Aug
01

Purple Skein–August’s Free Pattern!


Purple Skein
Victorian Punk Sleeves

MATERIALS
1 Ball Vickie Howell Collection ROCK (40% Soysilk/30% Fine Wool/30% Hemp) in color: Siouxsie (A)
1 Ball Vickie Howell Collection ROCK (40% Soysilk/30% Fine Wool/30% Hemp) in color: Joan (B)
Size US 7 DPN Needles
Tapestry Needle
2 Stitch Markers

Gauge
5 sts per inch

Finished Size
One Size (13″ long)

ABBREVIATIONS
CO=cast on
k=knit
ktbl=knit through back loop
kf&b=knit in front & back of stitch
st(s)=stitch(es)
pm=place marker
rpt=repeat
rnd=round
BO=bind off

DIRECTIONS
With Color A CO 37 sts, dividing them as follows: 12 sts on needle #1, 13 sts on needle #2 and 12 sts on needle 3. Join taking care not to twist.

Rnd1: K 18, pm, k1, pm, k to end.
Rnd 2: K to 1 st before marker, ktbl, sl marker, k1, sl marker, ktbl, k to end.
Rnd 3: Join Color B. Rpt rnd 2.
Rnd 4: Rpt rnd 2.
Continue in this manner repeating round 2 and switching colors every 2 rows until piece measures 7 1/4″ (ending with Color A)
*Note: For longer sleeve, just continue working in same manner here.
Next Rnd: Join Color B. Rpt rnd 2.
Next Rnd: K 17, ktbl, remove marker, drop stitch (pull gently to create ladder effect), remove marker, ktbl, k to end.
Next rnd: Join Color A. *K1, P1 to end.
Repeat last rnd for 11 more rows.
Knit 2 rounds.
Next rnd: Kf&b all sts to end. (60 sts)
Knit 11 rounds.
Next rnd: Join Color B
Knit 2 rounds.

PICOT BIND OFF

K1, place st back on left-hand needle, CO 2 sts, BO 4. *Sl St on right-hand needle back onto left-hand needle, CO 2 sts, BO 4. Repeat from * to end.

Weave in ends. Block if necessary.

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13 Responses to “Purple Skein–August’s Free Pattern!”

  1. Andy

    Theresa, your daughter sounds fab! I was a pirate at that age too, and my nephews went through a pirate phase (helped along by their uncle Andy, of course)!
    I’ll be making these for my glamrock friend Katie.

  2. Dana

    I *love* this pattern! I’ll definitely be knitting some – thanks!

  3. Dana

    I love this pattern! I will definitely be making a pair. Or two. Or three. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. mary

    WELL I DID IT NOW! I WAS LOOKING AT “PURPLE SKEIN” ON YOUR SITE WHEN MY GRANDAUGHTER, AGE 13, CAME IN & I SHOWED HER THE PICTURE OF THEM. (NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT HER REACTION WOULD BE) SHE EXCLAIMED! OH! I LOVE THEM! I REPLIED YOU DO? SHE SAID GRANDMA,IF YOU MADE THEM, I WOULD SO WEAR THEM TO SCHOOL! I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM IN BLACK WITH PINK TRIM THOUGH! OH THANK YOU GRANDMA! WELL I GUESS MY OTHER PROJECTS WILL BE ON HOLD FOR A LITTLE WHILE. I NEED TO GO CHECK MY STASH & GET STARTED ON THEM!

  5. mwknitter

    Great pattern. I made some elbow length fingerless gloves from the Regia Nation that is the psychedelic (hot pink, orange, neon green, yellow) colorway for my great niece for Christmas & she loved them. She has a birthday (11th) coming up in June & these will be just the trick!

  6. Sarah

    This is the pattern I have been looking for… I want some for me, but I know I’m going to have to make a few pairs cos it’s not just me who wants them.

    Thank you. They are just too cool.

  7. Tzeni

    You are very good and i always wait for your mail. i love your ideas. thank you from Greece. Have nice time
    Jenny.

  8. Lindsey Manton

    I would love to knit these but I’ve never knitted with double ended needles before :o(