Threepers Creepers Purlie Shawlette

2015_12_08-03Threepers Creepers Purlie Shawlette

This solves the fierce curling problem of the stockinette version, by using garter stitch in the “field,” but if you hate purling, this is not the pattern for you.  Depending on the yarn you use, you may can get away with not blocking the piece at all.

1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour “Fine 2” 1.75 oz/50 g, 202 yard/185 m, color Moonstone
Size 8/5.0 mm circular needles

Cast on 3 stitches using either long tail cast on or cable cast on.
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl
Row 3. K1, yo, K1, yo, k1, k2tog. (6)
Row 4, Purl
Row 5. K1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo k2tog. (7)
Row 6. Purl.
Row 7. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (9)
Row 8. Purl.
Row 9. (K1, yo) 3 times, K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (11)
Row 10. Purl.
Row 11. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog (13)
Row 12. Purl.
Row 13. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, purl until 6 stitches remain, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, K2tog
Row 14. Purl.
Repeat rows 13 and 14 until the piece is large enough to suit. Make sure you end on a row with an even number of stitches. With right side facing:

Row 1: *(K2tog, yo) repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(K2tog, yo), repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5. Bind off knitwise.


2015_12_08-012015_12_08-06Same pattern, different yarn:

1 Skein Red Heart Gumdrop color Grape, “Medium 4”, 4 oz/113 g, 240 yds/187 m  on a size US 6/4.0 mm


Yarn Size Chart and Knitting Needle Size Chart

Between Ravelry and just the internet in general, knitting patterns get swopped between countries and continents, and  — guess what? — not everybody uses the same system of measurements either of yarn thickness or of knitting needle diameters.  Here are two charts, Ravelry’s Standard Yarn Weighs, and a needle size and conversion chart I found on the internet so long ago I’ve forgotten now where I found it.  I’ve put them both on the same page so you can print them out on a single sheet and keep them handy.   Here is both PDF format and chart format.  To download the PDF, you’ll need to click on the link to go to a separate page, then click on the link again to display the PDF file because I don’t know how to get it to just display the PDF file!

Needle Sizes and Ravelry Standard Yarn Weights

Ravelry Standard Yarn WeightsNeedle Sizes and Conversions