Couple Sweater Design

Yarn: Vardhman Zaima Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 7
Quantity: 615 g

Front: Cast on 114 sts and start 2×2 pattern. After 4.5″ exchange 2 cables of 32-32 sts at equal distance from centre. After 10″ exchange second
cable. After 20.5″ decrease 4-3-2-1 sts for armhole. Knit 10″ from below cable and exchange cables. After 6″, decrease centre sts in round shape for 3″. Keep 30-20 sts for shoulders.
Back: Knit same as front without cables.
Sleeves: Cast on 46 sts and start 2×2 pattern and then increase 1-1 sts from both sides in every 6th row till 23″ then decrease 2-2 sts for armhole sleeve likewise.
Neck: Pick neck sts & knit 2×2 border for 3″ and cast off.

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Here’s How Hand Knitting and Parenting are Alike!

There are so many things knitting teaches us, but have you ever wondered about the similarities between parenting and knitting? Here’s all that knitting and parenting have in common:

  1. There’s a steep learning curve.
    Much like parenting, it may take a lot of practice before you feel confident enough to be able to say that you’re any good at what you do. In fact, it’s probably easier to master the technique than to be able to figure out parenting.For some, it may come easier than it does for others, you’ll end up making tons of mistakes either way.  Eventually, after a while, things will come to you naturally.
  2. Patience is the key.
    Most people end up quitting knitting mid-way, out of sheer frustration, saying it’s just not made for them. Most people are also not born with the level of patience that knitting requires; the practice creates the patience. None of us are born “knitting people.” It is similar with parenting. You don’t know what patience truly means until you’re bringing up your own child.
  3. You’ll pick up little tricks along the way.
    Dropped a stitch? No problem; you can knit it back up. The possibilities for learning tricks are endless. You’ll similarly learn lessons and tricks that make parenting.
  4. Every project is different with a new experience.
    You can use the same yarn for two different projects and have very different experiences. There are so many variables involved— needle size, fiber content—that you can never really expect the same results. The same is true for children: Each one is unique, and we as parents are shaped into different people along the way, as well.
  5. Your tea has probably gone cold.
    Be it knitting or a crying child, your attention will be pulled elsewhere. Get used to reheating your hot beverage over and over and over. Or simpler, just, learn to love it at room temperature.
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Hand Pouch With Hairband To Match

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 40g cream colour, 40g red colour

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-knit, P-purl, st-st, stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows.

Instruction: Pouch – Make 2 pieces. Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 rib. Next row, make holes for draw-string as follows: K2, yarn forward K2 together repeat to end of row. Work 3 more rows in rib. Change to st-st. When the piece measures 8 cm from cast on edge work in fair isle according to the graph. Cast off.
Draw-string – Make 2. Fold 6.50m yarn 4 times, twist and double. Knot ends. To make up join seams and draw-strings through holes in opposite directions.
Hair Band – Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles cast on 92 sts. Work 17 rows in st-st. Then work the first 15 rows from the chart in 2 colours. Work 2 more rows in colour 1. Cast off. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Stylish Cozy Mittens

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 30g Colour 1, 15g Cream and 15g Colour 2

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-Knit, P-purl, st-st stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows. M1 – make one by picking up the loop
between 2 sts.

Instruction: Using no. 8 needles and colour 1 yarn, cast on 42 sts work 2 rows 14 K1, P1, rib. Work stripes in rib in the following order: 2 rows colour
2. 18 rows colour 1. 2 rows cream. 2 rows colour 1. Work in st-st colour 1. Increase sts for thumb shaping as follows: 1st row: K19, M1, K4, M1, K19;
2nd row: P; 3rd row: K19, M1, K6, M1, K19; 4th row: P; 5th row: K19, M1, K8, M1, K19; 6th row: P; 7th row: K19, M1, K10, M1, K19; 8th row: P; 9th row: K19, M1, K12, M1, K19; 10th row: P; 11th row: K19, M1, K14, M1, K19; 12th row: P; 13th row: K19, M1, K16, M1, K19; 14th row: P19. Slip next 16 thumb sts on to a safety pin, P19. Work these 38 sts in st-st as follows: 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows colour 2. 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows in 2 colour-colour 1, colour 2, 4 rows colour 1, 12 rows cream. 1st decrease row K2 together K15, K2, together twice, K15, K2, together. 2nd row: P. 3rd row: K2 together, K13, K2 together twice, K13, K2, together. 4th row: P. 5th row: K2 tog K11, K2 together twice, K11, K2 together. 6th row: P. 7th row: K2 together K9, K2 together twice, K9,  K2 together. 8th row – cast off.

Thumb: Using no.8 needles and colour 1 yarn, work on the 16 sts retained on the pin, st-st for 12 rows. Draw yarn through sts and fasten off. Join all seams. Make the second mitten as the first one. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Colourful Striped Sweater

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 460 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and knit with dark blue colour till 11” then knit with orange colour till 6” and then with white colour till 3.5”. Start shaping the armhole in3-2-1 manner. Knit with light being colour for 3” and shape the neckline round in 5”.

Back: Back will be knitted same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 52 sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 2”. Then knit striper pattern by increasing 1-1 sts from both sides till 18”. Shape armhole in a 3-2-3-2 manner and cast off all the sts in 4”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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