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Knitted Surprise

Why knit a scarf, a wrap, or a top when you can knit all three? This convertible knitting pattern is your new favorite project.

Updated May 12, 2021
Knitted Surprise

"Knitted Surprise is wearable in a surprising number of styles! Wear it as a vest, an over shirt, a wrap, a scarf, or many other ways. The pattern is also surprisingly easy to knit. With a simple one row repeat, the lace is so easy even a newbie will be able to handle it. Take your time to make sure the crossed section isn’t twisted. The wrap is easily shortened as well."

This incredible pattern is first in a series of printable patterns we're releasing to celebrate AllFreeKnitting's 10th birthday!

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Materials:

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Wave: (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon), Size 1 (16 wpi, super fine), 437 yds / 100 g (yds/g = 4.37)

  1. Dried Flowers 516: Color A; 1 skein, (437 yds / 100 g)
  2. Grapes 518: Color B; 1 skein, (437 yds / 100 g)
Needles: 10.0 mm (US 15)Gauge:Learn about gauge HERE16 sts x 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in patternSize90” x 20”

Other Supplies:
Yarn Needle
2 Stitch Holders

Stitches and Abbreviations:
bo-bind off
co-cast on
k-knit
k2tog-knit 2 together
st(s) -stitch(es)
yo-yarn over
( ) -work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] -work step in brackets number of times indicated

Getting Started

● Read through all instructions before beginning.
● Row counts are at the end of each row after the period, if the count has changed from the previous row. {count here}
● To make pattern shorter, reduce the number of rows in the First and Last Sections by the same amount.

Pattern

First Section
With A, CO 79
Row 1: [K2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1.
Rows 2-100: Repeat Row 1.

Middle Section, First Side
Row 1: [K2tog, yo] 19 times, k2tog, place remaining 39 sts on stitch holder. {39 sts on needle}
Row 2: [K2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1.
Rows 3-60: Repeat Row 2.
At end of Row 60, the working yarn should be at the edge of the piece, not the middle.
Place sts on second stitch holder, then cut Color A leaving a long tail to weave in later.

Middle Section, Second Side
Place sts from first stitch holder on needle started at edge of piece.
Begin knitting Row 1 with last st placed on needle
Row 1: With Color B, [k2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1. {39 sts}
Row 2:[K2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1.
Rows 3-60:Repeat Row 2.Place sts back on first stitch holder

Last Section
Place sts from second stitch holder onto needle starting with the stitch closest to the center of the piece (not the side with the yarn end), then continue to place sts from first stitch holder onto same needle, starting with the stitch closer to the edge of the piece. The two sides should cross over each other, but should NOT be twisted. See schematic for more details.
Row 1: [K2tog, yo] 19 times, k1, yo, [k2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1. {79 sts}
Row 2: [K2tog, yo] until 1 st remains, k1.
Rows 3-100: Repeat Row 2.

Bind off loosely then weave in all ends. Do not block or piece will grow a LOT.

Wear or give and enjoy!

Schematic:

Knitted Surprise Schematic

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