Monday, September 3, 2012

Simply Soft Chemo Cap

Machine: Silver Reed SK860 Midgauge, 6.5mm, with ribber
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Use soft yarn)
Tension: Main Bed T5, Ribber T7
Gauge: Approx 5.5 sts, 8 rows per inch
Sizes: Woman’s Medium, to cover the ears.
(16-17” dia, 8-1/2 -9” long without stretching)            

1)  Scrap and ravel cord CO 90 sts, leaving enough yarn to sew up the hem seam.
2)  RC 000, T5.  Knit 33 rows, ending with COR.
3)  Hang hem from the cast on edge.
4)  T8, K1R across. COL.
5)  Set machine to hold, and move the sts left of 0 to hold position.
Using scrap yarn, knit several rows over the working sts on the right hand side of 0.
Remove the scrapped off sts from the machine and fold them across in front of the sts on the main bed.
6)  Put the needles in hold into working position, raise ribber one notch and hang the scrapped off sts onto the ribber.
7)  Replace the knitter arm with the ribber arm and set for tubular knitting.
8)  Remove scrap yarn.
Note:  Cap may be made flat without a ribber.  Sew the seam with a flat Bickford type seam.

1)  RC 000, T5.
2)  K even for 78 rows, ending with COL.
May adjust length here by adding or subtracting rows.

1) Dec on the 7th st by moving it to its neighbor
evenly across both beds. Depending on the number
of CO sts, calculations may not come out evenly. So
space evenly and jot down the number of sts left
between each decrease. The decreases should happen
on the same needle each row. Move sts together with
transfer tool or garter bar. K4 R.
2)  Dec on the 6th st, move sts together, K4R.
3)  Dec on the 5th st, move sts together, K4R.
4)  Continue in this manner til every other needle is left.   
5)  Move sts together, K2R, cut yarn and run the yarn thru the live sts with a large eyed needle.

Gather, tie off and weave in yarn tail.
Embellish as desired with an I-cord flower, bow, crocheted flower, etc.

Note:  Ribbing may be used in place of the hung hem but be mindful to keep it soft and non-binding.

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