Monday, May 15, 2017

Chrysanthemums and Wickerwork - Part 2: In Filet Crochet

To continue on with this months theme.  I present a small runner in filet crochet.


With my current designing technique, I tend to design first and if I'm not working with an emotional tie, then the symbolism becomes an afterthought.  For fun I thought that I would look up some of the Japanese symbolism associated with chrysanthemums and wickerwork; since both of the pieces for this month are based off of Japanese sashiko techniques.

(The information that I found was gathered from books and websites.  Please feel free to correct me if I got something wrong.)

To start with there is the chrysanthemum.  This flower was found on clothing as early as the 12th century AD.  By early in the next century at was adopted for for imperial clothing.  In a stylized form it is still used by the Japanese government for official seals and for its passport.  The flower and its symbolism are said to have originated in China.  The chrysanthemum to symbolize the sun, nobility, purity, and long life.

Next there is the wickerwork.  This is a utilitarian repetitive motif without much attached symbolism.  Wickerwork is made by weaving together small pliable branches.  This technique can be use to make a great variety of things, but since the initial sashiko name for this design is "Ajiro" I am assuming that it refers to a basket weave.

The little runner is perfect to for a smaller shelf, or furniture top.  It can also be used to draw the eye to a small display space or simply be mounted to the wall.  Its size makes it a faster filet project to finish and easier to carry around.  I hope that you enjoy it.

References:
Briscoe, Susan. The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations. Cincinnati, OH; A David and Charles Book, 2011

Dower, John W. The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism. New York, John Weatherhill, Inc., 1979

Bess, Nancy More & Wein, Bibi. Bamboo in Japan. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=UukQ2LaaP0wC&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=ajiro+definition+from+japanese&source=bl&ots=Y8bZKk-9MV&sig=nlH7SYwUvLB4Qxcnh-j562aaFZA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSra-4t_LTAhXKslQKHU1oAKQQ6AEIIzAA#v=onepage&q=ajiro%20definition%20from%20japanese&f=false. Accessed May 15, 2017

Aung, Stevenson. Motifs in Japanese Design. Nalata/Nalata, August 15, 2015. https://nalatanalata.com/journal/motifs-in-japanese-design/. Accessed May 15, 2017

If you would like a PDF of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

If you would like a PDF of this pattern from Etsy, it can be found here.

Feel free to change the thread, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com .

Wicker Chrysanthemum Runner

(In Filet Crochet)

Materials:
                        1) Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Extra Fine Size 30, 500 yards, White
                        1) Steel Crochet Hook, Size 11, 1.10mm
Gauge:
·         5.5 Filled Squares x 8 Rows = 1” x 1”
Finished Size:
                        7” (17.8 cm) Tall x 18” (45.7 cm) Long
Notes:
·         Chart rows that are highlighted yellow are duplicate rows from a previous chart.
·         This pattern assumes that you are crocheting right handed.
·         Remember, the last double crochet stitch in a block is the first double crochet stitch of the next block.
·         Crochet terms in this pattern are in the American vernacular.
           


Key:
                        Filet Crochet
·          Filled Square = 1 Double Crochet Stitch through the top of the next 4 stitches from the previous row.                    
·          Open Square = 1 Double Crochet Stitch, Chain 2, Skip 2 stitches of the previous row, 1 Double Crochet Stitch in the top of the next stitch of the previous row.

Charts:
·         Unfortunately, for ease of reading, the pattern had to be broken up over two pages.  The edges of each row and column are numbered and the section of the pattern is labelled with a header.  The sections are oriented as shown in the following table.  On the final page you will find the pattern in its entirety, but very small to fit on a single page.
A
B

Just the Beginning:
·         Base: Chain 43 (loosely) + chain 3 
-          (This the will create a base chain of 43 and the chain 3 will be the first double stitch of the wall of the first square)
·         Row 1: Turn work, double crochet into the fifth chain from the hook, double crochet into the next 41 ch

Charts:
            A
            B
            Whole


Monday, May 1, 2017

Chrysanthemums and Wickerwork - Part 1: In Cross Stitch

This month I decided to try something new with the designs and work within a theme.  If one looked at the beginning of the design process the theme would be sashiko.  I was looking at book on sashiko when I first got the idea.

Sashiko is a form of stitch work that started in Japan.  Originally it was a way for people to mend their clothing, but has since turned into it's own visual stitch form that is practiced by all sorts of needle workers.  The stitch patterns are all done with a running stitch on a usually dark background with contrasting thread.  It's beautiful.  One day I would like to try it for myself, but time is not on my side yet.

That said, I still like to peruse different art books to see what is out there and get ideas.  Sashiko is great for replicating and intermingled patterns.  After looking at some intricate motifs I decided that I would like to try some of the ideas in different stitch forms.

For this month the two ideas will be chrysanthemums on a wickerwork background.  To start off I tried it in cross stitch.

While working on this piece I also decided that I would like to experiment with variegated embroidery thread.  So I went for high contrast colors on a neutral background.  The chrysanthemum was originally a flower motif that I designed for filet crochet.  (Just wait, it's coming.)  The wickerwork background is similar to the stitch layout for the Ajiro motif as shown in The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook.

I hope that you enjoy this little project as much as I have.  Happy stitching.

References:
Briscoe, Susan. The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations. Cincinnati, OH; A David and Charles Book, 2011
Dower, John W. The Elements of Japanese Design: A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism. New York, John Weatherhill, Inc., 1979

Feel free to change the thread, the gauge, or the size.  Just please don't try to sell the patterns as your own.

If you would like to purchase a PDF download of this pattern from Etsy, it can be found here.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Flowering Weave Cross Stitch Pattern

Materials:
·         18 Count Aida Clothe – Color: White
·         DMC 53 Thread
·         DMC 4210 Thread
·         Tapestry Needle
·         Embroidery Hoop

Finished Size on 18 Count Aida Clothe:
·         Approximately 3.9” Wide x  3.33” Tall

Notes:
·         Each crossed stitch is done with two strands of thread over one square of 18 count Aida clothe.
·         All stitches are full crossed stitches.
·         When working with variegated thread, I find like to choose my stitching arrangements by how they fit together.  So I will stitch one entire petal before moving onto the next, or will stitch one full line before working on a bisecting line.

Key:



Chart:



Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Shiny Little Poncho

Spring has sprung once again.  Yards are full of technicolor candies and egg stashing bunnies.  It's wonderfully normal and insane all at the same time.



This time I dug into my yarn stash to see if I might have a decent amount of any one type of yarn to start a project to give a little protection from the chill after a warm day.  Thankfully I found a decent stock of lime green yarn hiding in the midst of a re-purposed laundry basket.  This bunch was given to me by an awesome relative that gives away bags full of yarn from time to time.  I count myself very lucky to have such great relations.



This yarn is called Kara and is made by Austermann.  It has a beautiful shine to it and feels soft and smooth against the skin.  On the downside, it likes to snag.  It seems to be a fiber core with a woven sheath around it.  This sheath is strong and will catch on any little rough spot on your hand.  As I was looking up this yarn online I found that it is discontinued, so this may not end up being a problem for you.

With spring in the wings and summer coming up fast, I decided that it was time for a little layer that wouldn't get in the way and could be thrown over a tank top, bathing suit, or dress.  This is what came about.  The texture reminds me of unplied yarn, while the fabric shines and waves like leaves on the tree.  I hope you enjoy it too.

If you would like a pdf of this pattern and have a Ravelry account, a copy can be found here.

If you would prefer a pdf download from Etsy, it can be found here.

Feel free to change the yarn, gauge, or size to fit your needs.  Just please do not try to sell this pattern as your own.

If you have any problems that you think that I might be able to help you with, email me at GridMammalCrafts@gmail.com .

Corded Short Poncho

Materials:
·         24” Size 5, 3.75 mm Circular Needles
·         36” Size 5, 3.75 mm Circular Needles
·         7 Skeins Austermann, Kara, Color 08 – Light Green
·         Stitch Marker
·         Optional – 7 more Stitch Markers
·         Cabling Needle
·         Darning Needle
Gauge:
·         24 Stitches x 32 Rows = 4” x 4” in Stockinette Stitch
Finished Sized:
·         25.3” around neck, 19” from collar to hem, 69.3” around the hem
Notes:
·         Charted stitches outlined in red denote stitch sequences that are repeated in certain situations.  Check the written instructions for the correct count.
·         Stitch counts are written in (in blue italics).
·         In the written instructions “|” is added between different chart instructions




Key:


Instructions:
Collar:
Cast on 152 stitches and join in the round without twisting.  Place stitch marker to denote the beginning of the round.
Rounds 1 through 8: Knit all stitches
Rounds 9 through 60: 
·         Each round will be knit from the rows of each chart in the following order:
-           Yoke Arm | Yoke Center | Yoke Arm | Yoke Center 
·         Please notice that this arrangement is the same as:
-           [Yoke Arm | Yoke Center ] x 2
-          So to save space, this is the format that the instructions will be written in
·         Optional: three more stitch markers may be placed to denote the points where the charts change.

Yoke:
Yoke Arm Chart

Yoke Center Chart


Round 9: k16, place marker, k60, place marker, k16, place marker, k60 (152 sts)
Round 10: [k4, 22lc, 22rc, k4 | k60] x 2
Round 11: [k1, lli, k14, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k58, rli, k1] x 2 (160 sts)
Round 12: [k18 | k62] x 2
Round 13: [k18 | k62] x 2
Round 14: [k5, 22lc, 22rc, k5 | k27, yo, k3, ssk, k30] x 2
Round 15: [k1, lli, k16, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k60, rli, k1] x 2 (168 sts)
Round 16: [yo, k3, ssk, k10, k2tog, k3, yo | k29, yo, k3, ssk, k30] x 2
Round 17: [k20 | k64 ] x 2
Round 18: [k6, 22lc, 22rc, k6 | k30, yo, k3, ssk, k29] x 2
Round 19: [k1, lli, k18, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k62, rli, k1] x 2 (176 sts)
Round 20: [yo, k3, ssk, k12, k2tog, k3, yo | k32, yo, k3, ssk, k29] x 2
Round 21: [k22 | k66 ] x 2
Round 22: [k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 | k66] x 2
Round 23: [k1, lli, k20, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k64, rli, k1] x 2 (184 sts)
Round 24: [k24 | k24, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 2, k2tog, k3, yo, k21] x 2
Round 25: [k24 | k68] x 2
Round 26: [yo, k3, ssk, k3, 22lc, 22rc, k3, k2tog, k3, yo | k23, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 2, k2tog, k3, yo, k22] x 2
Round 27: [kfb, k22, kfb | k1, lli, k66, rli, k1] x 2 (192 sts)
Round 28: [k2, yo, k3, ssk, k12, k2tog, k3, yo, k2 | k23, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 2, k2tog, k3, yo, k24] x 2
Round 29: [k26 | k70 ] x 2
Round 30: [k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3 | k22, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 2, k2tog, k3, yo, k25] x 2
Round 31: [k1, lli, k24, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k68, rli, k1] x 2 (200 sts)
Round 32: [k28 | k72] x 2
Round 33: [k28 | k72 ] x 2
Round 34: [k1, yo, k3, ssk, k4, 22lc, 22rc, k4, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 | k14, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 4, yo, k3, ssk, k17] x 2
Round 35: [k1, lli, k26, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k70, rli, k1] x 2 (208 sts)
Round 36: [k3, yo, k3, ssk, k14, k2tog, k3, yo, k3 | k16, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 4, yo, k3, ssk, k17] x 2
Round 37: [k30 | k74 ] x 2
Round 38: [k4, yo, k3, ssk, k2, 22lc, 22rc, k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k4 | k17, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 4, yo, k3, ssk, k16] x 2
Round 39: [k1, lli, k28, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k72, rli, k1] x 2 (216 sts)
Round 40: [k6, yo, k3, ssk, k10, k2tog, k3, yo, k6 | k19, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 4, yo, k3, ssk, k16] x 2
Round 41: [k32 | k76] x 2
Round 42: [k12, 22lc, 22rc, k12 | k76] x 2
Round 43: [k1, lli, k30, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k74, rli, k1] x 2 (224 sts)
Round 44: [k4, yo, k3, ssk, k16, k2tog, k3, yo, k4 | k11, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 6, k2tog, k3, yo, k8] x 2
Round 45: [k34 | k78] x 2
Round 46: [k5, yo, k3, ssk, k3, 22lc, 22rc, k3, k2tog, k3, yo, k5 | k10, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 6, k2tog, k3, yo, k9] x 2
Round 47: [k1, lli, k32, rli, k1 | k1, lli, k76, rli, k1] x 2 (232 sts)
Round 48: [k7, yo, k3, ssk, k12, k2tog, k3, yo, k7 | k10, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 6, k2tog, k3, yo, k11] x 2
Round 49: [k36 | k80] x 2
Round 50: [yo, k3, ssk, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3, k2tog, k3, yo | k9, (k2tog, k3, yo, k4) x 6, k2tog, k3, yo, k12] x 2
Round 51: [kfb, k34, kfb | k1, lli, k78, rli, k1] x 2 (240 sts)
Round 52: [k38 | k82] x 2
Round 53: [k38 | k82] x 2
Round 54: [k6, yo, k3, ssk, k4, 22lc, 22rc, k4, k2tog, k3, yo, k6 | k1, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 8, yo, k3, ssk, k4] x 2
Round 55: [k1, lli, k36, rli, k1 | k82] x 2 (244 sts)
Round 56: [yo, k3, ssk, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k14, k2tog, k3, yo, k3, k2tog, k3, yo | k2, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 8, yo, k3, ssk, k3] x 2
Round 57: [k40 | k82] x 2
Round 58: [k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k2, 22lc, 22rc, k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k3, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 | k3, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 8, yo, k3, ssk, k2] x 2
Round 59: [k1, lli, k38, rli, k1 | k82] x 2 (248 sts)
Round 60: [(k3, yo, k3, ssk) x2, k10, (k2tog, k3, yo, k3) x 2 | k4, (yo, k3, ssk, k4) x 8, yo, k3, ssk, k1] x 2

Body:
Rounds 61 through 70:
·         Each round will be knit from the rows of each chart in the following order:
-           Top Arm | After Arm Increase Start | Top Center | Before Arm Increase Start | Top Arm | After Arm Increase Start | Top Center | Before Arm Increase Start
·         Please notice that this arrangement is the same as:
-           [Top Arm | After Arm Increase Start | Top Center | Before Arm Increase Start] x 2
-          So to save space, this is the format that the instructions will be written in.
·         Optional: four more stitch markers may be placed to denote the points where the arm increases start.

Top Arm Chart

After Arm Increase Start Chart


Top Center Chart


Before Arm Increase Chart


Round 61: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | lli, rli | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | lli, rli] x 2 (256 sts)
Round 62: [(k8) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k8) x 2 | k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2] x 2
Round 63: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2| k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2] x 2
Round 64: [(yo, k3, ssk, k3) x 2, k 10, (k3, k2tog, k3, yo) x 2 | k2| k4, k2tog, (k3, yo, k4, k2tog) x 8, k3, yo, k1 | k2] x 2
Round 65: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, lli, rli, k1| k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, lli, rli, k1] x 2 (264 sts)
Round 66: [(k1, yo, k3, ssk, k2) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x 2| k4| k3, k2tog, k1, (k2, yo, k4, k2tog, k1) x 8, k2, yo, k2 | k4] x 2
Round 67: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k4| k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k4] x 2
Round 68: [(k2, yo, k3, ssk, k1) x 2, k10, (k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2) x 2 | k4| k2, k2tog, k2, (k1, yo, k4, k2tog, k2) x 8, k1, yo, k3 | k4] x 2                                                                                                                                                  
Round 69: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, lli, k2tog, yo, rli, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, lli, yo, ssk, rli, k1] x 2(272 sts)
Round 70: [(k3, yo, k3, ssk) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k2tog, k3, yo, k3) x 2 | k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1 | k1, k2tog, k3, (yo, k4, k2tog, k3) x 8, yo, k4 | k1, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k1] x 2


Rounds 71 through 156:
·         Each round will be knit from the rows of each chart in the following order:
-           Arm | After Arm Increase | Center | Before Arm Increase | Arm | After Arm Increase | Center | Before Arm Increase
·         Please notice that this arrangement is the same as:
-           [Arm | After Arm Increase | Center | Before Arm Increase] x 2
-          So to save space, this is the format that the instructions will be written in.
·         The charts for this section are shown in their simplest form, so they all contain different amounts of rows.  These charts will still be repeated sequentially through this portion of the pattern.  So on the first pass through, after row 80 has been completed from each chart in the round; the next round will contain rows 81 from the arm and center charts and will repeat rows 71 from the increase sections with an extra repeat.  If you get confused, see the written instructions.

Arm Chart

After Arm Increase Chart

Center Chart


Before Arm Increase Chart

Round 71: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k1] x 2
Round 72: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k1] x 2
Round 73: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k1] x 2
Round 74: [(yo, k3, ssk, k3) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k3, k2tog, k3, yo) x 2 | k1, lli, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, rli, k1 | k1, yo, k3, (ssk, k4, yo, k3) x 8, ssk, k4 | k1, lli, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, rli, k1] x 2 (280 sts)
Round 75: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k2] x 2
Round 76: [(k1, yo, k3, ssk, k2) x 2, k10, (k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k2 | k2, yo, k2, (k1, ssk, k4, yo, k2) x 8, k1, ssk, k3 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k2] x 2
Round 77: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k2] x 2
Round 78: [(k2, yo, k3, ssk, k1) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k2 | k3, yo, k1, (k2, ssk, k4, yo, k1) x 8, k2, ssk, k2 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k2] x 2
Round 79: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, lli, k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, k1, rli, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, lli, (k1, ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, k1, rli, k1] x 2 (288 sts)
Round 80: [(k3, yo, k3, ssk) x 2, k10, (k2tog, k3, yo, k3) x 2 | k1, yo, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 1, yo, k2tog, k1 | k4, yo, (k3, ssk, k4, yo) x 8, k3, ssk, k1 | k1, ssk, yo, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 1, ssk, yo, k1] x 2
Round 81: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k1] x 2
Round 82: [(k8) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k1] x 2
Round 83: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k1] x 2
Round 84: [(yo, k3, ssk, k3) x 2, k10, (k3, k2tog, k3, yo) x 2 | k1, lli, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, rli, k1 | k4, k2tog, (k3, yo, k4, k2tog) x 8, k3, yo, k1 | k1, lli, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, rli, k1] x 2 (296 sts)
Round 85: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k2] x 2
Round 86: [(k1, yo, k3, ssk, k2) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k2 | k3, k2tog, k1, (k2, yo, k4, k2tog, k1) x 8, k2, yo, k2 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k2] x 2
Round 87: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k2] x 2
Round 88: [(k2, yo, k3, ssk, k1) x 2, k10, (k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k2 | k2, k2tog, k2, (k1, yo, k4, k2tog, k2) x 8, k1, yo, k3 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k2] x 2
Round 89: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, lli, k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, k1, rli, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, lli, k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, k1, rli, k1] x 2 (304 sts)
Round 90: [(k3, yo, k3, ssk) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k2tog, k3, yo, k3) x 2 | k1, yo, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 2, yo, k2tog, k1 | k1, k2tog, k3, (yo, k4, k2tog, k3) x 8, yo, k4 | k1, ssk, yo, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 2, ssk, yo, k1] x 2
Repeat rounds 71 through 90 three more times adding another repeat in the increase portions every ten rounds. Round 150 will have 400 stitches.
Round 151: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k1] x 2
Round 152: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k1] x 2
Round 153: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k1] x 2
Round 154: [(yo, k3, ssk, k3) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k3, k2tog, k3, yo) x 2 | k1, lli, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, rli, k1 | k1, yo, k3, (ssk, k4, yo, k3) x 8, ssk, k4 | k1, lli, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, rli, k1] x 2 (408 sts)
Round 155: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k2] x 2
Round 156: [(k1, yo, k3, ssk, k2) x 2, k10, (k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k2 | k2, yo, k2, (k1, ssk, k4, yo, k2) x 8, k1, ssk, k3 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k2] x 2
Round 157: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k2 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k2] x 2
Round 158: [(k2, yo, k3, ssk, k1) x 2, k1, 22lc, 22rc, k1, (k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2) x 2 | k2, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k2 | k3, yo, k1, (k2, ssk, k4, yo, k1) x 8, k2, ssk, k2 | k2, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k2] x 2
Round 159: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, lli, k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, k1, rli, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, lli, (k1, ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, k1, rli, k1] x 2 (416 sts)
Round 160: [(k3, yo, k3, ssk) x 2, k10, (k2tog, k3, yo, k3) x 2 | k1, yo, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 9, yo, k2tog, k1 | k4, yo, (k3, ssk, k4, yo) x 8, k3, ssk, k1 | k1, ssk, yo, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 9, ssk, yo, k1] x 2
Round 161: [(k8) x 2, k10, (k8) x 2 | k1, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog) x 10, k1 | k5, (k9) x 8, k5 | k1, (ssk, yo, ssk, yo) x 10, k1] x 2
Bind off stitches using a Picot Chain Bind Off?
Break yarn and weave in ends.
Wash and block.