Monday, February 13, 2012

Ginger Beard



Yarn: Cascade 220, Pumpkin Spice
US 5 needle

CO 81

Row 1 k1 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), K1 repeat from * to the end of the row
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 k1 *(sl 1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the end of the row
Row 4 Purl
Row 5 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining, (k1, yo, k1) in the last stitch
Row 6 Purl
Row 7 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, (sl1, k2tog, psso)
Row 8 Purl

Repeat rows 1-8 two more times (you will have 6 rows of “bumps” and 24 rows).

Row 25 *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * for a total of 30 stitches consumed. Because you’ve been knitting 3 stitches in one every other stitch, you’ll have a total of 59 stitches on your right needle. k1. CO 20 stitches. k1, *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1 to the end of the row, ending with a *(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch).

Row 26 p61, CO 20, p60

Row 27 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * 15 times, k21 , *k1, (sl1, k2tog, psso) 15 times.

Row 28 purl

Row 29*(k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch), k1. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining, (k1, yo, k1) in the last stitch
Row 30 Purl
Row 31 *(sl1, k2tog, psso) k1 repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, (sl1, k2tog, psso)
Row 32 BO all stitches purlwise.

The “wrong” or purl side of the work is the outside of the beard. Sew it into a hat and stay warm... the beard is long enough that it should extend into the hat far enough to cover the ears of the wearer.

Please let me know if you knit this and find any errors so I can correct them!

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