Pheasant Fantasy


Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/11/pheasant-phantasy.html

Sizes: Directions are for small size (8 – 10).  Changes for medium size (12 – 14) and large size (16 – 18) are in parentheses.
  • Materials: 1 Pr Reynolds Jumbo Jet Knitting Needles; 1 #J aluminum crochet hook; #681 Plumage 9 (10 – 11) balls; #568 Versailles 5 (6 – 7) balls; #560 Versailles 5 (6 – 7) balls.
Hat: #681 Plumage 1 (1 – 1) ball; #568 Versailles 1 (1 – 1) ball; #560 Versailles 1 (1 – 1) ball.
  • Gauge: 3 sts = 3’’; 3 rows = 2’’.
Note: Throughout this sweater, collar and hat – use 2 strands of each color of each yarn.
Back: With Jumbo Jets and 6 strands of yarn, cast on 10 (20 – 22) sts.  Row 1: Knit.  Row 2: Purl.  Row 3: Knit.  Row 4: Knit (1st ridge).  Row 5: Knit.  Row 6: Purl.  Row 7: Purl (2nd ridge).  Row 8: Purl.  Row 9: Knit.  Continue in stockinette for 17 (18 – 18)’’ from beginning or desired length to underarms.
  • Armhole: Bind off 2 (2 – 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows.  Dec 1 st each end of needle every 3rd row until 6 (8 – 8) sts remain.  Bind off.
  • Front: Work same as back to underarm.
Armhole: Bind off 2 (2 – 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows.  Dec 1 st each end of needle every 3rd row until 8 (10 – 10) sts remain.  Bind off.
  • Sleeves: With 6 strands of yarn, cast on 10 (12 – 12) sts.  Work 8 rows of border pattern as on front and back pieces.  (Large size only – Inc 1 st each end of needle next row).  Work in stockinette, increasing 1 st each end of needle every 7 rows until 17 (17 1/2 – 17 1/2)’’ from beginning or desired length to underarm.
Armhole Shaping: Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.  Dec 1 st each end of needle every 3rd row until 4 (6 – 8) sts remain.  Bind off firmly.
  • Collar: With 6 strands of yarn, cast on 26 (28 – 28) sts.  Row 1: Knit.  Row 2: Knit (1st ridge).  Row 3: Knit.  Row 4: Purl.  Row 5: Purl (2nd ridge).  Row 6: Purl.  Bind off.
  • Hat: Using 6 strands of yarn, cast on 2 sts.  Row 1: Purl; Row 2: Inc 1 st each end of needle; Row 3: Purl; Row 4: Inc 1 st each end of needle; Row 5: Purl; Row 6: Inc 1 st each end of needle; Stockinette for 7 rows.  1st Dec row: Knit 2 tog each end of needle; Row 2: Purl; Row 3: K 2 tog each end of needle; Row 4: Purl; Row 5: Bind off 4 sts.  Pick up 14 sts along side of crown: Row 1: Purl; Row 2: Knit; Row 3: Purl; 1st Dec row: K 2 tog, K 4, K 2 tog, k 4, k 2 tog: Row 2: Purl; Row 3: K 2 tog, K 2, K 2 tog, K 1.  Row 4: Purl; Row 5: K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog.  Row 6: Purl; Row 7: K 2 tog, K 1, K 2 tog; Row 8: Purl; Row 9: K 2 tog, K 1, bind off 2 sts.  Repeat to make other side correspond.
  • Sweater Finishing: With front and back pieces inside out, sew from “bump to bump” or “notch to notch” with one strand of Versailles.  Sew sleeve seams in like manner.  Sew in sleeves and ease raglan shaping.  Turn sweater to right side and weave sts at each side of seam together.  Pull yarn snugly making seam almost disappear.  Do same at sleeve and raglan seams.  With #J crochet hook and 6 strands of yarn, sc around neck edge.
  • Collar: Crochet one loop at top corner and bottom corner of collar end.  Crochet over cork balls and sew to upper and lower corners at other end of scarf.
  • Hat: Sc with #J crochet hook and 6 strands of yarn around entire edge of hat, pulling in snugly for “cupping” effect over ears.  Chain 2 lengths for bow under chin – (approximately 14’’ long).  Sew to corners of bonnet.  If you prefer, you may cover button with crochet and make button loops.
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