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A great Knit flower pattern for COWL's and Scarves . This is from an archive file at Berroco.
Approximately 6” across
1 Ball BERROCO PALACE (50 grs), #8953 Shanghai Blue
Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)
One 1½” button
18 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Insert point of RH needle from back to front under strand between next 2 sts, lift this strand onto LH needle and knit it through the front loop
Insert point of RH needle from front to back under strand between next 2 sts, lift this strand onto LH needle and knit it through the back loop
DD (Double Dec)
SSK, return resulting st to LH needle, pass next st over it and off the needle, slip st back to RH needle
PETAL (Make 6)
With straight needles, cast on 7 sts.
Row 1 (RS): P3, M1R, k1, M1L, p3 – 9 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you.
Row 3: P3, M1R, k3, M1L, p3 – 11 sts.
Row 5: P3, k5, p3.
Row 7: P3, k1, DD, k1, p3 – 9 sts.
Row 9: P3, DD, p3 – 7 sts.
Row 11: P2, p3 tog, p2 – 5 sts.
Row 13: P1, p3 tog, p1 – 3 sts.
Row 15: P3 tog. Fasten off.
Arrange 6 petals in a circle and sew cast-on edges tog. Using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st at center, make a chain 2” long, join with a sl st in center of flower. Sew button in center of flower. Loop may be fastened over a button on your coat or on a handbag.
The beautiful Bohemian Vest can become a disaster if you choose to use the wrong types of yarns. I would like to stress the importance of choosing the correct yarn in your pattern.
The bohemian vest is made using 100% Dralon Microfiber. This fiber is soft and very forgiving and is what makes the vest so beautiful.
Not everyone can find the yarns specified in patterns but it is always a good choice to get as close as possible to the yarn weight. If you stray from the recommended fibers, your finished project will be one hot mess. Forgive me, I should not say it so bluntly, but to avoid the word “JUNKY” I decided to just go with “HOT MESS”. Some may not agree with me which is fine, but I would rather see my vest crocheted using the appropriate yarns giving it the appearance it well deserves.
As you can see in the comparison pictures below, the acrylic yarns do not work well when making the Bohemian Vest. The cheaper super saver acrylics and acrylic sock yarns make the vest look like a fashion fall back from the 50’s. The photo below of the blue hues, is exactly what the cheap acrylic yarn looks like once you get moving on your project, BIG and BULKY.
Well lets just say, Try not to use these types of yarns! OUCH.....the outcome will definitely hurt. The correct yarn used to make this is called Deborah Norville serenity garden yarn, which is a thin 3 ply cotton dralon fiber. You will be able to see the difference in the comparison photo below. The stitches on the right work a bit tighter because of the cotton texture. The acrylic on the left makes large stitches and changes the entire appearance of the piece altogether.
There are many other Bohemian vests that have been crocheted using acrylic yarns, but using a better quality of yarn like Red Heart- “Boutique Unforgettable” works out like a treasure and gives the vest another unique look all in itself.
You can see in the photo to the left, this yarn is "Caron Simply Soft Light" and the model's photo is a beautiful and stunning depiction of the vest as it should be portrayed using this heavier yarn.
The Final Rule of Thumb- Do not settle for cheaper yarns when you tackle projects, try to get as close to the yarn the pattern is suggesting.
There are many other yarn variations that have been used on the vest.
You can basically just google Bohemian Vest and I am sure you will find some of them.
I have searched everywhere and finally found the pattern to make this beautiful scarf.
Cannot wait to get started. - Translated from Russian to English, some of the terms may be a bit confusing. ie:- cross over means when you bring your cable stitches forward or backwards.
Description: cast on 12 stitches. Turn your work over.
Beautiful Knit Scarf
Row 2 Right Side/ slip the first stitch, cross yarn over, 10 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 1 knit stitch
Row 3/ slip the first stitch, 12 purl stitches, 1 knit stitch. Total 14 stitches.
Row 4 RS/ slip the first stitch, cross yarn over, 12 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 1 knit stitch.
Row 5/ slip the first stitch, 1 knit stitch, 12 purl stitches, 2 knit stitches. Total 16 stitches.
Row 6 RS/ slip the first stitch, 1 knit stitch, cross yarn over, 12 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 2 knit stitches.
Row 7/ slip the first stitch, 2 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 3 knit stitches. Total 18 stitches.
Row 8 RS/ slip the first stitch, 2 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 12 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 3 knit stitches.
Row 9/ 4 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 4 knit stitches. Total 20 stitches.
Row 10 RS/ 4 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 12 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 4 knit stitches.
Row 11/ 5 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 5 knit stitches. Total 22 stitches.
Row 12 RS/ 5 knit stitches, cross yarn over, slip 3 stitches to cable needle before working (hold at front), make 3 knit stitches, make 3 knit stitches from the cable needle. Slip 3 stitches to cable needle (hold at back), make 3 knit stitches, make 3 knit stitches from cable needle. Cross yarn over. 5 knit stitches.
Row 13/ 6 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 6 knit stitches. Total 24 stitches.
Row 14 RS/ 6 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 12 knit stitches, cross yarn over, 6 knit stitches.
Row 15/ 7 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 7 knit stitches. Total 26 stitches.
Row 16 RS/ 26 knit stitches.
Row 17/ 7 knit stitches, 12 purl stitches, 7 knit stitches.
Row 18 RS/ 26 knit stitches. No more increasing stitches.
Rows 19-21 like row 17.
Row 20 like row 18.
Row 22 RS/ knit like row 12 but without increasing. 5 knit stitches, slip 3 stitches to cable needle before working (hold at front), make 3 knit stitches, make 3 knit stitches from cable needle. Slip 3 stitches to cable needle (hold at back), make 3 knit stitches, make 3 knit stitches from cable needle, 5 knit stitches.
Beautiful Knit Scarf
Knit odd rows like row 17, and even rows like row 18. Every 10th RSR is like row 22. Knit until you get the length you need. Finish the scarf the same way, but instead of increasing stitches, you decrease (2 stitches together). Once you finish knitting the required length, cast on elastic in rounds around the edges: 2 knit stitches, 2 purl stitches (make sure that the elastic closes up). Cross yarn over on the slanted edges, and knit 7-10 rows (optional). Bind off all stitches.
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