Thursday, January 18, 2018

Blooming Neckwrap - Free USM Pattern

For the Ultimate Sweater Machine® 
Blooming Neckwrap 
designed by Kathy Perry 

Level of Difficulty - Easy
TECHNIQUE USEDAdding Bloom Loom flowers to embellish and create a seam
Approx 3"/7.5 cm wide x 36"/91.5 cm long 
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m): Shown in:
#0001 Vanilla (MY) 2oz, #9737 Lt Country Peach (A) 1oz, #9754 Persimmon (B) 1oz and #0003 Pistachio (C) 1oz
USM/ISM KP 3.5 or appropriate tension to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine
Bloom Loom
Yarn needle
Crochet hook G-6 (4mm)
Row counter
In Stockinette stitch with KP 3.5, 16 sts and 17 rows = 4”/10 cm

Stockinette st (St st)
NEEDLES REQUIRED 25 (use your Short Hem with Weights for projects less than 30 needles) 
  • Using closed CO method and MY, CO 25 sts. COR. RC=000. 
  • K to RC= 148. Drop down third st from ea end to CO row.
  • BO. 
  • Using Bloom Loom (following instructions for ONE-SIDED FLOWER using 2 colors) make 5 flowers with MY and A, 4 flowers with MY and B and 4 flowers with MY and C. (The order of adding flowers is A, B, C.)
  • Seam following technique instructions above: working with RS facing, bring a loop up from back of work next to cast on edge using crochet hook. Place hook over next 2 sts (ladders made from dropped st) and pull up a loop from back and pull it through loop on hook.  
  • Start adding flowers: Add a Bloom Loom flower by putting 2 inner petal loops on crochet hook before pulling up another loop from back of work. Pull that loop through both the petal loops and then the loop on hook. Cont working in this way adding a flower on every sixth group of 2 sts (ladders). (NOTE: Work loosely to keep proper tension.)
  • On last loop, bring ends of yarn through and secure.
  • Close bottom ends. Weave in ends.
  • To wear, fluff out loops and turn flowers so they hang down.

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