Quick Knit Sweaters by Columbia Minerva, Volume 731

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

GAUGE: Each Columbia-Minerva and Beehive 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

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN KNITTING AND CROCHETING INSTRUCTIONS

K - Knit
P - Purl
tog - together
beg - beginning
st - stitch
sl - slip
oz - ounce
yo - yarn over
dec - decrease
inc - increase
ch - chain
s c - single crochet
psso - pass slip stitch over

ASTERISKS (*-**): Star symbols indicate that work fol¬lowing them is to be repeated. When instructions call for repeating a given number of times, it is understood that this is in addition to the original. Thus, 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.

TO WORK EVEN: Work without increasing or decreasing.

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.

STANDARD BODY MEASUREMENTS

Sizes: 10 –12 –14 –16 – 18 –20
Bust: 29"– 31"– 32" –34"– 36"– 38"
Waist: 24"– 25"– 26½"–28"–30"–32"

Knitting Patterns

Newport Sweater

PATTERN STITCH: (even no. of sts) With MC cast on sts. Row 1 - (Wrong side of work) With MC * P 1, yarn in back sl 1 as if to P, repeat from * across. Row 2 - With CC - K. Row 3 - With CC - P. Row 4 - With MC * insert needle under horizontal loop from first row and K loop tog with st on needle as 1 st (loop forms triangle), K next st, repeat from * across. Row 5 - With MC * yarn in back sl 1 as if to P, P 1, repeat from * across. Row 6 - With CC - K. (More)


Bar Harbor Sweater

BACK: With Size 9 needles cast on 52(55-58-61-64) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 10 rows, inc 1 st each side on last row - 54(57-60-63-66) sts on needle. Change to Size 11 needles and work in pattern st as follows: Row 1 - K. Row 2 - * K 1, P 1, repeat from * across, ending 0(K 1-0-K 1-0). Row 3 - K. Row 4 - * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across, ending 0(P 1-0-P 1-0). Repeat these 4 rows for pattern st. Work even until work measures 13 ½"(14"-14"-14 ½"-14 ½") or desired length from start to underarm. (More)


Saratoga Sweater

BACK: With Size 6 needles cast on 69(73-77-81-85) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 6 rows. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pattern st as follows: Row 1 - (Right side of work) K 3(K 1,P 1,K 3 - K 3,P 1,K 3 - K 5,P 1,K 3 - 0), * P 1, K 6, P 1, K 3, repeat from * across row, ending 0(P1,K1 - P1,K3 - P1,K5 - P1,K6,P1). Row 2 - P 3(P 1,K 1,P 3 - P 3,K 1,P 3 - P 5,K 1,P 3 - 0), * K 1, P 6, K 1, P 3, repeat from * across row, ending 0(K 1,P 1 - K 1,P 3 - K 1,P 5 - K 1,P 6,K 1). Rows 3 and 4 - Same as Rows 1 and 2. Row 5 (Cable Row) - K 3(K 1,P 1,K 3 - K 3,P 1,K 3 - K 5,P 1,K 3 - 0), * P 1, sl next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work... (More)


Hampton Sweater

BACK: With Size 9 needles cast on 62(66-70-74-78) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 1 inch. Change to Size 10 ½ needles and work in pattern st as follows: Row 1 - (Right side of work) K 2, * P 2, K 2, repeat from * across. Row 2 - P 2, * K 2, P 2, repeat from * across. Row 3 - Same as Row 2. Row 4 - Same as Row 1. Repeat these 4 rows for pattern st. Work even until work measures 14"(14"-14 ½"-14 ½"-14 ½") or desired length from start to underarm. To Shape Armholes: Bind off 4(4-5-5-6) sts at beg of each of the next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row 3 times - 48(52-54-58-60) sts on needle. (More)


Danbury Sweater

BACK: Starting at lower edge, cast on 61(63-67-71-73) sts. Work in pattern st, working even for 3 inches. Next row inc 1 st each side, then every 2 inches 2 times more - 67(69-73-77-79) sts on needle. When work measures 8 ½"(8 ½"-9"-9"-9 ½") from start, To Shape Underarms and Sleeves: Cast on 2 sts at end of each of the next 2 rows, 8 sts at end of each of the next 4 rows, then cast on 22 sts at end of each of the next 2 rows - 147(149-153-157-159) sts on needle. (More)


Jamaica Sweater

BACK: With Size 6 needles cast on 56(60-64-68-72) sts. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 6 rows, then change to Size 10 ½ needles and work in stockinette st. When work measures 12"(12"-12"-12 ½"-12 ½") or desired length from start to underarm, To Shape Raglan Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at beg of each of the next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side every other row as follows: Row 1 - (Right side of work) K 2, K 2 tog, K to last 4 sts, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 2. Row 2 - P. (More)


Montauk Sweater

BACK: With Color 1 cast on 54(58-62-66-70) sts. Work in stockinette st for 3 rows. Next row K 1 row on wrong side for turn of hem. With Color 1 continue in stockinette st for 4 rows, then join Color 2 and work pattern st band as follows: Row 1 - With Color 2 K. Row 2 - With Color 2 P. Row 3 - * With Color 2 K 2, with Color 1 K 2, repeat from * across, ending with Color 2 K 2. Row 4 - * With Color 2 P 2, with Color 1 P 2, repeat from * across, ending with Color 2 P 2. Rows 5 and 6 - Repeat Rows 1 and 2. (More)


Marblehead Sweater

PATTERN STITCH: (Multiple of 4 sts plus 3) With Color 1 cast on sts. Row 1 - With Color 2 K. Row 2 - With Color 2 P. Row 3 - With Color 1 * K 3, with yarn in front sl 1 as if to P, repeat from * across, ending K 3. Row 4 - With Color 1 * P 3, with yarn in front of work sl 1 as if to P, repeat from * across, ending P 3. Row 5 - With Color 2 K 1, * sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K 1 (sl st), then K the 2 sts from cable needle, K 1, repeat from * across, ending K 2. Row 6 - With Color 2 P. Rows 7 and 8 - Repeat Rows 3 and 4. (More)


Quick Knit Sweaters
Volume 731
Columbia Minerva
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Eight quick knit women's sweater patterns with several size changes available.