By Laurie Shifrin
Realize all-new how one can play with batiks! recognize exotic-looking quilts made fullyyt with batiks, in addition to exchange types made with batiks and standard quilting materials. • greater than 20 quilts perk up conventional styles with attractive batiks • tasks commence with effortless duvet blocks, so even convinced newcomers can stitch very easily • Simplified designs concentrate on showcasing batik materials instead of advanced stitching
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Indd 52 3/22/05 7:21:37 PM Straight from the Steppes Hat Finished Size: 7” high crown, 21” at the hatband Gauge: 2 sts = 1”; 3 rows = 1” Pattern CO 56 sts. Work in rev St st (p 1 row, k 1 row) for 6½". This forms the brim. Dec for the hatband on a RS row, as follows: k6, k2tog across row (49 sts on needle) p2tog, p5 across row (42 sts on needle) Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 5", ending with a p row. Dec for the crown, as follows: Row 1: k6, k2tog across row (35 sts on needle) Row 2: p2tog, p5 across row (30 sts on needle) Row 3: k4, k2tog across row (25 sts on needle) Row 4: p2tog, p3 across row (20 sts on needle) • • • • • • Materials • Row 5: k2, k2tog across row (15 sts on needle) • Row 6: p2tog, p1 across row (10 sts on needle) • Row 7: k2tog across row (5 sts on needle) Cut a 12" yarn tail.
This forms the hood portion of the scarf. On a RS row, BO the first 8 sts. Cont in St st for 21" from the BO. K 6 rows. BO loosely. Weave in ends and block, as detailed on page 25. Join the Scarf 1. Fold the scarf in half, wrongside out. 2. Pin the back of the hood together from the top edge and across the bottom to the edge of the scarf. 3. With matching perle cotton, stitch the edges together. Pair #13 (9mm) 14" needles (or size to obtain gauge) Yarn needle Yarn pins or sewing pins Matching perle cotton 21 14mm multicolor glass dot beads* 42 6mm faceted glass beads Beading needle Sewing thread to match yarn Thread conditioner *Used for this project: 3 balls Musique by Crystal Palace Yarns (color 9169 ﬂame, 65 yd); 2 balls Fizz by Crystal Palace Yarns (color 7128 ﬂame, 120 yd); and 14mm beads (54595 Perles de Verre) by Blue Moon Beads.
Finish off yarn. Block the hood, as detailed on page 25. Weave back sides together. Lightly steam the seam, using a pressing cloth. 75mm) 14" needles Row counter Yarn needle 2 yd length matching tapestry wool Yarn pins or sewing pins *Used for this project: 1 skein Thick & Thin by Cherry Tree Hill (color African Gray, 300 yd). indd 51 Ƿ 51 3/22/05 7:21:32 PM Straight from the Steppes Hat Nomadic tribesmen thundering across the central Asian plains created the vision that inspired this handsome hat.