Dec
16

Gift Card Sweaters

Gift Card Sweaters

Gift Card Sweaters

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to knit sweater sleeves for those gift cards we’re all giving for Channukah, Christmas, Yule and more!

 


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Gift Card Sweaters: Video Tutorial

Gift Card Sweaters: How To

MATERIALS

Small Amount, chunky weight yarn (I used Brooklyn Tweed Quarry) in 1 color (cabled) or 2 c0lors (striped)

Size U.S. 9/5.5 Knitter’s Pride Smart Stix needles

Tapestry needle

Optional: lighter weight yarn for seaming

GAUGE

DIRECTIONS 

With A, CO 9 sts.

Front Bottom Band:

Row 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1tbl.

Row 2: *P1tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Rows 1-2.

Front Body:

Join B.

Rows 1-2: With B, knit.

Rows 3-4: With A, knit.

Rows 5-20: Repeat Rows 1-4 , or until piece measures 3 1/2″ from CO edge, ending with Color A.

Neckline:

Row 21: With B, k3 (RS), turn, k3 back (WS), turn, k3 (RS), BO 3 (neckline), k2 (there’ll be 3 sts after neckline BOs), turn, k3 back (WS), turn, k3 (RS).

Row 22: K3, CO 3, K3.

Back Body: 

Rows 1-2: With A, knit.

Rows 3-4: With B, knit.

Rows 5-20: Repeat  Rows 1-4, or until piece measures 3 1/2″ from the neckline.

Back Bottom Band:

Cut B.

Row 1: With A *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1tbl.

Row 2: *P1tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1tbl.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Rows 1-2.

BO.

Sleeves:

Row 1: With RS facing and measuring approximately 2 3/4″ from CO edge, with B pick up and knit 9 sts evenly (1 st in between garter ridges) alongside edge. — 9 sts.

Row 2: Knit.

Join A.

Rows 3-4: With A, knit.

Rows 5-6: With B, knit.

Rows 7-14: Repeat Rows 3-6.

Row 15 (RS): With A, ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. — 7 sts.

Row 16: Knit.

Rows 17-18: With B, knit.

Sleeve Cuff:

Row 1: *K1tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1tbl.

Row 2: *P1tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1tbl.

BO.

Repeat for 2nd sleeve.

FINISHING

Using tails or lighter weight yarn and tapestry needle, seam up side edges.

 

 

 

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