BEAUMONT SPLIT COLLAR KNITTING PATTERN
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NATURALLY SOFT, NOT CHEMICALLY SOFTENED
We created our LOLL yarn with a special blend of premium Merino and Baby Alpaca fibers to create soft-as-a-kitten warmth and squishiness. Sustainably grown and 100% naturally soft, (not chemically softened), LOLL is grown in the beautiful highlands of Argentina and Peru and spun in a Fair Trade Certified facility.
PROJECT SKILL LEVEL : BEGINNER
If you've completed a few Learn-To-Knit projects and feel confident casting-on, binding off, and working knit and purl stitches, then Beginner Level projects are perfect for you. They often feature simple repeat stitch patterns, color changes, and basic shaping techniques for easy and enjoyable knitting.
TIME TO MAKE
One size: Fits Most Adult and Youth
Finished Circumference (relaxed) : 11"
Finished Height (folded): 4"
Finished Height (unfolded): 8"
2x2 Rib, 7mm Needle:
21 stitches in 2x2 rib stitch x 18 rows = 4" x 4" square
BEAUMONT SPLIT COLLAR KNITTING KIT CONTENTS
- 1 Ball of Project Weekend's LOLL. Each ball weighs 125 GR. (4.4oz) and has 125m (137y).
- 1 Pair of 7mm / US 10.75 Circular Knitting Needles
- 1 Card With Links To The Online Pattern & our Knitting Video Tutorials Library
- 1 Stitch Marker
- 1 Knitters' Sewing Needle
- 1 "PROJECT WEEKEND x ME." Woven Label
TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL VIDEOS & ILLUSTRATIONS
We've made learning easy! Easily reference our library of tutorial videos and step-by-step illustrations with just a click of your mouse. Look for tutorial links embedded throughout the pattern, and when in doubt, just click and learn!
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT GAUGE
Taking some time before starting a knit project to make a gauge swatch can make all the difference between project success and total complete frustration.
A gauge swatch will tell you if you are knitting too tight or too loose for the pattern you are creating. It helps make sure that what you are knitting will measure out and fit just right. If you are new to knitting, you can also think of the gauge swatch as a test run for learning your stitches before you start your main project.
Cast-on with the recommended gauge swatch stitch count and knit the number of rows indicated in the Gauge sections of the Product Details Notes listed above. Once finished, your swatch should measure out to 4” x 4”. If your swatch comes out too small, it means you are knitting too tightly, so loosen up your stitch tension a bit. If your swatch comes out larger than 4”x 4”, you are knitting too loosely, so tighten up your stitch. Once you have found your gauge, you can begin knitting your project!
Need more info on how to make a gauge swatch? Click our How to Create a Gauge Swatch
Using your circular needles, you will begin by knitting the open collar section as a flat piece. Once the flat section is complete, you will join the piece "in-the-round" to shape the neck tube section. Watch the video How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Joining In-the-Round and How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method for a demonstration of these techniques.
How to Use Circular Needles - Joining In the Round
How to Use Circular Knitting Needles - Magic Loop Method
Click the underlined abbreviation to access instructional videos demonstrating how to knit each technique.
K: Knit stitch
P: Purl stitch
K2, P2: Knit 2 stitches and Purl 2 stitches. When repeated, it creates a stitch pattern called the 2x2 rib.
THE BEAUMONT SPLIT COLLAR PATTERN
1. CASTING ON STITCHES
Depending on your skill level, there are two cast-on options you can choose from:
OPTION A: FOR BEGINNER KNITTERS
Use the Longtail Cast-On Method for a nice, stretchy, low profile cast-on edge.
With a yarn tail approximately 70" long, make a slipknot and cast-on a total of 66 stitches using the Longtail-Cast On Method.
Once complete, proceed to Step 2.
Knitting the cast-on with the Alternating Cable Cast-On Method for the 2x2 Rib may involve a slightly more technical approach, but it results in a polished, seamless looking edge for your ribbing.
With an 8"-10"” long yarn tail, make a slip-knot and cast-on a total of 66 stitches using the Alternating Cable Cast-On Method for 2x2 Rib.
Set Up Row:
How To Cast-On Using Alternating Cable Cast-On Method for 2x2
2. KNITTING THE OPEN COLLAR
At the end of your last row, cast-on an additional 2 stitches. You will now have a total of 68 stitches on your needle.
3. KNITTING THE TUBE SECTION
Round 2 & onwards:
4. BINDING OFF YOUR WORK:
There are two bind-off options to choose from, depending on your knitting skill level.
OPTION A: FOR BEGINNER KNITTERSCompleting a basic BIND-OFF IN PATTERN for your 2x2 rib is a quick and easy way to bind off your stitches and will yield a flexible edge that maintains a neat appearance with your rib pattern.
OPTION B: ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE KNITTERS
The Invisible Sewn Bind-Off Method For 2x2 Rib is one of our favorite techniques for binding off stitches in a 2x2 rib as it results in a beautifully integrated bind-off that seamlessly blends with the rib pattern, creating a stunning, borderless edge for your knitting.
To learn how to perform this technique, click here : INVISIBLE SEWN BIND-OFF FOR 2X2 RIB
Once all stitches are bound off, cut a yarn tail approx. 10" in length and using your knitters sewing needle, weave in all loose yarn tail ends.
To learn how to weave in yarn tail ends for ribbing, click here : WEAVING IN YARN TAIL ENDS.