4 hanks of elann.com Lisa's Lashes
6.0 mm (US 10) circular needles 40 cm and 60 cm (16?and 24?
2 stitch holders
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on.
13 sts and 15 rows = 10cm / 4" on 6.0 mm (US 10) needles, measured over stockinette.
For the Original Worsted Weight Pinwheel Sweaters, Shelley used double pointed needles until the point where the circle was large enough to transfer to one circular needle. When knitting with bulky weight eyelash yarn, Ann found it easier to work with 2 circular needles for the smaller rounds of the circle. Here's an excellent Tutorial on knitting small circumferences with two circulars, if you're not familiar with this technique.
Using one 6.0 mm (US 10) circular needle, CO 8 sts. Slip 4 of the 8 sts onto second 6.0 mm (US 10) circular needle.
R1: Join in a round being careful not to twist the stitches. Knit into the front and the back of each stitch -16 sts on round. Mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker and move this up every round. Ann found it useful to use one stitch marker color A, to mark the beg of each round, and then to place 1 stitch marker color B, every 2 sts (8 stitich markers in total, dividing the 8 sections of the pinwheel).
R2 and all even number rounds: Knit.
R3: K2, yo, slip marker, rep to end of round (24 sts).
R5: K3, yo, slip marker. Rep to end of round (32 sts).
R7: K4, yo, slip marker, repeat to end of round (40 sts).
R9: K5, yo, slip marker, rep to end of round (48 sts).
Continue increasing in this manner. When rounds are big enough, change to just one 40 cm (16") circular needle, and as rounds grow further, change to longer circular needles as needed.
Continue until you have 13 sts between each marker (104 sts total - piece measure approx. 5.5" from center).
Next Round: Knit the first set of 13 stitches and the yo from the round before, place the second set of 13 stitches on a holder, join a new ball yarn and cast on 13 stitches using a provisional cast on - see below for provisional cast on instructions (this will be the sleeve later), join yarn and continue knitting 4 more sets of 13 stitches plus the yo's from the previous round, slip the next 13 stitches on a holder, join yarn and cast on 13 stitches using a provisional cast on, knit the last 13 stitches and yo from the previous round.
Continue increasing until you have 18 stitches in each section. (154 sts total - piece measure approx. 8.25" from center).
Change to the following pattern, where instead of increasing every other row, you will be increasing only every 6 rows, as follows:
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Repeat these last 2 rounds 3 times.
On the last knit round increase 1 st. every section by knitting into the front and the back of one stitch. Repeat these 6 rounds until the desired size. The sample sweater has 43 rounds, and ends with 20 stitches in each section, 160 stitches total (approx. 11" from center). Bind off very loosely.
Provisional cast on:
Using a crochet hook, a knitting needle, and a contrasting colour of waste yarn, make a slip knot.
Put the crochet hook through the slip knot and hold in front of needle.
Bring yarn around the needle, from left over top of needle behind the needle then over the hook and make a stitch (the yarn around the needle is the stitch).
Repeat this until 13 stitches on the needle.
Slip these stitches onto the stitch holder.
These stitches will become the stitches for the other half of the armhole when needed.
Using two 6.0 mm (US 10) circular needles to knit in a round, as above, pick up 13 stitches from each side of the armhole (26 sts for each sleeve ?one needle for each 13 st side of the sleeve). Place a marker at the beginning of the round, and knit 6 rounds and then decrease as follows: on first 2 stitches ssk, knit to the last 2 stitches in the round, knit 2 together.
Continue this decrease every 6th round 1 more time (22 sts).
Continue even until the sleeve measures approx. 12" in length.
Bind off very loosely.
Sew in the ends.