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Free Knitting pattern - Sarong with Party Trim      

Sarong can be worn in many different ways

close up of stitch below

Knit Sarong in Waikiki with Party trim    wr042

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)
Model shown in Size: S
Designed to be open in front and low slung on hip, choose size slightly smaller than your hip size. But can be worn over shoulders as well.

Finished Hip: 29½ (33, 37¼, 41¼, 45 ¼)” (excludes ties and ruffles)

Crystal Palace Waikiki: 5 (6, 7, 8) balls, color # 3007 "seafoam, and Party Ribbon: 1 ball, color # 203 "limeade"
[Many coordinated colors are possible with these 2 yarns.]
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or CPY DAISY Needles US Size 7 and 10, 14” straight or may be worked back and forth on 26”circular needles
Size G Crochet Hook
Pins for blocking, Spray water bottle, Tapestry needle, Big eye needle,
4 beads w/ diameter large enough for Party Ribbon to go through using big eye needle, Optional: Washable Fabric glue

Gauge: 18 sts= 4” before blocking; 13 sts = 4” after blocking; on size 10 needles in lace pattern

Abbreviations: BO-bind off; CO-cast on; kfb-knit into front and back of stitch; k-knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; psso-pass slip stitch over; p-purl; RS-right side; sl1-slip one stitch; St(s)-stitch(es); yo-yarn over; WS-wrong side

Sarong Instructions (This piece is worked beginning at the bottom.)Using Waikiki and size 10 needles, CO 95 (108, 121, 134, 147) sts. Begin Scallop Lace pattern as follows:
Scallop Lace Pattern:
(multiple of 13 + 4)
Row 1(RS): K3, *yo, k4, sl-1, k2tog, psso, k4, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: K1, purl to last st, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 31 (33, 34, 35, 35)” or desired length. If changing the length keep in mind that when blocked the length will be reduced by approximately 3”. Bind off all stitches. Mark the bind off as the top of sarong.

Block the lace by pinning out so lace is open and flat, stretch to width of the finished measurement of the chosen size; this will take up some of the length; next pin out the length, making sure the scallops are pinned out at the bottom to define the scallop. Spray with water and let dry.

Right side facing, using size 7 needles and Party, CO 4 sts, then pick up 92 (104, 116, 128, 142) sts across the top of sarong. CO 4 sts at beginning of next row knit across. 100 (112, 124, 136, 150) sts]. Knit 2 more rows. BO all sts.

Note: The 4 CO sts at each end will be folded and sewn to form a loop for the ties.

Side Ruffle Trim
Right side facing, using size 10 needles and Waikiki, RS facing, beginning at lower right front edge, pick up 96 (102, 104, 106,106) sts. You will not be picking up the waistband stitches, which have been worked in Party.

Row 1 & 3: Purl
Row 2:
K1 *kfb, rep from *, end k1. [190 (202, 206, 210, 210) sts].
Row 4:
Rep row 2. [378 (402, 410, 418, 418) sts].

Bind off all sts. Repeat for other side, RS facing beginning at top left front edge. You will not be picking up the waistband stitches that have been worked in Party.

Ties (Make 2)
Using Party and size G crochet hook, leave 6” tail, chain until chain reaches 56 (58, 59, 60, 60)” or longer if desired; fasten off leaving 6” tail. Repeat for 2nd tie. Using the 6” tail at end of tie, thread through big eye needle, go through 1 bead, knot the end and trim. Repeat for all ends of ties. Note: A drop of fabric glue at the end of each knot will keep it secure.

With RS facing, at each end of top band, fold the 4 CO sts in half to the wrong side, making a “loop” for the ties to go through; using tapestry needle and Party, sew to WS. Slide one end of the tie a little less than halfway through the loop; make an overhand knot to secure the tie. Repeat for other tie. Work in all ends.

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copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Waikiki are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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