By Bruce Weinstein
For so long as ladies were knitting, they've been knitting clothing for men—only to have males conceal their lovingly created items in drawers and closets. males aren't being deliberately merciless; they're simply no longer cozy in knitwear made with brilliant shades, itchy yarn, or flashy designs.
So what's a knitter to do? comprehend the male psyche, says knitting teacher Bruce Weinstein. In Knits males Wan he provides ten hilarious essays, every one in response to a rule that is helping girls knit for males effectively. “Men Are Babies" explains why men have to put on gentle materials. “Men Hate Fittings" describes the right way to create a sweater in accordance with one that's in his cloth wardrobe. Following each one essay is a undying grasp trend, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a variety of sizes and such a lot written for a number of gauges. With this ebook in hand, girls ultimately have the key to knitting clothing that males will take pleasure in and really put on.
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Add same number of chs and dc on back. indd 50 7/2/08 10:30:54 AM instructions Sts are worked in the blo of front and back; sts are worked in both lps on shell edging. The top at this point should measure approx 16½" (42cm) long. As mentioned in the Pattern Notes, this would be the time to make ﬁtting adjustments in the beg ch to add to the length or the bust. front Ch 80. Row 1: (WS) Working in back bar of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 chs, pm in last sc made; dc in next 20 chs (for bust area), pm in last dc made; sc in next 8 chs, creating a ﬁtted empire waist; hdc in next ch, pm in hdc just made; dc in next 29 chs, pm in last dc made, tr in next 11 chs, creating ﬂare at bottom; turn – 79 sts.
5mm) crochet hooks 1 pack Pink Pony beads with large holes Yarn needle Stitch marker gauge With H hook, 7 sc and 5 sc rows = 2" (5cm) With K hook, 10 dc = 4" (10cm); 3 dc rows (at widest point) = 2½" (6cm) All sizes: If you use a smaller or larger yarn than what the pattern calls for, your gauge will change from the gauge listed here. indd 34 7/2/08 10:26:35 AM instructions All sts are worked in the blo. With K hook, ch 20; change to H hook and ch 11 – 31 chs total. (For longer poncho: Add to the 20 beg chs here with size K hook to desired length.
Straps are added after front and back are sewn tog. Elastic is crocheted onto top edge so straps will stay on shoulders. Rows on the dress are worked vertically, from side to side, in the blo. If you want your dress to be more form-ﬁtting, delete rows or make it one size smaller. ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr instructions All sts are worked in the blo. front All sizes: With G hook, loosely ch 132. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 chs (10 sc made), pm in last sc made; dc in next 17 chs (for bust area), pm in last dc made; hdc in next 8 chs (for empire waist), pm in last hdc made; dc in next 86 chs, pm in last dc made; tr in next 10 chs (for ﬂare at bottom of dress); turn – 131 sts.