve Width at Underarm

11¾”

12¼”

13”

13½”

14”

Hip

33”

35”

37”

39”

41”

GARTER STITCH
Knit every row. It will take 2 rows to make 1 ridge.

STOCKINETTE STITCH
K 1 row, P 1 row alternately when working on straight needles. When working round and round on a circular needle or double point needles, knit every round.

SEED STITCH
On the first row * K 1, P 1, repeat from * to end of row. On all subsequent rows, K over the P st and P over the K st.

RIBBING
On the first row work in the ribbing pattern given. On all other rows, K over the K sts and P over the P sts.

TO SLIP A STITCH
Whenever the directions specify a sl st, always insert the right hand needle in the st to be slipped as if to P, unless otherwise indicated.

MARKERS
When work specifies the use of a marker, use a small round paper clip for this purpose. In working always slip this marker from one needle to the other.

JOINING YARN
If possible always join a new ball of yarn at the beginning of a row. When it is necessary to join the yarn while working across a row, leave an end about 4 inches long; then work from the new ball of yarn on the next st, also leaving a 4 inch end. After working for 1 inch more, tie these two ends in a square knot, so that the tension will be the same as all other sts. When finishing work, run in these ends on wrong side for 1 inch.

ABBREVIATIONS

K......................... knit
P......................... purl
st(s)..................... stitch(es)
inc....................... increase
dec...................... decrease
tog....................... together
y o....................... yarn over
sl......................... slip
sl st..................... slip stitch
psso.................... pass slip stitch over knit stitch
dp........................ double point
ch........................ chain
s c....................... single crochet
d c....................... double crochet

* — this symbol indicates that the directions immediately following are to be repeated a given number of times.

"Work even" means to work without increasing or de­creasing, always keeping pattern as established.


Knitting Patterns

San Francisco Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle, cast on 480(504-520) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * K 118(124-128) sts, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat this round until piece measures 2 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 18(20-21) sts, K 2 tog, K 38(39-40) sts, K 2 tog, K 38(39-40) sts, K 2 tog, K 18(20-21) sts, P 2, repeat from * to end of round—12 sts dec. (More)


Stamford Skirt & Blouse

Make 2 pieces. Cast on 220(230-240) sts. Work in stocki­nette st for ¾ inch. P the next 2 rows to form hemline. Con­tinue in stockinette st until piece measures 6 inches above hemline, ending with a K row. On the next row P 22(23- 24) sts, put a marker on needle; * P 44(46-48) sts, put a marker on needle; repeat from * ending P 22(23-24) sts—5 markers on needle. (More)


Chevy Chase Skirt & Blouse

Using M C and No. 2 circular needle, cast on 532(566-586) sts. Join being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * P 22(21-22), K 5 *, repeat between *'s 7(8-8) times more, P 22(21-22), K 28, repeat between *'s 8(9-9) times, P 22(21-22), K 28. Repeat Round 1 for 6½(9-9) inches. On the next round dec 18(20-20) sts by P 2 tog in center of every P panel. (More)


Orlando Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle and Grey, cast on 540(560-580) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round for 1 inch. P the next round to form hemline. K round and round until piece measures 1(2-2) inches above hemline. FIRST DEC ROUND: K 25(26-27) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. K round and round for 1 inch. (More)


Nashville Skirt & Blouse

BACK: Using No. 2 needles and Navy, cast on 114(120-128) sts. Work in stockinette st, inc 1 st each end of needle every ¾ inch 9(10-10) times. Work even on 132(140-148) sts until piece measures 7½(8-8½) inches. SHAPE SLEEVES: At the beg of each of the next 4 rows cast on 6(7-8) sts. Work even on 156(168-180) sts for 1 inch. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every ½ inch until sleeves measure 3¾(4-4¼) inches. (More)


Bryn Mawr Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 480(528-576) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: *K 8(9 10) sts, P 2, repeat from * round and round until piece measures 4(3-2) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: K 2 tog in center of next K panel and in every second K panel thereafter to end of round—24 sts dec. Work even in pattern for 2½ inches. (More)


Manhattan Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 456(468-480) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * P 36(37-38) sts, K 2, repeat from * to end of round. Round 2: * P 36(37- 38) sts, skip the next st, K in back of next st, K skipped st and take both sts off left hand needle (twist), repeat from * to end of round. Repeat these 2 rounds for 2 inches. (More)


Seattle Skirt, Blouse & Jacket

Using circular needle and Gray, cast on 480(490-500) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2½(3-3½) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 46(47-48) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Work even for 1½ inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 45(46-47) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round 10 sts dec. Continue to dec 10 sts in this manner every 1½ inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 31½(32-32½) inches— 280(290-300) sts. (More)


Grosse Point Skirt, Blouse & Cardigan

Using circular needle, cast on 450(460-470) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 43(44-45) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Work even for 2 inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 42(43-44) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. (More)


Winchester Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 552(575-598) sts. Join being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * K 10, P 13, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat this round until piece measures 2(2½-3½) inches. ** On the next round dec 24(25-26) sts by P 2 tog in center of each P panel. Work even in pattern for 2 inches. Repeat from ** until piece measures 31(32-31) inches—192(200-234) sts. (More)


Saybrook Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle, cast on 420(430-440) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 40(41-42) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. K round and round for 2 inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 39(40-41) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Continue to dec in this manner every 2 inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 19(19-23) inches—330(340-330) sts. (More)


Manhassett Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 400(410-420) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round for 2(1-2) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 38(39-40) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Work even for 2 inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 37 (38-39) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Continue to dec 10 sts in this manner every 2 inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 19(22-23) inches—310(290-310) sts. (More)


Lakewood Skirt & Jacket

PANEL: Make 4. Cast on 124(130-134) sts. Work in stocki­nette st for 1 inch. P the next 2 rows to form hemline. Work even in stockinette st until piece measures 2 inches above hemline. FIRST DECREASE ROW: K 6(4-6) sts, * K 2 tog, K 22(24-24) sts, repeat from * ending K 2 tog, K 20(20-22) sts—5 sts dec. Work even for 2 inches. SECOND DECREASE ROW: K 6(4-6) sts, * K 2 tog, K 21(23-23) sts, repeat from * ending K 2 tog, K 19(19-21) sts. (More)


Long Beach Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 567(594-594) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * K 12, sl 1, K 12, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. Round 2: * K 25, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat these 2 rounds until piece measures 2(1-4) inches, ending with Round 2. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 10, K 2 tog, sl 1, K 12, P 2, repeat from * to end of round—21(22-22) sts dec. On the next round * K 24, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. On the following round * K 11, sl 1, K 12, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. (More)


Lenox Skirt & Blouse

FRONT: Using M C, cast on 320(328-336) sts. Work even in stockinette st for 30(31-31) inches or 1 inch less than desired length, ending with a P row. On the next row K 2 tog across entire row. Bind off all sts.

BACK: Work in same manner as front. (More)


Evanston Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 624(650-676) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts, Round 1: * K 11, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. Round 2: * K 5, sl 1, K 5, P 2, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat these 2 rounds un­til piece measures 7(7-9) inches. ** FIRST DEC ROUND: Dec 1 st by K 2 tog through the back of 2 sts before sl st of first K panel and EVERY SECOND K panel to end of round—24(25-26) sts dec. Following pattern, work even on 600(624-650) sts for 1½ inches. (More)


St Augustine Skirt, Blouse & Jacket

Using circular needle and M C, cast on 480(490-500) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2½(3-3½) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 46(47-48) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Work even for 1½ inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 45(46-47) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Continue in this manner, dec 10 sts every 1½ inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 31(31½-32) inches—280(290-300) sts. Work even for 1 inch. (More)


New Orleans Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle, cast on 580(600-620) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 27(28-29) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Work even for 2 inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 26 (27-28) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Continue in this manner, dec 20 sts every 2 inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 27(29-29) inches—320(320-340) sts. (More)


Pasadena Skirt & Jacket

Using 29 inch circular needle, cast on 544 sts. Round 1: * K 5, P 13, K 5, P 11, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat this round for 2 inches. On the next round dec 1 st in center of each P 13 panel—16 sts dec. Following ribbing pattern, dec 1 st in center of same panel every 2 inches until piece measures 21 inches and there are 384 sts. On the next round dec in same panels as before. Work even for 1 inch. Work another dec round in same manner. (More)


Dallas Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle and yarn, cast on 560(580-600) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2(2-2½) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 26(27-28) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Work even for 1½ inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 25(26-27) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—20 sts dec. Work even on 520(540-560) sts for 1 inch. Now work in pattern st for 3 inches. (More)


St Louis Skirt & Jacket

Using circular needle, cast on 540(560-580) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 5 inches. On the next round, * K 54 (56-58) sts, put a marker on needle, repeat from * to end of round—10 markers on needle. On the next round dec 1 st each side of each marker (20 sts dec) and repeat this dec round every 2 inches until piece measures 22(24-26) inches—360 sts. (More)


Pinehurst Skirt & Blouse

Using d p needles No. 10 and double strand of yarn, cast on 120(126-138) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 1 inch. On the next round * K 20(21-23) sts, put a marker on needle, repeat from * to end of round—6 markers on needle. FIRST INC ROUND: Starting at beg of a round * K to 1 st before next marker, inc, K 2, inc, repeat from * to end of round—12 sts inc. Work even for 1 inch. (More)


Blouse Style 888

BACK: Cast on 96(102-110) sts. Work in stockinette st for 2½(3-3) inches. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every ¾ inch 9 times more. Work even on 116(122-130) sts until piece measures 9¾(10¼-10¼) inches, ending with a P row. Work 14 rows of pattern st. Then work even in stockinette st until piece measures 12(12½-12½) inches. (More)


Blouse Style 890

BACK: Cast on 80 (84-92) sts. Work even in pattern st for 4 inches. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and re­peat this inc every ¾ inch 9 times more. Work even on 100(104-112) sts until piece measures 11½(12-12½) inches. SHAPE SLEEVES: Put a marker at each edge of work. (More)


Jacket Style 891

RIGHT BACK: Cast on 32(36-40) sts. Working in stockinette st, at the beg of every P row (center edge) cast on 6 sts 8 times and 5 sts 6 times—110(114-118) sts. Now dec 1 st at center edge every other row 25 times—85(89-93) sts. SHAPE ARMHOLE: Continuing to dec 1 st at center edge every other row, at arm edge bind off 7 sts. Dec 1 st at same edge every other row 6 times. Work even at arm edge and continue to dec at center edge every other row until there are 57(61-65) sts. (More)


Shawl Style 3419

Using Black, cast on 98 sts. Work in striping pattern as follows: 3 inches Black; 2 rows Gold; 2½ inches Black; 2 rows Gold; * 2 inches Black; 2 rows Gold; repeat from * 4 times more. Work in Black until piece measures 40 inches. Then work in striping pattern as follows: * 2 rows Gold; 2 inches Black; repeat from * 4 times more. (More)


Skirt & Blouse Style 1395

Using circular needle, cast on 480(500-520) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Round 1: * K 20(21-22) sts, P 4, repeat from * round and round for 3½ inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: Continue in ribbing pattern, dec 1 st in center of each K panel—20 sts dec. Repeat this dec round every 2½ inches until piece measures 18(18-23) inches—360(380-360) sts. (More)


Skirt & Blouse Style 1391

Using circular needle, cast on 480(490-500) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. K round and round until piece measures 2½(3-3½) inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 46(47-48) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Work even for 1½ inches. SECOND DEC ROUND: * K 45(46-47) sts, K 2 tog, repeat from * to end of round—10 sts dec. Continue to dec 10 sts in this manner every 1½ inches, having 1 st less between dec on each dec round, until piece measures 31(31½-32) inches—280(290-300) sts. (More)


Blouse Style 894

BACK: Using No. 1 needles cast on 92(98-104) sts. K 1, P 1 in ribbing for 1¼ inches. Change to No. 3 needles and K the next row, inc at even intervals to 98(109-109) sts. Work in pattern st, inc 1 st each end of needle every ¾ inch 9(6-9) times. Work even on 116(121-127) sts until piece measures 10½(11-11½) inches. SHAPE ARMHOLES: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 7 sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle every other row 6 times. (More)


Blouse Style 871

BACK: Using M C and No. 2 needles cast on 102(108-114) sts. Work in stockinette st, dec 1 st each end of needle every 7th row 5 times. Work even on 92(98-104) sts until piece measures 4 inches. On the next row inc 1 st each end of needle and repeat this inc every 7th row 9(10-10) times more. Work even on 112(120-126) sts until piece measures 11(11½-11½) inches. (More)


Holland Skirt & Blouse

NOTE ON PATTERN STITCH: Before starting work, make a sample swatch of the pattern st. For this sample swatch, using White cast on 19 sts and work in pattern st as given for blouse until 32 rows have been completed. This is 2 repeats of the pattern and by practicing the making of the stitch you become familiar with the pattern st, so that you will find it easier to work. (More)


Cactus Skirt & Blouse

Using circular needle, cast on 592(608-624) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Work round and round in seed st until piece measures 2½ inches. Oh the next round * K 59(61-63) sts, work 15 sts in seed st, repeat from * to end of round—8 seed st panels. Repeat this round until piece measures 5 inches. FIRST DEC ROUND: * K 2 tog, K 55(57—59) sts, K 2 tog, work 15 sts in seed st, repeat from * to end of round—16 sts dec. Work even 2 inches. (More)