Afghan and Fashion Collection | Columbia Minerva Book 776

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

The afghans and garments in this book have been made with Columbia-Minerva's new Nantuk Sweater & Afghan Yarn—your guarantee of prime quality. To insure successful results, we stress the importance of using the yarns recommended in the instructions, carefully checking the gauge as described below.

Gauge

Each Columbia-Minerva instruction indicates the correct gauge (i.e. number of stitches per inch) when using the yarn and size needles or hook recommended. If you work tighter than average, change to larger needles or hook; if you work more loosely, change to smaller needles or hook to obtain the same number of stitches per inch indicated in, the instructions.


Abbreviations

K—knit
P—purl
st—stitch
dec—decrease
inc—increase
yo—yarn over
tog—together
beg—beginning
sl—slip
rem—remain
pat—pattern
St St—Stockinette Stitch
psso—pass slip st over
ch—chain
sc—single crochet
dc—double crochet
hdc—half double crochet
tr—treble crochet

Asterisks (*)

Star symbols indicate that work following them is to be repeated. When instructions call for repeating a given number of times, it is understood that this is in addition to the original. Thus, repeat 5 times more means 6 times in all.

Brackets [ ]

Instructions within brackets are to be worked the number of times given after the bracket.

Stockinette Stitch

K 1 row, P 1 row alternately. On circular or sock needles, knit continuously around.

Garter Stitch

Knit each row.

To Increase

K 2 sts in one st. (K one st in front and one st in back of same st.)

To Decrease

K 2 sts together.

Work Even

Work without increasing or decreasing.

Blocking

Using rustproof brass pins, pin each piece, wrong side up, to a padded surface in exactly the line you wish to retain. Use a damp cloth and press very lightly with a moderately hot iron—do not allow weight of iron to rest on garment. Do not remove blocked pieces until thoroughly dry. Remove pins and steam out pin marks.

Assembling

Sew pieces together with care that edges meet evenly, matching rows wherever possible. Press all seams on wrong side.

WASHING YARNS

Use most convenient method, turning garment inside out before washing.

Machine Washing:

Set at moderate temperature and any convenient cycle using a suitable soap or detergent. We recommend use of a fabric softener in the final rinse. Do not use bleach. If machine washed, you must machine dry.

Machine Drying:

Set at any convenient temperature and cycle.

Hand Washing:

Use cold or moderately warm water with suitable soap or detergent. Rinse well and roll in towel to remove excess water.

Hand Drying:

Lay garment flat and mold into shape. Be sure garment is thoroughly dry before wearing. Never hang or stretch a handknit and do not dry in sun.

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