Casual Quick Hand-Knits, Columbia-Minerva Volume 735

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Casual Quick Hand-Knits
Volume 735
Columbia-Minerva
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Twenty-five beautiful and fun to knit women's sweaters, coats and vests. Slipovers and cardigans in many different styles and tastes. These sweaters will never go out of style.


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

GAUGE: Each Columbia-Minerva Instruction gives a Gauge or Scale of the number of stitches to the inch when using the yarn and needles called for. If you work tighter than the average, change to larger needles; if you work looser, change to smaller needles, to acquire the same number of stitches to the inch called for in the instructions.

ABREVIATIONS USED IN KNITTING AND CROCHETING INSTRUCTIONS

K - Knit
yo - yarn over
P - Purl
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet
oz - ounce
psso - pass slip stitch over
dec - decrease
rem - remaining
inc - increase
St St - Stockinette Stitch
tog - together
dc - double crochet
beg - beginning
hdc - half double crochet
sl - slip
pat st - pattern stitch

ASTERISKS (***): Star symbols indicate that work following them is to be repeated. Repeat 5 times more means 6 times in all.

STOCKINETTE STITCH: K 1 row, P 1 row, alternately. On Circular or Sock Needles knit continuously.

TO INCREASE: K 2 sts in 1 st. (Knitting 1 st in the front and 1 st in the back of same st).

TO DECREASE: K 2 sts together.

THE SYMBOL 0: An 0 appearing before or within parentheses is a symbol for a zero, this indicates that there is nothing to do on that Size at that time.

FINISHING A NEW GARMENT

BLOCKING: Using rust-proof pins, pin each piece, wrong side out, on a pressing board in exactly the line you wish to retain. Use a damp cloth and moderately hot iron or a dry cloth and steam iron, press lightly, allowing the steam to go through the garment. Lay it on a flat surface until thoroughly dry.

ASSEMBLING: Sew pieces together, being careful that the edges meet evenly and to match rows wherever possible. Press all seams on wrong side.

WASHING: Make suds in lukewarm water, using mild alkali free soap flakes. Squeeze suds through fabric. Do not rub. Handle gently, do not lift out of water, as the weight of the wet garment will stretch it. Keep garment supported by the hands when squeezing out water. Rinse thoroughly three times in lukewarm water. Squeeze out as much water as possible, do not twist or wring, and roll in dry turkish towels to absorb excess moisture. Shape garment according to measurements and lay it on a turkish towel on a flat surface until thoroughly dry. Ribbing should be eased in so that it will fit as snugly as when new. Never dry in sun or excessive heat.

For best washing results we recommend in soft or hard water areas, WOOL KARE Cold Water Soap, a Beauty Bath for Hand Knits and Hand Crochets. Available in powder or liquid form. Ask for WOOL KARE at your favorite Art Needlework Department or Store.

Knitting Patterns

Cardigan Sweater, No. 1

PATTERN STITCH: (Even no. of sts) Rows 1 and 2: P. Row 3: K. Rows 4 and 5: P. Rows 6, 7 and 8: K 2, *yo, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 8 rows for pat.

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 69(75-79-83) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 2

BACK: With Size 3 needles cast on 109(113-121-125) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 1, * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 ¼ inches, ending on wrong side of work and dec'ing 28(28-30-30) sts evenly across last row - 81(85-91-95) sts on needle. Change to Size 4 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 1, *insert needle into next st below loop of previous row and K, K 1, repeat from * across row. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 3

BACK: With MC and Size 8 needles cast on 85(91-97-101) sts, Work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) 0(K 3 - K 6 - K 1), *P 1, K 6, repeat from * across, ending P 1, then 0(K 3 - K 6 - K 1). Row 2: 0(P 3 - P 6 - P 1), *K 1, P 6, repeat from * across, ending K 1, then 0(P 3 - P 6 - P 1) . Repeat these 2 rows for pat.

When work measures 13”(13”-13 ½”-13 ½”), or desired length from start to underarm, To Shape Raglan Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows...(More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 4

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 12 sts plus 4) Row 1: (Right side of work) P 4, *sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K next 2 sts, then K the 2 sts from cable needle (back twist), sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K next 2 sts, then K the 2 sts from cable needle (front twist), P 4, repeat from * across row. Row 2: K 4, *P 8, K 4, repeat from * across row. Row 3: P 4, *K 8, P 4, repeat from * across row. (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 5

BACK: With DC and Size 10 needles cast on 72(76-80-84) sts. Join LC and work as follows: Row 1: (Wrong side of work) With LC - *P 1, with yarn in front of work sI 1 as if to P, repeat from * across row. Row 2: With LC - *With yarn in back of work sl 1 as if to P, K 1, repeat from * across row. Row 3: With DC - *Sl 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Row 4: With DC - *K 1, sl 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 4 rows 3 times more. Break DC strand. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 6

BACK: With Size 4 needles cast on 85(91-95-101) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 7

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 90(98-102-110) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 2, *P 2, K 2, repeat from * across row. Row 2: P 2, *K 2, P 2, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 2 ½ inches, inc'ing 3(1-3-1) sts across last row - 93(99-105-111) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 5(K 2, P 1, K 5 - 0 - K 3), *P 1, sl next 2 sts onto double point needle and hold in back of work, K next 2 sts, then K the 2 sts from double point needle (cable twist)... (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 8

BACK: With Size 4 needles cast on 80(86-90-96) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 for 2 inches. Change to Size 8 needles and work in St St until work measures 12 ½”(12 ½”-13”-13”) or desired length from start to underarm. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 70(76-80-86) sts on needle. When armholes measure 2 ½”(3”-3”-3 ½”), measured straight from bound-off sts at underarm, To Work Yoke: Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1 until armholes measure 7 ½”(8”-8”-8 ½”) measured straight. (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 9

BACK: With MC cast on 80(85-90-95) sts. Work in St St for 6 rows, then P 1 row on right side of work for turn of hem. Continue to work in St St until work measures 2 inches from turn of hem. Join Colors 1 and 2. Working in St St and twisting strands when changing Color, follow Chart for Back, working each Size as follows: For Size 10: start at B, then repeat from A to E across, ending with H; for Size 12: start at B, then repeat from A to E across... (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 10

BACK: With CC and Size 5 needles cast on 79(85-89-95) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches. Join MC, change to Size 9 needles and work in pat as follows: Always carry unused yarn loosely across back of work on pat rows. Rows 1 through 6: With MC work in St St. (More)


Coat Sweater, No. 11

BACK: With Size 8 needles cast on 96(102-108-112) sts. Work in St St for 4 rows, P 1 row on right side of work for turn of hem. Continue in St St until work measures 18” (18”-18 ½”-18 ½”), or desired length from turn of hem to underarm. To Shape Raglan Armholes: Bind off 2(3-3-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 2, sl 1, K 1, psso, K across to within last 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 2. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 12

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 59(63-67-71) sts, Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) P1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 ½ inches. Change to Size 10 ½ needles and continue to repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pat, working even until work measures 12 ½”(13”-13”-13 ½”) from start, or desired length to underarm. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 3 times - 45(49-53-57) sts on needle. (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 13

BACK: With Size 6 needles cast on 55(59-63-67) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches, ending with Row 2. Change to Size 10 ½ needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Wrong side of work) P. Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for pat. When work measures 14 inches, or desired length from start to underarm, ending with Row 2 of pat, work to within the last 2 sts. Sl all sts of Back including the last 2 sts onto st holder. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 14

BACK: With MC cast on 60(63-67-70) sts. K 1 row, P 1 row, K 1 row. K next row on wrong side of work for turn of hem. Continue in St St, working even until work measures 13 ½”(14”-14”-14 ½”), or desired length from turn of hem. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Work even until armholes measure 8”(8”-8 ½”-9”), measured straight from bound-off sts at underarm. To Shape Shoulders: Bind off 6(7-7-7) sts at beg of next 6(2-4-6) rows, then bind off 0(6-6-0) sts at beg of next 0(4-2-0) rows. Bind off rem sts for back of neck. (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 15

BACK: With Size 6 needles cast on 68(72-76-80) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 ½ inches, ending on wrong side of work. Change to Size 10 needles and work in pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K. Row 2: P 1(P 3 - 0 - P 2), *K 1, P 4, repeat from * across, ending K 1, then P 1(P 3 - 0 - P 2). Rows 3 and 4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2. Row 5: 0(K 2 - K 1, sl 1, K 2 - K 1), *with yarn in back of work sl 1 as if to K, K 1, sl 1 as before, K 2, repeat from * across, ending sl 1, K 1, sl 1, then 0(K 2 - K 2, sl 1, K 1 - K 1). (More)


Coat Sweater, No. 16

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 6 sts plus 1) Row 1: (Wrong side of work) K 2, *P 3, K 3, repeat from * across row, ending P 3, K 2. Row 2: P 2, *yarn in back of work sl 1 as if to P, K 1, yo, K 1, psso the last 3 sts, P 3, repeat from * across row, ending P 2 instead of 3. Row 3: Same as Row 1. Row 4: P 2, *K 3, P 3, repeat from * across row, ending P 2, instead of 3. Row 5: Same as Row 1. Row 6: Same as Row 2. Repeat Rows 3 through 6 for pat (crossing sts every 4th row). (More)


Hooded Coat Sweater, No. 17

PATTERN STITCH: Row 1: P. Row 2: P. Row 3: K. Row 4: K. Repeat these 4 rows for pat.

BACK: Starting at lower edge, cast on 72(78-84) sts. Work in pat until work measures 18”(18 ½”-19”), or desired length from start to underarm. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 4 times - 56(62-68) sts on needle. When armholes measure 9”(9 ½”-10”), measured straight from bound-off sts at underarm... (More)


Coat Sweater, No. 18

PATTERN STITCH: (even no. of sts) Work with double strand of yarn. Row 1: (Wrong side of work) P. Row 2: *K 2, yo loosely, K 2, pass yo the 2 K sts, repeat from * across row. Row 3: P. Row 4: *Yo loosely, K 2, pass yo the 2 K sts, K 2, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 4 rows for pat.

BACK: With single strand of yarn and Size 13 needles cast on 58(64-68) sts. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 19

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 76(82-86-90) sts. Work in garter st for 2 inches. Change to Size 8 needles and continue in garter st. When work measures 10”(10”-10 ½”-10 ½”), or desired length from start, To Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 4 times - 60(66-70-74) sts on needle. When armholes measure 7 ½”(8”-8”-8 ½”) measured straight from bound-off sts at underarm... (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 20

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 9 sts plus 3) Row 1: (Right side of work) P 3, *K 1, yo, K 2 tog, K 3, P 3, repeat from * across row. Row 2: K 3, *P 6, K 3, repeat from * across row. Row 3: P 3, *K 6, P 3, repeat from * across row. Row 4: Same as Row 2. Row 5: (Cable and Twist Row) P 3, *skip 1 st, K in front of next st, then K the skipped st, sl both sts off needle (twist), sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K next 2 sts, then K the 2 sts from cable needle (cable twist), P 3, repeat from * across row. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 21

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 92(98-104-110) sts. Work in St St for 9 rows, K 1 row on wrong side of work for turn of hem, inc'ing 1 st each side - 94(100-106-112) sts on needle. Continue in St St. When work measures 7 inches from turn of hem, inc 1 st each side, then inc 1 st each side every 3 inches 2 times more - 100(106-112-118) sts on needle. When work measures 15”(15 ½”-15 ½”-16”), or desired length from turn of hem... (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 22

BACK: With LC cast on 73(79-85-91) sts. Row 1: (Wrong side of work) With LC - K. Row 2: With DC - 0(K 3 - K 2 - K 1), *with yarn in back of work sl 1 as if to P, K 3, repeat from * across, ending sl 1, then 0(K 3 - K 2 - K 1). Row 3: With DC 0(K 3 - K 2 - K 1), *with yarn in front of work sl 1 as if to P, yarn in back K 3, repeat from * across, ending sl 1then 0(K 3 - K 2 - K 1). Rows 4 and 5: With LC - K. Row 6: With DC - K 2(K 1- 0 - K 3), repeat from * of Row 2, ending sl 1, then K 2(K 1 - 0 - K 3). (More)


Slipover Sweater, No. 23

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 5 sts) Row 1: K 2, *P 1, K 4, repeat from * across, ending K 2 instead of K 4. Row 2: K 3, *P 4, K 1, repeat from * across, ending K 3 instead of K 1. Row 3: K 2, *P 1, sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K next 2 sts, then K the 2 sts from cable needle, repeat from * across, ending P 1, K 2. Row 4: Same as Row 2. Repeat these 4 rows for pat.

NOTE: THE P ST EACH SIDE OF CABLE IS ALWAYS DROPPED OFF THE NEEDLE WHEN DEC'ING OR BINDING OFF... (More)


Sleeveless Vest Sweater, No. 24

BACK: With Size 3 needles cast on 114(122-130-138) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 2 inches. Change to Size 5 needles and work in cable pat as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) *P 2, K 6, repeat from * across row, ending P 2. Row 2: *K 2, P 6, repeat from * across row, ending K 2. Rows 3 and 4: Same as Rows 1 and 2. Row 5: (Cable row) *P 2, sl next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K 3, then K the 3 sts from cable needle, repeat from * across row, ending P 2. Row 6: Same as Row 2. (More)


Cardigan Sweater, No. 25

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 7 sts plus 1) Row 1: (Right side of work) K 2 tog, K 2, *yo, K 2, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, K 2, repeat from * across row, ending yo, K 2, K 2 tog. Row 2: P 3, *yo, P 6, repeat from * across row, ending yo, P 4. Repeat these 2 rows for pat.

BACK: With Size 4 needles cast on 84(92-92-96) sts. Work in ribbing of K 2, P 2, for 2 inches, inc'ing 1(0-0-3) sts on last row of ribbing. (More)