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Miss Gertrude Wright’s Shoulderette


 
a countrywool pattern
©2007
countrywool     59 spring road     hudson*ny*12534      (518)828-4554
on the web: www.countrywool.com

From a timeless handed down pattern, this new revision makes optional a buttoned cuff, allowing this shoulderette to be joined in the front if desired.

Materials:
Smaller    Knitting Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1    Blocked Gauge: 3.8 sts=1”            Finished Size: about 24” x 57”
6 (50 gram/120 yds) skeins KID N EWE wool/mohair
1 PAIR each #6 and #8 Bamboo Needles
2 ring markers and 3 (different colors, A, B and C) clip-type markers
optional: 3 one inch buttons
Darning needle

Larger    Knitting Gauge: 4 sts = 1        Blocked Gauge: 3.5 sts=1”        Finished Size: about 27” x 61”
4 (4 oz/190 yds) skeins LAMB’S PRIDE BULKY wool/mohair
1 PAIR #8 and #10 Bamboo Needles
2 ring markers and 3 (different colors, A, B and C) clip-type markers
optional: 3 one inch buttons
Darning needle

Directions:
For sewn cuff:
With smaller needles, and a leaving 24” tail, cast on 46 sts. Work in 1x1 ribbing as follows: For all rows: *K1, P1* repeating across until cuff measures 6” from cast on edge. Next row: increase by knitting into the front and back of each stitch across: 92 sts. With larger needles, knit one row.
For buttoned cuff: Work as above EXCEPT, at 1”, 3”, 5” from cast on edge, work a buttonhole (on the same edge) as follows: K1, P1, K1, YO, K2TOG, P1 and then finish the row in 1x1 ribbing.

 

Lace Pattern line directions (9 stitch repeat): Each row now begins with K10, and ends with K10. (Use the two ring markers to keep these stitches marked as different from the interior lace pattern, and use the colored clip markers to denote which pattern row you just worked. Move clipped markers as you begin next repeat of same the row.)
Row 1: K10, PM, *K2TOG, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, SSK*, PM, K10  (use color A, clipped into first stitch)
Rows 2, 4 and 6: K10, SM, purl to nexy marker, SM, K10
Row 3: K10, PM, *K2TOG,, YO, K5, YO, SSK*, PM, K10 (use color B, clipped into first stitch)
Row 5: K10, PM, *K2TOG, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, SSK*, PM, K10  (use color C, clipped into first stitch)

When lace pattern measures 41” (smaller) to 45” (larger) from increase row, end after a pattern row 6 is completed. Next row: with smaller needles, *K2TOG* across row: 46 stitches. Knit one row.

2nd sewn cuff: Work 1x1 ribbing as for first cuff, until cuff measures 6”. Bind off loosely in pattern.
2nd buttoned cuff: Work as above, EXCEPT, work buttonholes at 1”, 3” and 5”
on the OPPOSITE edge of shoulderette, as shown in red dots in drawing.  Bind off and cut yarn leaving 24”.

Finishing: Soak/wash in warm soapy water, soak rinse in clear WARMER water, squeeze ut excess moisture and lay out to blocked dimensions, stretching cuff edges into a wider curve as it meets the lace pattern. Let dry overnight.
For sewn cuff:
With darning needle and yarn end, sew cuff edges together and continue, if desired to elbow (about 13”).
For buttoned cuff
Sew buttons on opposite side of cuff from buttonholes. To wear, button cuffs together OR lay cuffs flat, and wear shoulderette around back of neck and over the chest.
   
KEY
K = knit     
P = purl
PM = place marker
SSK =decrease= slip, slip, knit = slip 1st  st as if to k, slip the 2nd  st as if to p, put point of left needle into fronts of those 2 sts, k both tog.
K2TOG = decrease= knit 2 sts together as one
YO = yarn over = wrap the yarn, as if to knit, around the right needle one time