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Originally seen in: All About You, Fall 2001
Armwarmers

Fun fashions for fall: Armwarmers. This striped version appeared in the Fall 2001 issue of All About You Magazine (page 26).

Materials:
"Microspun" by Lion Brand Yarn, 1 ball each of the following colors:
#103 coral (Main Color)
#146 Fuchsia (A)
#101 Peppermint Pink (B)
#186 Mango (C)
Size 4 (3.5mm) or size to obtain gauge
2 yarn markers

Gauge:
6 sts = 1" in Stockinette stitch using size 4 needles.
TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

STRIPE PATTERN
Work 2 rows each A, MC, B, MC, C, MC. Rep these 12 rows for stripe pat.

NOTE: Cast on and bind off very loosely so that the cuffs will slip easily over your wrist.

CUFFS (Make 2)
With size 4 needles and Main Color yarn, cast on 40 stitches loosely. Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 2". At this point begin the Stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row), following the stripe pattern mentioned above. You will alternate yarn colors and complete 24 rows.

Top shaping
Continue in stripe pattern as follows: Next row (Right Side) knit 2, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, place marker, knit to last 3 stitches, place marker, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, knit 2. There will be 42 stitches. Purl 1 row.
Next row (Right Side) knit to 1 stitch before first marker, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker, work to 2nd marker, slip marker, increase 1 stitch in next stitch, knit to end. There will be 44 stitches.
Purl 1 row.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 52 stitches.

Bind off 8 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. Work knit 1, purl 1 rib on 36 stitches for 8 more rows. Bind off all stitches loosely in rib pattern.

FINISHING
Steam pieces lightly with iron. Sew side seams.


Orginally seen in McCalls Magazine, January, 2001
Julia Roberts' Striped Pullover

Julia Roberts has been an avid knitter for years. One of her recently completed projects is the random-striped sweater pictured in the January 2001 issue of McCall's.

If you are currently a knitter, following are the materials and instructions you will need. The yarn is carried by specialty yarns shops around the country or you can substitute any yarn that gives you the gauge stated below and you can substitute your favorite colors.

If you are new to knitter, we invite you to explore www.learntoknit.com and then we hope that you consider visiting a yarn shop or department for materials and further instructions.

Julia Roberts' Striped Pullover:

Finished Measurements

Bust 36 (40, 44, 48)"/91.5 (101.5, 111.5, 122)cm
Length 21 1/2 (22, 22 1/2, 23)"/54.5 (56, 57, 58.5)cm
Upperarm 13 (14, 15, 16)"/33 (35.5, 38, 40.5)cm

MATERIALS
1 3/4oz/50g balls (each approximately 76yd/70m) of Filatura Di Crosa/Tahki´Stacy Charles, Inc. ýPrimoţ
5 (6, 6, 7) balls in #254 red (MC)
2 balls each in #253 orange (A), #118 dark blue (B) and #3 turquoise (C)
1 ball each in #255 medium blue (D), #120 fuchsia (E), #7 purple (F), #126 black (G) and #201 off-white (H)
One pair size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) knitting needles.

GAUGE
16 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10cm over St st using size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

ABBREVIATIONS
K = knit
MC = Main color
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch (alternate knitting one and purling one row)
WS = Wrong side

STRIPE PATTERN
9 rows B, 2 rows E, 2 rows C, 1 row H, 3 rows C, 1 row H, 3 rows MC, 2 rows G, 2 rows A, 1 row D, 1 row H, 5 rows F, 5 rows C, 2 rows A, 2 rows E, 1 row H, 3 rows E, 3 rows D, 14 rows A (62 rows in total)

BACK
With B, cast on 72 (80, 88, 96) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and 62 rows of the stripe pattern--piece measures approximately 12"/30.5cm from beginning.

Armhole shaping
Pick up MC and continue as follows.
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 2 (3, 3, 4) times more -- 58 (64, 70, 76) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2)"/20.5 (21.5, 23, 24) cm.

Shoulder shaping
Bind off 7 (9, 10, 11) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, 8 (9, 10, 11) sts at beginning of next 2 rows -- 28 (28, 30, 32) sts.

collar
Decrease 1 st each side every other row 2 (2, 2, 3) times. Work even on remaining 24 (24, 26, 26) sts until collar measures 4"/10cm. Bind off all sts loosely.

FRONT
Work same as back.

SLEEVES
With B, cast on 34 (36, 36, 38) sts. Work in St st and 62 rows stripe pattern, then continue with MC only to end of piece, AT SAME TIME, work 4"/10cm even, then increase 1 st each side every 6th row 7 (10, 6, 4) times, every 8th (0, 4th, 4th) row 2 (0, 6, 9) times. Work even on 52 (56, 60, 64) sts until piece measures 17 1/2 (18, 18, 18)"/44.5 (45.5, 45.5, 45.5)cm from beginning, end with a WS row.

Cap shaping
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st each side on next row, then every other row 8 (9, 11, 12) times more. Bind off 5 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 16 (18, 16, 18) sts.

FINISHING
Block pieces. Sew shoulder and collar seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.


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